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…

Mount Rushmore: A Photo Travelogue

Mount Rushmore: A Photo Travelogue

Mount Rushmore is one of the most iconic sites in the United States. The sculpture of four U.S. Presidents is located in the Black Hills of South Dakota.  Each year, three million tourists visit the site. Recently, Family Well Traveled returned to Mount Rushmore. We…

Rocky Mountain National Park Guide for Families

Rocky Mountain National Park Guide for Families

Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the crown jewels of the National Park Service. It’s not the largest park (although it’s the largest in Colorado). However, it is packed with things to do. The park boasts over 100 peaks at 11,000 feet in altitude…

Spending the Day at Starfish Island, Belize

Spending the Day at Starfish Island, Belize

There’s nothing like a beach day! Every once in awhile, the best thing for the body and the soul is a day at the beach. And what better than a day at the beach on your birthday. We visited Belize via cruise ship on my…

Adventure Awaits in Family Friendly Las Vegas

Adventure Awaits in Family Friendly Las Vegas

Las Vegas is one of the premier travel destinations in the United States. But, everyone knows that it is an adult playground. “What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas” is the town’s tourism slogan. However, we wanted to see if a family can have fun…

A Trip to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

A Trip to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Some of its rock walls are deeper than you’ll find in parts of the Grand Canyon. For more than 2 million years, the Gunnison River has chiseled away the rock canyon walls, at the rate of one paper width per year. Painted Wall, its largest…