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…

Destination: Pacific Ocean! – Santa Monica, California – 12/07/2019

Mountains are gorgeous, and cities are fun… But there will always be something alluringly surreal about the call of the…

A Joshua Tree Adventure Along the Hagen Canyon Nature Trail at Red Rock Canyon State Park – Cantil, California – 12/07/2019

I guess I’m a bit of a U2 Fan Girl, and that tends to show itself when I’m in the…

Desert Vegetation at Hagen Canyon Nature Trail at Red Rock Canyon State Park – Cantil, California – 12/07/2019

It’s amazing how much you can learn just by exploring one certain trail, or area, or habitat. Geology, Earth Science,…

Creek Walking at Hagen Canyon Nature Trail at Red Rock Canyon State Park – Cantil, California – 12/07/2019

Geological Formations are greatly impacted by the process of erosion, and exploring the creek beds in and around Hagen Canyon…

Exploring the Geology of Hagen Canyon Nature Trail at Red Rock Canyon State Park – Cantil, California – 12/07/2019

Nothing makes me happier than time spent exploring red sandstone formations! Buttes, cliffs, curtains, spires, and more! We definitely want…

Hiking the Hagen Canyon Nature Trail at Red Rock Canyon State Park – Cantil, California – 12/07/2019

My favorite landscapes on the entire planet! Red Rocks! I absolutely live for traversing the red sandstone trails and formations!…

A Late Night in Rhyolite Historic Site: A Nevada Ghost Town – Rhyolite, Nevada – 12/06/2019

A friend of mine told us about the Death Valley Ghost Town of Rhyolite. The Rhyolite Historic Townsite was a…

Area 51 Alien Center – Amargosa Valley, Nevada – 12/06/2019

When you don’t always know where you’re going, you never know exactly what you’re going to find! We’re in the…

Sights and Sounds of Hoover Dam – Hover Dam, Nevada – 12/06/2019

The walk across the dam, and the sights of Lake Mead and the Mike O’Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, are the…

Walking Across Hoover Dam – Hoover Dam, Nevada – 12/06/2019

Hoover Dam makes a great Day Trip from Las Vegas! Walk across the dam itself, or take a tour all…

Hands-On Learning at Lake Mead National Recreation Area Visitor Center – Boulder City, Nevada – 12/06/2019

You’re never too old for hands-on learning! Toddlers, teens, and everyone in between! National Parks are some of the greatest…

Christmas Beyond Your Wildest Dreams Comes to Life in the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens! – Bellagio Hotel and Casino – Las Vegas, Nevada – 12/05/2019

Experiencing the larger-than-life, absolutely jaw-droppingly STUNNING sculptures made COMPLETELY out of FLOWERS in the heart of The Bellagio Conservatory and…

Lyft Art Park – Las Vegas, Nevada – 12/05/2019

Nothing is more exciting than randomly finding something that makes you stop in your tracks and say, “HUH?” “What the…

Kà by Cirque du Soleil at the MGM Grand – Exhibit of Show Props – Las Vegas, Nevada – 12/04/2019

Even the exhibits for Kà by Cirque du Soleil at the MGM Grand are fascinating! The costumes, props, and other…

Kà by Cirque du Soleil at the MGM Grand – PreShow Access and Meet ‘n Greet – Las Vegas, Nevada – 12/04/2019

We absolutely LIVE for LIVE… We love live shows of any sort, from music to theatre, and everything in between….

Kà by Cirque du Soleil at the MGM Grand – Las Vegas, Nevada – 12/04/2019

Next on the Birthday Agenda, Kà by Cirque du Soleil at the MGM Grand Stay tuned. The awesomeness. Is intense.

Brilliant! A Neon Museum Experience – Las Vegas, Nevada – 12/04/2019

If you want the full flavor of The Neon Museum, you definitely HAVE to add Brilliant! to your itinerary. Strolling…

Tim Burton’s Lost Vegas Exhibit at The Neon Museum – Las Vegas, Nevada – 12/04/2019

I knew I wanted to bring Alysia to The Neon Museum in Las Vegas for her 20th Birthday. It was…

The Neon Boneyard Aglow at The Neon Museum – Las Vegas, Nevada – 12/04/2019

In this second album from the Neon Boneyard at The Neon Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada, we went back through…

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…

2 AM Times Square – New York, New York – 05/15/2019

The City That Never Sleeps, indeed! Bright Lights, Big City, it’s 2am in Times Square!

Cloud Gate at Millennium Park – Chicago, Illinois – 05/08/2019

We finally made it to The Bean! We’ve driven by Cloud Gate in Millennium Park, oh, probably a hundred times…

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…

Sunset at the USS Alabama in Battleship Memorial Park – Mobile, Alabama – 09/25/2017

Battleship Memorial Park is the proud home of the USS Alabama, USS Drum, and a collection of Military Vehicles and…

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…