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Exploring Western Newfoundland’s Gros Morne National Park with Kids

Newfoundland is a travel destination relatively unknown to American families; in fact, most children in the United States likely can’t even point to this Canadian island on a map. If you’ve been considering taking a family vacation to Canada, you might be surprised to learn that Newfoundland’s most scenic landscapes are not that much more difficult, […]

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Puerto Rico

Know Before You Go: An Introduction to Puerto Rico for Family Travelers

Photo by: Flickr/Breezy Baldwin Over a lunch of cheese and crackers- typical fare in my house- I asked my kids, “What do you know about Puerto Rico?” One kid said it was an island. Another impressed me knowing that it was near a gulf. Now, I have to point out that we live in California. […]

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New York state's Thousand Islands

Explore New York State’s Thousand Islands Region

Photo by: Bigstock/demerzel21 When it comes to great family vacation spots surrounded by beautiful lakeside scenery, New York state’s Thousand Islands region certainly fits the bill. This area offers a relaxing and scenic outdoor playground that is filled with a variety of ways to enjoy the day. Come to recharge, regroup, or rekindle your love […]

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Sulfer Banks at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Best Things to Do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with Kids

From red-hot calderas to smoking craters, oozing lava flows to blackened lava fields, smelly steam vents to surreal sulfur banks, and seven (yes, seven!) unique ecological zones spanning the sea-level to nearly 14,000 feet, exploring Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is an absolute must for families heading to the big island of Hawaii. We visited the park […]

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Great Basin National Park

Best Things to do in Great Basin National Park with kids

Photo by: Bigstock/Christopher Boswell Accessed via Hwy 50, dubbed the “Loneliest Road in America” by Life magazine, Great Basin National Park is truly out in the middle of nowhere. Passing cars are few and far between and 80-mile gaps between service stations are filled with nothing but a desolate, wild landscape. The reward for enduring […]

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Field trip tips to Northern VA

Field Trip Tips to Northern Virginia

Photo Courtesy of BigStock One of my favorite parts of being a homeschooling family is seeking out the opportunities to experience hands on activities. I love to see them light up when we connect the dots between learning and knowing. Field trips are a wonderful way to connect those dots for kids and to touch […]

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A Family Guide to Arches National Park

A Family Guide to Arches National Park

Photo by: bigstock/diro Ever wondered what it would be like to visit a world where giant boulders defied gravity, red rock pillars towered into the sky, and massive sandstone arches span over 100 yards? This unearthly wonderland is a reality at Arches National Park. With family-friendly trails and breathtaking views, it’s no wonder this popular […]

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