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 […]
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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. […]
Photo By WomanInTravel “Baby Bison euthanized after ‘misguided’ rescue attempt.” (CNN) “Vanessa Hudgens pays $1000 for carving heart into red rock of Sedona.” (The Guardian) “Woman lets hiker pass at Grand Canyon, falls to death.” (USA Today) This summer screamed horrific and stupefying news headlines. What is happening? Has social media shined a light on […]
Once you’ve seen the iconic geyser blow don’t forget that there is still an entire park left to explore! Here are five less popular but equally fun things to do in Yellowstone National Park with kids.
My husband and I have always loved to explore the outdoors; before having children, we had many outdoor adventures together. When I became pregnant with our son, we were told over and over that once he arrived, all our outdoor adventures would have to come to an end, at least for the first couple years. […]
Photo courtesy of Adia Cotter, Gates of the Arctic National Park “I _______ am proud to be a National Park Service Junior Ranger.” This is the pledge upon completion of one of the many National Park Service Junior Ranger Programs and one that I’ve heard a few times now. It never gets old. Here, in […]
Explore Colorado’s National Parks– including Rocky Mountain National Park, Great Sand Dunes, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, & Mesa Verde–with kids!
I love the diversity of our National Parks. Some parks, like Yosemite or Glacier, draw visitors because of their exquisite natural beauty. People visit these parks to hike, camp, and commune with nature. Mesa Verde National Park’s draws aren’t towering waterfalls or prime wildlife viewing; the park’s allure is the nearly thousand-year-old cliff dwellings that […]
We love our national parks. And while we recommend that families explore these parks with children of any age, from birth all the way up through adulthood, some age groups provide exceptional opportunities for visits. For many families, this magical age is fourth grade, when kids begin having a great grasp at reading comprehension, are developing critical thinking skills […]