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National Park Photos: A Tribute

National Park Photos: A Tribute

It is National Parks Week. Each April, the U.S. National Park Service celebrates its birthday. During the special week, park sites offer special events. The best part — admission to the parks is free on select dates. We at Family Well Traveled love our national […]

Six Underrated National Parks in New Mexico You Must Visit

Six Underrated National Parks in New Mexico You Must Visit

When you think about New Mexico, you probably think of pueblos and UFOs (think Roswell). The state also has a large number of National Park sites, most notably Carlsbad Caverns, White Sands, and Chaco Culture. However, the state boasts a number of underrated National Parks. […]

Money Museum in Colorado Springs: History Unfolds in Coins and Currency

Money Museum in Colorado Springs: History Unfolds in Coins and Currency

Who knew learning about money could be so much fun? Our family had an enjoyable visit to the Money Museum in Colorado Springs. After hearing that the museum was one of the premier destination in Colorado Springs, we knew we had to check it out. […]

Cozumel’s Spectacular El Mirador Beach

Cozumel’s Spectacular El Mirador Beach

During a recent cruise, our family visited Cozumel, Mexico. While in port, my son and I toured the island, visiting a number of island locales. While on the east side of the island, we stopped at El Mirador Beach. The beach boasts a picture perfect […]

Will Your Tween Enjoy Disney World’s Magic Kingdom?

Will Your Tween Enjoy Disney World’s Magic Kingdom?

It’s the most magical place on Earth. At least, that’s what Disney World claims. But what about for tweens? Will your kids (ages 9-12) enjoy the Magic Kingdom. We decided to test the waters and see if our tween children would enjoy a visit to […]

Exploring Off-the-Beaten-Path Yucca House National Monument

Exploring Off-the-Beaten-Path Yucca House National Monument

I am a planner when our family travels. I will research for weeks, determining activities and locations we must visit on our journeys. Sometimes, I include remote, off-the-beaten-path locations which we can visit if there is time on our trip. Such was the case with […]

Two Day Manhattan Itinerary for Families

Two Day Manhattan Itinerary for Families

New York City is high on everyone’s travel bucket list. There is so much to see and do in the Big Apple. And there is plenty for families to do in Manhattan. Here is a perfect two day Manhattan itinerary for families. Day 1 Itinerary […]

Dinosaur Ridge: Walking in the Steps of Dinos in Colorado

Dinosaur Ridge: Walking in the Steps of Dinos in Colorado

Sometimes my kids (and my wife) complain that I am older than a dinosaur. It’s true that I am old enough to remember the Flintstones as more than vitamins or a live-action movie, but I don’t think I’m as old as a dinosaur (although I […]

Entertaining and Family Friendly Northern Nevada

Entertaining and Family Friendly Northern Nevada

I was born and raised in the “Biggest Little City in the World.” Reno, Nevada — like it’s southern counterpart Las Vegas — is not considered a family friendly destination. In the 1930s and 40s it was the Divorce Capital of the World, as many […]

The International Snow Sculpture Championship in Breckenridge, CO

The International Snow Sculpture Championship in Breckenridge, CO

They start with a 40,000 (18,140 kg) pound block of snow. In a few days, they turn that weighty block into an artistic masterpiece. It’s not all fun and games though. This is a competition, and bragging rights are on the line.  Family Well Traveled […]