Taking the kids: To Alaska this summer without cruise ships
View of Mt. McKinley from the Camp Denali on a clear morning in June 2012

Taking the kids: To Alaska this summer without cruise ships

Taking a road trip in Alaska means miles and miles of majestic mountains, peaceful coastline, lush forest or flat tundra streaming past your car, RV or camper van windows

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Taking the kids: On a different kind of cruise (when it’s safe)
Bareboating in the British Virgin Islands 2012.

Taking the kids: On a different kind of cruise (when it’s safe)

While big-ship cruises are a lot of fun, there is also growing interest for small-ship adventures that in some cases don’t cost much more than a big ship.

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Taking the kids: 10-plus Black Friday travel deals worth considering for 2021
The Maven Hotel in Denver.

Taking the kids: 10-plus Black Friday travel deals worth considering for 2021

As the holidays approach, there’s no better time to think about where we want to go next, once it is safe. Cheer up the family by planning a trip for next year

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Weather can’t spoil a trip to remember down the Grand Canyon
Our group of 32 intrepid river rafters on the last morning of our 7-day expedition (photo by Ben Bressler)

Weather can’t spoil a trip to remember down the Grand Canyon

Finally! Five hours after we were scheduled to leave, the helicopters started to fly again, taking two or three passengers at a time rather than four because of the conditions

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Better and best: Thoughts on our last day rafting the Grand Canyon
Our Western River Expeditions guides - Andy Dicus, Alexis Smith, Stephanie Devisser, Ben Bressler

Better and best: Thoughts on our last day rafting the Grand Canyon

Everyone is glad to have been unplugged from the news for a week, didn’t mind the mitigations that are the result of the Pandemic and are genuinely glad to be here

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Three waterfalls in one day in the Grand Canyon!
Taking the plunge at Elves Chasm

Three waterfalls in one day in the Grand Canyon!

The first waterfall on the agenda is Elves Chasm, requiring a difficult, steep hike and scrambling over rocks and boulders. “But definitely worth it when we got there"

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Big rapids, beautiful waterfalls: Day 4 of our raft trip down the Grand Canyon
Scrambling over rocks and cliffs to get to Clear Creek Falls

Big rapids, beautiful waterfalls: Day 4 of our raft trip down the Grand Canyon

We navigate more than two dozen rapids including “the big three,” starting the day with Hance Rapid, which drops 30 feet over its length; Hermit with its 10 consecutive “haystick” waves, and Crystal rated a 10

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