Volcanic Wonders family road trip itinerary – Mt. Shasta, Lassen, Crater Lake

How would you like a family road trip itinerary that includes 2 National Parks, lakes, volcanoes, mountains and a huge waterfall? If this sounds interesting then keep reading. Most people consider California HW 1 the best ride in the state but I would say that the Northern part of HW 5 (from San Francisco to…

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Yosemite National Park family road trip itinerary done right

What is a perfect vacation? To me it is a vacation in a perfect destination that went exactly according to a perfect plan. No one would argue that Yosemite National Park is one of the crown jewels of California, if not the entire United States, and it is a perfect destination for a family road…

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Family road trip across America: from Illinois to California

When my husband got a job in California there was no question about how we would get from our then home ground in Illinois to the Golden State: we would drive! That would be a perfect educational family road trip itinerary: we would be able to observe changes in weather and climate, topography and nature…

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Giant Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks family road trip itinerary

For many years I have been mesmerized by giant sequoias. Imagine: these are the oldest living things on Earth, some of them are about 3500 years old. They were born over a thousand years before Jesus Christ, they saw the dawns and falls of empires and they endured. Oh, the stories they could tell if…

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Truckee/North Lake Tahoe family road trip itinerary (and you do not have to be a skier)

This family road trip itinerary is tailored to winter season but with small modifications it can be done any season (in spring to see the wild flowers galore, in the fall – fall foliage and in summer you can add water fun in the mix). Truckee/North Lake Tahoe is famous for its ski resorts but…

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