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

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 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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Every Kid in a Park

Enroll in Every Kid In A Park

Every Kid In A Park Starts on September 1st! Today is the day, folks! It’s time to get your fourth grader signed up to take advantage of a year’s worth of adventure in our National Parks. Armed with an Every Kid In A Park Pass, your fourth grader along with up to three adults and…

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How We’re Celebrating the National Park Service Centennial

National Park Service Centennial

Happy Birthday, National Park Service! August 25, 2016 marks the National Park Service Centennial. To honor this historic event, guests visiting on August 25th -28th will be able to visit all 412 (413!!*) parks for free. These include national parks, monuments, battlefields, military parks, historical parks, historic sites, lakeshores, seashores, recreation areas, scenic rivers and trails,…

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