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Tackling the unfamiliar terrain of some of the world’s best national parks can bring the entire family together in unexpected ways! Plus, in the United States, fourth graders have a free pass for their families to enter major parks like Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Zion, making the trip budget-friendly as well! Families have numerous park accommodations to choose from – whether that be camping, glamping or staying in a lodge. Choose the park that’s best for your family and get started exploring the nation’s many treasures with your family!

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One Week Itinerary in Zion and Bryce With Kids

In April 2019, I traveled with my parents, sister, and family of five young children to Zion and Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah. We had such a wonderful time, I decided to round up all the activities we did and compile them into a one-week itinerary in Zion and Bryce with kids!  Day 1: …

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Your Guide to Family Glamping in Style

Camping is a revered American pastime but not everyone is cut out for it (including me!) So what do you do if you want to take your family wireless and connect with nature, but don’t want to deal with the hassle of packing up all your equipment and setting up your own tent? You choose family glamping! Glamping is luxury, or glamorous, camping that gives you the best of both worlds. Read on for our guide to family glamping in style.

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Free National Park Pass for 4th Graders

If you’re the parent of a 4th grade student, it’s never been easier to plan a trip to one of our many National Parks. The government has set up a special program, Every Kid in a Park, that allows all 4th graders and their families to experience our national treasures for no cost at all.

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6 Days in Acadia National Park

We drove to Acadia National Park in Maine from Northern Virginia. It’s a long drive is all I will say! But the LL Bean flagship is a good rest stop. We rented a house in Bar Harbor, which was suitable for our family, instead of 5 in one hotel room. I know it’s nice not to cook on vacation, but I was happy to do half and half and not have to take my kids to restaurants three times a day.

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A Family Guide for your Next Visit to Glacier Park

Glacier National Park in Montana is one of our favorite places to visit, especially with the children. The views are phenomenal and there are so many activities to take advantage of. I’m sharing my tips on enjoying your visit with young children, and also recommending some great spots outside of the park (including where to find the best cherries you will ever eat!).

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Canyons & National Parks with Baby: Antelope Canyons, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon

The most expensive photo ever sold in the world was taken at Antelope Canyon. It sold for a whopping $6.5 million dollars to a private collector in 2014. Since then, crowds have been flocking to see the famous canyons and capture the beauty of the Navajo sandstone.

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The Top 10 National Parks to visit in the United States

Most parks have programs, like the Junior Rangers, specifically to keep kids engaged. Make sure to always stop at the Visitor Centers to be completely prepared and get tips on safety. If you feel like hiking through the parks may be too ambitious for you to do independently, you can always join a guided hike or hire a private guide.

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Planning a Family Trip to Yellowstone National Park

Everyone knows that Yellowstone National Park makes for a classic family vacation. Strolling the boardwalks around Old Faithful and taking photos of the Yellowstone River’s Lower Falls from Artist Point are things everyone should do in their lifetime. I’m sharing my tips for planning a family trip to Yellowstone National Park.

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Experiencing Yosemite National Park

In the Summer of 2017, our family took a two week trip-of-a-lifetime to California. One of our stops was a 3-day stay in Yosemite. At the time of the trip our children were 8 and 12 years old. Here are the things that made our trip to Yosemite wonderful, and some tips to help you in your planning!

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