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Vacation Activities in Norway for Kids

Children have a prominent place in Norwegian society and will be welcomed anywhere you travel, even on organized trips such as northern lights safaris and shorter glacier hikes. Here are some of the top vacation activities in Norway for kids.

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10 Best Family Campgrounds in California

Showing kids the wilderness can be a special experience indeed, as their inquisitive and observant minds often notice things that we take for granted. However, adventuring with younger children also requires a fair bit of stamina. These top 10 sites, personally selected as the best places for camping with kids in California, guarantee never-ending adventure and stimulation—satisfying the first Commandment for Camping with Kids: Take children where there is a guarantee of action.

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Prehistoric Colorado: Dinosaur Ridge and More

When a Colorado School of Mines professor discovered an enormous vertebra, nestled in a chunk of sandstone on a ridge west of Denver in 1877, he had no idea that his discovery would spark a fierce battle that would come to be called “The Bone Wars.” The finding pitted two of the nation’s top paleontologists, who both rushed to Colorado to excavate the precious dinosaur fossils, against each other. Competition aside, the legacy they unearthed has provided many tantalizing clues about the giants that once wandered through Colorado. Terri Cook shares the top sites where you too can dig into Colorado’s fascinating prehistory.

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Yosemite for Kids: A Five-Day Itinerary

You may be enthralled by Yosemite’s scenery—waterfalls leaping thousands of feet over granite cliffs, giant sequoias as wide as your living room, delicate wildflowers painting grassy meadows with a kaleidoscope of color—but your kids may be a tougher audience. Ann Marie Brown offers a five-day itinerary that includes lots of fun kid stuff.

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Moon Guides Author Spotlight

Moon author Jason Frye

Jason Frye (Moon Great Smoky Mountain National Park)

Raised deep in the mountains of West Virginia, Jason Frye first fell in love with North Carolina as a kid during family vacations to the Outer Banks. In 2002, he swapped his mountains for sand dunes and his river for an ocean when he moved to Wilmington to pursue a master of fine arts in creative writing. There, his love for North Carolina deepened into a longing to stay, settle, explore, and be a part of the people, culture, and history of the state.

Along with his wife, Lauren, Jason has kayaked the marshes and waterways near his home; hang glided off the Outer Banks; explored the cityscapes of Charlotte, Raleigh, and Winston-Salem; and wandered the woods and wilds around Asheville.

A member of the Society of American Travel Writers, Jason has contributed stories to VisitNC.com, AAA’s Go Magazine, Our State magazine, Southern Living, Salt, the Charlotte Observer and Raleigh News & Observer, and acts as a culinary critic for the Wilmington StarNews.

Keep up with Jason on Instagram @beardedwriter.