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Family vacation in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park Mariposa County, California, United States<p>Even when on a family vacation to Yosemite, I…<p>Yosemite National Park Mariposa …

National Parks

Glacier National Park

Polebridge, Flathead County, Montana, United States<p>We had driven for hours on dusty, gravel roads…<p>Waterton, Alberta, Canada<p>I have accomplished …

Five Fabulous National Parks to Visit This Summer

The summer is almost here and if you haven't booked any getaways yet, now is the time. Personally I choose my destinations based on a combination of three factors: things to see or do, places to stay at, and weather at the time of travel.<p>I keep a running list of sightseeing goals, hotels I want to …

National Parks

California Dreaming

There is so much to do in California, it's no wonder why so many people make it their summer vacation destination. The challenge lies in just trying to decide where to go in this great state! Everyone knows the three big cities, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego, but you may want to …

California

Places I Love in Palo Alto

Bradley's Fine Diner Menlo Park, California, United States<p>Deviled eggs, biscuits and gravy, and yummy…<p>Mayfield Bakery and Cafe Palo Alto, California, …

Non-Touristy Places in San Francisco

San Francisco is known all over as a popular tourist destination. With visitors from around the world seeking out famous landmarks, it can be tough to see the city's sights through the bustling crowds. For those seeking non-touristy places to visit in San Francisco, I have a few suggestions.<p>Now, …

San Francisco

Learn & Play: Exploring the San Francisco Bay Area With Kids

For years, whenever we had a free day to spend together as a family, either my husband or I would say, "What do you want to do?" To which the other would respond, "I don't know. What do you want to do?" After a lengthy search online and/or the careful perusal of travel books, we'd finally decide on …

Kids

Non-Touristy Places in San Francisco

San Francisco is known all over as a popular tourist destination. With visitors from around the world seeking out famous landmarks, it can be tough …

Austin, Texas: The Ultimate Quirky Family Travel Destination

Austin, Texas, the live music capital of the world. Photo by Katja Presnal<p>The “Keep Austin Weird” slogan seen displayed prominently all around town …

Travel

Train Travel: My Ride on the Rocky Mountaineer

By Cacinda MaloneyPhoto courtesy of Rocky MountaineerQuietly, I sat alone in the train station waiting in the brightly lit station. I had arrived too …

Train Travel