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.
Camping with kids is a great way to experience the simplicity of nature and enjoy some quality time with each other. These are some of the best campgrounds for kids in the western states to reconnect with nature and with your family.
As lifelong residents of the Western US, my family and I love pioneering history. Since the moment my 4th grade class studied the California Gold Rush, I was hooked, and I’ve passed on my passion for this chapter of our nation’s history to my kids. Nearly everywhere we drive in the West harbors some vestige...
Carson Valley, Nevada rocks! Never heard of it? No worries—neither had I until recently. Tsk-tsk, what a shame that Vegas hogs most of the state's spotlight. Carson Valley is composed of three authentic wild west towns—Genoa, Gardnerville, and Minden—which rest at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range
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.