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Complete Guide to Santa’s Workshop at the North Pole

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 […]

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 […]

A Review of Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas

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 […]

Complete Guide to Disney’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

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 […]

STEM is Center Stage at Denver Science Museum

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 […]

Even Walt Disney Visited Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

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, […]

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

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 […]

Unbelievable Splashes of Color at Colorado’s Paint Mines Interpretive Park

Unbelievable Splashes of Color at Colorado’s Paint Mines Interpretive Park

Imagine opening a new box of Crayola Crayons. You see purple, orange, yellow and white. Now, imagine finding a special spot on earth that looks like a box of crayons. Welcome to Paint Mines Interpretive Park. Tucked away in the eastern Colorado prairie, Paint Mines […]

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 […]

Sand Sledding (Sort Of) At Great Sand Dunes National Park

Sand Sledding (Sort Of) At Great Sand Dunes National Park

Did you know that the tallest sand dunes in North America are nestled in central Colorado? The Great Sand Dunes National Park has dunes 800 feet tall. Still, at that impressive height, the dunes are dwarfed by the Sangre de Cristo and San Juan Mountain […]