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Yellowstone a Perfect Locale for Educational Family Fun


Wyoming’s Yellowstone Country is famous for its outdoor recreation, but it’s a prime destination for cultural attractions too. more
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Families Visit Parks and Wildlife Refuges Free


In celebration of Presidents’ Day, the nation’s wildlife refuges and national parks will offer free admission to all visitors during the holiday weekend (February 15-17). more
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Cruising on the Seine River – a stop at Monet’s Garden in Giverny


The Japanese Bridge over the pond in Monet's Garden
I’m walking in Monet’s glorious gardens at Giverny on sunny day thinking about a little girl skipping over the famous green Japanese Bridges a big smile on her face. more
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Time-traveling in Paris — to a tiny hotel in a 17th Century building


Shopping and dining at night in St. Germaine district of Paris
We’ve moved from the heart of fashionable Paris to the St. Germaine neighborhood on the Left Bank and feel like we’ve time traveled, checking in to the tiny Hotel Verneuil, a 26-room hotel that is housed in a 17th century building. more
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Touring the famous Louvre in Paris with a family-oriented guide


Children getting an art and history lesson from a guide in the Louvre
Eighty per cent of her clients are American families. She notes that most guides, while true experts in their field, aren’t often as willing to play to the kids’ interests so when booking a guide, it is key to make sure they appreciate that kids’ may not have as long attention span. more
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Two weeks in France visiting Paris, champagne country and Normandy via river cruise


Place des Voges in Paris
Arriving in Paris jet-lagged, a quick trip to see Monet's water lillies at the Musee de L'Orangerie was just the tonic. Armed with a Paris Pass, we didn't have to wait in a long line for tickets. more
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Pocket Ranger app helps navigate state parks in 23 states


Available for 23 different states (40 expected by the end of the year!), Pocket Ranger, is an easy-to-use app to help your family get the most out of your next state park adventure. The free app includes advanced GPS for tracking trails, marking waypoints, locating landmarks, more
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Snowshoeing – the quieter side of a winter vacation, day or weekend


Skiing in the Northeast US (photo by Tubbs Snowshoes)
You don’t need a gourmet meal to enjoy snowshoeing. It’s fun to take a sandwich and hot cider with you in your backpack; it’s fun just to get out and enjoy the back-country landscape away from the hustle and bustle of a snow sports resort. I try to take a day off from skiing each trip just for the experience. more
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