When families think of great destinations to view fall foliage, California is not typically the first state that comes to mind. Lucky for us west coasters, there are still plenty of great places to experience autumn’s splendor without hopping a plane and battling the “leafer” crowds.
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Spring is a beautiful season in America’s Southwest. The cactus bloom — yellow, fiery red, and deep purplish burgundy. The temperatures stay moderate, ranging from a cool 55 degrees in the highest elevations of New Mexico and topping out around 90 degrees Fahrenheit in Tucson and Phoenix. It’s possible to walk among southern Arizona’s towering […]
Golden Gate Park is one of San Francisco’s gems. From hands-on museums and luscious gardens to an amazing playground and gorgeous vistas, Golden Gate Park is full of fun activities for families.
A Family Road Trip To Carlsbad Caverns National Park and Guadalupe Mountains National Park For as long as I can remember, my mother has told me stories of her childhood road trips back and forth from Los Angeles to Chicago in a cramped car with no air conditioning in the 1950s. Some of her most […]
Visiting New England’s Acadia National Park is an annual summertime tradition for many families from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine, but visitors from all over the world also come to enjoy this national park which is located on one of the United States’ most scenic stretches of Atlantic coastline. Acadia National Park is a place […]
Travel and you’ll be surprised by what you find. North Dakota is one of those surprises. The public lands of the plains state aren’t likely on your bucket list for family travel yet. You may not even realize that one of the coolest National Parks in our system is right there, along the banks of […]
I wasn’t sure the National Park Service was going to get this one right. While the rolling agricultural landscape of southeastern Monterey County was quite pretty, it didn’t have enough “wow factor” to place it on the high pedestal where our National Parks reside. Even as we approached the official Pinnacles National Park sign, I […]
Photo by: Bigstock.com/Phojo-Frog Having lived the better part of my childhood in the Midwest, once fall is upon us in Florida, I begin to wish I could trade our glorious sunshine, blue skies, and palm trees in for cooler weather, colorful leaves, and the season that is well know as autumn up north. While fall might be […]
The stories of the Native American people, both past and present, are told at many historic sites and museum across the United States and Canada. Families don’t have to travel far to visit the reconstructed or original dwellings of the people that lived in America long before Columbus arrived on this side of the Atlantic. […]