Family travel blog offering encouragement and tips for easy and affordable travel with kids


Review of Disney’s Pop Century Resort

What do you do when your meticulously prepared vacation plans go awry? This was our experience during our family’s fall break vacation. We cruised through Hurricane Michael and lost a port day when the tender boats were unable to meet our ship at Grand Cayman. […]

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The Best Family Travel Photos

Last year, we had such a great time sharing our best/favorite travel photos that we decided to do it again. We have now been travel blogging for 18 months. That means we had a lot more photos to chose from this year than we did […]

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Scenic Highways: Picture Perfect Landscapes on Colorado Highway 145

Recently, we had a family reunion in Cortez, Colorado. Our family, my in-laws, and my sister-in-laws family visited Mesa Verde National Park. Having visited before, I looked at alternative routes to get to Cortez from the Denver area. My route was set, but summer wildfires […]

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Complete Guide to Santa’s Workshop at the North Pole

It’s a magical place. A place where dreams come true. Children around the world look forward to visiting the site’s most famous resident, sitting on his lap, and telling him the gifts they want for Christmas. Santa’s Workshop at the North Pole in Colorado is […]

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Visit to the Mayan Ruins of San Gervasio

Tucked away on the island of Cozumel lie ruins where the Mayan people worshiped the fertility goddess, Ix Chel. The ruins are not as vast and impressive as Chichen Itza, Tulum or Tikal. However, they were significant for the Mayan women. We visited Cozumel and toured […]

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A Review of Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas

Cruising is our favorite way to travel. We have enjoyed landing in various ports of call, seeing the world, finding adventure on an island, and enjoying the amenities on board. Recently, we cruised on Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas. This was our first cruise […]

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Complete Guide to Disney’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Every year, Orlando’s Magic Kingdom is transformed from magical to sinister (well, not so sinister) as Disney celebrates Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at the resort. Family Well Traveled partied with the ghouls, goblins, and Disney villains, collecting lots of treats and smiles along […]

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STEM is Center Stage at Denver Science Museum

We are science nerds. And we’re not afraid to admit it. Every member of our family has an interest in natural science. Those interests are peaked at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. From Planetarium and IMAX shows to the more than 4.3 million […]

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Even Walt Disney Visited Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

Sometime in the 1950s a car passed through the small mountain town of Florissant, Colorado. The car stopped at what is known today as Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. The world’s most famous animator stepped from the vehicle. Walt Disney spent time at the site, […]

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Take Time to Smell the “Stinky Flower” at Denver Botanic Gardens

Despite some allergies, our family loves the outdoors and beautiful gardens. We would love nothing more than to have our own special flower gardens. There has been some success, but we must admit that we don’t have the greenest of thumbs. We do, however, enjoy […]

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