Listen to the Voices of the Past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings

Listen to the Voices of the Past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings

Our family enjoys visiting the ancient cliff dwellings of the the desert Southwest. We visited Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. And, we’ve toured Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico. I can see us visiting all of the cliff dwellings and residences of the Ancestral 

How to Spend One Day in Rocky Mountain National Park’s Wild Basin Trail and Lily Lake

How to Spend One Day in Rocky Mountain National Park’s Wild Basin Trail and Lily Lake

Rocky Mountain National Park is expansive. There is no way you can see and do it all in one day. Our family has visited the park several times, and we developed a strategy to visit certain parts of the park each time. We created a 

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