Camping in Death Valley National Park: Furnace Creek Campground review

We love Death Valley National Park’s Furnace Creek Ranch, but as room rates for this family-friendly Death Valley lodging option rise (justifiably…it’s a great place to stay), we’ve been exploring camping in Death Valley. Here's what we discovered about fantastic Furnace Creek Campground! Families have their pick of several Death Valley campgrounds, including Stovepipe Wells campground, and all … [Read more...]

Death Valley National Park with kids: top hikes for active kids

We love exploring Death Valley National Park with kids! And no, you won't swelter in the heat if you follow our tips! After our fourth visit with kids (stay at either Furnace Creek Ranch or Furnace Creek Campground), we’ve narrowed down our list of favorite Death Valley hikes to our top three. These hikes--detailed below--are best for active, school-aged kids who love exploring, climbing, … [Read more...]

Where to stay in Death Valley: Furnace Creek Ranch California

In stunning and desolate Death Valley, CA, The Furnace Creek Ranch is THE place to stay with kids. This place has everything, from lawn games to a spring-fed outdoor pool and dining options, and is in the best location for exploring this vast park. Read on for a full review of Furnace Creek Ranch. Much more than just your average motel, The Furnace Creek Ranch is a desert oasis centrally located … [Read more...]


(Inspired by our travels to Death Valley National Park.) The first thing anyone notices (or at least the first thing I always notice) about Death Valley is its unapologetic inhospitality. You drive over the rise of the highway from Beatty, Nevada and a vast, cracked valley of barren land stretches out before you, and you cannot help but think of empty hands extended. Of cupped palms dry … [Read more...]