Browsing Category : City Trips

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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Capitol Building

What to do Your First Weekend in Madison, WI


If you’re looking for a smaller city to visit in the Midwest, than you need to consider spending a weekend in Madison, Wisconsin. The city is easy to get around and has a lot of fun family attractions.  There’s also great shopping, restaurants, outdoor trails and other family friendly activities. Madison is the second largest city in Wisconsin, and is…

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Art Institute

City Pass – An Easy Way to Save Time and Money on Vacation


What’s wrong with taking a summer vacation?  Well, for one, vacations can be expensive.  For two, once you get to your destination, you spend half of your time waiting in line to see what you want to see.  For three, well I could keep going on and on, but let’s focus on problems one and two. One way to solve…

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Tall Ship and the Lift Bridge

Duluth, Minnesota – 8 First Experiences For the Whole Family


One drawback to living is the Midwest is that the ocean is so far away.  We’ve got a 2 hour drive to the airport and then at least a 3 hour flight to get to the saltwater.  But, Duluth, MN is just over an hour away, and they have Lake Superior.  I guess I’ll take freshwater over saltwater any season,…

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Mall of America

Mall of America – 9 First Experiences For the Whole Family


Where can you have 9, yes 9, awesome first experiences over the course of 2 days?  Where can you shop at 520 stores, choose from 50 restaurants, explore an aquarium, have some thrills at an amusement park and much, MUCH more?  Only at the Mall of America! The Mall of America (MoA) is located in Bloomington Minnesota and is celebrating…

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What to Expect the First Time Your Family Rides Amtrak


Traveling by train on Amtrak sounds so easy and relaxing doesn’t it?  All you have to do is hop on board, find your comfortable seat, and sit back and enjoy the ride.  There’s no traffic, no road construction, and no bathroom stops.  Perfect, right? I was really looking forward to taking my kids to Chicago for the first time, but…

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