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Morgan’s Wonderland: An Amusement Park for all Abilities

Whether it’s a game of tag on the playground or enjoying an amusement ride experience, everyone wants to fit in. Kids with special needs are no exception. These situations are especially challenging for them. Rides usually aren’t designed with special needs in mind. Social situations are daunting. As the mother of an autistic son, I...

California National Parks Road Trip: Exploring California’s Mountain National Parks

Enjoy a great road trip? Love our nation’s National Parks? Well then we have an itinerary for you! Much of California’s eastern spine is dominated by some of the most incredible mountain scenery that our country has to offer. The Sierra Nevada range is home to Sequoia, Kings Canyon, and Yosemite National Parks, while Lassen...

National Harbor, MD: A Great Summer Destination for Families

National Harbor’s Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center celebrates every season like no other place in the Nation’s Capital Region. During the winter holiday season, the resort is home to Christmas on the Potomac and ICE! featuring a world of ice sculptures and a full schedule of other festivities. And, again in the summer months,...

White Water Rafting With Kids in Northern California

White Water Rafting with Kids If you want to go white water rafting this summer in Northern California, there is a river to fit every budget and skill level. Here are five of the most popular spots to get you floating down the beautiful waters Northern California has to offer. Lead photo by Bigstock/Zulkiffle Mohd...

Beat the Heat in the San Bernardino National Forest

With El Nino still in full force beating us down with 100-degree heat here in the Inland Empire (the collective term for the Southern California suburbs between LA and Palm Springs), locals are running (literally) to the mountains. And such great mountains we have surrounding us! The San Bernardino National Forest contains gems that Hollywood...

Road School: Experience History on California’s Scenic Route 395

Explore the unique history of Califonia’s Scenic Route 395 with your family.  Scenic route 395 in California is a road full of history, adventure, and beauty. During this road trip, your family will experience the breathtaking allure of the Sierra Nevadas, the harsh realities of what life was like during the California Gold Rush and...
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First Timers Guide: National Park with Kids

Have you ever wanted to visit a national park with kids? How do you choose which national park to visit? There are over 58 national parks in the U.S. -and that’s not including national monuments and historic sites. When our youngest child was independent enough, our family of five decided a family vacation to experience...

Best Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park with Kids

  I love the diversity of our National Parks. Some parks, like Yosemite or Glacier, draw visitors because of their exquisite natural beauty. People visit these parks to hike, camp, and commune with nature. Mesa Verde National Park’s draws aren’t towering waterfalls or prime wildlife viewing; the park’s allure is the nearly thousand-year-old cliff dwellings...
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