Anna Ruby Falls Trail Hike – Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests – Helen, Georgia – 06/13/2020

When visiting North Georgia, make sure you take in some gorgeous forest scenery on your way to a beautiful waterfall!…

Blueberry Pickin’ at Damn Good Dawg Farms (DGD Farms) – Watkinsville, Georgia – 06/11/2020

It’s Blueberry Season in our neck of the woods! If you are looking for some AWESOME hands-on summer fun for…

Experiencing the Brilliance of Las Vegas History at The Neon Museum – Las Vegas, Nevada – 12/04/2019

The crown jewel of Alysia’s 20th Birthday Experience was a visit to The Neon Museum in Las Vegas! She has…

The Flying Poemas at Circus Circus – Las Vegas, Nevada – 12/04/2019

Circus Circus is a fabulously Family-Friendly Vegas Hotel for so many reasons! We love the non-stop schedule of Circus and…

Pretzels on the Midway – Circus Circus Hotel – Las Vegas, Nevada – 12/014/2019

Part of what makes Circus Circus such an ideal hotel for families with kids, is the sheer amount of family…

It’s Time to Vegas, Baby! – Circus Circus Hotel – Las Vegas, Nevada – 12/03/2019

Vegas, Baby! Vegas for kids? Absolutely! Stay tuned for some super cool ideas, because Life’s a Circus, Baby! And we’re…

Sisters for a Snowy Grand Canyon Sunset – Desert View Watchtower – Grand Canyon National Park – Grand Canyon Village, Arizona – 12/03/2019

Our final adventure for the day, a Grand Canyon Sunset. It was cold, it was quiet, it was surreal. But,…

South Rim of the Grand Canyon at the Desert View Watchtower – Grand Canyon National Park – Grand Canyon Village, Arizona – 12/03/2019

And we made it to the Grand Canyon National Park! I rarely have words to describe the Grand Canyon. The…

Wupatki National Monument – Flagstaff, Arizona – 12/03/2019

As the road out of Sunset Crater descends into the Painted Desert of Arizona, the snow gives way to the…

Throwing Snowballs on the Lava Flow Trail – Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument – Flagstaff, Arizona – 12/03/2019

Hiking the Lava Flow Trail at Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument in Flagstaff, Arizona while it was covered in snow…

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument – Flagstaff, Arizona – 12/03/2019

The next National Park Unit on our agenda for the day was Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument! Sunset Crater was…

Hiking the Island Trail – Walnut Canyon National Monument – Flagstaff, Arizona – 12/03/2019

After checking out the indoor museum of Interpretive Exhibits, we enjoyed the Island Trail hike at Walnut Canyon National Monument…

Walnut Canyon National Monument – Flagstaff, Arizona – 12/03/2019

Flagstaff, Arizona is one of my favorite locations for hitting National Parks, and getting to experience a multitude of geological…

Desert Snow – Santa Rosa into Moriarty, New Mexico – 12/02/2019

As a kid, I was always kind of “taught” that deserts are hot places. Part of the beauty of traveling…

Fort Smith National Historic Site – Fort Smith, Arkansas – 12/01/2019

Situated along the Arkansas River, the Fort Smith National Historic Site preserves an 80 year span of history in this…

Testament: The Little Rock Nine Monument – Little Rock, Arkansas – 12/01/2019

Testament: The Little Rock Nine Monument honors the bravery and courage of nine African-American Little Rock Central High School students…

The Four Spirits Sculpture at Kelly Ingram Park Along the Birmingham Civil Rights Heritage Trail – Birmingham, Alabama – 11/30/2019

The Four Spirits Sculpture at Kelly Ingram Park memorializes the lives lost during the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing on September 15,…

Beethoven Lives! – Brevard, North Carolina – 10/30/2019

Beethoven Lives! And he does it all over Brevard, North Carolina! Each summer, the city of Brevard hosts one of…

The Guenther Family Muddy Pond Sorghum Mill – Monterey, Tennessee – 09/12/2019

BabyLand General Hospital Home of the Cabbage Patch Kids! – Cleveland, Georgia – 06/19/2019

If you’re feeling nostalgic for the super cool toys of yesteryear… Or, if you are wanting to share a little…

Chicago’s Chinatown Gateway – Chicago, Illinois – 05/06/2019

An evening in Chicago’s Chinatown, perusing awesome shops, eating the most incredible meal, and indulging in some boba tea, of…

Indiana State Capitol Building – Indianapolis, Indiana – 05/06/2019

Scratching another Capitol Building off the list ALWAYS makes for a good morning! The Indiana State Capitol was quite lovely,…

Newfound Gap – Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Newfound Gap, Tennessee – 03/20/2019

Newfound Gap, in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, is a mountain pass situated at the border where Tennessee gives…

Fun on the F Train – Carroll Gardens – Brooklyn, New York – 12/12/2018

Just doing a little of that morning coffee on the NYC Subway!

