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Family Guide to Grand Canyon National Park

There’s so much more to Grand Canyon National Park than its jaw-dropping views, especially for families. After gazing across its expanse and taking a few keepsake photos, families can hike, bike and even whitewater raft in the park, which celebrates its centennial this year. Hiking Most visitors enter the park at the South Rim. Here, […]

Gateway to Yosemite

As our snowshoes crushed through sheets of ice just outside Yosemite National Park, our guide, Ian, told us we were trekking about 200 feet from a black bear’s home. Beams of light searched through darkness to reveal evergreens resting in cool stillness. “Don’t worry,” he said, though I’m not sure his words had the power […]

Exploring Yosemite National Park

National parks provide an excellent opportunity for individuals and families alike to revel in the splendor and wonder of the natural world. Yosemite is just one of these parks in California, and is a perfect place to visit with the family. Yosemite National Park is just more than 60 miles north of Fresno, California. You […]

Exploring Mt. Rainier National Park

When choosing the destination of your next family vacation, it is easy to be lulled into booking the classics and old standbys. For families with small children, amusement parks like Sesame Place, in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, and Disney World, in Orlando, can seem like perfect matches. These theme parks are certainly memorable and entertaining. They bring […]

A Safari of Learning Through one of America’s Last Frontiers

There’s more to the American West than cowboys, Native American history and horses. If you get far enough out, there are opportunities to view species of North American wildlife in natural habitats, view constellations with an astronomer in unspoiled night skies, or hike and run along challenging trails. For these reasons alone, Jackson Hole is […]

Make the Most of a Trip to Zion National Park

Utah is known for its stunning beauty and abundant opportunities for outdoor adventure. As home to five national parks it is no wonder tourists flock there year-round to see its colorful landscapes and breathtaking rock formations. Southern Utah is home to Zion National Park, the state’s first official state park and one of its most […]