Guide to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks with kids

On a recent tour through several California National Parks, I heard the same thing over and over again from fellow guests and even park employees: "We love Yosemite, but we've actually never been to Kings Canyon." Or, "We come to Yosemite annually, … [Read more...]

What to Pack for a Family Trip to Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is one of those places — like the Grand Canyon or Yellowstone Park — that is just perfect for family trips. Not only is Niagara Falls a well-established tourist destination, with plenty of family-friendly dining and entertainment … [Read more...]

Ruby Falls, Tennessee

If you’ve ever been within a hundred miles of Chattanooga, Tenn., chances are you’ve seen billboards for Ruby Falls. The signs are big and obvious and might lead you to think it's a tourist trap, but you'd be wrong. Although it is definitely a … [Read more...]

Whale watching in Southern CA with Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching

Luck was with us the late December day we boarded the whale watching boat out of Dana Wharf. Winter is prime time for whale watching in Southern CA, and the ocean was as calm as glass and the sun was shining warmly. I grinned at the many passengers … [Read more...]