TAKING THE KIDS – SO MANY CHOICES FOR FALL GETAWAYS
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TAKING THE KIDS – SO MANY CHOICES FOR FALL GETAWAYS

This fall, with many schools, starting with remote learning and parents working from home, there is an unprecedented opportunity for a family road trip

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A mind game: fly-fishing in Yellowstone National Park
Getting ready to go fly flshing in the Firehole River in Yellowstone NP

A mind game: fly-fishing in Yellowstone National Park

Fly fishing in Yellowstone is a big deal. If I could have only one fishing license in the world it would be here at Yellowstone National Park,” says Almond, who traded an executive career to become a fly fishing guide.

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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 — 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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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 — 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 — 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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Taking the Kids — on different kind of trip to Alaska
Kirk Hoessle, president and founder of Alaska Wildland Adventures

Taking the Kids — on different kind of trip to Alaska

You can’t get much more remote — or farther away from cruise crowds than at Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge, which opened 10 years ago — the first and only lodge in the national park and accessible only by a four-hour boat trip from Seward

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