Salmon Fishing in Resurrection Creek – Hope, Alaska – 07/25/2018

This kid loves him some fishing, but hasn’t had a lot of opportunity to spend time with someone to help…

Exploring The Field Museum – Chicago, Illinois – 05/16/2018

The most important thing to keep in mind when visiting The Field Museum in Chicago, is that it is a…

S.S. City of Milwaukee and USCGC Acacia – Manistee, Michigan – 05/15/2018

For more fascinating Great Lakes Maritime History, be sure to check out these two vessels docked in Manistee, Michigan. The…

Lake Michigan Shoreline at Point Betsie – Frankfort, Michigan – 05/15/2018

Just outside of the Point Betsie Lighthouse, we enjoyed a walk along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Rolling, crashing waves of…

Point Betsie Lighthouse – Frankfort, Michigan – 05/15/2018

Just south of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, along the Lake Michigan shoreline, take some time to explore Point Betsie…

Fun in the Sand – Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore – Empire, Michigan and Glen Arbor, Michigan

Start your vacation fun at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore with a visit to the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center,…

World’s Largest Cherry Pie – Charlevoix, Michigan – 05/15/2018

Every town has at least one claim to fame! In Charlevoix, Michigan, you can find the “World’s Largest Cherry Pie”…

Kilwins Chocolate Kitchen Production Facility Tour – Petoskey, Michigan – 05/15/2018

We love learning about how things are made! Factory Tours are one of our absolute favorite activities! In Petoskey, Michigan,…

Visiting the Kilwins Chocolates Headquarters – Petoskey, Michigan – 05/15/2018

Tucked away in a quaint little corner of Northwest Michigan, in the Lake Michigan coastal community of Petoskey, you will…

Midnight in Mackinaw – Under the Bridge at Michilimackinac State Park – Mackinaw City, Michigan – 05/14/2018

We enjoyed a little late night stroll along the lake fronts! Walking under the Mackinac Bridge is super cool, because…

A Sunset Walk Around The Soo – Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan – 05/14/0018

After we said goodbye to our friend, we spent a little while longer walking through Downtown Sault Ste. Marie to…

Watching Freighters Pass Through the Soo Locks – Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan – 05/14/2018

Start your visit to the Soo Locks by checking out the US Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Center and engaging…

The Soo Locks Visitor Center – Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan – 05/14/2018

No visit to Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan is complete without a visit to Canal Park to see the Soo Locks…

Michigan State Capitol Building – Lansing, Michigan – 05/14/2018

One of Trillian’s favorite things to do is check out Capitol Buildings in each state. It is her personal goal…

Lora Blevins Farmstead – Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area – Oneida, Tennessee – 04/04/2016

A lovely day on the Lora Blevins Farmstead in the Bandy Creek region of the Big South Fork National River…

Junior Ranger Shenanigans at Mammoth Cave National Park – Mammoth Cave, Kentucky – 04/03/2016

Cave Tours are the big draw to Mammoth Cave National Park, in Mammoth Cave, Kentucky. But, before or after you’ve…

Owls in the Big South Fork – Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area Bandy Creek Visitor Center – Oneida, Tennessee – 03/19/2015

Ranger Mary with the Big South Fork NRRA in the Jamestown / Oneida, Tennessee districts is SUCH a valuable asset…

Autumn in Cades Cove – Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Townsend, Tennessee – 10/26/2012

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has an intriguing human history that has left its mark on the beautiful land….

