Summer Adventures and Dragons #StreamTeam

Summer time is full of fun and adventures for our family. We only have a few short months of summer here in Boston and I like to keep the boys busy, busy, busy. Whether we are at the beach, the playground, the pool, on a day trip somewhere, on vacation or even just hanging out with friends – we are almost always up to something.

Chris and I love to make memories with the boys and want them to be able to look back at their childhood and think back to all the happy times we had as a family.

Messed up selfie

Despite our silly selfie stick mishaps on our travels, staying home can definitely be fun, too. We all love to cook together as a family and we especially love family movie nights. We love to snuggle up on the sofa with a huge bowl of popcorn and watch our favorite movies.

My boys have always been big fans of the How to Train Your Dragon movies. We’ve seen them all multiple times, so they were thrilled when they heard that Hiccup and Toothless were back in an all-new Netflix original series Dragons: Race to the Edge!

Soaring beyond their home on the island of Berk in search of new dragons, Dragons: Race to the Edge introduces some of the most exciting dragons yet, each with its own amazing abilities — shock waves, cannon balls and fire blasts, just to name a few.

With the magical Dragon Eye, an artifact Hiccup finds aboard an abandoned ship, Hiccup learns there is more outside the confines of Berk, and that a little curiosity and determination can make every day an exciting journey. In Hiccup’s own words, “this changes everything.”

Here’s a first look at the all-new Netflix original!

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So what are you waiting for? Grab a bowl of popcorn and start streaming Dragons: Race to the Edge!

But wait, are you ready for even more adventure? Check out these other titles that are currently streaming on Netflix.

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So tell me, what has your family been up to this summer?

Note: I am a member of the Netflix StreamTeam. As part of the #streamteam, I have received product and complimentary service, but all opinions are 100% my own.

About Taylor Nikaci


  1. artadorned

    This looks really good! I’m sure my nephew is going to love it!

  2. yumeating

    Kiddo is slowly merging out of the Barbie phase and never really got into EAH even though I think they are cute. We are both really into Monster High.

  3. Carol Cassara (@ccassara)

    How fun! I’ll recommend to my friends who have grandkids and kids that age.

  4. Erinn S

    We are How to Train Your Dragon fans in this house too!

  5. Amanda Ripsam

    I haven’t seen the dragons ones yet Bella is all about my little poney, sofia the first, my little pet shop friends and all of the girly stuff. I don’t ever get to watch the dragons this might get her attention though. Those selfie sticks look cool. I don’t have one of those yet.

  6. Pam

    The girl my daughter babysits loves the Dragon show. She also loves Barbie!

  7. Lexie Lane

    My son started watching this and loves it. I think he likes the series more than the movies. Definitely a Summer thing for us too!

  8. Liz Mays

    Ok, I’m convinced to take a look and see what it’s all about! It sounds fun!

  9. Heather

    We love the How To Train Your Dragon movies and Netflix, but my popcorn has to be kettle corn…hands down!

  10. Chavonne H

    My family also enjoys making new memories and having a family movie night. In fact we’ve had one the past 3 nights and it’s something I look forward to everyday. I’ve been wanting to try the selfie stick myself. I agree Netflix has a lot of great movies to watch especially family/kid friendly movies which helps us have awesome to look forward to family movie nights.

  11. simplybeingmommy

    Family movie nights are almost a nightly occurrence during the summer thanks to Netflix. We just love it!

  12. thequietgrove

    My kids enjoy all things How to Train Your Dragon.

  13. Liz Mays

    I’ve never seen that series of movies. I’d better get with it and check them out!

  14. Patrice M Foster

    My kids love dragons! This new movie looks like a lot of fun.

  15. Angie | Big Bear's Wife

    My niece loves the How to Train Your Dragon movies (and my husband does too haha)! Can’t wait until she’s here again so we can watch these!

  16. Kristin

    My kiddo loves those movies so I know this is going to be right up his alley!

