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Grand Canyon with Kids ~ What You Need to Know Before You Go

Visiting the Grand Canyon with kids is more than staring at one of the world’s most incredible natural wonders. A Grand Canyon family vacation is all about adventure. It’s about the journey, whether by car or train (or both!). It’s about stopping along the way to enjoy the desert’s beauty and mystery. Here’s what you need to know […]

Spotting Beluga Whales & Polar Bears in Churchill, Manitoba

It’s funny how we North Americans will travel across an ocean to see exotic animals. Yet right within our own continent lies a land flush with mammals only found in but a few zoos. If your brood is into arctic creatures, then Churchill, Manitoba is your mecca. This is the world’s polar bear capital and […]

5 Reasons to See Disney’s “Bears” Movie with Kids

My family laughed, cried and said, “Aww!” when we watched a preview of Disneynature’s Bears last week. This incredible nature-focused film opens in theaters today, April 18, 2014. From nature education and appreciation to all-out fun, here are five reasons to see the Disney Bears movie with kids. 1. Nature education and appreciation Bears follows the life […]

Searching for Bears Near Ketchikan, Alaska with Celebrity Cruise Line

When my parents returned from their trip to Alaska a few years ago, I was as green with envy as Alaska is green with trees. The main cause of this bout of travel jealousy? Their photos of wild bears scooping up spawning salmon from a rushing river. These photos became the catalyst for my family’s […]