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Great Places to Get up Close to California’s Redwood Trees

This is their temple, vaulted high, And here we pause with reverent eye, With silent tongue and awe-struck soul; For here we sense life's proper goal… --Joseph Strauss, “The Redwoods” That the chief engineer of the Golden Gate Bridge was also a talented poet may come as a surprise to...

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Five Paths to Family Adventure in Oregon

On paper, Oregon quickly becomes a land of superlatives. It’s home to the deepest river gorge in North America, the 7,993-foot deep Hell’s Canyon. It’s also where you’ll find the deepest lake in the United States, the 1,943-foot deep Crater Lake. ...

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Five Essential Skills Kids Need for Adventure Travel

Most kids come with a built-in compass pointing always toward adventure. If there’s an overgrown path that needs exploring, or a curious hole that must be poked with a stick to see what lurks within, you can pretty much count on your young explorer rising...