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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, […]

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 […]

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

Disclaimer: Our family was given complimentary admission to the Morrison Natural History Museum for this post, but all views expressed are our honest opinions. Find out more here. It’s not every day that a museum director asks you to help do his job. Nor is […]

We Took Our Kids to a VIP Art Auction and Here’s What Happened

We Took Our Kids to a VIP Art Auction and Here’s What Happened

We love art. Our daughter is a want-to-be artist. Actually, she has one gallery showing under her belt (a youth art show in which at 5 years old, she sold all of her pieces).  We have tried to spawn an appreciation for the arts in […]

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

September is here. 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 […]

Tips for Flying with Children

Tips for Flying with 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 with the screaming kid enter and you […]