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Proud Junior Rangers at Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, Idaho

7 reasons National Park Junior Ranger programs make family travel better

Our key to incredible family vacations in public lands Our adventures take us to lots of US public lands, and National Park Junior Ranger programs have become a key part of improving and having more fun on our family travels. Various National Parks, Monuments, and other federal and state public lands offer Junior Ranger programs. …


Dad and kid hug time while watching the moon rise over Crater Lake

Crater Lake with kids: 7 ways to make the most of Oregon’s only National Park on your next family vacation

A memorable Crater Lake family vacation awaits in Oregon’s Cascade Mountains Crater Lake with kids? Oregon’s only National Park is a place of wonder, awe, and inspiration. Even better? It’s really easy to do lots of great Crater Lake activities with kids, all around or close to those amazing, world-famous blue waters. Why Crater Lake …


Back to school? Road trip! Crater Lake camping with kids, Oregon

Crater Lake camping with kids… After all, what better way to start the school year than with a road trip? Hikes, trips to the Portland Zoo, day trips to here and there. The first week of school is when our alternative lifestyle, homeschool, freaky flag flies extra high. Ever since Connor started kindergarten, we’ve aimed …


We touched fossils at Utah’s Dinosaur National Monument

Follow our St. Clair family summer road trip of 4 weeks, 5 states, and 3,851 miles: All posts Driving into the past is a lonely road, but touching the past is an exhilarating journey. Heading to Utah’s Dinosaur National Monument leads you to an out-of-the-way place that will quickly make a forever home in your …


6 things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park with kids

Rocky Mountain National Park has something for families of sizes and kids of all ages Rocky Mountain National Park with kids? It can be easy to think of one of the USA’s largest tracts of public lands as full of grownup-only rugged climbs and vertical hikes. Those adventures are certainly on offer at Rocky Mountain …


Dinosaur National Monument with kids - Junior Rangers with stegosaurus outside Quarry Visitor Center

6 things to do at Dinosaur National Monument with kids

Bring out everyone’s inner child at Dinosaur National Monument The first time Anthony saw Dinosaur National Monument on our atlas, he said we were going there. And when it comes to family travel, exploring Dinosaur National Monument with kids can bring out anyone’s inner child. It’s no wonder. Anthony was the little boy who read …


Team Sunset pauses from an evening hike around Sprague Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

Team Sunset is breathless at Rocky Mountain National Park

Follow our St. Clair family summer road trip of 4 weeks, 5 states, and 3,851 miles: All posts Rocky Mountain National Park. The US Continental epicenter of some of the country’s most iconic mountains. Full of looming peaks, a winding high-elevation road, clamber-worthy rocks, beautiful rivers and lakes—not to mention romantic, Tolkien-esque names, such as …