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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 […]

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 family adventures in Denver. Boondocks Food & Fun Boondocks has two […]

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 […]

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, […]

Get the Gold Medal Treatment at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs

Get the Gold Medal Treatment at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs

We love the Olympic Games. For two weeks, the world comes together to watch the triumphs (and sometimes the tragedies) of the world’s elite athletes. We cannot wait for the Olympic Winter Games to begin this month in PyeongChang, South Korea. In order to prepare […]

The Wild West Lives On at Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave

The Wild West Lives On at Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave

Adventurer. Buffalo Hunter. Soldier. Pony Express Rider. Dime Novel Hero. Showman. When one thinks of the people who made and defined America’s Wild West, the name “Buffalo” Bill Cody tops the list. Maybe more than any one person, Bill Cody defined the Wild West with […]

The Best Travel Photos of 2017

The Best Travel Photos of 2017

As the year winds down, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the journeys we took during 2017. Most of our trips were to U.S. National Parks, since our 4th-grade son had a free Every Kid in a Park pass. Here are some […]

A Visit to the Ancient Cliff Dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park

A Visit to the Ancient Cliff Dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park

The Four Corners region of the United States is home to numerous cliff dwellings and ancient Pueblo structures. None is more famous than the cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park. A trip here amazes visitors as they contemplate the lifestyle of the ancient Puebloan […]