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Bear Grylls Survival Academy Opens 24-Hour Family Course In The US

Adventurer and family man Bear Grylls has become the world reference in survival skills and outdoor adventure. Inspired by his adventures, the Bear Grylls Survival Academy offers outdoor camps designed to channel your inner Davy Crockett-meets-Indiana Jones and teach you a thing or two about surviving in the wild. Formerly only available in the UK, the BG Survival Academy now comes to the US (New York’s Catskills and California’s Yosemite) and there’s a 24-hour Family Camp option.

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Family Campgrounds & Hikes on the Central California Coast

Fancy a place to pitch your tent and walk over to the ocean with the kids? Will you also want beautiful nature, not too many RVs, running water, picnic tables and bathrooms? And while we’re at it and there is so much to schlep, how about not a big hike to the spot – not […]

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Pancake Breakfast at the West Point Inn

The Pancake Hike – How Mount Tam Makes Trail Breakfast Exciting

Most people eat breakfast before hitting the trail and I can’t blame them for that – hiking on an empty stomach can lead me to thoughts of the murderous kind. Some people eat breakfast on the trail – as in “eat your cereals, kid” or lumberjack-style, bringing a griddle and chopping a tree to fry […]

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Family Winter Fun at Mount Shasta and McCloud

Second highest volcano in the US – check. Ski resort, sledding hill and cool bookstores – check, check, check. No crowds or lines – check and double check. Well then, what are the snow bunnies waiting for? Aaaah, I know. It’s the drive, isn’t it? Yes, it’s a long drive up I-5 but wait til […]

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Waiting for whales on the boat

Whale Watching with Children at the Farallon Islands (Video)

“There goes the tail!” said the naturalist on board of our whale watching boat off the Farallon Islands. The kids were glued to the sides of the boat, waiting for Moby Dick to resurface and wave at us with its giant fin. Think about that – the largest mammals on earth, barnacle-encrusted animals who travel […]

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