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Why we were wowed by Badlands National Park

Why we were wowed by Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park defies the imagination. Rising eerily out of the green prairies of South Dakota, the painted hills of Badlands could not be more different than...

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3 Days in Washington D.C. with Kids

3 Days in Washington D.C. with Kids

Welcome! With so many historical sights, activities and attractions to choose from, how do you decide what to do in Washington D.C. with kids?  Here are my top picks...

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6 Smart tips for visiting the Statue of Liberty with kids

6 Smart tips for visiting the Statue of Liberty with kids

Welcome! Is the Statue of Liberty at the top of your family’s list when you visit New York City? It took me 40 years to finally get to New York City for the first...

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Tide pool tips at Cabrillo National Monument

Tide pool tips at Cabrillo National Monument

Last summer, my family set out to visit tide pools in the San Diego area and ended up at Cabrillo National Monument. We saw amazing scenery and learned that we should...

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Top stops for families in Arches National Park

Top stops for families in Arches National Park

Hello! Thinking about Arches? It’s one of my favorite national parks! It’s just a few hours from home, so we have been there with our kids, grandparents,...

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Top stops for families in Zion National Park

Top stops for families in Zion National Park

Hello! Zion National Park is my happy place. My parents were raised in southern Utah and and at least once a year during a trip to visit grandparents, my dad would load...

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Followed a lot of your itinerary…it was extremely helpful in planning this trip! Thank you soooo much!

This is now on my list of places to see when my husband and I drive out west on our whirlwind trip. Thanks for putting the idea in my head and for the tips.

I am glad that I came across this guide! I will be in NYC in October and this will definitely come in handy!
Thank you!

Thank you so much for the information on your site! We just returned from a great family vacation to the Black Hills and enjoyed many of your recommendations and others that we passed along the way.

Thank you for such a valuable post.

A trip like this normally would stress me out… packing regular clothes AND costumes?! But the way you’ve broken down all of the important info should make it much less stressful. Thank you!

Great round-up of things to do in Salt Lake City. Perfect for anyone visiting or those that just want staycation ideas for the summer.

Thank you so much for this article. I also appreciate the insights found in the comments. I’m planning to go this year, after wanting to for so long, and this definitely helps.

Sitting here in San Diego planning our visit to various spots and your website is a great find. Thanks so much!

You are to the point!!! No talk about nonsense. I like that. You said tips and that’s what you gave us. THANKS !!!

We did Zion this August and I poured over your website in advance and can’t thank you enough for how it helped me prepare… I would put our day in the Narrows as our BEST day ever of vacationing so far in our parenting years… Thank you! And thank God for making Zion!!

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