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Put Death Valley National Park and the Furnace Creek Resort on your family vacation list and you’ll return home amazed by the sometimes startling natural wonders, astounding vistas and western charm you’ve discovered. From our country’s low point at Badwater to neighboring mountains rising more than 11,000 feet from the…
Published in Top Stories
Are you a history buff? Observe or join in the fun as important events in our nation’s past come to life. Here are five places where you can catch a glimpse of days gone by: 1. 49ers Encampment. Death Valley, CA. Visions of California gold-hued riches fueled the intrepid explorers…
Published in My Travel Style
If you are looking for a great summer road trip, consider this iconic drive inside one of America's most stunning National Parks.  Glacier National Park's Going-to-the-Sun Road was completed in 1932 and is a spectacular 50 mile, paved two-lane highway that bisects this magnificent Montana park east and west. It…
Published in Family Travel Blog
A Colorado clan takes time ( too little as it turns out ) to explore Estes Park and the Rocky Mountain National Park from their base camp -- YMCA of the Rockies. "Man, this place has everything!" Our 8-year-old, Piper, was agog only halfway through our two-day experience at YMCA…
Published in Find Trips by Age
  This winter, get cozy with the kids in a great American lodge. Sit by the fire, share stories and enjoy a winter family vacation. Here are five to consider: Devil’s Thumb Ranch. Tabernash, CO. Stay in a cabin or the lodge and get cozy near one of 45 flickering…
Published in Lodges & Inns
At the turn of the century, America's wild bison - which at one time numbered 60 million - had dwindled to about two dozen animals. Strong, sturdy and resilient, they’ve made a comeback, thanks to public and private conservation efforts. On the range, in refuges and national parks, this symbol…
Published in Family Travel Blog
Glacier National Park. 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. The last time I visited it was a multi-generational outing - my Dad, my son and my niece and it…
Published in Active Travel
  Float, fish, swim, sail. It’s all possible when you plan a family lake vacation. Here a five places to consider: Yellowstone Lake. Yellowstone National Park. For a different view of this high altitude lake, leave the camper vans and crowds behind and travel across the water via cabin cruiser.…
Published in Family Travel Blog
Introduce your young children to the world of adventure travel. Here are a few great places to get started:   Appalachian Mountain Club Adventures. New England. Beginning at age five, kids can participate in pond studies, GPS treasure hunts, forest ecology lessons, and wildlife watching and tracking activities. It is all part of…
Published in Adventure
Within this wonderland’s 2.2 million acres you'll have plenty of opportunity to see wildlife of all kinds - bear, elk, moose, buffalo, wolf, pelicans -- and some tourists who get a wee bit too close to these untamed creatures. I captured this image of a playful Grizz with a telephoto lens…
Published in Family Travel Blog
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