Bronx Zoo: Largest Urban Zoo in U.S.

by Greg Seiter on October 1, 2012

Bronx zoo resident

Lions, tigers, bears and many other creatures reside at New York’s Bronx Zoo, the largest urban zoo in the United States. In fact, thousands of birds, mammals, reptiles and primates can be found throughout the facility’s 265 acres of park lands and natural habitats. Bronx Zoo visitors have plenty choices of what to see, both […]


How to Plan a Day at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo

by Mary Jo Manzanares on August 17, 2012

humboldt penguins at woodland park zoo seattle

Woodland Park Zoo, located in the Phinney Ridge area of Seattle, has been serving as the city’s zoo for over 100 years.  The zoo complex spreads out over 92 acres, and includes animals and exhibits, open space, a rose garden, many other gardens, administrative buildings and parking, and attracts over a million visitors a year.  Woodland […]

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Family Friendly Activities in Homosassa Springs, Florida

by Jenni Ingersoll on November 30, 2011

My family and I shared a wonderful experience when we went swimming with the Florida Manatees in the Crystal River at Homosassa Springs, Florida. Truth be told it was a little more wonderful for some than others.  Like most family adventures that begin before dawn there was more than one grumbling member of our party.  […]


Photo Friday: Flamingo at Miami Seaquarium

by Mary Jo Manzanares on November 18, 2011

Flamingo at Miami Seaquarium

Who hasn’t marveled at the awkwardly graceful flamingo?  Ranging in color from the grey hatchlings through various shades of light pink up to vibrant red, these birds fascinate us with their ability to stand, virtually unmoving, on one leg.  But the minute they start to move, those stick-like legs all akimbo, it’s hard to imagine […]


Indianapolis for Families

by Jenni Ingersoll on August 10, 2011

White River State Park Canal

You might think it would take a trip around the world to witness the Terracotta Warriors of Xi’an, China, penguins of Antarctica, African lions basking on the grassland, engage in conversation with pioneers of the American prairie and walk among legends from the sporting world of auto racing, yet on one road trip, to one  […]

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Photo Friday: Miami Flamingo

by Mary Jo Manzanares on April 15, 2011


For family travelers, a trip to the city zoo can be a real treat.  It’s a chance to get a little exercise and let off a little steam.  It’s a fun break from other educational and cultural activities.  It’s a chance to get to know some new animals, often native to the destination where you […]