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Top 10 Things for Families to Do in California

I love California. I have been lucky enough to travel all over the country and experience some truly incredible parks, museums, and vistas, but my heart always leads me back to my home state and its incredible beauty, diversity and culture.

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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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Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park with Kids

Photo by: Bigstock/amadeustx With less than a million visitors per year (compared to nearby Zion’s 3.6 million visitors), Capitol Reef is a national park that tends to lie below many traveler’s radars. The park is certainly not the easiest to get to – it’s 225 miles away from the closest major airport in Salt Lake City […]

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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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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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