Posts by Allison


Hey there! Isn’t fall a wonderful season? The weather is crisp. Gorgeous multi-colored leaves fall from the trees. Everything is pumpkin spice and apples and a celebration of the harvest – and it smells so good. The whole season is a treat for the senses. And, have you noticed? Halloween is HUGE in Utah. Across the state, there are dozens of delightful destinations that celebrate the season and the unique cultures that...

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Hello! Hoping to visit a royal palace on your London trip? Hampton Court Palace was one of my family’s favorite days during our week in London. There are lots of interesting things to see and learn for history lovers, and some pretty cool activities for children. Choose a day with pleasant weather if you can, because many of the best activities for families are outdoors. Hampton Court Palace was built by Cardinal Wolsey in the...

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Hey Harry Potter Fans! Is Platform 9 3/4 a must-see in London? My family thinks so. If you’ve read all the Harry Potter books and seen all the movies, you know that Harry takes the Hogwarts Express to school every year from the magical Platform 9 3/4 from London King’s Cross station. The books may be fiction, but King’s Cross is real, and there is a great photo op for Harry Potter fans inside. You need a train ticket...

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Hello! Planning a trip with your baby? I know it can feel overwhelming, but it’s really a great idea. My first child was four weeks old when she took her first road trip. It was a 2,000-mile vacation that covered four western states. There were a few crazy moments, but overall, it was a great trip. That was 14 years ago, and my daughter is a great traveler today because she’s had so much practice. A stroller is an...

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Where to find the best corn maze

Where to find the best corn maze


Posted By on Sep 4, 2018

Hey there! Are you ready for cooler weather, colorful leaves and pumpkin spice everything? We are! Fall is a great time to find unique family activities, such as pumpkin patches, hay rides, spook alleys and the newcomer, corn mazes! Corn mazes started to pop up around the United States in the 1990’s, when farmers realized that they could earn additional revenue from their corn fields by cutting mazes into them. Corn mazes can be...

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Hello! Planning a trip to the Black Hills in South Dakota? It’s one of my favorite destinations for families in the United States. And Jewel Cave National Monument is one of my favorite places to visit in the Black Hills. My family has visited Jewel Cave twice, several years apart. Ranger-led tours are the only way you can visit Jewel Cave. These tours are popular – especially during the summer – so getting Jewel...

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Hello! Planning a trip to London? The Tower of London is one of the city’s most popular attractions, and my history-loving family enjoyed it even more than we expected to. Even my 11-year-old son – who usually groans when we plan museum visits – found a lot to like at the Tower of London. The Tower of London isn’t a single building. It has multiple buildings and outdoor spaces, surrounded by a wall that dates...

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Hello! Have you heard of Custer State Park in South Dakota? Custer State Park is one of the best state parks in the United States. It’s located a short distance from Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills of South Dakota. My family has visited Custer twice, and it was a highlight of our Black Hills trip both times. On our second trip in July 2018, we stayed just outside the park entrance, and made Custer our base for the whole week....

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Hello! Planning a trip to London? Hoping to keep costs down? I love to try local flavors when we travel, but food is also one of the easiest areas to keep costs down on vacation. Buying ready-to-eat food at grocery stores lets us eat local and save money at the same time. My sister visited London a few weeks before our trip and told us about the Tesco Meal Deal. Tesco is a grocery chain in the U.K. It was a great money-saving tip that...

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Bonjour! Planning a trip to Paris? For most people, a first trip to Paris is not complete without a visit to the Eiffel Tower. This iconic structure has been the city’s best known symbol since the late 1800’s. Today, it is one of the most visited places in the world. My family visited the Eiffel Tower on a rainy day in June. We showed up without a ticket – which was risky – but we arrived early and the weather...

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