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Two years ago when we did a 5 week trip to California I had a lightbulb moment. We had packed all our clothes loosely into duffle bags, and about 6 days in I seriously couldn’t find anything as the clothes were jumbled, rumpled, and scattered pretty much everywhere. It was a disaster. In desperation I […]

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Now that summer is here, we are trying to get the kids out hiking. A lot. Usually this involves lots of whining and complaints about being tired. A few months ago, however, we stumbled upon the perfect combination: beautiful scenery + in the evening. The first time we hiked in the evening it was by […]

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We took a vacation. I know our life may seem to some like a vacation, but it really is not. Our days are full of school, work, chores, cooking and everyday life stuff. Our week at Disneyland was definitely lacking in most of those activities and it was glorious. When We Visited: February 2014 (Sun-Thur) […]

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With all of our cross country traveling, we do spend more time driving than the average person (and more money on gas) but its actually less than most people think. Our goal isn’t to travel as fast a possible across the 50 states. You can’t see anything that way. We love to take it slow […]

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You’ve planned, organized, packed, sweated, and agonized over creating the best possible vacation for your family. Now that its here and you are going, how are you going to remember it? Photos of course. Here are 8 tips to help you get the best vacation photos ever: 1. Wait for the good light. As I […]

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We pulled into the near-empty parking lot at the Jacksonville, Florida Zoo and all climbed out of the car. I walked around, opened the back of the truck to grab out our adventure bag and my camera. A quick check of the camera to make sure all was in order before heading out, and wait! […]

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A trip to the US Capitol while visiting Washington DC is definitely a must do. The building is both architecturally & historically significant and with just a little advance planning you can make the experience a good one for both you and your kids. We put together 5 tips for visiting the Capitol with young […]

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