National Parks Archives - My Family Travels
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 to experience...

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Crossing the Rio Grande at Santa Elena Canyon in Big Bend National Park, Texas
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Lajitas And Big Bend Texas

We checked into the Lajitas Golf and Spa Resort panting, trying to catch our breath after an exhilarating, five-point zip line adventure above the Big Bend of Texas.

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Inside of Luray Caverns are double columns of stalactites of enormous size.
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The Throwback Charms Of A Big Shenandoah Valley Roadtrip

A "Big Valley" or Shenandoah Valley road trip combines small town Americana charm, natural wonders and a multitude of attractions that are tailor-made for kids -- even those with...

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Families swimming off side of gulet in the Aegean Sea.
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51 Great Family Summer Vacation Ideas

It's time to review our 51 great summer vacation ideas and plan yours with hope for a more (somewhat) normal summer vacation.

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Holland America's Oosterdam in Alaska
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Alaska Cruise Options Return for Summer 2021

The restart of the US cruise industry has taken a major step forward now that some Alaska cruise options will resume in mid-summer. Ships will sail from Seattle without any port...

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Natural vista of mountain views seen from Lake Apgar in Glacier National Park.
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Explore Wilderness In Glacier National Park

Pristine lakes, mountain goats, snow-capped mountains, stunning views: Glacier National Park in northern Montana has it all, but may lose its glaciers before long. To see it while...

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kids watching tent setup
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Camping 101: How To Look Like An Experienced Camper To Your Kids

Camping is not easy, but these eight Camping 101 tips will help you look like an experienced camper to the kids -- especially useful for weekend warriors who haven't polished their...

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Parents taking child out on skis outside Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado.
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The Best Family Getaways to Light Your Winter

As we contemplate the best family getaways to light this dark winter, we accept this year is very different from past ones. Our public health officials, family doctors, bosses,...

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Two bike riders rest on the Mission Bay Bike Trail in the rain
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8 Easy Little California Road Trips From the Bay Area

Sharing eight little California road trips, wonderful overnights and easy escapes from the San Francisco Bay Area we've recently discovered.

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