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Candyce H. Stapen

Candyce H. Stapen

Long-time family travel guru Candyce H. Stapen writes for many publications and outlets. She has written 30 travel guidebooks, including two for National Geographic, and her blogs and articles appear in many outlets. For more information, see gfvac.com and follow her @familyitrips.


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Bug-Damaged Wood Becomes Beautiful Furniture

Bug-Damaged Wood Becomes Beautiful Furniture

Written by: Candyce H. Stapen, January 02nd, 2017

Categories: News

Trees killed by the mountain pine beetle find new life in the national parks

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Secrets of Yellowstone

Secrets of Yellowstone

Written by: Candyce H. Stapen, October 02nd, 2017

Categories: Learn

America’s first national park, Yellowstone became “a public park or pleasuring-ground for the benefit and enjoyment of the people” in 1872.

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Secrets of Winter Wildlife Watching

Secrets of Winter Wildlife Watching

Written by: Candyce H. Stapen, December 02nd, 2016

Categories: Winter

In winter, Yellowstone National Park morphs into a picturesque wonderland, complete with snowy woods, ice pellets of geyser rain, frozen waterfalls, and abundant animals.

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The People of Yellowstone … in Their Own Words

The People of Yellowstone … in Their Own Words

Written by: Candyce H. Stapen, July 02nd, 2018

Categories: Working

A memorable place to visit, Yellowstone National Park makes even more of an impression when it becomes your home.

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How Art Led to the Creation of Yellowstone National Park

How Art Led to the Creation of Yellowstone National Park

Written by: Candyce H. Stapen, October 03rd, 2016

Categories: Learn

Native Americans, trappers, and stalwart pioneers knew about the Yellowstone region’s amazing geysers, hot springs, rivers, bison herds, and bears long before Yellowstone became a national park.

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