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Rolling Hills Zoo: An Unexpected Find in the Middle of Kansas

Rolling Hills Zoo: An Unexpected Find in the Middle of Kansas

Did you know there is a zoo in the middle of Kansas? Neither did we until we were planned a road trip to Topeka to attend our niece’s high school graduation. It is a long drive from our home at the foothills of the Rocky […]

Three U.S. Forts in Three States Tell the Story of the West

Three U.S. Forts in Three States Tell the Story of the West

In three western U.S. states you find three unassuming forts in desolate terrain. These three Western U.S. forts tell part of the story of western migration during the 1800s. Fort Union, Fort Laramie, and Bent’s Old Fort, stand as testaments to the brave men and […]

Explore the Universe at Space Foundation Discovery Center

Explore the Universe at Space Foundation Discovery Center

“We’re going to a museum to learn about space,” I excitedly told my family. I was surprised when they balked at the news. “We don’t want to go learn about space! Who wants to do that? Dad, why do you always have us go to […]

Fun Family Adventures in Denver, Colorado

Fun Family Adventures in Denver, Colorado

Colorado is home to the Rocky Mountains, famous skiing resorts, and amazing national parks. Denver, the capital city of the state, offers a variety of activities for families. Here are some of our favorite fun family adventures in Denver. Boondocks Food & Fun Boondocks has […]

Dive into Fun at Denver’s Downtown Aquarium

Dive into Fun at Denver’s Downtown Aquarium

Our daughter had been asking to go for months. She is an animal lover. She really likes dogs. She also really likes aquatic life. We set up a fresh-water aquarium in her room. But, she had been asking to visit the Downtown Aquarium, Denver for […]

A Guide to Lower Manhattan, Liberty Island and Ellis Island

A Guide to Lower Manhattan, Liberty Island and Ellis Island

My Mom was so excited for this vacation to Manhattan. She spoke with me about it for weeks on the phone, and then finally booked tickets. We headed to New York City for an opportunity to connect with our past. My maternal grandfather had emigrated […]

Great Family Fun at the Great Wolf Lodge

Great Family Fun at the Great Wolf Lodge

Our kids were completely surprised when we picked them up from school. “Why are you checking us out of school early?” they inquired. “You’ll have to wait until we get out of the school building and to the car,” we answered. Once in the car, […]

What To Know Before You Board Your First Disney Cruise

What To Know Before You Board Your First Disney Cruise

You’ve booked your cabin and purchased your plane tickets. You’re super excited about your first Disney Cruise, but you’re not really sure what to expect? Luckily for you, we’ve been there and we’ve got you covered. We have previously written about how easy it is […]

Travel Mishaps Part 2: Sick and Tired Vacations

Travel Mishaps Part 2: Sick and Tired Vacations

Behind every perfect Instagram picture is a story. The story is often more interesting than the picture itself. We have shared how we have struggled through some travel experiences in order to get that Insta-worthy photo here. But, what happens when you are traveling and […]

Travel Mishaps Part 1: Vacations in the Cold

Travel Mishaps Part 1: Vacations in the Cold

We are family travel bloggers. Our lives and adventures are out on the Internet for anyone to see. Of course, we like to share the great things, but we’d be the first to tell you that some of our trips have been disasters. Hopefully, we […]