Do you want to have a great time with your family?
JJ and The Bug is all about making it easy to enjoy family time together in the great outdoors. We’ve got the information you need to transform your next family vacation into an adventure. From finding new places, tips for traveling with kids, camping hacks, and even some simple activities that will help you connect with nature near home. You can find it all right here!
Our goal is for you and your family to have amazing outdoor experiences together. So get ready because there are so many adventures out there waiting for you!
Find Your Next Adventure Destination
There are so many ways to spend time with your family and get some fresh air together. Whether you’re looking for a quick weekend trip or an extended vacation, these ideas will help you plan the perfect family adventure.
Family Travel Toolkit
The family travel tool-kit shares some of our favorite must-haves for active family travel that make life easier on the road.
Camping is a great way to spend time together, but it can be challenging when you have small children. I’m not going to lie, camping with kids isn’t always easy! These are tips and tricks that have helped us make family camping more fun and less stressful for everyone.
There’s a whole world out there just waiting for your kids to explore it! Turn your backyard into an outdoor play lab full of fun activities, projects, and experiments. We share ideas that are easy and fun for the whole family.
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Russian River family activities have been a major draw for over 100 years. Find the region’s best ways to explore, play, and relax here. Plus the best places to stay, eat, and a 4 day itinerary.
Smooth out stress with these family road trip essentials. Packing lists, menu planning, and the best road trip advice we’ve ever been given!
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The 33 best California State Parks. Living history, beautiful beaches, giant redwoods, and more. Did your favorite make the list?
We share the 22 best lakes in California for family fun. Find your next favorite place to splash, jet ski, pontoon, or sail here.
The top 20 things to do in Solvang with Kids, including the best places to stay, kid-friendly eats, and a 3-day weekend itinerary.
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Uvas Canyon Waterfall Loop is a family-friendly hike that follows along the spring-fed Swanson Creek. You’ll pass five waterfalls, play in the creek, and stay cool on this fun and easy hike for the whole family.
Mt Diablo State Park’s Rock City is the perfect spot for easy family adventure. Explore the wind caves, pose by Elephant Rock, or summit Sentinel Rock at this Bay Area gem.
At Villa Montalvo families can hike, discover art installations, wander through gardens, and run around on the 2-acre Great Lawn.
Hi, I’m Kristy. Thanks for stopping by! We started JJ & The Bug in the summer of 2020 as we transitioned from occasional weekend hikes to daily outdoor escapes that kept us from climbing the walls!! Our goal is to make it easy for everyone to enjoy family adventures together no matter where they are or what kind of gear they’re packing. You’ll find new places to go around the Bay Area and a bit further afield, travel tips, camping hacks, and even some simple outdoor activities your whole crew can do near home without much planning required.