family activities

National Public Lands Day—Saturday and Every Day

National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is around the corner: Saturday, September 27, 2014. Have you found an NPLD event near […]

Best Bet for Families Traveling the American West: Petrified Forest

Traveling with kids to the Grand Canyon and other classic stops in the American West can be an exercise in […]

The pure glacial waters of Wrangell St. Elias National Park & Preserve ©NPS Photo

“What’s in the Water?” More Than You Might Expect

For many of us, national parks provide the clean water necessary for that unforgettable fishing trip or that swimming hole […]

Lucas, Isabelle, and Craig Obey hug the largest spruce tree in the country.

5 Lessons, Countless Memories

My Family's 6-Week National Park Adventure

Two years ago, my family embarked on a marvelous six-week national park adventure to discover activities and locations that were […]

James King, Jr., with his mom. Photo courtesy of the author.

Tackling a Mountain with Mom

For ages, I’d been trying to convince my mom to get outside. As someone who loves being in nature, I […]