  17. Planet of the Apels

    My boy, heck even I like How to Train Your Dragon. We love movies.

  18. Carolyn

    We have been so busy this summer and this looks like a good movie to put on my list when we get time to actually watch a movie, my boys will love it!

  19. Annemarie LeBlanc

    I am a big kid at heart and I loved the movie How to Train Your Dragon. It was a feel good movie and I am excited that there is a sequel to it.

  20. Shann Eva

    Nice. My oldest will have to check this out. He loves the first two movies.

  21. simplybeingmommy

    We are big Toothless fans over here. We’ve been watching Dragons on Netflix, and it is so good!

  22. upliftingfam

    My kids have been watching Netflix quite a bit this summer. Of course, we have done our fair share of fun activities too.

  23. Dogvills

    We go to the beach as often as we can during summer. We also love to watch movies at home with a big bowl of popcorn and other snacks. Those are great movies to watch.

  24. Holly @ Woman Tribune

    Ha! Loving your selfie stick mishap! I too am always trying to get outside and do things in the summer just because summer here in Pennsylvania is so short! I remember all the snow and think that we absolutely must get out and do all the fun things while we can, but a good family movie night to wind down can do wonders for everyone, and Netflix is definitely a great place to find family-friendly entertainment that will entertain everyone.

  25. Rorybore

    yep – this one has been on our screen lately too! I love that Planet Earth series – it’s just gorgeous.

  26. Ourfamilyworld

    We love Netflix. My kids would be glad to know that there is a sequel to this movie.

  27. Elizabeth O.

    These are great movies. We will add all these to our list of movies to watch this weekend.

  28. Stowed Stuff

    Gotta love those selfie sticks! Hubby is in love with NetFlix! I wish I go to pick MY SHOW more!

  29. Tammy

    I love movie night or day with the grandkids. I will have to be sure to look this movie up for them to watch. Thanks for sharing

  30. Krysten

    I will have to recommend this to my friends with kids! Thanks for sharing lady!Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird

  31. Jeanette

    Our family has been a few places, but the biggest one for us is Yellowstone! It was SO much fun and I LOVED how we totally unplugged. We love doing a lot together.

  32. susannabarbee

    We’ve been home a lot but it’s been fun. Plenty of pool time and visiting local/regional attractions. Heading to the beach next week!

  33. littlemisscant

    My kids are huge train your dragon fans! I will have to see if they have seen this show yet.
    Glad your enjoying your summer… make sure momma gets a little “me time” in the mix too!

  34. Jaime

    My son absolutely loves Bo On The Go! We’re such fans of Netflix in general and watch it for many hours each week.

  35. Jennifer

    My girls LOVEEEE everything How To Train Your Dragon. We’ve already watched a couple episodes of Race To The Edge!

  36. MJ L

    We love this series!! We have seen all the episodes! So cute!!

  37. tamaralikecamera

    We are so excited about this! We have seen all the movies.

  38. Jennifer

    I LOVED both “How to Train Your Dragon” movies, so I’m already in love with the series. Those dragons are just adorable.

  39. simplybeingmommy

    They so are! Plus, the characters show how being different can be a good thing.

  40. becca112971

    We love the How To Train You Dragon series and the movies. We watch them all the time.

  41. Jessica Beal Harlow

    We love Netflix and we go to it often to wind down after a busy day at the beach! Dragons: Race to the Edge and Puss ‘n Boots Adventures are two favorites at our house!

  42. angie

    love Netflix always something there that we want to watch.

  43. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    We’ve been doing so much running around, I’m surprised we still have feet! It’s been a good summer.

  44. Marvelous Mommy

    We have seen this on Netflix but haven’t watched it yet. It looks really good!

  45. Maria

    I need to watch this myself – my kids will love it. I love how Netflix comes up with their own original series.

  46. Christy Maurer

    These are some great family choices. I haven’t seen the new Dragons series, but it looks cute.

  47. Debra

    My kids are just getting into Race to the Edge. They love it!

