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5 Top National Parks for Families

5 Top National Parks for Families

June 2, 2011 No Comments National Parks have delighted families for generations with their natural beauty. Offering so much to see and do, these parks are a wonderful venue for families to bond, learn and grow together in the splendor of nature itself. The parks below (listed alphabetically) are 5 of the best national parks in the United States, and ...

 

More Desert Explorations – Death Valley National Park

More Desert Explorations – Death Valley National Park

November 15, 2010 1 Comment The desert quiet is intense, and no matter where you spend the night, you’ll get a sound night’s sleep. And it’s a good thing, too, because one of the best times to explore Death Valley’s magnificent sand dunes is early morning. Grab a quick breakfast to go from the convenience store at Furnace Creek ranch ...

 

Death Valley, CA – Desert Explorations

Death Valley, CA – Desert Explorations

November 15, 2010 2 Comments We started taking our kids to Death Valley before they were even born. I was pregnant with my daughter when I began to appreciate the beauty of the desert. In the interim we’ve driven, hiked, swam, toured, and off-roaded in this large, wonderful park of brilliantly hued mountains. Death Valley National Park is about five ...

 

Joshua Tree National Park, The Integraton and Pioneertown

Joshua Tree National Park, The Integraton and Pioneertown

November 8, 2010 1 Comment Located not far from Palm Springs, CA in the Mojave Desert, Joshua Tree National Park offers an awesome escape and an other-worldly look that will be sure to fascinate children of all ages. From the trees themselves with their up-reaching, arm like branches to the ochre rocks in mysterious shapes scattered throughout the desert, the scenery is ...

 

Big Island, Little People

Big Island, Little People

October 5, 2010 1 Comment The Big Island of Hawaii is a world away from Oahu and the beaches of Waikiki. You might think volcanoes and tropical jungles are not the stuff of a family vacation, but – it is. In fact, all Hawaii is a treat for children. Kids are an expected part of the landscape, appreciated and enjoyed. ...

 

Zion National Park Utah: An Overview

Zion National Park Utah: An Overview

September 16, 2010 No Comments One of the benefits of living in Southern Utah is its proximity to national parks.  While Bryce Canyon and the north rim of the Grand Canyon are each just a few hours away, the most easily accessible from our current place of residence is Zion National Park.  Although it’s located 43 miles from St. George, ...

 

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The Grand Canyon Part II: The North Rim

The Grand Canyon Part II: The North Rim

September 9, 2010 3 Comments After having dinner at the Jacob Lake Inn restaurant in Arizona (see The Grand Canyon Part I: Pipe Spring and Jacob Lake), we all decided to make the forty-minute drive to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.  It was a bit late to be starting out but we figured we’d still be able to ...

 

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The Grand Canyon Part I: Pipe Spring and Jacob Lake

The Grand Canyon Part I: Pipe Spring and Jacob Lake

September 9, 2010 1 Comment It’s the third weekend in August, 2009, just one week after our son’s second birthday.  My husband and I finished loading up our truck as my parents and 85-year old grandmother pulled into the driveway behind us, their car also packed for a weekend at the Arizona Grand Canyon.  My sister and her husband would be ...

 

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Tips for Traveling with Kids in Yellowstone

Tips for Traveling with Kids in Yellowstone

September 7, 2010 1 Comment When you set out on an adventure with kids, it is often easy to leave things behind or not know what exactly you will need. This can be especially prevalent when going to National Parks. For those on a budget it is not easy to acquire those things you leave behind as everything inside the park can be ...

 

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