A Wild Time in Nairobi

By Richard Newton Is Kenya a suitable destination for kids? It was a question my parents asked themselves in the early 1970s when we moved there. They made sure I was aware of all potential hazards, and I was scared of everything: the wildlife, the people, the food. But soon I engaged with the country […]

Safari West

Giraffes. Monkeys. Rhinoceros. Oh my! At Safari West, the wildlife ABCs start with antelope, buffalo and cheetah and continue through the alphabet to vulture, wildebeest and zebra. The African-styled preserve is home to 900 animals and 90 species, all located on a former 400-acre cattle ranch on an oak-studded woodland in the Mayacamas Mountains. Two […]

Nature Getaways in South Carolina

Ready to watch dolphins frolic and fireflies dance? In South Carolina, family adventures can include these activities and much, much more. The waters that make up the mouth of the Kiawah River as it joins the Atlantic Ocean are a great place to observe dolphin pods herd fish onto the riverbanks. The dolphins, who live […]

Go a Little Wild in Western Canada

In the nature of Western Quebec’s Outaouais region lies Parc Omega, a reserve of rescued and rehabilitated animals that live among thick stands of trees, wide meadows and deep lakes. Inhabited by a range of wildlife species, the park is especially notable for its populations of wolves. Adventurous families can spend a night in one […]

Birding: Getting Your Child’s Interest in the Environment to Take Flight

Los Angeles native Benny Jacobs-Schwartz will admit his personal interest in bird watching took shape around 2011 while he was in Costa Rica on a study abroad program to support his university coursework in Tropical Rainforest Biology. “I started to see birds through high-powered binoculars and was wowed by colorful tropical birds I never knew […]

Can’t-Miss Locales in Patagonia

If taking amazing family pictures is a top priority while visiting Patagonia, Chile, consider this your shot list. Sure, you can literally point and click in any direction and walk away with a stunning image to take home — one that still doesn’t do the region justice — but why not take the guesswork out […]