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Hiking the Narrows at Zion National Park

By Dennis Pilipenko, college-bound teen travel blogger who frequently contributes to Celebrate the Weekend The Narrows On my family’s trip to Zion National Park in Utah last summer, my father and I undertook a hike up the Narrows, and the experience was much more enjoyable than the ominous name would lead you to believe. The Narrows is the narrowest section of the Zion Canyon, and most of it is submerged in water. You can hike up from Temple Sinawava or down from Chamberlain’s Reach to the Virgin River located at...

Top of the Island: Hiking Diamond Head Crater

By Kaden Arias de Cordoba Tenth grader at Kalani High School in Honolulu, Hawaii When you think of Oahu—one of the islands of Hawaii and home to Honolulu—you might think of beaches and luaus. Yes, we have those. But reaching the top of Diamond Head Crater offers views that are worth the hike! Right after we moved to Oahu in February 2013, we hiked to the top of this extinct volcano. It’s pretty cool! Because Hawaii is tropical, it’s warm...

Into the Woods: Family Camp in Vermont

At the Tyler Place, Enjoy an All-Inclusive Summer Camp for the Whole Family. Best of All:  Kids Hang with Kids, Teens Hang with Teens and Parents Hang with Adults. By Nikolai Wood High School Freshman in San Diego This past summer, my family and I spent a week at the Tyler Place Family Resort in Swanton, Vermont.  This beautiful and peaceful lakefront property lies hidden away on the northeastern edge of Lake Champlain, a short distance from the border of...