Outdoor Family

Catching bugs and butterflies near Glacier National Park. Photo: Amy McCaffree

Plan Your Own Wildlife Safari This Summer

On a dreary February afternoon, my three-year-old son was in search of wildlife. It was nearing dusk, he was sick, and a nature walk wasn’t …

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Taking First Turns. Photo: Amy Silbernagel Mccaffree.

Teaching Kids to Ski

“Skiing transcends into so many other sports, so it’s a great way to spend time on the mountain,” says Todd Ecklund, the lead tech who …

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Six Kid-Friendly Campgrounds

By Amy Silbernagel McCaffree Camping provides rituals for family bonding: the road trip, meals around the picnic table, playtime, and the campfire. Days stretch long …

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Eagle Watching With Kids

Look, I don’t know what it is about Bald Eagles, but they seem to bring out both the best and the worst of us. We …

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Photo by S. Michael Bennett.

Fossil Digging With Kids in Republic WA

I fashion myself the Daytrippin’ Dad (one of my many delusions), and I try to make it a rule to keep my daytrips within a …

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Family Rafting on the Spokane River

Family Rafting on the Spokane River Terry Bain IF YOU’RE ANYTHING like me, you look at Spokane River downtown and think, “Oh, nice river.” You …

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