Visiting Stunning Virgin Islands National Park in St. John USVI

Virgin Islands National Park St. John

Virgin Islands National Park is one of those places that have to be seen to be believed. It may sound cliché since it’s in the Caribbean (nearly everything’s beautiful in the Caribbean), but there are not many places that can offer up so much natural beauty, along with a fascinating history lesson at the same time.…

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#FindYourPark at Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Cuyahoga Valley National Park isn’t one of those parks that people think of when they’re asked to name their favorite. Usually, it’s Yellowstone or the Grand Canyon, but not Cuyahoga. If we’re being honest, we didn’t even know it existed until this past year when we started planning our trips to several of our National…

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Why America’s National Parks Need Families More Than Ever

Note: This post originally appeared on Matador Network. Teach. Within the past 9 months or so, our family has fallen in love with America’s National Parks. A few years ago, most of them wouldn’t have even been on our radar. Sure, we knew where the Grand Canyon was, and we knew about Yosemite and Yellowstone,…

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Choosing the Best Suitcase for Travel – 2017 Suitcase Reviews

Best Suitcases for travel

Travel luggage is an investment for anyone who travels even just a few times per year, so choosing the best suitcase for travel is an important decision. You need something that’s sturdy, but also reasonably priced. The quickest way to put a damper on your vacation is to get to the baggage claim and find…

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Experiencing WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument

In September 2016, we signed our fourth grader up for her Every Kid In A Park pass and set off to visit as many parks as we could in a year. Hawaii was first up on the list. Our trip started off with a visit to Haleakalā National Park and Volcanoes National parks. Those places…

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Let Freedom Ring! Visiting Independence National Historic Park

The Birthplace of U.S. Democracy No trip to Philadelphia would be complete without a visit to Independence National Historic Park. The park is home to Independence Hall and its most famous resident, the Liberty Bell. The various buildings that make up the park have seen their fair share of democracy. They have not only served…

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Incredible! Exploring Ancient Machu Picchu with Kids

Machu Picchu with kids

Planning an Awesome Family Adventure to Peru Peru is an awe-inspiring country filled with culture, history, and unbelievable scenery. It is also kid-friendly and affordable, so when we sat down several months ago to plan our spring break trip, Peru shot right to the top of the list. The crown jewel of Peruvian archaeological sites…

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#ExploreHome: Woody Guthrie Center – Tulsa, OK

The Woody Guthrie Center is a gem of a museum located in Tulsa, OK. Opened in 2013, the Center celebrates the art and life of Oklahoma native son Woody Guthrie and has a beautiful spot right in the heart of the Brady Arts District in thriving downtown Tulsa.   Woody Guthrie – Spreading Hope Where There…

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Visiting Mammoth Cave National Park With Kids

Mammoth Cave National Park

When we found ourselves with a free weekend earlier this year, we decided to pull out the map and find a new National Park to visit. Mammoth Cave ticked all the boxes: within a day’s drive, and lots of ‘cool’ factor for the kids. We were not disappointed. It was fantastic! Visiting Mammoth Cave National…

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Best Family Hotels in San Diego, CA

Best Family Hotels in San Diego

Looking for the best family hotels in San Diego? With nearly perfect weather year round and unlimited family activities, I don’t blame you! San Diego is a family vacation paradise. As you might expect, there is no shortage of hotels and family resorts that fit any budget. San Diego is also pretty unique in that you’re…

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