Downtown Concord, NC: Take a Stroll on Union Street

Right in the middle of the city of Concord, North Carolina, you will find the the charming Downtown Concord, a pedestrian-friendly historic shopping and business district. It's filled with independently-owned places to eat, shop, and explore, but if you only have an afternoon to spend (like I did … [Read more...]

A Day of Fun and FIRSTS at Valleyfair!

A trip to Valleyfair is fun ANY day, but a day filled with "firsts" can be even more fun. Our trip to Valleyfair was a big deal because it was the FIRST time that Little R is finally tall enough to ride on all the rides! He loves the thrill rides and has always been disappointed when there were some … [Read more...]

Visit the Black Hills and Badlands, South Dakota – There’s More Than Mount Rushmore

While Mount Rushmore is a site I think every US citizen (or anyone interested in the U.S.) should visit at least ONCE in their lifetime, there is lots more to see in the Black Hills and Badlands of South Dakota beyond this famed National Monument. The Black Hills are not only beautiful, but they are … [Read more...]

Hero Up! Summer of Heroes at the Disneyland Resort

This summer it's time to Hero Up at Disneyland Resort and be a part of the celebration of all of your favorite heroes! I had a chance to spend a few days at Disneyland last week and had a BLAST!! Disney California Adventure is totally decked out for Summer of Heroes and has lots of new fun and … [Read more...]

7 Top Ways To Stay Safe When Out For A Hike

I am fortunate enough to have the Great Smoky Mountains in my backyard. OK, maybe not directly in my backyard, but within a short drive. One of our favorite activities as a family is to go hiking. There are so many trails weaving their way through that gorgeous backdrop. There are majestic trees, … [Read more...]

Visit Carson Valley: Northern Nevada’s Most Scenic Valley

Carson Valley, Nevada, positioned at the transition between the Sierra Nevada range and the Great Basin, known to be Northern Nevada’s most scenic valley, beckons as a travel destination for both families on vacation, couples looking for a getaway, or anyone ready to enjoy the open space, golf … [Read more...]

Petoskey Area: Michigan Family Travel Fun in the Outdoors

The Petoskey Area is a Michigan treasure nestled on the Little Traverse Bay of Lake Michigan. If you're looking to plan a summer trip to the upper midwest, it's the perfect time of year to head to the Petoskey Area and enjoy some outdoor adventures with your family. If your travel group varies in … [Read more...]

Ride the All-New North Star at Valleyfair!

A visit to Valleyfair is fun and exciting any time, but it just got even more fun and exciting with the all-new North Star! Taking a look at a photo of the North Star, you may think it's just another mild-mannered swing ride. Well, that idea is TOTALLY WRONG! I visited Valleyfair on opening day last … [Read more...]

El Paso Girlfriend Getaway – Plan a Trip with Your Friends!

What's more fun than exploring a new city? Doing it with your friends! While traveling with the family and/or significant other is enjoyable, sometimes it's nice to get away with just your female friends. That's what I did last month when I visited El Paso, Texas, with a few of my travel blogging … [Read more...]

Huntsville Highlights: Family Travel Fun

While it's always fun and rewarding in the end, multi-generational travel can be a challenge! When we travel as a complete family unit, that means everyone from 8-year-old Little R up to my senior Mom. With that range in ages comes a big range in likes and wants, so it can be a bit tricky finding … [Read more...]

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