TRAVELFORKIDS.COM - FAMILY TRAVELERS DEMANDING MORE CLOSE-TO-HOME TRAVEL IDEAS
With great new "discover California gold" destinations, families can plan adventures in the Golden State in ways that casual visitors usually miss.
The new California destinations include:
Country (birthplace of the '49ers gold rush) is an often-missed
spot in the route between San Francisco and Lake Tahoe or Yosemite
National Park. In fact, this is a great vacation spot, where families
can chug through the hills on a steam train or stagecoach, pan
for gold, trek under spectacular stalactites in underground caverns
or fish for their dinner at a trout farm.
Beyond California, Costa Rica, a treasure trove of nature, and long known as a "safe haven" for travelers, has been added. Great information about gems like hot spring resorts, white sand beaches and the spectacle of green sea turtles laying eggs are detailed along with great ideas for adventures: Families can skim across the jungle canopy in a tram or hike through howler monkey habitats, see a live volcano or glide in shallow-bottom boats through mangrove swamps while colorful butterflies drift by (sharp eyes may spot a caiman low in the water or a boa constrictor coiled on a branch). For those who like their wildlife more passive, there are butterfly gardens, frog ponds, and wildlife conservation parks too.
In addition to the greater North American coverage, Travelforkids continues to add Travel Essentials articles, such as the highly popular "Tips for Traveling with Preschoolers," a great hand-holding piece that encourages parents with young children to head out for long trips by making practical and fun recommendations. Other new articles getting a great deal of attention are the must-read "Packing for your Trip" and the charming "Traveling with Stuffed Animals. "
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