Bryce Canyon National Park: Hoodoo you think you’re feeling?
Natural Bridge feature at Bryce Canyon NP

Bryce Canyon National Park: Hoodoo you think you’re feeling?

Hoodoos actually have eroded out of cliffs, forming thin walls of rock called fins.Isn’t nature amazing?! Here at Bryce Canyon we are at the top of what is famously called “The Grand Staircase”

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Taking the Kids — to Belize for sun, sand and adventure
Cave tubing in Crystal Cave

Taking the Kids — to Belize for sun, sand and adventure

Belize boasts more than 500 species of fish and marine life. The water is so clear you can see the reef, sea turtles, rays and more from a kayak too

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Monterey Bay Aquarium: An amazing place to spark curiosity and wonder for a learner of any age
A California moray eel comes out to greet us

Monterey Bay Aquarium: An amazing place to spark curiosity and wonder for a learner of any age

When I entered the “Tentacles” exhibit of the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, CA, all I could think to myself was “I am amazed!” I had so many questions

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Rescued bear cubs and recuperating raptors top the charms of Sitka, Alaska
A injured juvenile Bald Eagle in Sitka

Rescued bear cubs and recuperating raptors top the charms of Sitka, Alaska

Even if you are lucky enough to see a bear or a Bald Eagle in the wild in Alaska, you won’t get nearly as close as you can in Sitka

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Get Up Close and Personal With A Sleepy Sloth At The Palm Beach Zoo
Kids get to feed Wilbur during visiting hours

Get Up Close and Personal With A Sleepy Sloth At The Palm Beach Zoo

the sleepy sloth experience is offered from Tuesdays to Sundays at 3:30pm and that the duration is about 20 to 30 minutes. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult

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Taking the Kids — on a safari planned for more than seeing amazing wildlife
Jack Frater is unfazed by a passing , fully fed lioness

Taking the Kids — on a safari planned for more than seeing amazing wildlife

The Madikwe Game Reserve borders Botswana to the north and is home to the famous “Big Five.” Before breakfast one morning, we’d seen four of them — lions, elephants, Cape buffalo and white rhino

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A special family connection at Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa
Jack Frater is unfazed by a passing , fully fed lioness

A special family connection at Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa

Jack Prater's mom offered a trip to each of her three children on their 13th birthdays to the  Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge in the huge Madikwe Game Preserve of South Africa

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Not just any park – Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
A lioness on her morning walk inMadikwe Game Reserve

Not just any park – Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

This isn’t just any park.  It’s the vast malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa, some 185,000 acres in the North West Province bordering Botswana to the North

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Taking the Kids — a different kind of trip to Alaska
The century-old Waterfall Resort in Ketchikan has special family packages with discounts for kids

Taking the Kids — a different kind of trip to Alaska

Just one road leads into Denali National Park’s 6 million acres, and after mile 15 the road is restricted to park buses. You can’t get much more remote in Alaska.

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To Antarctica, South Georgia and Falklands – a trip of a lifetime even for kids
Fur Seals, King Penguins and our ship Le Boreal

To Antarctica, South Georgia and Falklands – a trip of a lifetime even for kids

We walked amid thousands of penguins (we saw five species) not bothered by our presence and fur seals who were. The huge elephant seals ignored us, as did the humpback whales we watched from zodiacs.

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