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Sharks Cove snorkeling on Oahu

Top 10 Fun Things to Do on a Hawaii Family Vacation

There is no other state in the nation quite like Hawaii. Our 50th state is truly one of the most beautiful spots on the planet with dramatic geography dominated by volcanoes, palm trees, and pristine beaches.

Visiting Desert National Parks With Kids: the Best of Utah, Arizona, and California

What images come to mind when you think of the word desert? The beauty and adventure that can be found at desert national parks will blow away any ugly tumbleweeds as they become one of the best places you've ever explored.

KOA Family Camping: “What’s Behind the Yellow Sign?”

If you’ve ever taken a road trip anywhere in the US or Canada, you’ve probably seen the ubiquitous yellow sign along the road. And if you’ve never stayed at a KOA, you’ve also probably wondered, “What’s behind that yellow sign?” This May and June, we are sending 15 bloggers and writers, along with their families, out...
Hoh Rainforest in Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park’s Rainforests with Kids

Last summer my family spent some time in the rainforest. No, I am not talking about the jungles of Hawaii or the Amazon, but rather the rainy yet temperate forests of the Pacific Northwest. Washington’s Olympic National Park is home to forests filled with towering spruce and fir dripping with moss as they reach up...
Weekend Wanderings to the Olympic Peninsula

Weekend Wanderings: Exploring Washington’s Upper Olympic Peninsula with Kids

I love being in the middle of a moment and recognizing that it will make the highlight reel of life. I am talking about the moments which become fond memories that are retold at family get-togethers for decades. Last summer, my kids and I added several highlights to our memory reels while visiting Washington’s Olympic...
Las Vegas Outdoor Activities

Family Outdoor Adventures in Las Vegas

Photo by: Bigstock/raphoto Does Las Vegas have outdoor activities for families? Usually, the first thing to come to mind when one thinks of Las Vegas is The Strip. It is what helped give Vegas the nickname “Sin City” after all. One weekend in winter, my family headed out to discover Vegas out from under the fluorescent...
Inyo National Forest Bristlecone Pines

Searching for the Oldest Living Organism

I’ve learned that kids are amazed by the suffix "-est." They are captivated by finding the biggest, longest, and smallest. Our latest search, led us to the world’s oldest living organism: the Great Basin bristlecone pine tree.

Five “Off the Beaten Path” Things to Do in Yellowstone with Kids

Once you’ve seen the iconic geyser blow don’t forget that there is still an entire park left to explore! Here are five less popular but equally fun things to do in Yellowstone National Park with kids.

Hawaii’s National Parks with Kids

There are few places on the planet more isolated or biologically diverse than the Hawaiian Islands. The islands were built by volcanic activity and the very volcanoes that formed the islands still dominate the landscape.
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