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First Timers Guide: National Park with Kids

Have you ever wanted to visit a national park with kids? How do you choose which national park to visit? There are over 58 national parks in the U.S. -and that’s not including national monuments and historic sites. When our youngest child was independent enough, our family of five decided a family vacation to experience...
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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.

Best Campgrounds for Kids – Western States

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.
Yurt Camping Photo by: Flickr/northfielder

More than Just a Tent: Alternative Family Camping Options

Alternatives to camping are great ways for families to up their vacation experience without upgrading to a hotel or lodge. Just be sure to book them early…these fun and affordable vacations fill up fast. Read on for four great camping alternatives to try this year!
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Brian Head, Utah- One of Utah’s best kept secrets for families

Brain Head is the best little mountain town for families that most folks have never even heard of. Located at the doorstep of Cedar Breaks National Monument, this sleepy mountain town is sure to steal the hearts of visiting families no matter the season. My husband and I visited Brian Head with our kids as...

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.
Provo Canyon Trail Photo Courtesy of: Utah Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau

Fun Things to do in Provo with Kids

BYU yields a family-friendly college town rich in family values, and conventional family fun. Here is Trekaroo's list of fun things to do in Provo with kids.

Visiting Ski Resorts in the Summer with Kids

Alas, it’s time to store away the ski and snowboarding gear for the season. Coincidentally, it’s also time to plan the perfect ski resort SUMMER vacation. Yes, summer is the ideal season to vacation with kids at ski resorts, where outdoor recreation abounds, and luxury on a budget exists.

National Park Visits In the Off-Season

Off-season national park visits provide two huge benefits: (1) crowd avoidance, and (2) discounted lodging prices. But of course, there are many cons to the off-season. These cons include unpredictable weather, transportation issues, closed trails, limited camping and dining options, kids’ school schedules and missing out on high-season sites or activities.
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