From the bloggers at Conde Nast Traveler
In celebration of the National Parks Service’s Centennial, my family and I recently headed west for a taste of our glorious national heritage. We started in California, at Yosemite; then picked up a pair of Airstream trailers in Las Vegas, and took them on a southwestern tour: the Grand Canyon; Lake Powell and the Colorado River; Arches; Canyonlands; Bryce Canyon; and Zion. I was traveling with my wife and 8-year-old son, plus my brother, his wife, and their two daughters, aged 8 and 10. Here’s a handful of the many things I learned along the way.
1) Seek professional help
We’re a do-it-yourself nation. Good for us! But this is vacation, and the last thing you need on vacation is a pile of work. Especially work you’re not good at—like, in my case, camping; or hiking; or four-wheeling off road. Pros take that work off your plate.
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