If you share the sentiment it’s never too early to expose kids to the joys of a great museum, we’re with you. Instilling a love of discovery is a true gift. When my son was young, we spent countless hours perusing the dinosaur bones and archaeological exhibitions at Denver Museum of Nature and Science. One of my son’s favorite corners was an area set up as a replica of a Gold Rush-era gemstone mine, with a tunnel leading past real, glittering gems, minerals and giant natural crystals.
As any traveling parent knows, life on the road is an adventure all its own. Some people embody that concept more fully than others. Take Taylor Zajonc, a maritime historian, dad, shipwreck expert and modern-day buccaneer whose past includes exploring the mysterious waters of the Bermuda Triangle while on a submersible three miles beneath the surface of the ocean.
You’ve made your festival selection, loaded your GoogleMaps, checked the tires on the car and filled your cooler with your favorite drinks and snacks. You’ve even remembered to put the folding beach chair or portable hammock in the trunk — but festival pros know planning doesn’t stop there. Here’s what you need to bring along to make the most of those sunny dog days: