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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 […]

National Parks to Visit This Winter

Visiting national parks is a go-to family vacation for good reason — you’re surrounded by endless natural beauty, outdoor adventure and interesting wildlife. Visiting our nation’s parks is a great way to connect with the kids while sharing an appreciation for our own breathtaking country. While the summer sunshine may bring blooming fauna and roaming […]

National Parks For Beginners

Visiting some national parks in the New Year? With so many amazing locales to choose from, it can seem overwhelming to begin planning, but it’s easier than you think. Whether it’s your family’s first national park trip together or it has just been awhile, there are a few easy steps to get started. Pick Your […]

Yosemite National Park Goes Green(er)

The ancient Sequoia trees, breathtaking falls and iconic Tunnel View of Yosemite National Park has driven tourism to California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains for more than 150 years. The National Park was first preserved by Abraham Lincoln and made famous by the writings of John Muir and artwork by Ansel Adams. Needless to say, the area […]