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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 […]

Ultimate Guide to the Cliff Palace Tour at Mesa Verde

Ultimate Guide to the Cliff Palace Tour at Mesa Verde

Mesa Verde National Park, located in the southwestern corner of Colorado has captivated tourists for decades since two cowboys happened upon Cliff Palace in December 1888. Since then, Cliff Palace has been the quintessential stop for those admiring the cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde. The […]

10 More Fun Family Adventures in Denver

10 More Fun Family Adventures in Denver

We received such an overwhelming response to our post on Fun Family Adventures in Denver that we decided to create another list of 10 more fun family adventures in Denver. Each location is perfect for a family outing, or for anyone visiting the Denver area. […]

Dinosaur Ridge: Walking in the Steps of Dinos in Colorado

Dinosaur Ridge: Walking in the Steps of Dinos in Colorado

Updated July 2, 2019 by Lance at Family Well Traveled 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 […]

The Best Family Travel Photos

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 […]

Visit to the Mayan Ruins of San Gervasio

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 […]

We Survived The Balcony House Tour at Mesa Verde

We Survived The Balcony House Tour at Mesa Verde

After the tour ended, our son claimed he wanted a T-shirt that read, “I survived the Balcony House Tour at Mesa Verde National Park.” We enjoyed Mesa Verde National Park so much during our first trip there in late winter/early spring. However, we missed one […]

We Play Indiana Jones at a Family Archaeological Dig

We Play Indiana Jones at a Family Archaeological Dig

I am not Indiana Jones, but I played an archaeologist for a day. Our family joined an archaeological team for a dig in Golden, Colorado. Our family archaeological dig took us to Magic Mountain, where we excavated a site Native Americans lived 7000 years ago. […]

You Can Touch Dinosaur Bones at the Morrison Natural History Museum

You Can Touch Dinosaur Bones at the Morrison Natural History Museum

It’s not every day that a museum director asks you to help do his job. Nor is it common that an amateur and his kids get to excavate million-years-old dinosaur bones for a museum. That’s exactly what we did at the Morrison Natural History Museum, […]

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

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

Updated June 25, 2019 by Lance Hale 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 […]