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We traveled to Florida during a pandemic and survived to share our story!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
An ode to my parents and kids for being awesome, Dodge City, Gumby the Mover and another John Hughes’ reference highlight the last of our relocation with family.
Patience, boredom and our bladders were all tested on Day 2 & 3. That’s what happens when you spend 24 hours behind a windshield.
A U-Haul mishap, moving van tetris, John Hughes’ references, and the 2:30 wake up call via train … it was all part of Relocation with a Family: Day 1.
Vai Rio! On the eve of the 2016 Summer Olympics I’m giving my bias opinion on why the media should cut Brazil some slack.
Ten things I learned while traveling internationally with kids.
Part II of the Traveling (Abroad) with Kids series talks about what preparations you need to make before departure.
Part I of my Traveling (Abroad) with the Trio series starts with the simple question of “Why?!”
What happens when you take three somewhat-young-kids to an amusement park? This!
It’s been over three years since I last took a vacation. Vacation meaning a trip that’s sole purpose is to chill. Thus “vacation” excludes Las Vegas weddings, road trips to move the Grandparents, and business trips to Boise; the only trips I’ve taken since our Brazil excursion in 2009. Life has been kind of hectic, … Continue reading Bucket List Endorsement: Ten Vacations I Want to Take!
I love Brazil. The people, the smell, the weather, everything. I don’t know what it is but I love it. I guess I do know what it is. Its home away from home. It takes us a whole minute to adjust to everything before we feel like we’re home again. Too bad we have to … Continue reading Blogging from Brazil – July 9, 2006
Vacation started later in the day for us on Thursday, February 9. Our plane didn’t leave until – what we thought – 6:55pm, so we spent the morning finishing up packing, washing the car and getting my haircut. My Mom came and got us at 3:30pm and we left – what we thought – early … Continue reading Day One: Tips for Traveling with a Toddler – February 9, 2006