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Five Hikes You'll Like

Take to the trails with your family. Here are five ways to enjoy the great outdoors. 1. Avalanche Lake Trail, Glacier National Park, West Glacier, MT. Expect stunning scenery from…

Five Outstanding Towns

In their book 101 Best Outdoor Towns (The Countryman Press) Sarah Tuff and Greg Melville provide a list of great places for visiting, playing – and perhaps staying. Most of…

Get Schooled: Learning Vacations

While students find intellectual challenge in the formal classroom, here are five places where families can expand their knowledge through experience: Denver Museum of Science & Nature. Denver, CO. Through…

Great Geeky Getaways

Kids and their parents know it’s cool to be smart. Here are five places that will supercharge your family’s brainpower. Exploratorium. San Francisco, CA.  More than 600 exhibits housed on…

Volcano Vacations

For an update on ash, lava, steam and smoke, visit a volcano. These five destinations provide a multifaceted opportunity to get outside and learn more about planet Earth. 1 Arenal…

Your Radical Family Sabbatical

How and why one Colorado family left it all behind and found what mattered most. All while traveling "Children Class". There are two classes of travel: First class, and with…

5 Great Learning Vacations

While students find intellectual challenge in the formal classroom, here are five places where families can expand their knowledge through experience: Denver Museum of Science & Nature. Denver, CO. Through…

Wild River Fun 5 Ways

For a day, a weekend or a week, leave civilization behind and challenge yourselves on the whitewater. Take the rustic approach and camp along the river’s edge. Or float by…

Stargaze Around The World

Gather your family to wish upon a star. Here are five extraordinary places to view the night sky: African Skies. Check into Little Kulala, a desert eco-retreat within southern Africa’s…

Namibia: Matt Lauer and Me

It’s true. Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and the rest of the Today Show crew followed us to Namibia. Within days of our return from a ten day trek through this…

Where The Real Wild Things Are

There's something about kids and animals that inspire us. Think of Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book or the Academy-Award nominated song "Bless the Beasts and the Children." Few things are as…

Oh Canada!

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…
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