National Geographic Traveler contributing editor Heather Greenwood Davis is the magazine’s family travel advocate, guru, and soothsayer.
Here’s her latest advice:
Reader Question: I want to start a tradition of taking my animal-loving grandkids away on their tenth birthday. Where should we go?
My Answer: The trick to showing big animals to little people is accessibility. Yosemite National Park is a haven for wildlife. Spot black bears and mule deer right from Yosemite Valley.
The Galápagos Islands in Ecuador offer sea lions, giant tortoises, marine iguanas, and blue-footed boobies. It’s as close as you’ll get to an animal Eden.
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