Lessons Learned at Mesa Verde National Park
Outdoor Education | Travel Essays

Lessons Learned at Mesa Verde National Park

A glass of wine, dusk on a serpentine road, and no barrier between said road and annihilation don’t mix. That’s one of those lessons learned when exploring America’s grand national park system. The year was 2009, and I was a mom on a mission, traveling with two tweens–barely 13-year-old Kayla and 9-year-old Alex–on a journey…

Finding Fun Among the Ruins: Fort Crown Point, NY
Art Education | Road Trips

Finding Fun Among the Ruins: Fort Crown Point, NY

Hills of grass rippling with the breeze surrounding a centuries old stone stronghold guarding an international waterway. England? Scotland? Wales? No. Not Ireland, not France, not Spain. Fort Crown Point in New York. Fort Crown Point, 14 miles north of Ticonderoga, has been a militarily strategic point ever since the British and French first started…

Cruising Boston Harbor with Boston’s Best Cruises
Family Travel | Outdoor Education

Cruising Boston Harbor with Boston’s Best Cruises

Out in Boston Harbor, overlooked by most visitors in favor of the history and sports teams the great city has to offer, lie a group of 34 islands, all part of the National Park System. The Boston Harbor Islands have beaches, hiking trails, lighthouses, camping, and a Civil War-era fort. A few islands are reachable…

National Parks In New York: Free Days and Junior Rangers
Outdoor Education

National Parks In New York: Free Days and Junior Rangers

When many students are on Spring Break, more than 100 national parks across the country will waive entrance fees in celebration of National Park Week on April 20-28, 2013. With free admission and special events, it’s a great time to introduce kids to New York’s historical, cultural, and natural wealth through the National Park’s Junior Ranger…