Touring the Missouri State Capitol Building
January 2, 2015 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

Whenever our family passes through a state’s capital city, we like to stop and tour the capitol building. Free and open to the general public, most state capitol buildings offer guided tours (if you have …

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Family Vacation in Helena, Montana
August 30, 2014 – 12:34 pm | No Comment
Family Vacation in Helena, Montana

When we told people we were going to Montana on a family vacation, most everyone asked us if we were going to Glacier National Park or to Yellowstone National Park. Opting for the road less …

Pipestone National Monument
August 29, 2014 – 6:52 am | No Comment
Pipestone National Monument

While passing through the Southwest corner of Minnesota earlier this summer, an unmistakable brown and white sign reserved for national monuments popped into view: Pipestone National Monument
Located in the town of Pipestone, Pipestone National Monument …

Road Trip Health Care at MinuteClinic
May 28, 2014 – 10:20 am | No Comment
Road Trip Health Care at MinuteClinic

If your family is anything like mine, whatever ear infection, case of pink eye, or sore throat will emerge the minute your car passes out of your health care coverage zone. So much so, I’ve …

Travel Makes Me Happy
February 7, 2012 – 6:00 am | 2 Comments
Travel Makes Me Happy

On World Happy Day— February 11, 2012—thousands of people will join together in communities across the globe to experience the film HAPPY and begin their journeys toward healthier and happier lives. Winner of the Audience …

Running Away to Home — Our Own American Dream
October 11, 2011 – 6:47 am | No Comment
Running Away to Home — Our Own American Dream

One time, my young family and I sold everything and moved back to the Croatian mountain village of my ancestors. No, the kids aren’t in therapy (yet).
Here’s how it went…

My 7 Links
August 1, 2011 – 7:34 am | 2 Comments
My 7 Links

When Tripbase announced their project to unite travel writers and share some of our highlights, we jumped at the nomination from A Traveler’s Library . One of our favorite guest post exchanges is Vera’s Albuquerque …

The Family Tour Epiphany part 2
May 5, 2011 – 7:11 am | No Comment

So when your wife calmly agrees to chuck-it-all, sell the house and hit the road with 3 young children in tow there will naturally be some element of disbelief, like maybe she’s just messing with …

A Family Tour Epiphany
April 14, 2011 – 8:38 am | 2 Comments
A Family Tour Epiphany

In the summer of 2003 my wife and I had an epiphany. Actually on my end it was more of a hissy-fit-melt-down, but she still kindly refers to it as an epiphany. We had just recently sold our Mom-and-Pop business which, after the first of Celeste’s three difficult pregnancies, had quickly become a “Pop” business. I worked 364 days a year, and I saw little of our young children.