Important tips for your visit to Crystal Cave at Sequoia National Park

Important tips for your visit to Crystal Cave at Sequoia National Park

CALIFORNIA, Sequoia National Park’s Crystal Cave – If you’ve never explored a marble cave that was carved and polished by underground streams, has been draped with ribbons of stalactites, and padded with sparkling puffs of stalagmites, you won’t want to miss spectacular Crystal Cave on your visit to Sequoia National Park. However, you should be…

Tips for a Yosemite Family Vacation with a Baby, Toddler, or Preschooler

Tips for a Yosemite Family Vacation with a Baby, Toddler, or Preschooler

I was working on something else for this week, but when I discovered it was Yosemite National Park’s birthday yesterday—and that Yosemite and all National Parks were ironically closed on the day (and still are) because of the government shut down, I thought Yosemite travel tips were the perfect theme for the first monthly roundup…

Paris with Kids: Make a post-Louvre pit stop at this playground in the Tuileries

Paris with Kids: Make a post-Louvre pit stop at this playground in the Tuileries

Whether you want to run off the steam and energy of your toddler before passing his naptime in the Louvre, or need a worthy reward for your children after searching out its many treasures, make way for this small playground near the Louvre on the northwestern end of the Jardins  des Tuileries. This charming fenced…

Hiking Moro Rock with little kids in Sequoia National Park, California

Hiking Moro Rock with little kids in Sequoia National Park, California

SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK: Hiking Moro Rock with kids and young children – The hike up Moro Rock offers stunning views of Sequoia National Park with panoramic vistas of California’s Central Valley and the Western Divide from its top. This post contains affiliate links. Although the trail to the top of Moro Rock is only 1/3 mile,…

Visit a National Park for FREE this year (14 days left to choose from)

Visit a National Park for FREE this year (14 days left to choose from)

When my mother bravely loaded our Chevy hatchback with the faulty second gear to drive us down America’s scenic highways and on through several of its National Parks, our unforgettable journey not only taught us the value of bonding through family travel (and adventure!) but showed us firsthand what natural wonders had been set aside for us…

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The OTHER great place you’ve got to see in Monterey, California?

Last weekend, we traveled to Monterey to help celebrate two very special birthdays in my family, plus the 25th anniversary of the world class Monterey Bay Aquarium. While it goes without saying that the aquarium is glorious and is a must-see for any family traveling to or through Monterey, CA, it’s the unexpected OTHER attraction…