As I tried to imagine westward settlers viewing this area for the first time, all I could think was that to many it would seem that the flat, grassy prairie gave way to an otherworldly landscape of buttes and bluffs filled with animals they had never seen before.
I wasn’t at the Amelia Earhart Festival in Atchison, Kansas to learn more about the aviatrix’s early childhood, or even to explore the town, though I did both during my visit. I was there to meet two ladies from Derry (Londonderry), Ireland, the accidental landing point of the first successful female nonstop solo flight – […]
Originally written 4/11/2011 – Updated 4/12/2018 The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago has earned its reputation as one of the country’s greatest museums- and rightfully so. But there are just a few things I wish I had known before we visited. Tips for Buying Your Tickets at the Field Museum We visited the […]
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Last Updated on August 7, 2019 The signs, at first many miles apart, begin to appear as you cross the border into South Dakota. As your journey continues toward the heart of the prairie, the signs become more frequent. Wall Drug signs As the buildup of signs continues you are drawn to exit I-90 at […]
It’s rare for me to visit a place and then, not 2 weeks later, make a return trip to that same area. But that’s exactly what I did after my visit to Champaign County, Illinois. All it took were three little words: Homer Soda Festival. I learned a lot during my brief visit to the […]
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In honor of National Parks Week (April 16-24, 2016) as well as the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service, I want to challenge you to visit at least one national park this year. To help inspire you I asked some of my travel blogging friends to share a bit about their favorite National Parks. National Parks […]
A family vacation is the perfect opportunity to get your kids to accept culture. Where they may balk at visiting an art museum in their hometown, family travel sets a new stage for them to explore, and even welcome, new experiences in new locations. The Fort Worth Cultural District is the perfect place for families […]
Kids love animals. It’s just a fact. And while zoos are terrific, the opportunity to get ‘up close and personal’ with animals can’t be beat. So where do you go when the kids have outgrown petting zoos? One of these awesome animal adventures might be just the thing! Unique Animal Adventures Kids will Love published […]