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Yosemite National Park For A Summer Vacation

“All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter.” It’s difficult to say which of America’s national parks rank at the top, but we can certainly understand what inspired the Scottish-born writer John Muir to credit Yosemite National Park as the finest creation of nature incomparable to any other on the face of the earth. Geologically speaking, Yosemite owes its splendorous...

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Bryce Canyon And Zion National Parks

Bryce Canyon and Zion: their names are known by every family contemplating a national parks road trip because of their unusual geological formations.  Along the far West edge of the Colorado Plateau –- North America’s largest plateau spanning the four states of Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona -- you'll get the bigger picture, a series of colorful cliffs known as...

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June Values for Babies and Dads at Smugglers Notch Vermont

Parents with infants and toddlers should take advantage of June savings at Vermont's Smugglers' Notch Resort to renew romance and get some outdoors activity into their relationship. Between June 12-June 22, 2017, you can save 30% at Smugglers' excellent childcare center, Treasures, which welcomes children ages 6-weeks to 3-years in a spotless and carefully designed facility, fully...

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5 Great Kid-Friendly Hikes Near Las Vegas

All around Las Vegas lie areas of breathtaking natural beauty, offering families with young children the easy opportunity to explore unspoiled wilderness without traveling great distances. To compose this list, I tapped the memories of three experts: my children, who spent much of their childhoods hiking Southwestern trails with me. These came up as the five places they most enjoyed when they were...

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Outdoor Adventure At Glacier Bay National Park

Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska welcomes more than 400,000 visitors every year, even though the park cannot be accessed by car. This UNESCO World Heritage Site -- a body of water and coastline crusted with huge glaciers -- can only be reached by air or by sea. Getting to Glacier Bay National Park Luckily for those who aren't cruising,

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Introducing Rocky Mountain National Park

More than 415 square-miles of rock-ribbed wilderness draws nearly three million visitors to Rocky Mountain National Park every year.  Easily accessible from many entrances in Colorado, the park is heavily used by locals as well as tourists, and is beloved for its mountain...

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Alaska Overland At Denali National Park

Since its discovery over a century ago, Denali has seen many hopeful explorers braving its hard terrain.  From the early miners who dug through tough rock to gold seekers during the Gold Rush and  mountaineers who cherish the thrill of conquering a peak, Denali National Park has long been a goal of visitors...

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Kansas City, Missouri Attractions

Welcome to the "Heart of America" where hundreds of majestic water-spouting monuments, haute culture and fun await families. The rich tapestry of Kansas City is made up of a motorcycle factory open for tours; a world-class art museum; a restored train station; and a jazz and blues district with a complex devoted to the contributions of African- Americans. For information on lodging and dining...

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Appreciating Democracy At America’s Birthplace

The “Historic Triangle” of Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown is an energetic, living classroom, the place where the United States became a democracy. This genteel corner of Virginia is ideal for a mini family road trip because it also boasts theme parks, golf, boating and craft breweries. However, families...

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Make It the Summer of Love Not War

The Bay Area around San Francisco is partying all year to the tune of #SummerofLove50, the 50th anniversary celebration of the counterculture’s meteoric rise to prominence in 1967. Like the Human Be In on January 14, 1967 and the many public pranks and festivals that preceded it, the Summer of Love events were big, public media darlings that broadcast the youth revolution around...

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