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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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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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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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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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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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