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You Can Touch Dinosaur Bones at the Morrison Natural History Museum

You Can Touch Dinosaur Bones at the Morrison Natural History Museum

Disclaimer: Our family was given complimentary admission to the Morrison Natural History Museum for this post, but all views expressed are our honest opinions. Find out more here. It’s not every day that a museum director asks you to help do his job. Nor is […]

We Took Our Kids to a VIP Art Auction and Here’s What Happened

We Took Our Kids to a VIP Art Auction and Here’s What Happened

We love art. Our daughter is a want-to-be artist. Actually, she has one gallery showing under her belt (a youth art show in which at 5 years old, she sold all of her pieces).  We have tried to spawn an appreciation for the arts in […]

The Art of the Staycation: Making Your Hometown a Travel Destination

The Art of the Staycation: Making Your Hometown a Travel Destination

Are you a little worried about planning a “big” vacation since you are unsure how your young ones will hold up to the journey? Or maybe you are on a shoe-string budget and cannot afford an all-out vacation at this time. Maybe you simply want […]

A Family Trip to Santa Fe Offers Much to See and Do

A Family Trip to Santa Fe Offers Much to See and Do

When you think of great American cities with a unique feel, you might think of New Orleans, New York, or San Francisco. However, Santa Fe, New Mexico has a distinct vibe and is a popular travel destination. There are so many things to do and […]

A Visit to the Ancient Cliff Dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park

A Visit to the Ancient Cliff Dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park

The Four Corners region of the United States is home to numerous cliff dwellings and ancient Pueblo structures. None is more famous than the cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park. A trip here amazes visitors as they contemplate the lifestyle of the ancient Puebloan […]

Your Fourth Grader Can Visit More Than 400 National Parks for Free

Your Fourth Grader Can Visit More Than 400 National Parks for Free

September is here. The kids are back in school. Football kicks into high gear. Starbucks serves Pumpkin Spice Lattes. And every Fourth Grade student can get an Every Kid in a Park pass. The National Park Service gives this pass to fourth grade students to […]

Is a Timeshare a Good Idea for Family Travel?

Is a Timeshare a Good Idea for Family Travel?

Yep, we’re going there. We’re going to talk about the dreaded topic of timeshares. Some say that they are your best option for travel while others argue that they are not worth the money or the hassle. The truth from our perspective is that they […]

Tips for Flying with Children

Tips for Flying with Children

We’ve all been there. You board a plane and have empty seats next to you. You watch each person boarding and wonder “Is that the one who will sit next to me?” And then you see the family with the screaming kid enter and you […]

Your Kid Can Meet the Presidents at Mount Rushmore

Your Kid Can Meet the Presidents at Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore is one of the most iconic and recognizable memorials in the United States. According to the National Park Service, almost 2.5 million people visited the memorial last year. Each year, families plan a visit to the site and the neighboring Black Hills. Our […]

Yes, You Can Cruise with Children – And It’s Easier Than You Think

Yes, You Can Cruise with Children – And It’s Easier Than You Think

   Do you want to give your family an unforgettable vacation experience? Maybe you dream of swimming with dolphins, or spending the day at a world-class water park with your family? If so, booking a cabin on a cruise ship is a perfect answer for […]