Family Vacations Special Issue 2003

Cumberland Island, Georgia.     Photo: William Abranowicz

Cumberland Island, Georgia.

ON STANDS NOW!

F E A T U R E S

Off the Beaten Park
This summer, ditch the car to find true adventure—and big fun—in America’s national parks.
GLACIER, Montana
GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS, Tennessee
DRY TORTUGAS, Florida
ROCKY MOUNTAIN, Colorado
CHANNEL ISLANDS, California
YOSEMITE, California
ACADIA, Maine
PLUS: The best of CANADA'S PARKS and where to find OUTDOOR CLASSROOMS

Total Immersion
One family's GLORIOUS HIATUS on Hawaii's Big Island.
PLUS: THE ALOHA GUIDE: How to soak up the best of the Hawaiian islands.
By Mike Harrelson

All Aboard?
Our exclusive report on how parents feel about travel now. Despite some jitters, families are getting out there—but staying CLOSER TO HOME. By Janine Sieja
PLUS: PASSPORT TO ENLIGHTENMENT: One adventure dad's manifesto; ten safe-and-sound trips that match your current state of mind.

The New Dude
At Colorado's Sundance Trail Guest Ranch, the horse might take a backseat to rafting, fishing, or hiking. By Tim Brookes
PLUS: MULTISPORT FUN: Seven more wonders of the dude ranching world.

Neptune Calling
When the sea summons, answer! Idyllic beach escapes from the grassy bluffs of Cape Cod to the sun-baked sands of southwest Florida. By Meg Lukens Noonan
PLUS: the latest sunglasses; super-low off-season deals; awesome surf schools.

D E P A R T M E N T S

Bulletins
Parents' days off; dynamite dinosaur digs; dolphin-safe encounters; North Carolina's new paddling trail; our family summer adventure calendar; a discounted Honduran hideaway; kid hydration packs; and more.

Scrapbook: Mongolia
An Asian sojourn on horseback. By Thomas L. Kelly and Carroll Dunham

The Perfect Ten
From the Great Plains to the Last Frontier, adventure lodges we love.

Polar Opposites
Paddling a Norwegian river is a major triumph for an explorer's son. By Børge Ousland

Adventure Electronics
Get your family wired with these rugged, high-tech travel tools. By Bob Parks

Shore Leave
Experience a new view of the big blue aboard a four-masted schooner. By Christopher R. Cox
PLUS: THREE more family-friendly voyages.

Adventure Advisor
Vacation tips from OutsideOnline.com's travel expert. By Tim Neville

Follow the Leader
The year's best guided trips. By Meg Lukens Noonan

The North Stars
Our top-ten list of fun family forays into the wilds of Alaska. By Doug Fine

A Worldwide Web of Savings
How the Internet can lead you to real vacation values. By Amy Marr

Kid Everest
Five peaks handpicked to bring out your kid's inner Messner. By Clark Norton

2003 Family Guide: ON STANDS NOW!

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