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Taking the Kids: Discover a rare ‘Teen rex’ in the Badlands of North Dakota

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Here’s what to do the next time the kids balk at putting down their electronic devices to go outdoors. Tell them about the amazing dinosaur discovery the Fisher brothers and their cousin made by doing just that.

Jessin Fisher,12, his brother Liam,9, and their cousin, Kaiden Madsen,11, discovered a rare juvenile T. rex fossil in the Badlands ...Read more

Taking the Kids: Essential summer travel safety hacks

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Who is the designated water watcher?

Huh? According to the American Red Cross, the water watcher is the adult (or teen 16 and older) who ideally knows CPR, and is watching the kids in the water – not reading, ...Read more

Taking the Kids: 19+ places for unique Independence Day celebrations

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How many ways can you celebrate a birthday? If you are talking about America’s birthday, there are too many to count. Start with parades and barbecues. Move on to festivals, campground and resort parties, concerts and, of course, fireworks. You can even time travel back to the days when our country was founded.

Wherever you go, you will have ...Read more

Taking the Kids: Planning a successful camping trip without all the work

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Got good rain gear? And a plan B? Then let’s go camping! We learned how necessary both can be when an all-day downpour derailed our plans in New Hampshire one summer. The budget rain gear we had didn’t keep us dry and the kids were all too happy to decamp to a cozy, dry B&B in the nearest town.

Another time, the kids were understandably ...Read more

Taking the Kids: Visiting a children’s museum

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Let’s talk about what kids can do about climate change, even if they aren’t in kindergarten yet.

The National Children's Museum in Washington, D.C., celebrating its 50th anniversary, has just launched its Climate Action Heroes exhibit distribution project in partnership with ...Read more

Taking the Kids: 20+ best gifts for traveling

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Is your dad a chef extraordinaire? Does he seek out unique restaurants and markets when he travels? Maybe he’d rather visit a craft brewery or winery. Would he be more inclined to chase city lights, play golf or head into the great outdoors? Beach or mountains? Does he take his pooch whenever possible?

If you are nodding yes to any of the ...Read more

Taking the Kids: Visiting the Cell Exhibit in Denver

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Are you ready to be a champion for public safety? Then visit the newly reopened and interactive Cell Exhibit in Denver. It is intense.

The Cell, adjacent to the Denver Art Museum, can show you how to react if you see some one or something suspicious at school, a...Read more

Taking the Kids: Getting ready for summer fun

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Are you looking for bragging rights, or just some fun in the summer sun?

Maybe you snagged tickets (and hotel reservations) for the Paris Olympics. Maybe you are getting your camera lenses ready to photograph polar bears in the Arctic. Maybe you just want to kick back on a beach, hiking or biking in the mountains or indulging your inner foodie ...Read more

Taking the Kids: Getting ready for summer fun

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Are you looking for bragging rights, or just some fun in the summer sun?

Maybe you snagged tickets (and hotel reservations) for the Paris Olympics. Maybe you are getting your camera lenses ready to photograph polar bears in the Arctic. Maybe you just want to kick back on a beach, hiking or biking in the mountains or indulging your inner foodie ...Read more

Taking the Kids: And heading to 15+ summer food and music festival

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Where are the giant turkey legs? There weren’t any at the Taste of Vail, Scott Evans told his disappointed 8-year-old son.

There were, however, every variety of delectable beef bites and tastings from nearly 100 top wineries at the Après in the Streets event last month. It showcased the “Nose-to-...Read more

Taking the kids: Intro to new cultures through food on a transatlantic cruise

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This is the one time it’s acceptable to eat right from the pan. Just use a spoon, not a fork.

We’re about 30 miles south of Valencia, Spain, in the tiny town of Cullera sitting in a garden surrounded by an orange orchard learning how to cook and eat the traditional Spanish paella, the famous rice, chicken, and vegetable dish. (If there is ...Read more

Taking the Kids: Visiting the Smithsonian museums

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The next time you visit Washington, D.C., say a big thank you to James Smithson.

Who? The British scientist never even visited the United States, but when he died in 1829, he left a huge pot of gold to establish a museum here ...Read more

Taking the Kids: Heading to less visited national parks

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I’ve been there. No parking places left at the trailhead at Rocky Mountain National Park. Trails as busy as a New York Street at rush hour at Zion National Park in Utah. Bear Jams (tourists stopping to view bears by the side of the road) in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks in Wyoming.

It’s no wonder. The National Park Service ...Read more

Taking the Kids: Traveling more sustainably

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Ready to take the challenge? Earth Day is coming up April 22 and EarthDay.org is urging all of us to join the #plasticdetox challenge and reduce plastic use.

That’s easy to do when you travel. Use reusable water bottles. Encourage the kids to slap stickers on them from the places you have visited. Carry ...Read more

Taking the Kids: To Barbados

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Different strokes for different folks. That certainly applies to the Caribbean Island of Barbados, which we explored recently. It’s famous for its African/British heritage and history (it gained independence from Britain in 1966), white sand beaches, food, and adventures from caving to surfing.

I ...Read more

Taking the Kids: Get ready for the eclipse

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Mark your calendars! There will be a rare solar eclipse on April 8. People plan to travel to see the moon’s shadow totally block out the sun — for less than five minutes in the afternoon.

In the U.S., the path of the eclipse will run in an arc from southwest Texas to northern Maine. You can see it if you are in the path on this homeandleisure/travel/takingthekids/s-3181511">Read more

Taking the Kids: Celebrating women during women’s history month

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Let’s hear it for women who make change happen! March is Women’s History Month and the 2024 theme is “Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.”

I know March is nearly over but there are plenty of opportunities now and throughout the year to learn about women who have made a difference throughout history, as well as today....Read more

 

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