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.
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 […]
Believed to be first seen by European American eyes in 1806, the descriptions of what was to be come Yellowstone National Park weren’t believed for over 60 years. After all, tales of “fire and brimstone”, steaming rivers, bubbling mud, and boiling water spouting from the ground are rather far fetched. Even today, nearly 150 years […]
We made a quick trip to St. Louis last weekend so the girls could compete in two feis (Irish dance competitions). And while we didn’t have a lot of time to do anything extra, we did find time to visit the Gateway Arch. Four years have passed since our last visit to the Arch, and […]
While planning a cross country family road trip from Michigan to Washington and back last year, I discovered that one of our stops on the way home would be within spitting distance (in other words, approximately 150 miles) of Glacier National Park. Immediately, Glacier went on the itinerary, even though we were on a very […]
What National Parks do you have on your bucket list? Yellowstone? The Grand Canyon? Maybe Arches? All amazing family travel destinations. Did you know that there are 59 National Parks across the US? With parks across the country, it’s easy to find a great National Park to visit for a weekend or an extended family […]
Yes, I am still raving about our Montana Family Adventure with Austin Lehman. It is difficult to put into words what made the trip so magical, but I’m trying my hardest to convey a rainbow feelings into black and white type. I was able to share a few things our guides taught us over at […]
I love sharing our travel stories. If I can change the way a single family travels- or even thinks about travel- then I’m happy. And, most often, I am all about the do-it-yourself trip. Part of the fun is planning your adventure, especially if your children are old enough to add their input and ideas. […]