50 Best Things to Do In Cusco and Sacred Valley, Peru

Cusco Sacred Valley Peru

Peru’s Sacred Valley and Andean highlands are magical places. From ancient Incan citadels high in the mountains, to delicious food and wonderful architecture in Cusco, we loved all of it. Since we traveled during spring break, we were only able to spend a week here which is not nearly enough, and while we didn’t get…

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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

Pearl Harbor with kids

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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Making Memories in Dublin with Kids

Dublin with kids

Our last stop on our European vacation 2015 was to a location that had long been on my travel bucket list…Dublin, Ireland. This unique city was surprisingly easy to navigate and was fun for the whole family to explore. Finding great adventures in Dublin with kids couldn’t be easier. Read on to find out some…

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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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Book Review: 50 States 5000 Ideas

50 States 5000 Ideas

Title: 50 States, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do Paperback: 288 pages Author:Joe Yogerst Publisher: National Geographic (February 7, 2017)       This post contains affiliate links. We were given a copy for review from TLC Book Tours and National Geographic in exchange for our honest opinion. Thanks…

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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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