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Catch a Wave with a Kauai Surf School Lesson

Catch a Wave with a Kauai Surf School Lesson

Who wouldn’t want to go to Hawaii and ride the waves? Our kids did for sure. When we planned our Hawaii trip, we asked the kids what one activity they most wanted to do. Our daughter insisted on taking a surfing lesson. After a lot…

St. Mary’s Glacier Hike in Colorado

St. Mary’s Glacier Hike in Colorado

We like easy hikes. As a family with youngish children, short, easy hikes check all of the boxes for us. St. Mary’s Glacier in Colorado seemed a perfect hike for our family. It’s a short hike, at 1.5 miles and we got to marvel at…

Jewel Cave National Monument: A South Dakota Gem

Jewel Cave National Monument: A South Dakota Gem

Two of the world’s largest cave systems are tucked away in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Jewel Cave National Monument winds through 202 miles of mapped cave shafts, making it the third largest cave in the world. The cave, located a few miles west…

The Best Things to Do on Oahu

The Best Things to Do on Oahu

When people think of visiting the Hawaiian Islands, most people think about Oahu. After all, Honolulu (the capital and largest city in the state) is on Oahu. Flights to and from the island are plentiful. And there is a plethora of things to do on…

Our Best Family Travels: A Photo Diary

Our Best Family Travels: A Photo Diary

It’s a new year. Every year, we take some time to look back on the past year’s travels and pick some of our favorite photos. This past year, we visited some new places and revisited some of our favorite sites. That left us with too…

Keeping Your Kids Safe at National Parks

Keeping Your Kids Safe at National Parks

It happened again. We saw another video of a child attacked by a bison at a national park site. Every year, we see videos of animals attacking people at our parks. And the animals are not to blame. They are acting instinctively. However, there is…

What You Need to Know for Visiting Pearl Harbor

What You Need to Know for Visiting Pearl Harbor

When our family planned a trip to Hawaii, I knew that the one thing I wanted to do on the island of Oahu was visit Pearl Harbor. Pearl Harbor is one of the most iconic sites in American history. On the morning of December 7,…

Visiting Lake Tahoe’s Kings Beach

Visiting Lake Tahoe’s Kings Beach

Lake Tahoe is one of the most spectacular alpine lakes in the world. People travel from around the world to catch a glimpse of the lake’s pristine beauty among the Sierra Nevada mountains. The lake, straddling the borders of California and Nevada,  is a popular…

Christmas Festivities Around Colorado

Christmas Festivities Around Colorado

Christmas is such a busy time of the year. After holiday baking, shopping for gifts, wrapping those gifts, and preparing for company Christmas parties, it feels like there is not enough time to add anything else to your schedule. However, if you are in the…

Chester Review: Perfect Suitcase for Family

Chester Review: Perfect Suitcase for Family

If you’re like me, you probably don’t think about luggage too often. Really, it’s one of the last things I think about before a vacation. I cannot tell you how many times I have pulled the luggage out of the closet to pack, only to…