Staying in the UK: 5 Things You Need to Know

AKA: Things I Wish I had Known Before Feeling Stupid in a Rental House Before our trip to England and Scotland, I briefly refreshed myself on the obvious differences between United States and UK life. The important stuff: biscuit means cookie, chips means French fries, and crisps means chips. Lastly, I bought a plug converter. … Continue reading Staying in the UK: 5 Things You Need to Know

Yellowstone Family Road Trip Itinerary – Our Three Week National Park Circle

For three weeks in the fall several years ago, we left home for an extended round trip to Yellowstone through twelve national park sites, eleven states, and more than 4,000 miles. Through several years of longer travel, we have figured out that what works best for our family is an extended stay somewhere in the middle … Continue reading Yellowstone Family Road Trip Itinerary – Our Three Week National Park Circle

A Charleston Visit to Boone Hall Plantation

Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina is the longest continually working plantation in the country and a lovely place to experience real southern history. Picture the magnificent grand entrance you expect from the Southern plantation movies. Tall towering oaks line both sides of the one lane road leading up to the grand entrance … Continue reading A Charleston Visit to Boone Hall Plantation

Schooling from the Driver’s Seat

Learning happens anywhere and any time, usually without you acknowledging it. When you do call it “learning”, that’s when the kids stop doing that very thing. Whether you do traditional schooling or homeschooling, driving in the car is a great time to do some fun family learning any time. Now, a quick disclaimer. Being on … Continue reading Schooling from the Driver’s Seat

How to Visit the Great Sand Dunes: The Basics

Great Sand Dunes National Monument is in southeast Colorado as you cross from the flatland of the eastern part of the state to the start of the Sangre de Christo Mountains. As the highest sand dunes in North America, this national park site offers plenty of adventure for families with mountain hiking, overnight camping, and … Continue reading How to Visit the Great Sand Dunes: The Basics

Encountering Animals at Tanganyika Wildlife Park in Kansas

Tanganyika Wildlife Park is a place for animal encounters like you’ve never seen anywhere else. While starting as only one man's plan to have animals, it has grown into the third largest collection of animals in Kansas. This family owned park is just the place to spark the same excitement in your family. They need … Continue reading Encountering Animals at Tanganyika Wildlife Park in Kansas

A Nature Excursion from the Isle of Palms

Our Barrier Island Eco-Tour was the highlight of our week on the Isle of Palms even though it only lasted several hours. As a locally owned, affordable, family friendly excursion, the sunset dolphin cruise has a boat ride to Capers Island, a beach to explore, and animal watching all in one experience. They also offer … Continue reading A Nature Excursion from the Isle of Palms

Five Things Nobody Told Me Before I Visited Maui… So I’m Telling You

Humpback Tail Whack #1: You Don’t Have to Go on a Whale Tour I've decided I will never go back to Hawai'i if it isn't whale season, so it's a good thing that humpback whale season lasts six months from November to May. Our end of January trip brought us many sightings, and the kids … Continue reading Five Things Nobody Told Me Before I Visited Maui… So I’m Telling You