Hands-On Learning at Lake Mead National Recreation Area Visitor Center – Boulder City, Nevada – 12/06/2019

You’re never too old for hands-on learning! Toddlers, teens, and everyone in between! National Parks are some of the greatest…

Desert Gardens at Lake Mead National Recreation Area Visitor Center – Boulder City, Nevada – 12/06/2019

If you’re in the area to pay a visit to Hoover Dam, don’t forget to stop by the Lake Mead…

Sisters for a Snowy Grand Canyon Sunset – Desert View Watchtower – Grand Canyon National Park – Grand Canyon Village, Arizona – 12/03/2019

Our final adventure for the day, a Grand Canyon Sunset. It was cold, it was quiet, it was surreal. But,…

South Rim of the Grand Canyon at the Desert View Watchtower – Grand Canyon National Park – Grand Canyon Village, Arizona – 12/03/2019

And we made it to the Grand Canyon National Park! I rarely have words to describe the Grand Canyon. The…

Wupatki National Monument – Flagstaff, Arizona – 12/03/2019

As the road out of Sunset Crater descends into the Painted Desert of Arizona, the snow gives way to the…

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument – Flagstaff, Arizona – 12/03/2019

The next National Park Unit on our agenda for the day was Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument! Sunset Crater was…

Walnut Canyon National Monument – Flagstaff, Arizona – 12/03/2019

Flagstaff, Arizona is one of my favorite locations for hitting National Parks, and getting to experience a multitude of geological…

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center (Now Indiana Dunes National Park) – Porter, Indiana – 05/16/2018

We’ve been through several areas of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore prior to this trip, but this marks the first chance…

Fun in the Sand – Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore – Empire, Michigan and Glen Arbor, Michigan

Start your vacation fun at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore with a visit to the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center,…

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park – Atlanta, Georgia – 06/04/2016

The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park consists of several buildings in Atlanta, Georgia that interpret the deeply moving history of…

Decoration Day at Blue Heron Mining Community – Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area – Stearns, Kentucky – 05/07/2016

The Blue Heron Mining Community is a former coal town along the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River in…

Bandy Creek Loop Trail – Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area – Oneida, Tennessee – 04/04/2016

A beautiful Spring Day calls for a lovely hike in the woods! We hit up the Bandy Creek Loop in…

Junior Ranger Shenanigans at Mammoth Cave National Park – Mammoth Cave, Kentucky – 04/03/2016

Cave Tours are the big draw to Mammoth Cave National Park, in Mammoth Cave, Kentucky. But, before or after you’ve…

Babies in National Parks – Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area – Oneida, Tennessee – 03/19/2015

While Trillian was working with Ranger Mary on her Scavenger Hunt Activity, Ribby decided to do a little Deep Woods…

A National Park Scavenger Hunt – Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area Bandy Creek Visitor Center – Oneida, Tennessee – 03/19/2015

After a morning of Owl Pellet Dissection, we still hadn’t had enough National Park fun! Ranger Mary gave Trillian a…

Owls in the Big South Fork – Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area Bandy Creek Visitor Center – Oneida, Tennessee – 03/19/2015

Ranger Mary with the Big South Fork NRRA in the Jamestown / Oneida, Tennessee districts is SUCH a valuable asset…

You Otter Be in the Big South Fork! – Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area Crossville Visitor Center – Crossville, Tennessee – 03/14/2015

Throughout Cumberland County, and the city of Crossville, Tennessee, you can “hunt for otters” by being on the lookout for…

American Eagle Foundation: Birds of Prey Event – Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area Crossville Visitor Center – Crossville, Tennessee – 03/14/2015

The American Eagle Foundation out of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is an education, advocacy, and support group that works tirelessly to…

Alpine Tundra – Rocky Mountain National Park – Grand Lake, Colorado – 06/30/2012

Wow! 11,796 feet above sea level! It’s a whole different world in these higher elevations! Gone are the tall trees,…

Entering Rocky Mountain National Park from the West – Rocky Mountain National Park – Grand Lake, Colorado – 06/30/2012

Coming through Grand Lake, and into the Rocky Mountain National Park, your first Visitor Center is at Kawuneeche. Continuing on…

A Whole Fort to Ourselves! – Fort Jefferson After the Crowds Leave – Dry Tortugas National Park – Dry Tortugas, Florida – 09/11/2011

After the ferry boat packs up the Day Visitors and embarks upon its journey back to Key West, campers are…

Earning The South Florida Junior Ranger Trifecta – Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center at Everglades National Park – Homestead, Florida – 09/03/2011

If you complete Junior Ranger Badge Programs at Big Cypress National Preserve, Biscayne National Park, and Everglades National Park, you…

Hiking the Trails of Biscayne National Park – Dante Fascell Visitor Center at Biscayne National Park – Homestead, Florida – 09/03/2011

While the bulk of resources protected by Biscayne National Park do take a boat to appreciate, such as coral reefs,…

Junior Rangering at Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center – Big Cypress National Preserve – Ochopee, Florida – 09/02/2011

The first park for the South Florida Junior Ranger Trifecta… Big Cypress National Preserve in Ochopee, Florida and beyond. This…

Liberty Bell – Independence National Historical Park – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – 10/11/2010

The Liberty Bell is DEFINITELY one of those absolute American Icons that you HAVE to see at least once in…

Independence Visitor Center – Independence National Historical Park – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – 10/11/2010

Every Philadelphia Adventure starts at the Independence Visitor Center at Independence National Historical Park! Here you can catch Museum Exhibits,…

Junior Ranger Pledge Ceremony – Independence Visitor Center – Independence National Historical Site – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – 10/11/2010

After a long, fun day of interactive experiences throughout the Historical District of Philadelphia, hanging out with Benjamin Franklin, visiting…

Assateague Island National Seashore and Assateague Island State Park – Berlin, Maryland – 10/08/2010

Home of the famous Wild Ponies! The Assateague Wild Horses on the Maryland side, and the Chincoteague Ponies on the…

Junior Ranger Ceremony – Zion National Park – Springdale, Utah – 06/06/2010

Another day of fabulous National Park adventures means another Junior Ranger Badge! Lots of hard work, learning cool things about…

Visitor Center and Shuttle Bus Ride – Zion National Park – Springdale, Utah – 06/06/2010

From checking out the Visitor Center exhibits, to taking in the awe-inspiring scenery along the Shuttle Bus Route, our adventures…