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Best Urban National Parks for Families

  • March 1, 2016

In celebration of the 100th year of the National Park Service, I will post at least once a month in some way relating to our wonderful national park system to help bring awareness to an awesome part of our country that is…

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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

Did you notice this year's Tournament of Roses Parade theme? Have you seen the commercials? If so, you probably already know that 2016 is the 100th anniversary of the national parks system. If not, it's a huge deal and is…

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Grand Canyon in the Summer: How to Beat the Heat

  • August 6, 2015

One of America's greatest natural wonders is the Grand Canyon in Arizona. This dazzling canyon plunging 5000 feet deep is almost impossible to grasp. It is one of the few landmarks visible from space. Standing on the edge offers vistas…

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Zion Narrows Hike with Kids

  • July 28, 2015

Zion National Park is known for one of it's most beautiful and distinctive hikes, the Narrows. It brings visitors of all ages, shapes and forms. What is the Narrows? It is a "trail" through the middle of the Virgin River leading you…

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7 Things to Do in Page AZ (with Kids)

  • July 15, 2015

If you are like most people, you have no clue what or where Page, AZ is. As I recount our recent road trip through Arizona and Utah all I see are blank stares when I get to our time in Page.…

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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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Top 13 Experiences on Hawaii’s Big Island

  • May 24, 2015

Hawaii's Big Island is amazingly diverse with active volcanoes, tropical rainforests, sandy beaches and snow capped peaks. Hawai'i, aka the Big Island is named as such due to the fact that it is bigger than all the other Hawaiian islands combined.…

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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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The Ultimate Guide to Exploring Yosemite with Kids

  • August 13, 2014

A family trip to Yosemite National Park is the quintessential American summer holiday. Camping (or glamping as it is for us!), getting dirty, splashing through rivers, and spending time with friends and family - what else can you ask for…

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