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River Rafting with Kids on the American River

The key to any successful rafting trip is a great guide and O.A.R.S. has been leading top notch river experiences since their very first dory-navigated trip down the Grand Canyon’s Colorado River in 1969. Since then, their operation has expanded to 19 unique sections of river, thousands of successful trips, and resulted in countless memories being made. One and two day trips are available on the Class III South Fork, making it the perfect introduction to whitewater.

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Yosemite with Toddlers | 7 Easy Hikes

I’ve visited Yosemite National Park every summer since I was a kid, so friends often ask me what one thing you absolutely must do while you’re there. The answer is easy: Take a hike! I don’t think there’s a better way to explore the park than on foot. Hikes offer free entertainment for kids and pack in plenty of opportunities to slow down and enjoy the great outdoors. The good news is there are plenty of trails to choose from in Yosemite but the trick is deciding which is best for your family. Here are some of my favorite hikes to take with my own two boys, ages five and two.

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