Taking the kids: And heading outdoors any way you want this summer
Carl and Asta Dam next to their RV at the KOA Moab campground 2019

Taking the kids: And heading outdoors any way you want this summer

Families, it seems, think camping can be the antidote they seek — and a way to get out of town safely, according to a new COVID-19 edition of the North American Camping Report, sponsored by Kampgrounds of America.

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Taking the kids: summer travel, or not, in the new normal
Houseboating on Lake Powell (Aramark/TNS)

Taking the kids: summer travel, or not, in the new normal

What’s a family to do? If families get away at all, they are likely to drive and stay closer to home, suggests Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association

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As Memorial Day approaches, a glimpse at summer travel under COVID rules
Gathering around the campfire for 'smores

As Memorial Day approaches, a glimpse at summer travel under COVID rules

We’re talking about the havoc the COVID-19 Pandemic has wreaked on in lives. That includes, of course, any travel plans we might have had for this summer.

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Taking the Kids — and getting moms and daughters out of their comfort zones together
Reggie (left) at the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro

Taking the Kids — and getting moms and daughters out of their comfort zones together

I’ve met moms and daughters traveling together around the world — on cruise ships and at spa resorts, all-inclusive Mexican resorts and adventure resorts, on food tours and at cooking classes, touring exotic cities, on hiking and ski trips, often when I was traveling with one or both of my daughters.

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Why Greece is the Ultimate Destination for Skip-Gen Vacations

Isn’t this the best possible gift for the young ones! Grandparents today are healthy, active and available. Combining their stories and their unconditional love with the young children’s curiosity connects the kids with their past and their roots

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Taking the Kids — and thinking about adventures past and to come — in Alaska
This sign greets visitors on the Kenai Peninsula as they enter world-famous Homer Alaska

Taking the Kids — and thinking about adventures past and to come — in Alaska

Nearly a year later, stuck at home, trips canceled in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, I smile thinking about that stellar day and the rest of last summer’s trip to Alaska

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Taking the Kids — to Golden Gate Park for its big birthday
View of the Golden Gate Bridge from The Presidio

Taking the Kids — to Golden Gate Park for its big birthday

They called the area the Great Sand Wastes, but even those who believed in the project could never have imagined what Golden Gate Park would become

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