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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 …

15 Important Things to Know Before Traveling to Wisconsin

January 5, 2016 – 10:43 am
Wisconsin Welcomes You

To compliment my recent story “15 Important Things to Know Before Traveling to Michigan“, I felt compelled to offer similar insight for anyone venturing out to America’s Dairy State. Living in Wisconsin is the same, …

15 Important Things to Know Before Traveling to Michigan

January 3, 2016 – 6:30 pm
Kissing Dutch People

Now that I’m almost over-the-hill (gross), I’ve lived in every time zone in the Continental United States. And while I have started to answer “Earth,” when someone asks me where I’m from, I have lived …

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 …

America’s Most Haunted Cities

October 1, 2015 – 9:45 am

Fall is in the air and it’s time to think about Halloween-themed road trips. Not for the faint of heart—especially for families of younger kids and those of us with overactive imaginations—I assembled this list …

Top 10: Pumpkin Patches & Fall Farms in Southern Wisconsin

September 27, 2015 – 11:18 am

Of all the seasons, fall is my favorite. When we lived in Wisconsin, we enjoyed picking apples, drinking cider, and carving pumpkins of all shapes and sizes.
Many farms across Southern Wisconsin really get into the …

10 Amazing Places in Wisconsin

September 11, 2015 – 1:44 pm
The Hodag

While I live in the Pacific Northwest now, Wisconsin was my home for a solid decade. I’ve crawled around about every corner of the Dairy State, and picked ten of my favorite places to share …

5 Free Places to Visit in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

September 6, 2015 – 5:03 pm
Sioux Falls: 5 Free Places to Visit

5 Free Places to Visit in Sioux Falls
Falls Park — Sioux Falls is named for the falls that cascade near its downtown. Walking trails, a free viewing tower and thousands of gallons of pounding waterfall …

Best Places for Kids in San Jose, California

September 1, 2015 – 3:52 pm
Credit: Children's Museum of San Jose

When you think of San Jose, California the business section of the newspaper comes to mind, but it’s also a hidden gem for a weekend family road trip. It’s a perfect destination for families of …

5 Must See New York Landmarks

August 25, 2015 – 9:00 pm
Statue of Liberty

New York, the city that never sleeps, is something you must see in your lifetime. It is one of the business centers of the world, and definitely the heartbeat of America’s economy. Over 10 million …

Top 15 Family-Friendly Attractions in Eugene and Springfield, Oregon

August 18, 2015 – 11:14 am

If you’ve ever moved your family to a new city or state, one of the first things you’ll do is consult the internet for suggestions of places to take your kids. We moved to Eugene, …

Insects are In! Top Three Butterfly Houses in the U.S.

August 16, 2015 – 5:12 pm

Butterflies Now Cooler than Dinosaurs!
Families on vacation are choosing insects over dinosaurs. The bugs don’t have gnashing, man-eating teeth, but they do have their own appeal, including hairy legs, brightly colored wings, and even nasty-looking …

10 Ways to Enjoy Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula

August 5, 2015 – 4:25 pm

Assembled by President Thomas Jefferson in 1805, the Corps of Discovery set out to explore a newly acquired Louisiana Purchase. Led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, the Corps cross 4000 miles of previously uncharted wilderness over …

Top 10 Accessible Family Road Trip Stops

June 16, 2012 – 5:42 am
Megan's Wonderland

Nothing beats a great family road trip; however some destinations are just a better option for folks with mobility issues. Whether it’s mom or dad in a wheelchair, junior in a stroller, or grandma who just needs to go a little slower, these road trip stops are great choices for the whole family – no matter what their ability level.