A different kind of camping – Under Canvas
Our tent at the Under Canvas campground near Yellowstone NP

A different kind of camping – Under Canvas

This is camping Under Canvas style, modeled after the traditional safari experience and especially welcome this Pandemic summer when everyone is anxious to enjoy the outdoors but may not want the work of camping, sleeping on the ground or sharing communal bathrooms.

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Big Geyser, Little Geyser – social distancing at Yellowstone NP
Oklahoma families at Lone Star Geyser in Yellowstone NP

Big Geyser, Little Geyser – social distancing at Yellowstone NP

We’re at Yellowstone National Park but we’re not at Old Faithful. We’re a few miles away at Lone Star Geyser that required a little over a two-mile hike—really a mellow walk along a beautiful steam.

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Bear jam in Grand Teton National Park – for a very good reason
Reason for the bear jam - Bear 399 and her four cubs

Bear jam in Grand Teton National Park – for a very good reason

Meet Grizzly #399, perhaps the most famous bear in North America not only because of her advanced age (24) but her fertility (she has had seven litters—20 cubs. This year’s quadruplets, Smith said, account for only two percent of Grizzly Bear litters.

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Taking the kids: On a road trip to South Dakota’s Black Hills and Badlands
Wall Drug (Black Hills and Badlands Tourism Association)

Taking the kids: On a road trip to South Dakota’s Black Hills and Badlands

This summer, it seems, road trips are expected to be particularly popular — if families opt to leave home at all. That’s why throughout the summer, we’ll spotlight some classic American road trips — like to South Dakota’s Black Hills and Badlands.

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Taking the Kids — when they are on the autism spectrum
Autism Center at Beaches Ocho Rios

Taking the Kids — when they are on the autism spectrum

The 13th annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2. Thousands of landmarks, buildings, homes and communities were expected to be lit light blue in recognition of people living with autism

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Taking the Kids — to Philadelphia and celebrating women during women’s history month
The historic Betsy Ross house

Taking the Kids — to Philadelphia and celebrating women during women’s history month

For 2020, Philadelphia has officially changed the city’s “City of Brotherly Love” moniker to the “City of Sisterly Love,” acknowledging that women of color were not fully enfranchised until the 1965 Voting Rights Act

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Taking the Kids — on spring break
A Giants player signs autographs at Scottsdale Stadium

Taking the Kids — on spring break

Spring break is such a good time to get away. Hopefully, your kids will have that same week off. And you may find it easier to escape for a week or a long weekend than in the middle of the summer when everyone wants to get away

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