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Fun Adventures in San Antonio with Kids

We had never been to San Antonio before this spring, but had heard it was a favorite city of many of our friends.View full post »

Backpacking on Cumberland Island National Seashore

After spending months wandering around Florida, we were starting to miss our summer backpacking adventures.  AfterView full post »

Canoeing Nine Mile Pond in Everglades National Park

Visiting the Everglades has been a travel goal for some time. Despite setting a goal to make it there, we had somehowView full post »

Family Camping in Dry Tortugas National Park

Dinner seemed to be running late, but since no one was paying any attention to the time, I’m not sure that itView full post »

The Camping Spot We Almost Didn’t Find – George H. Crosby Manitou State Park, Minnesota

I’m pretty sure we are the only people that leave our Airstream travel trailer in one state park to back countryView full post »

How We Backpacked on Stockton Island in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore With Kids

Sam and I have never considered traveling in an Airstream “camping”. Camping is what you do in a tentView full post »

5 Family Friendly Activities at Voyageurs National Park

Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota isn’t on the way to anywhere. You have to actually try to visit this northernView full post »

8 Must See, Splendidly Educational Native American Sites in the Southwest

We did a semi-unintentional Native American Unit Study this winter as we wandered around Arizona & SouthernView full post »

Visiting John Day Fossil Beds in Eastern Oregon

Eastern Oregon definitely gets less press than its beautiful counterpart – the coastline. The geography is veryView full post »

My Obsession With Cactus Gets Even Stronger – Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument has been on my “must-see” list since we visited Arizona last year andView full post »

The Marin Headlands in San Francisco

Its amazing to me how little we explore our own backyards. Sam has family in Petaluma, CA which is about an hour northView full post »

Beyond Sea World: 13 Other Things to do in San Diego

Last February we spent two weeks exploring San Diego. Having just come from Disneyland, we knew we didn’t wantView full post »

Fort Vancouver’s Campfires & Candlelight – Washington

We visited on a special day, which was lucky because we got to stay late and explore the fort by campfire &View full post »

Visiting Wizard Island at Crater Lake National Park – Oregon

Our adventures can be pretty spontaneous. Sometimes that also means expensive, but the two don’t neccessarily goView full post »

The Redwood National & State Parks – California

At first, this National Park was completely confusing. Is it a State Park? Run by the NPS? Did they have a JuniorView full post »

The Wildflowers at Cedar Breaks National Monument – Utah

Going to southern Utah in the summer is generally not a good idea. Its hot. Really hot. However, there are a few placesView full post »

8 Things To Do In Snow Canyon Utah State Park

Nestled close to St. George, Utah Snow Canyon State Park was a beautiful surprise for us! I had heard good thingsView full post »

They Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To – Point Reyes National Seashore Lighthouse

Imagine yourself out at sea on a small boat. Suddenly dark clouds gather on the horizon and the wind starts to whipView full post »

White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

Layer upon layer of gypsum sand scattered across miles of sweeping dunes. With promises of sledding and funView full post »

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Arizona

The Casa Grande Ruins (Great House) has been standing for more than 650 years as a monument to the Sonoran DesertView full post »

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico

I’ve wanted to visit Carlsbad Caverns National Park for months, so when we dashed through Southern New Mexico onView full post »

Our Top 14 Things To Do in Washington DC With Young Kids

We spent 3 months in the DC area and saw A LOT, but what if you don’t have the luxury of seeing only one thingView full post »

Goblin Valley, Utah

I desperately needed a break from the cold weather and finagled the whole family into road tripping with us to GoblinView full post »