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What You Need to Know for Visiting Pearl Harbor

What You Need to Know for Visiting Pearl Harbor

When our family planned a trip to Hawaii, I knew that the one thing I wanted to do on the island of Oahu was visit Pearl Harbor. Pearl Harbor is one of the most iconic sites in American history. On the morning of December 7,…

Visiting Lake Tahoe’s Kings Beach

Visiting Lake Tahoe’s Kings Beach

Lake Tahoe is one of the most spectacular alpine lakes in the world. People travel from around the world to catch a glimpse of the lake’s pristine beauty among the Sierra Nevada mountains. The lake, straddling the borders of California and Nevada,  is a popular…

Christmas Festivities Around Colorado

Christmas Festivities Around Colorado

Christmas is such a busy time of the year. After holiday baking, shopping for gifts, wrapping those gifts, and preparing for company Christmas parties, it feels like there is not enough time to add anything else to your schedule. However, if you are in the…

Chester Review: Perfect Suitcase for Family

Chester Review: Perfect Suitcase for Family

If you’re like me, you probably don’t think about luggage too often. Really, it’s one of the last things I think about before a vacation. I cannot tell you how many times I have pulled the luggage out of the closet to pack, only to…

Best Family Activities on Kauai

Best Family Activities on Kauai

Kauai is the Garden Island of Hawaii. After spending five days on the island, we can confirm that it deserves this name. The scenery is stunning and once you are on the island, it is difficult to leave. Fortunately, there are plenty of family activities…

Eight Things to Do at Pecos National Historical Park in New Mexico

Eight Things to Do at Pecos National Historical Park in New Mexico

Often, it is said that the United States is a young country. And that’s true. Compared to European, Asian, and African countries, the United States is a newcomer on the scene. However, that does not mean that the states are devoid of history. You only…

Triceratops Trail: An Easy Colorado Hike in the Tracks of Dinosaurs

Triceratops Trail: An Easy Colorado Hike in the Tracks of Dinosaurs

We always look for quick easy hiking trails. Honestly, we are not rugged hikers seeking the most challenging trails. We hike as a family, and easy is better for us. Trails with historic significance intrigue us. So. we happily took a morning to hike (really…

Bigfoot Sighting at Colorado’s Quirky Sasquatch Outpost

Bigfoot Sighting at Colorado’s Quirky Sasquatch Outpost

Bigfoot. Yeti. Sasquatch. Whatever you call the beast, he’s illusive. But, Bigfoot has been sighted in the small mountain town of Bailey, Colorado. There on main street, you can visit the Sasquatch Outpost where you can buy all things Yeti and visit the Bigfoot Museum…

Best Devils Tower Activities for Families

Best Devils Tower Activities for Families

Devils Tower is the iconic movie location at the conclusion of Steven Speilberg’s “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.” But it is so much more than that. President Theodore Roosevelt found the site so special that he used the U.S. Antiquities Act to designated Devils…

Why Teach Your Kids Map-Reading Skills?

Why Teach Your Kids Map-Reading Skills?

I’m a cartophile. There. I’ve said it. What’s a cartophile? A lover of maps. I’ve admired maps since I was young. I study maps before any road trip of vacation. And I have a secret. My kids are becoming cartophiles also. During road trips, I…