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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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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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Bear Lake

3 Perfect Days in Estes Park


Once in a while, you get that perfect day…the weather is just right, you’re eating some fantastic food, you spend your day with your favorite people doing your favorite activities.  Those days are the best!  Well, how about three perfect days in a row?  And to be perfect, those days just have to be spent in Estes Park, Colorado. My…

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The original Wisconsin Ducks in Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin Dells – Beyond the Waterparks


You’ve heard about Wisconsin Dells, the waterpark of capital of the world.  Yes, the whole world!  You can’t drive down the street without seeing crazy tube slides coming out the sides of buildings, or vertical waterslides that are straight down and way beyond extreme. Your kids could spend days at the waterparks and still not want to leave!  That is,…

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Wilderness Resort Wisconsin Dells

Wilderness Resort Wisconsin Dells – 71 Tips For Your First Visit


If you grew up in the Midwest, you either visited Wisconsin Dells every single year, or you have never been there.  You love the Dells, or hate the Dells.  It’s crowded, weird, crazy, fun, unique, nostalgic, should I go on? We never visited Wisconsin Dells when I was a kid (poor me), and it was only a few years ago…

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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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camping in the hills

What You Might Not Think to Pack for Your First Camping Trip


Prime camping season is just getting started for us in the Midwest.  We just got home from camping over the holiday weekend, and I only forgot one thing this trip.  Shampoo!  Ugh!  I did pack conditioner, if that counts! We’ve been camping for six years with mostly our travel trailer or sometimes with just a tent.  I think we’ve got…

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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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