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.
The Black Hills in South Dakota are famous for their rocks. But some of the most fascinating stones are found nearly 20 stories below ground at Wind Cave National Park near Hot Springs. One of the longest caves in the world, Wind Cave is a terrific family travel destination. While the miles of prairie land […]
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 […]
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. […]
We’ve been enjoying spectacular spring weather this year- dry and warm (usually it’s cool and rainy). The warm weather got us thinking about summer camping and we decided to check out the grounds at Ledges State Park and then take a hike. We had a perfect day for our adventure. Though the weather was dry […]
Doug and I had camped many times before the girls were born. But that camping was so much different than what we did this past weekend. You see, before the girls came along we did very rustic camping (read: no running water, no electricity, no toilets). What we did this past weekend with the girls […]
It’s pretty much a given that a 18 month old and a 3 year old don’t care a bit about nature or history and even castles get dull after you’ve explored a few. I found an easy way to keep the girls occupied when they were getting a bit bored. Ireland is filled with faeries, […]
Glendalough is about two hours south of the Dublin airport. Gleann dá locha literally means the ‘Glen of the two lakes’ as the ancient monastic community lies in a beautiful valley in the middle of the Wicklow Mountains. If you are heading to Glendalough from Dublin I highly recommend researching directions online as we used […]