  48. Rosey

    I have zero doubt your kiddos will look back and remember what a fun childhood they’ve had. You’ve already done more with them from what I’ve seen blogging than I had my whole entire childhood. I think it’s awesome.

  49. sippycupmom

    We love How to Train a Dragon and so excited about this! Go Dragons!

  50. aimee (@HouseofFaucis)

    I can’t get past the cute and funny selfie stick picture. Too funny!

  51. Jeanine

    My kids love this show! Also, SELFIE STICK! how fun is that.

  52. Alice

    You are doing a fabulous job of keeping it fun for your family!! Great work mama!!

  53. Pam

    The kids my daughter babysits love this show. They always pretend to be dragons.

  54. Maria @ closetohome

    my oldest read these books but I need my younger ones to now

  55. milenabarrett

    My boys are big fans of dragons and Hiccup! We love Netflix!

  56. The Trophy WifeStyle

    My daughter is finally into Sofia! Makes me so happy because I actually like that show!

  57. Danielle

    I think we’re on Netflix at some point every single day. Whether we’re looking for something with drama or action, or my son is watching kids shows, we love Netflix.

  58. Dawn

    If this show is even half as good as the movies, it’s going to be boat loads of fun. I can’t wait to sit down and watch it.

  59. Amber NElson

    Looks like a great time. We love Netflix at our house.

  60. toughcookiemommy

    My son loves this show. I actually watched it with him yesterday and it is really cute.

  61. Lorane

    Great Movie …Anything with Dragons is a must watch

  62. Shop with Me Mama (Kim)

    We have gone to the beach a couple of times, visited museums, went on a couple of fun road trips and this weekend we will probably go to OMSI. Looks like you and your family are having a fun summer too!

  63. moesly15

    This looks interesting. Making memories with your boys is priceless.

  64. Pam

    We are a Netflix family too! We couldn’t live without it. We are not watching these kind of shows but I know a few little guys who probably are.

  65. Nina Say

    My girls are obsessed with everything How to Train Your Dragon. I feel like such a slowpoke for not having seen it yet.

  66. Maria

    We’re a total Netflix family, and I think the boys would love this! It’s dragon everything around here!

  67. Marina John

    This looks fun! Great addition to our family movie/show night!

  68. pickettfamily

    This movie looks so cool! I can’t wait to watch it. My kids would love it.

  69. Kelly (@KickingWKelly)

    My kids love the whole HTTYD franchise and were super excited about the new Netflix show. It looks super cute.

  70. April @ Everyday Fitness and Nutrition

    We’ve been staying out of the heat and watching Netflix this summer. It’s too hot to even enjoy the pool now!

  71. Amy Desrosiers

    My kids loved the first movie and want to see this one too! I love that it is on Netflix too!

  72. Nicole Lutzy

    i like the silly selfie! Looks cute! Looks like you are having a great summer!

  73. Nicole

    Those are all fun movies on Netflix. My kids love movies like National Treasure, we’ll have to give that a watch.

  74. Nicole Lutzy

    My kids love these How to Train a Dragon series. They watch them over and over!

  75. Seattle Travel Blogger

    I love How to Train Your Dragon! This is so cute!

  76. Debbie Denny

    So mice to have family time at home. That movie sounds great.

  77. Val

    We love Netflix in my house. We have been hanging out together and watching some great shows this summer.

  78. Maureen

    This is a fun movie! We haven’t been doing too much but hanging out as a family this summer.

  79. Dawn McAlexander

    I love the How To Train Your Dragon movies too! I just think that dragon is as cute as my little dogs!

  80. Brandy

    I love How to Train your Dragon shows via NetFlix, they have such cute little tidbits with that famous black dragon, who is my favorite by the way! I love Summer time and down time with Netflix!

  81. Ricci

    One of my nieces is obsessed with How to Train Your Dragon. She would LOVE this!!

  82. Fariha N.

    My kids love anything with dragons and these dragons are their favorites. Thank goodness for netflix and their exclusives!

