"Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education." ~Francis Bacon
An exclusive collection of informative articles related to travel and field trips.
The Adventures of Lewis & Clark - Their journey of discovery was the ultimate field trip!
Explore Your World - A study of geography can take you to any place on earth.
Family Travel Tips - How to make family travel more enjoyable for kids and parents alike.
Field Trip Tips - How to organize and implement a successful field trip.
Field Trips USA - Great vacation destinations across the country that also have lots of educational value.
National Parks - They can be considered the greatest classroom in the world, the largest scientific laboratory, as well as a living history textbook.
Virtual Vacations - Take a virtual trip around the world!
Field Trip Reviews
Field trip reports and reviews of favorite field trip destinations.
A Pioneer Field Trip - The Life and Times of Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Estrella War - Medieval Recreation Event held annually in mid-February.
Going Down Under in Kartchner Caverns - This long-held secret site, discovered at the base of the Whetstone Mountains in southeastern Arizona in 1974, now invites exploration. By Pamela Holechek.
KOA, Camping in the Pines - It is hard to explain to my grandchildren about family vacations in the “good old days” when we enjoyed our time even without TV, Nintendo or a cell phone. In fact, our vacation days were filled with hiking, fishing, talking or just resting (hanging out) near our cabin in the pines. By Grandma Julie.
My Desert Adventure - A 4-H CloverKid tells about his group's hike in the Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area.
My Expedition to the Lava River Cave - This essay by a 13-year-old student was an American Museum of Natural History Young Naturalist Award Winner in 2002.
Nature Forum: Arizona Field Trip - A sample itinerary with advice on photography and field trips in Arizona.
Riding the Grand Canyon Railway - The sun was barely visible as we crossed the parking lot and approached the train platform... We were going to "The Rim" in style.
Southern Arizona Field Trips - The Forgach family homeschool page with photos of their favorite places to visit around the Tucson area: Agua Caliente Park, Tohono Chul Park, and Sabino Canyon including an informative description of Edible and Medicinal Plants of Southern AZ.
The Borderlands with Kids - We love Southern Arizona and know that other families who love wide-open spaces, nature, history and fun will share our opinion. By the Nelson-Duac Family.
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Articles of special interest to Arizona residents and visitors.
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