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How to Score a Campground at Popular National Parks

…it’s important to get the information you need in order to make reservations for the more crowded National Parks. Many of them have campsites that fill quickly with reservations on the first day they are opened. Here’s the information you need in order to plan for your summer and get the reservations you desire.

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Trekaroo’s Guide to West Coast Whale Watching

Can you imagine traveling 10,000 miles just to give birth? Gray whales do it every year. After spending the summer in the Arctic, the whales embark on an epic migration as they travel from Alaska’s Bering Sea to Baja California’s breeding lagoons. As they skirt the North American coastline, us humans hop on boats, kayaks, and peer over cliff’s edge in hopes of catching a glimpse of these peaceful creatures on their incredible journey. We bring our kids with hope that they will join us in collective awe and respect for nature, learning more in two hours on that boat than they could during a week’s worth of science classes. Plus, it’s fun! Ready to go whale watching with kids but don’t know where to start? Trekaroo to the rescue!

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Belugas, Minkes, and more! Whale Watching on Québec ‘s St. Lawrence River

Luckily, thanks to the glaciers which dominated the North American continent 20,000 years ago, approximately 1000 belugas live in the St. Lawrence River near the village of Tadoussac and the Saguenay Fjord in Québec, making a trip to see the belugas a reality for thousands of families every year.

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A Family Vacation at Majestic Dude Ranch and a Silver Screen Cowboy Role

My family spent a week as guests of Majestic Dude Ranch, where we felt as if we had starring roles in the television series Bonanza mixed with a little Duck Dynasty reality TV.

We can honestly say it was one of the best family vacations we have ever had! Majestic Dude Ranch espouses two things that these television series celebrate: family and the great outdoors (no camouflage clothing required).

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