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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 […]

We Vacationed in Nebraska and Found More than Corn

We Vacationed in Nebraska and Found More than Corn

When you think of special vacation destinations, Nebraska probably is not on your list. I admit that I don’t think of Nebraska as a traveler’s Mecca. Yet, our family planned a road trip to Western Nebraska during fall break and found that there is more […]

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 are allowed to help excavate million-years-old dinosaur bones for a museum. That’s exactly what we got to do at the […]

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 […]

Your Fourth Grader Can Visit More Than 400 National Parks for Free

Your Fourth Grader Can Visit More Than 400 National Parks for Free

Every September the kids are back in school. Football kicks into high gear. Starbucks serves Pumpkin Spice Lattes. And every Fourth Grade student can get an Every Kid in a Park pass. The National Park Service gives this pass to fourth grade students to encourage […]

Tips for Flying with Young Children

Tips for Flying with Young Children

Tips for Flying with Young Children We’ve all been there. You board a flight and have empty seats next to you. You watch each person boarding and wonder “Is that the one who will sit next to me?” And then you see the family flying […]

Yes, You Can Cruise with Children – And It’s Easier Than You Think

Yes, You Can Cruise with Children – And It’s Easier Than You Think

Do you want to give your family an unforgettable vacation experience? Maybe you dream of swimming with dolphins, or spending the day at a world-class water park with your family? If so, booking a cabin on a cruise ship is a perfect answer for your […]

The Joys of Being a Junior Ranger

The Joys of Being a Junior Ranger

Every summer, our family develops a new passion. One year, it was geocaching. One year, it was watching “American Ninja Warrior.” This year, our passion involves visiting some of the sites of the National Park Service. During the visit, our children collect a Junior Ranger […]

Why Are We Doing This?

Why Are We Doing This?

We were somewhere in the middle of Indiana driving on Interstate 64 when my wife and I got a whiff of something emanating from the back of the car. We were returning from a funeral in Missouri to our home in Louisville, Kentucky, with our […]