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The Best in Zion National Park Lodging

  • March 25, 2018

One of our favorite summer trips, with the best hike ever was to Zion National Park. This is one of Utah's most visited parks and for good reason - it is an amazingly immersive experience whether you stay inside the…

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Bear Viewing in Alaska with Regal Air

  • January 22, 2018

One of the biggest attractions for visitors to Alaska is to see wildlife in their natural habitat. This can be achieved almost everywhere in Alaska from seeing a bald eagle fly overhead in Anchorage to hiking with moose at Flattop Mountain.…

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6 Things Not to Miss at the Grand Canyon

  • April 10, 2017

Visiting the Grand Canyon is often high on travelers’ bucket lists. Part of the Grand Canyon makes up one of the most famous of all the US’s national parks, while other sections are located on lands still owned by Native…

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Exploring the Mojave National Preserve

  • February 6, 2017

If you are like most people, you have heard of the Mojave Desert, but your association might be limited to images of barren landscapes dotted with military bases. The Mojave definitely represents some of this, but it also has so much…

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Exploring Saguaro National Park in One Day

  • November 14, 2016

One of our main reasons for our recent visit to Tucson was to explore Saguaro National Park. And to get a other junior ranger badge of course! Reading the name saguaro, you might not know exactly what it is (or even…

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Sky’s the Limit Observatory in 29 Palms

  • July 25, 2016

One of the best places in Southern California for star gazing is in and around Joshua Tree. We have been out several times specifically to do this, but only recently learned about the Sky's the Limit Observatory in 29 Palms.…

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29 Palms: A Joshua Tree Hidden Gem

  • July 21, 2016

We have been to Joshua tree too many times to count, but we continue to find new areas to explore. On my most recent trip, I had the opportunity to stay in Twentynine Palms near the Oasis of Mara entrance.…

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Finding Adventure in Dinosaurland

  • April 21, 2016

Last summer we took a 10 day road trip through Arizona and Utah with our family friends from Texas. While researching that trip I came across Dinosaur National Monument in northern Utah and western Colorado. We weren’t planning to be…

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Family Day Trip to Muir Woods

  • April 4, 2016

The Bay Area is one of my favorite places on earth. Not just because I lived there for almost a decade, but because no matter where you turn you are surrounded by so much beauty. The abundance of beautiful scenery,…

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Best Urban National Parks for Families

  • March 1, 2016

Many famous and well visited tourist sites in the US are classified under the national park system, however, most visitors don't even realize it. Monuments, places of historical significance and battlefields are just some of the types of places you…

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Hiking the Kilauea Iki Trail with Kids

  • February 15, 2016

A visit to the Big Island of Hawaii isn't complete without a trip to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Having the opportunity to see a real live active volcano in person was one of the main reasons in going to Hawaii…

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National Parks with Kids: A How To Guide

  • January 11, 2016

America's national park system is one of the greatest assets we have in this country, and is often the most underutilized. Growing up I never stepped foot in a national park. I didn't even know anything about them until I…

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Our Epic Utah and Arizona Grand Canyon Road Trip

  • July 8, 2015

Road tripping is the quintessential American summer vacation. We joined the masses this year with a 10 day road trip through Arizona and Utah. Every year, (OK, this is only year 2, but we hope it continues for many years to come!), we…

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with Kids

  • April 28, 2015

One of the main reasons we chose the Big Island over the other Hawaiian Islands was to visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. My son had seen a brochure about the park at a friend's house last summer and has wanted to go…

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