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Wood-fired pizza in Seward Brewery

Where to Eat in Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula


Once you know where you are going, where you are staying, and how you are going to get there, it’s time to start planning where to eat in Alaska!  The food we eat and the restaurants we visit while traveling, are a big part of our vacations.  Our family is always talking about certain meals long after we have returned…

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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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Rocky Mountain National Park Mills Lake

25 Tips For Your First Visit to Rocky Mountain National Park


While you are on vacation in a national park, you want everything to go smoothly.  You don’t want crowded hiking trails, full parking lots, zero wildlife in sight, or to waste any time driving around trying to figure out what to do.  You also don’t want to miss anything, right?  As a regular visitor to Rocky Mountain National Park, I’m…

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Surprise glacier from boat tour Whittier Alaska

First Experiences From our Family Vacation to Alaska


Wow!  That sums up our family vacation to Alaska in one word!  All of our planning really paid off, and we had a fantastic trip!  Alaska is beautiful, unexpected, unique and full of fun for the whole family.  I heard the expression “that was a first” more than once!  Now that we are home and trying to get back into…

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Kenai River Rafting family vacation Alaska

Tips For Planning Your First Family Vacation to Alaska


In a couple of weeks we’ll be leaving for our family vacation to Alaska, and I’m so happy to say that I have finally finished booking everything!  Normally, I love planning our vacations, but this trip was the most difficult vacation to plan yet. The biggest problems planning this trip were deciding on where to stay and for how long.…

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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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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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Oh, the Places We’ll Go…Where We Are Traveling to in 2017


I don’t know how many times we have said that we want to go to Alaska, BUT the trip just wasn’t happening.  So after we got home from Colorado last summer, my husband said something (again) about going to Alaska.  Well, what were we waiting for?  I started to make some plans, calculated the costs (both miles, points, and cold…

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