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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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Farmers market

Have You Ever…? (The Food Edition)


Food.  We need it to survive.  Some of us may just leave it at that.  But, then there are some of us who: travel just to eat certain foods, love to cook every single day, wander the aisles of the grocery store just because, read cookbooks instead of the latest novel, and search out new restaurants to try every single…

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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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homemade pasta and sauce

Pasta – Try It Homemade


Sure, it’s easy to boil some water and open up a box of pasta, but is it fun?  Homemade pasta is rustic, delicious, and a lot of fun to make.  You will be surprised at how good homemade pasta tastes, and if your kids did the cooking, the meal will be gone in minutes. It takes just a few ingredients…

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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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