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Sacramento in the Summertime: Family-Friendly Fun

Headed to Sacramento this summer in a car filled with summer breakers? Luckily for you, the Sacramento region is chock-full of memorable and educational adventures for both parents and kids to enjoy. Christopher Arns shares fun activities for the whole family, from riding steam locomotives and whitewater rafting to gold panning and telling campfire stories.

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Moving to Japan with Children

Author Ruthy Kanagy talks about her experience moving to Japan as a young child and the challenges that children face in a new country. She also shares the perspective of Rhae Washington, a single mom who made the move to Japan with her two-year-old son.

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Portland for the Pint-Sized

Portlanders are known for keeping their kids in tow instead of opting for nannies or babysitters. It’s no surprise then that the city offers numerous places that appeal both to the young and the young-at-heart. From the Oregon Zoo to Oaks Amusement Park, here are some great family-friendly activities.

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Family Adventures in India

Children are welcome almost everywhere in India, and there’s enough going on in most towns and cities to keep the young entertained. Here are some of the best family-friendly sights in the country.

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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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How to Get Kids Excited About the Outdoors

How do you compete with the television and remote control? How do you prove to a kid that success comes from persistence, spirit, and logic, which the outdoors teaches, and not from pushing buttons? The answer is in these Ten Camping Commandments for Kids.

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Alaska, Seattle, and New York City from a Kid’s Perspective

Laura Martone reviews Cooper’s Pack travel books for children, featuring top sights in Alaska, Seattle, New York City. Each book typically features the travel experiences of Cooper, a friendly, backpack-wielding stuffed dog, and a local guide (another amiable stuffed animal) in a given destination.

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Kid-Friendly Activities and Attractions in Guatemala

Latin Americans are very family oriented and Guatemalans are no exception. There is plenty to see and do in Guatemala for families traveling with children of all ages. Here is a list of kid- and family-friendly attractions throughout the country.

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Exploring the Grand Canyon with Family

Summer means it’s time for the classic family road trip, and there’s no destination more classic than the one President Theodore Roosevelt urged every American to see—Arizona’s Grand Canyon.

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Dispatch from Roatan: A Fond Farewell to Honduras

In Amy E. Robertson’s four and a half years in Honduras, she visited plenty of beaches, and would be hard pressed to name one she didn’t like. But this trip was different. It was her family’s farewell to Honduras, and they wanted everything to be perfect.