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How Fourth Graders Can Visit National Parks for FREE

School is back in session, and if someone is starting the 4th grade at your house, great news! From September 1st through August 31st of NEXT YEAR, your 4th grader can get your whole family into more than 2,000 federal lands and waters for FREE. That’s hundreds of national parks alone! Here are six important …

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Ten Things You Should Pack for a Road Trip with Kids

Road trips. One of the most cost-effective and flexible ways for a family to travel, they can also  create enough memories to fill volumes of scrapbooks. But, if there’s anything we learned from the Grizwold family in the movie National Lampoon’s Vacation, is a little advance planning can avoid a few bumps along the way. …

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Better than Screen Time: Three Alternatives for Family Road Trips

SCREEN-FREE ALTERNATIVES FOR ROAD TRIPS WITH KIDS – I recently came across two articles in well-known publications with tips for family road trips where both included helpful reminders to not only pre-charge and pack up all your family’s favorite electronic devices (tablets, phones, other electronics), but one went so far as to recommend bringing extra …

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Bryce Canyon National Park with Kids | Hiking the Navajo Loop Trail

UTAH, Hiking Bryce Canyon National Park with Kids –  The Navajo Loop trail is short, vertical, and offers some gorgeous hiking with changing vistas within Bryce Canyon. With the rim elevation varying between 8,000 and 9,000 feet and intense summer sun, we planned to take it slow and easy with the kids. To our surprise, …

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