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February 6, 2016 – 7:00 pm

Between the years 2010 and 2015, I visited just about every children’s museum, public museum, history museum, and discovery center in the state of Wisconsin (with the exception of the Northwood’s Children’s Museum in Eagle …

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Best Children’s Museums in Wisconsin

February 6, 2016 – 7:00 pm
Wisconsin Children's Museum

Between the years 2010 and 2015, I visited just about every children’s museum, public museum, history museum, and discovery center in the state of Wisconsin (with the exception of the Northwood’s Children’s Museum in Eagle …

Family Vacation in Salem, Oregon

January 24, 2016 – 8:18 pm
Salem Feature

The state capital, Salem is the second-largest metro area in the state of Oregon. Located about halfway between Portland and Eugene, it’s an easy day trip from either city. We visited last weekend and tried to …

Family Friendly Activities in Roseburg, Oregon

January 11, 2016 – 11:31 pm
Micelli Park

As it turns out, fall is a lovely time to live in the state of Oregon and we had planned a road trip to Roseburg, a community of about 20,000 people living halfway between Eugene …

USS Midway: Sharing War History with Kids

January 9, 2016 – 5:31 pm
Bunks USS Midway

San Diego is known for their beaches, the world-famous zoo, their family-friendly parks and surf t-shirt shops. But the gigantic piece of United States History sitting along the Navy Pier is not easy to miss …

Ozark Mountains Road Trip

January 2, 2016 – 3:05 pm
Crown Lake

Around this time last year we made a road trip to Northern Arkansas to experience the Ozark Mountains for the first time. According to Wikipedia, the Ozark Highlands span nearly 47,000 square miles and is …

Finding the Hobbit Beach Trail on the Oregon Coast

December 31, 2015 – 5:15 pm
Hobbit Beach

In our continued exploration of the Oregon Coast, we ventured out to find the Hobbit Beach Trail located just north of the town of Florence on Highway 101. After crossing the bridge and turnout down …

10 Ways to Explore Fairbanks, Alaska in the Winter

December 13, 2015 – 11:21 pm

Alaska has been on our bucket list for some time and we finally made it up to Fairbanks earlier this month. Spending a long weekend with friends, we bundled up and headed out in the …

Tombstone, Arizona: The Best of the Old West

November 27, 2015 – 3:39 pm
Tombstone Outlaws

In the 1890s Wyatt Earp patrolled the streets of Tombstone, trying to keep law and order in a place where lawlessness was the norm. Today, the norm on the streets of Tombstone has every kid …

Mission San Xavier in Tucson, Arizona

November 23, 2015 – 9:59 am
Different Angle

Located about ten miles south of modern day Tucson, Arizona is the Mission San Xavier. Built upon the ruins of the original mission, the building was constructed between the years 1783-1797 and it remains the …

Vacation in Raleigh. Yes, Raleigh!

November 16, 2015 – 6:43 pm
Raleigh Capitol Building

I am one of the lucky ones — I get to call North Carolina home, while many just hope to vacation here one day. With the mountains in the west and the beaches on the …

Oregon’s Iconic Timberline Lodge

November 12, 2015 – 12:42 pm

Last weekend we ventured out to the iconic Timberline Lodge on Oregon’s Mt. Hood. Built in 1937 by the Works Progress Administration and the Civilian Conservation Corps, the lodge sits at an elevation of 6,000 feet …

Are you #ReadyToSki Aspen and Snowmass?

November 2, 2015 – 4:00 am
skiing-in-aspen-trees_Jeremy Swanson

Just after we were married, my husband and I enjoyed a romantic weekend in Aspen, Colorado. We visited in the fall, a time when you can float your breath in the morning air and crunch …

5 Family-Favorite Louisville Attractions

October 17, 2015 – 5:12 pm

We have long been fans of Louisville, Kentucky! Living in Illinois for the past 17 years, a jaunt down to Louisville once a year has given us a great opportunity to rebalance while enjoying a …

Lake Creek Rock Slides, Triangle Lake, Oregon

October 6, 2015 – 9:45 pm

As fate would have it, we moved to Oregon in the driest, hottest, year in recent history. People from the Midwest don’t handle heat well at all, and we started to panic about three weeks …