  83. WanderingCarol

    I have to admit I’ve never seen one of the How to Train Your Dragon movies. I’m all about the popcorn, though!

  84. SavvyMomNYC - Ker (@SavvyMomNYC)

    We have been doing a lot of traveling – North Carolina, Virginia, NJ and Ct. Right now we are in a quiet period of summer so it would be great to check out some of these NetFlix movies.

  85. Laura funk

    Definitely checking this out tonight! My kids LOVE the Dragon movies

  86. Tammy Roy

    I will have to put this on for my kids tomorrow. We loved the How to train your dragon movies. Netflix has so many great shows and movies.

  87. Angela

    We love How to train a dragon! Great series!

  88. aordinarylife

    We really enjoy these movies in our home. Will have to check this one out, we have been so busy with dance and moving a fun family night is much needed.

  89. Amanda Ripsam

    Bella goes crazy with Netflix we don’t have cable we have Netflix instead. The girly shows are what she watches

  90. Jonathan Key

    We really enjoyed the original movie. Looking forward to this series too! Love Netflix originals!

  91. Carol Bryant

    I am having a Netflix weekend for sure and need some major downtime.

  92. Jennifer aka Baby Making Mama

    We loved How to Train Your Dragon, I can’t wait to watch this series. We love Netflix.

  93. Sabrina

    Looks like a good weekend movie to watch with the kids. How cool!

  94. Tammileetips

    I had no idea that Netflix had added so many new movies for kids. I keep telling my husband we need a selfie stick they look fun to try out.

  95. dawn

    lol. i love my selfie stick. i need to try NetFlix everyone tells me how cool it is.

  96. Faye Wilkerson

    Making memories is what life is all about. Sometimes just the time spent watching a movie with your child can be the best ones.

  97. Manu Kalia

    My son is a huge fan of How to train your dragon movies. I might share this to him. Thank you for sharing

  98. Mykidsguide

    We love Netflix, These are great movies and we are huge fans of How to train your dragon.

  99. Shanéy Maharaj

    My daughter loves Sofia. We even had that has her theme last year for her birthday party. She’s such a girly girl.

  100. Christie

    Well we did see dragons at our local zoo this summer! I’m going to have to check out your movie picks!

  101. Chubskulit Rose

    Summer days seems so short so it is important to make the best of it. Your family is always having fun!

  102. Nikki

    What a great bonding! my son would surely love this when he see it. last summer that we do is go the different beach around to our place.

  103. tonyacoleman

    OMG! My daughter loves the How to Train your Dragon series of movies. I had no idea they had a new one on Netflix! I’ll have to check it out.

  104. ronleyba (@ronley_ph)

    I love NETFLIX even more! Wow! For sure your kids will follow this serious!

  105. theduointerpret

    My daughter loves that Sofia the First is now on Netflix! Thanks for this post.

  106. Theresa

    Don’t get me started on the selfie stick. We bought one for our trip to The Smokey Mountains and have been getting pissed off at it all week. Your photo turned out much better than all of ours combined lol.

  107. kwhiz84

    My daughter is crazy for How to Train Your Dragons!

  108. Lisa Rios

    I agree Summer is always full of fun & adventures all around. We love to watch movies on Netflix. The trailer of the Race to the Edge looks amazing. My kids are going to love it.

  109. Lynndee

    My son LOVES ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ too and he actually has seen it many times. And I have no doubt, he’ll watch it again once it’s back on cable.

  110. Elizabeth Lampman

    Netflix has so many great shows. This will be great for the kids to watch on their sleepover this weekend. I am sure it is going to be a big hit.

  111. Kristi

    I cant wait for our next family movie night. This will be at the top of the list for suggestions!

  112. Maria

    This seems awesome! My son & I love the Dragons characters.

  113. Nikki

    this is a great bonding it looks you had so much fun on your summer my son would surely love this when he see it. last summer that we do is go the different beach around to our place.

