Great American Road Trip with Kids (and on a budget): Exit 10 – Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Enchanting. That's how the wife explained Carlsbad Caverns National Park. It's our final exit on our Great American Road Trip, and it was definitely a can't-miss!

Great American Road Trip with Kids (and on a budget!): Exit 9 – Wild Wild West (Tombstone and Lincoln County)

Our visit to Lincoln, New Mexico brings me chills as we walk the same halls and streets that Billy the Kid and The Regulators did. Plus, more on my love of "Young Guns" and wishing we skipped over Tombstone.

Great American Road Trip with Kids (and on a budget!): Exit 8 – White Sands National Monument

A torrential rainstorm turned White Sands into grey sands, but the chilly weather, wind, and puddles weren't enough to stop us from visiting the filming location of one of my favorite music videos of all-time.

Great American Road Trip with Kids (and on a budget!): Exit 7 – Grand Canyon National Park

It's one of the seven natural wonders of the world, no wonder we loved our time at Grand Canyon National Park!

Great American Road Trip with Kids (and on a budget!): Exit 6 – Glen Canyon National Recreational Area aka Lake Powell aka Lone Rock Beach

An intense sandstorm may have impacted our second day, but it didn't stop us from introducing our kids to one of our favorite places on Earth - Lake Powell and the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Put it on your travel bucket list NOW!

Great American Road Trip with Kids (and on a budget!): Exit 5 – Monument Valley Tribal Park

Majestic, beautiful, amazing ... it doesn't matter how many adjectives you put in front of Monument Valley, none will do it justice. I don't even attempt it, but do give you our breakdown of one of the two parks that left me breathless, include a Clark Griswold reference, insight on Gas Station Pizza, and photos that don't do the park justice.

Great American Road Trip with Kids (and on a budget!): Exit 4 – Hovenweep National Monument

Thinking about a pit stop to Hovenweep National Monument? We got you covered with hiking thoughts, ratings, tips, and how to save you from getting lost!

Great American Road Trip with Kids (and on a budget): Exit 3 – Mesa Verde National Park

Planning, or wanting to plan, a road trip to Mesa Verde National Park? We have you covered in Exit 3 of our Great American Road Trip with Kids (and on a budget) series. Ratings, thrifty tips, word of the day, photos, and more!

Great American Road Trip with Kids (and on a budget): Exit 2 – Petroglyph and Aztec Ruins National Monuments

Planning, or wanting to plan, a road trip? We have you covered in Exit 2 of our Great American Road Trip with Kids (and on a budget) series. Ratings, thrifty tips, word of the day, photos, and more!

Great American Road Trip with Kids (and on a budget): Exit 1 – Route 66

Planning, or wanting to plan, a road trip on Route 66? We have you covered in Exit 1 of our Great American Road Trip with Kids (and on a budget) series. Ratings, thrifty tips, word of the day, photos, plus insight into the Every Kid Outdoors program!