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California Holiday Treks with the Kids – and  Relatives

California Holiday Treks with the Kids – and Relatives

November 17, 2011 No Comments The holidays are coming on strong this year, with seasons greetings managing to greet you, ready or not, in the malls, grocery stores, and street corners. And with the holidays arriving, so do out of town relatives, ready for a visit with you and kids. And, sometimes those relatives want to see a little bit ...

 

A Music Festival for Kids and Adults – That’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

A Music Festival for Kids and Adults – That’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

October 17, 2011 No Comments Golden Gate Park on a beautiful October day. Six stages. Alt-country, folk, rock, bluegrass, just plain eclectic music. Food stands with everything from pizza to raw vegan fare. Senior citizens in tie dye shirts. College students by the score. And lots and lots of – families. Families with small children, big children, babies, too. Yes, ...

 

Top 10 Zoos on the West Coast USA

Top 10 Zoos on the West Coast USA

September 20, 2011 No Comments Particularly fascinating to children, zoos are a wonderful place for people of all ages to learn about the animal world and our role in its preservation while having fun. Listed alphabetically, the following 10 zoos were selected from the west coast region of the USA and include Washington State, Oregon and California, as well as ...

 

Emerald Bay and Vikingsholm – Lake Tahoe, California

Emerald Bay and Vikingsholm – Lake Tahoe, California

August 4, 2011 No Comments Nestled among incense cedar, mountain hemlock and various species of fragrant pine, Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe, California lures guests with its enchanting mountain scenery, towering granite cliffs and Eagle Falls flowing down the rocks like something out of a fairytale. The water here runs several shades of deep emerald green – a green so ...

 

Sand Harbor Lake Tahoe: an Alpine Lake with a Caribbean Feel

Sand Harbor Lake Tahoe: an Alpine Lake with a Caribbean Feel

July 28, 2011 No Comments There is a place in the Sierra Nevada mountains with 55 acres of long sandy beaches, rocky coves and crystalline waters that shimmer in sparkling hues of turquoise, emerald and aquamarine: welcome to Sand Harbor in Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park. With an elevation of 6,230 feet above sea level, this fresh water paradise is ...

 

Horseback Riding in Tahoe National Forest: Alpine Meadows Stables

Horseback Riding in Tahoe National Forest: Alpine Meadows Stables

July 27, 2011 No Comments There is nothing like exploring the beautiful alpine surroundings of Tahoe National Forest on horseback. It takes one back to a time when people and nature lived in closer harmony. Alpine Meadows Stables captures this sublime experience perfectly. I went on a one-hour scenic guided tour with my family in July 2011. We felt immediately ...

 

Resort at Squaw Creek: Summer Sanctuary and Winter Wonderland

Resort at Squaw Creek: Summer Sanctuary and Winter Wonderland

July 24, 2011 No Comments The late afternoon summer sun illuminates Squaw Valley in golden emerald hues. Silence reigns as the day draws to a close, before the night awakens. I stare out through the floor-to-ceiling picture windows from my suite in the Resort at Squaw Creek in Squaw Valley, California, mesmerized by nature’s beauty. It is here where the ...

 

10 Top Nature Retreats for Families in the USA

10 Top Nature Retreats for Families in the USA

June 27, 2011 No Comments Mountains, rivers and lakes have beckoned with their rustic appeal for ages. Sparkling bodies of water, towering trees, and breathtaking vistas renew the human spirit through the splendor of nature. The following getaways (listed alphabetically) are idyllic retreats where families can reconnect and discover the natural world together. Alderbrook Resort and Spa – Union, Washington ...

 

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 ...

 

San Mateo Coast Road Trip: Santa Cruz to San Francisco

San Mateo Coast Road Trip: Santa Cruz to San Francisco

March 1, 2011 No Comments Who’s ready for a road trip? And I don’t mean the kind that strands you on the freeway for miles of unremitting highway and fast food potty breaks. I’m talking about the kind that camera toting adults savor, and little kids will enjoy seeing and stopping at attractions along the way. Santa Cruz is always ...

 

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