National Parks Archives - My Family Travels
Looking North and East from the West Rim of Grand Canyon West.
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Winter at the Grand Canyon and Grand Canyon West

Lean into winter at the Grand Canyon, both the spectacular National Park and the fascinating Grand Canyon West. Winter is our family’s favorite season but winter travel is often...

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Kids in snowsuits scream while playing in the snow.
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The Best Family Getaways to Light Your Winter

Ready to plan one of the best winter family getaways ever this year? Sun or snow? Maybe you want to take that long-delayed trip to Orlando, go on a cruise with extended family...

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cross country skiers on ridge of snow.
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Free Winter Fun At Yosemite National Park

Enjoy low cost eco-activities and lots of free winter fun outdoors at Yosemite National Park. This northern California preserve is truly one of America's favorite and most easily...

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Young boy throws leaves in the air.
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22 Fall Getaways For 2022

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Logging truck in upstate California with Mount Shasta in the background.
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Next Stop: The Mountain Town of Redding

Redding, California, the center of outdoor recreation in the Northlands, is becoming the next stop for active families. Head upstate about 220 miles north of the Bay Area. This...

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This pier leads to the port of San Pedro on Ambergris Caye, a small islet off the coast of Bellize.
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51 Great Family Summer Vacation Ideas

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Two standup paddleboarders on a scenic river.
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Protect Yourself in the Great Outdoors

Vacations in nature top the escape list for many families, so it’s more important than ever to know how to protect yourself in the great outdoors. The COVID-19 pandemic prompted...

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National Park Service guides Justin and Kim lead the Harriet Tubman walking tour.
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Keep Going: Harriet Tubman In The Finger Lakes of Central New York

Celebrate the legendary freedom seeker, suffragist and abolitionist, Harriet Tubman, in the Finger Lakes region during this year’s special Harriet Tubman Bicentennial...

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Aerial view of Big Sur along California's Pacific Coast Highway.
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Top 10 Family Road Trips USA

Our Top 10 Family Road Trips USA awards go to the original family vacation: the road trip by car. Nearly 80% of Americans have said they consider road trips...

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