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Scenic Highways: Picture Perfect Landscapes on Colorado Highway 145

Scenic Highways: Picture Perfect Landscapes on Colorado Highway 145

Recently, we had a family reunion in Cortez, Colorado. Our family, my in-laws, and my sister-in-laws family visited Mesa Verde National Park. Having visited before, I looked at alternative routes to get to Cortez from the Denver area. My route was set, but summer wildfires […]

4 Things To Do at Capulin Volcano National Monument

4 Things To Do at Capulin Volcano National Monument

Most people have heard of the Ring of Fire, a volcanic hotbed in the Pacific Ocean. However, many do not know that 60,000 years ago, New Mexico had it’s own geologic wonders. Today, dotted throughout the plains of northern New Mexico lie dormant volcanic mountains. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Explore The Way It Was in Virginia City, Nevada

Explore The Way It Was in Virginia City, Nevada

Some towns don’t change. This can be a bad thing as some towns seem to be dying a slow, painful death, stuck somewhere in a past time and unable to move forward. Virginia City, Nevada hasn’t changed much since the Comstock Lode discovery in 1859. However, […]

A Winter Trip to Lake Tahoe’s Sand Harbor

A Winter Trip to Lake Tahoe’s Sand Harbor

Spanning two states, Lake Tahoe is a photographer and nature lover’s dream landscape. The mountain lake is world-renown for its clarity and beauty. The surrounding snow-capped mountains attract snow skiers and snow boarders from around the world. Drives around the Lake offer stunning vista landscapes […]

Visiting the Amazing National Parks of South Dakota

Visiting the Amazing National Parks of South Dakota

Each year, thousands of people flock to the Black Hills and Badlands of South Dakota. Some go to see the majestic sculptures of Crazy Horse or Mount Rushmore. Others travel to see the fantastic wildlife roaming freely through the fields. Still others ride their motorcycles […]

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 […]