  114. Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas

    Dragons are all the rage in our house right now. I’m in need of a second wind with summer fun ideas, so this will work nicely!

  115. klg1982

    I am so happy we found this series! It bothers me a bit how most of the kids movies are geared towards girls. Love the selfie stick!

  116. SixFeetUnderBlog

    We haven’t been doing too much. I hope to do something before it’s over.

  117. yumeating

    We started watching this series a few weeks ago. Love, love it. Can’t say enough good things about the series. My only gripe is that Gerard Butler isn’t the voice like he is in the movies #fangirl

  118. Jacqui Odell

    I love netflix. It makes it so easy to watch a movie when I am ready!

  119. Dina

    this looks like something my kids would love. I’ll have to check it out for them on netflix!

  120. @SensiblySara

    My kids are LOVING Dragons: Race to the Edge. My youngest can’t get enough and has started re-watching!

  121. R U S S

    I am sooo jealousss that it’s summer there. The rainy season just started here in my country and it’s been a little sad, lol. Netflix isn’t offered here yet but I’m pretty sure it will be soon. Im excited because I’ve been reading a lot of good reviews about it and the endless shows and films that people get to watch on Netflix. Yay!

  122. Shell Things (@shellthings)

    We’ve been doing so much traveling this summer. But we need to have some relaxing at home days. We’ll check this out on netflix!

  123. Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey

    I have to check this one out. My boys love the movie too!

  124. Lisa

    I haven’t seen this on Netflix yet, I bet it will be popular. Dragons are always a huge hit.

  125. Kristin

    Those are such cute movies, so I’m sure the show will be cute too!

  126. danielle x.

    We love Netflix! This summer has been a lot of traveling and visiting with friends and family. It’s been really fun so far.

  127. Lena

    Oh, the The dragon! My husband is watching it non-stop. Somehow, he doesn’t think the kids would like it, so he watches it on his own A LOT!

  128. Swa-Rai (@swaraiblog)

    Love this, the boychild can’t wait to check out this series. I know he’s going to be sitting in front of the tv with his sword and cape.

  129. jessicasimms

    I haven’t been able to start in on this show with my kids, we are currently stuck on some other shows. This is definitely on our list though.

  130. Erin (@SugarCrumbs)

    I wonder if my kids have seen that show yet! We love the How to Train Your Dragon movies over here!

  131. Rebecca Swenor

    I think this is a cute picture and it is a memory in it’s self. We love having movie night with Netflix as a family and do it at least once a week. Thanks for sharing.

  132. Nickida

    I love Netflix. So much options to choose from. Way better than cable. I can’t wait to check out these new additions.

  133. The Trophy WifeStyle

    My daughter is Netflix obsessed… At 3 years old she knows how to work it on her iPad so I have to keep the thing hidden lol. I’m sure she would love this show!

  134. Fariha N.

    My kids love how to train your dragon so they will definitely love this! We have been hanging out in the backyard and going swimming a lot this summer.

  135. rattlesandheels

    Looks like fun family time while traveling. I am sure your kids will remember all that fun. We love cooking together as well.

  136. michelle co

    Wow, what a great place to bring the kids

  137. indah nuria savitri

    We Loveeee this series.. Toothless and Hiccup are our fave as well at home..

  138. Gabriel Bregg

    Our cat looks just like Toothless, so we are pretty big fans of the series around here.

  139. CandyO

    Ooh I can’t wait to watch this movie with the kids. We love having movie nights together.

  140. Avry

    We love Netflix.. A lot of great movies, kids shows, t.v. series etc. on there!

  141. Camesha | Mama Motivator

    Love the family selfie. Cute!My son hasn’t seen the HTTYD movies but he’s been itching to see this series.

  142. Fariha N.

    We just got a selfie stick and have been having a blast. This summer we are going to break a record for family selfies, lol.

  143. Latoicha

    My kids love netflix and they would love this series. Thanks for sharing!

  144. Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen

    My daughter loves that series! We wish we have netflix here.

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