Visiting the Gateway Arch – #FindYourPark in St. Louis!

Gateway Arch St. Louis

The Gateway Arch dominates the St. Louis skyline and is an integral part of this city’s identity. Like Forrest Gump said, they’re like peas and carrots. Read why we love this unique park and why it’s a great place to take the kids. Exploring the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Disclosure: Please note that this post contains…

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Everglades National Park: Visiting the Everglades with Kids

Even though south Florida is home to many family-friendly activities, Everglades National Park is perfectly situated for even just a quick visit, and visiting the Everglades with kids should be high on your list. On the Atlantic coast you have Miami with its sunny beaches and posh, South Beach hotels. On the Gulf coast, beautiful…

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Visiting Stunning Virgin Islands National Park in St. John USVI

Virgin Islands National Park St. John

Virgin Islands National Park is one of those places that have to be seen to be believed. It may sound cliché since it’s in the Caribbean (nearly everything’s beautiful in the Caribbean), but there are not many places that can offer up so much natural beauty, along with a fascinating history lesson at the same time.…

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#FindYourPark at Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Cuyahoga Valley National Park isn’t one of those parks that people think of when they’re asked to name their favorite. Usually, it’s Yellowstone or the Grand Canyon, but not Cuyahoga. If we’re being honest, we didn’t even know it existed until this past year when we started planning our trips to several of our National…

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Why America’s National Parks Need Families More Than Ever

Note: This post originally appeared on Matador Network. Teach. Within the past 9 months or so, our family has fallen in love with America’s National Parks. A few years ago, most of them wouldn’t have even been on our radar. Sure, we knew where the Grand Canyon was, and we knew about Yosemite and Yellowstone,…

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Experiencing WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument

Pearl Harbor with kids

In September 2016, we signed our fourth grader up for her Every Kid In A Park pass and set off to visit as many parks as we could in a year. Hawaii was first up on the list. Our trip started off with a visit to Haleakalā National Park and Volcanoes National parks. Those places…

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Let Freedom Ring! Visiting Independence National Historic Park

The Birthplace of U.S. Democracy No trip to Philadelphia would be complete without a visit to Independence National Historic Park. The park is home to Independence Hall and its most famous resident, the Liberty Bell. The various buildings that make up the park have seen their fair share of democracy. They have not only served…

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Visiting Mammoth Cave National Park With Kids

Mammoth Cave National Park

When we found ourselves with a free weekend earlier this year, we decided to pull out the map and find a new National Park to visit. Mammoth Cave ticked all the boxes: within a day’s drive, and lots of ‘cool’ factor for the kids. We were not disappointed. It was fantastic! Visiting Mammoth Cave National…

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A Winter Adventure in Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park with kids in winter

Rocky Mountain National Park with Kids Even though parts of the park are closed during the winter months, Rocky Mountain National Park is open year round and is absolutely gorgeous in the wintertime. Don’t let the cold stop you from visiting! Not only is there a lot to do for families, the snow adds a…

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Visiting Hawaii’s National Parks in One Epic Day

Hawaii National Parks

Two Islands, Two National Parks, One Day. Planning a trip to a National Park can be overwhelming. What should you see? What can you skip? And, how long will a visit take? Visiting two parks on two different islands in one day? Even more so. But boy, was it worth it! Due to our limited…

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