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When I was a kid my mom would retain her sanity each summer by sending me off on a 10-day YMCA backpacking trip with a bunch of strangers (which, by the way, I highly recommend for all you over-protective parents out there). Not only did these hiking trips get me…
Published in Active Travel
Montana’s Beartooth Mountains are known for their extraordinary beauty. A weekend visit resulted in a great hike amidst snow capped mountains, a roaring stream and a chance encounter with a mamma moose and her baby. We were able to sit atop a rock and watch as the family unit grazed…
Published in Family Travel Blog
  Family adventures abound north of the US border. Visit Canada for outdoor adventure and yet another view of the natural world. Here are five places to explore with our northern neighbors: Heli-hiking in British Columbia.  Chopper, chopper, chopper. The thrill begins when your crew boards the spacious helicopter bound…
Published in Canada
I have always wanted to visit one of the 10th Mountain Division huts tucked high within Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. Named to honor the men of the 10th Mountain Division of the US Army who trained during World War II in Central Colorado, the system of 29 backcountry huts are connected…
Published in Travel Essays
Hitting the trails is a great way to get some exercise and explore an area up close. Strike out with friends, join a group, or sign up for a guided outing. Find a trail close to home or make a great hike the centerpiece of a family adventure. Consider these…
Published in Hike
  It’s a must see: stunning vistas, more than 200 lakes, 175 named mountains and 40 glaciers, tucked within one million acres of natural beauty. That’s Glacier National Park. Established in 1910, by an act of Congress, this extraordinary recreational playground is also home to more than 350 structures listed…
Published in Hike
Toddlers are travelers too. Your pint-sized family member just needs the right destination or activity to embrace his or her energy and curiosity. Check out these places that embrace the junior set:  Disneyland. Anaheim, CA. Risk humming the song for weeks, but consider It’s a Small World, a family favorite…
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Published in Hawaii
  With opportunities from Montana to Malawi, there is a volunteer vacation to suit every family. Here are five organizations to consider when planning your next family voluntourism trip.
Published in Voluntourism
What’s not to like about a town that serves up 300 days of sunshine, boasts an average annual temperature of 82 and continues to land on one “Best Place” list after another? That's Tucson.
Published in Southwest
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