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Fun things to do with kids in Alaska

Fun Things to do With Kids in Alaska – Kenai Peninsula


When I told people that we were going to Alaska this summer, I was asked two questions.  The first question was “Are you taking a cruise?” and the second question was “Are the kids going?”.  I guess I wasn’t too surprised by the cruise question, because a lot of people do visit Alaska while on a cruise.  The second question…

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Visit a State Park for a Day of Family Fun


Are you wondering what to do when you get that day of perfect weather in the summer, that first warm day in the spring, or that last kind-of-warm weekend in the fall?  Where can you go when all you want to do is be outdoors, do some hiking, have a picnic, let the kids run around, and enjoy the scenery? …

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Visiting with the animals at the state fair

Tips for a Fun Day at the State Fair


Has your family ever been to a state fair?  If not, now is the time!  A state fair is something that everyone should experience at least once, just for the crazy over the top food!  State fairs really are a good mix of learning and fun.  There are plenty of agricultural exhibits and just as many rides and games.  Most…

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Science experiment with vinegar and baking soda

Science Fun – Sneak a Little Learning into Summer


My kids have a very long summer vacation, 87 days this year!  That is a lot of days off from sitting in the classroom and learning.  Kids need to keep learning every single day, and there are so many ways to learn something new besides sitting in the classroom.  My kids take advantage of day camps, summer school, library reading…

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Roadside Attraction Worlds Largest Badger

Roadside Attractions – Why Your Family Needs to Stop


How often has this happened?  You are cruising along on your summer road trip and you start to see road signs everywhere screaming “World’s Largest”, and you admit you’re kind of curious.  Of course, your kids are really curious!  Then you think about the wasted time, the other tourists you’ll have to deal with and the wasted money.  You. Must.…

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geocaching

Geocaching – Outdoor Fun for the Whole Family


When we tell people we went geocaching last weekend, they either say “fun!” or “what is that?”  If you fall into the “what is that?” group, you are missing out on a fun way to get your whole family outdoors. I define geocaching as an outdoor treasure hunt.  Except the treasure isn’t going to get you any closer to retirement,…

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Have You Ever…? (The Travel Edition)


“The World is a book, and those who do not travel only read one page.” (St. Augustine of Hippo) That is my favorite quote ever…and I’m not one to walk around quoting people!  It is true though!  I’ve read far more than one page in this “book” and I try to read more pages every day.  Never stop learning or…

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Hiking to Mills Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park

The Best Hikes for Families in Rocky Mountain National Park


It’s time for a road trip to Rocky Mountain National Park!  The car is packed, the route is mapped, and everyone is excited to head to the mountains!  But wait, what are you going to do once you get to Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP)? You’re sure you’ll be able to cruise into the park and spot some wildlife in…

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