Little River Trail at Elkmont – Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Gatlinburg, Tennessee – 10/26/2012

Such a lovely Fall Day for a hike along the Little River at Elkmont in the great Smoky Mountains National…

Zion Canyon Shuttle Bus – Zion National Park – Springdale, Utah – 07/04/2012

We are frequently asked which National Park is our favorite. Out of the larger NPS Units, Zion, is, by far,…

Riverside Walk – Zion National Park – Springdale, Utah – 07/04/2012

In Zion National Park, the Riverside Walk offers a pleasant stroll along the Virgin River, as it meanders through jaw-dropping…

Hiking the Weeping Rock Trail – Zion National Park – Springdale, Utah – 07/04/2012

Weeping Rock is a lovely trail, with a magnificent destination! It is definitely a trail that I highly recommend to…

The Road to Zion – Zion National Park – Springdale, Utah – 07/04/2012

From Springdale, along Utah 9, east into the Western Entrance of Zion National Park. It’s Independence Day! No better way…

University of Kansas Natural History Museum – Lawrence, Kansas – 06/29/2012

The Natural History Museum, situated in a gorgeous building on the campus of the University of Kansas in Lawrence, is…

University of Kansas Campus Tour – Lawrence, Kansas – 06/29/2012

The University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas is a lovely campus, indeed! The Natural History Museum is a real gem!…

SEA LIFE Aquarium – Kansas City, Missouri – 06/28/2012

A Few Random Day Three Shots – Dry Tortugas National Park – Dry Tortugas, Florida – 09/13/2011

After three days on a remote island in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico, 70 miles from civilization, my…

Day Two in the Dry Tortugas – Dry Tortugas National Park – Dry Tortugas, Florida – 09/12/2011

We’ll just group most of Day Two’s Adventures into one post for now, but I might come back later and…

Gone Fishin'! – Dry Tortugas National Park – Dry Tortugas, Florida – 09/12/2011

Spending our days frolicking in the clear waters and exploring the marinelife was definitely the collectively preferred way to enjoy…

A Whole Fort to Ourselves! – Fort Jefferson After the Crowds Leave – Dry Tortugas National Park – Dry Tortugas, Florida – 09/11/2011

After the ferry boat packs up the Day Visitors and embarks upon its journey back to Key West, campers are…

Snorkeling in the Dry Tortugas – Dry Tortugas National Park, Dry Tortugas, Florida – 09/11/2011

Snorkeling in these perfect, warm, crystalline waters was an experience like no other! The kids had a blast splashing, playing,…

Day One: A Little Exploration – Dry Tortugas National Park – Dry Tortugas, Florida – 09/11/2011

We didn’t really get settled into camp until after the ferry boat left the island for the evening with all…

Sunset in the Swamp – Everglades National Park – Homestead, Florida – 09/03/2011

Gorgeous skies, from pinks and purples, to deep blues, and ultimately blacks… Storm clouds and lightning bolts… And stars… Oh,…

Earning The South Florida Junior Ranger Trifecta – Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center at Everglades National Park – Homestead, Florida – 09/03/2011

If you complete Junior Ranger Badge Programs at Big Cypress National Preserve, Biscayne National Park, and Everglades National Park, you…

Hiking the Trails of Biscayne National Park – Dante Fascell Visitor Center at Biscayne National Park – Homestead, Florida – 09/03/2011

While the bulk of resources protected by Biscayne National Park do take a boat to appreciate, such as coral reefs,…

Junior Rangering at Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center – Big Cypress National Preserve – Ochopee, Florida – 09/02/2011

The first park for the South Florida Junior Ranger Trifecta… Big Cypress National Preserve in Ochopee, Florida and beyond. This…

Just Horsin’ Around – Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area – Jamestown, Tennessee – 07/14/2011

The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area sees a lot of equestrian-based traffic! There are miles upon miles…

Costume Design Workshop at the Country Music Hall of Fame – Nashville, Tennessee – 10/26/2010

Liberty Bell – Independence National Historical Park – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – 10/11/2010

The Liberty Bell is DEFINITELY one of those absolute American Icons that you HAVE to see at least once in…

Independence Visitor Center – Independence National Historical Park – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – 10/11/2010

Every Philadelphia Adventure starts at the Independence Visitor Center at Independence National Historical Park! Here you can catch Museum Exhibits,…

Junior Ranger Pledge Ceremony – Independence Visitor Center – Independence National Historical Site – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – 10/11/2010

After a long, fun day of interactive experiences throughout the Historical District of Philadelphia, hanging out with Benjamin Franklin, visiting…