The US has so much to offer for travel. FIFTY STATES, TWO OCEANS, MOUNTAIN RANGES, DESERTS, RAINFORESTS, ANCIENT RUINS, DIFFERENT CULTURES, OUR OWN AMAZING ANIMALS AND AND AND… MILLIONS OF MILES TO EXPLORE. I feel like we, including myself, are so eager to go “other places” that we forget all the beauty within our own country.
TRAVEL IN YOUR HOME COUNTRY TOTALLY COUNTS.
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- Kids and Dirt: Finding Quartz in ArkansasDetails for planning a trip to Wegner Quartz Mine in Mount Ida, Arkansas – what to expect, what to pack, and other mom tips.
- A Charleston Visit to Boone Hall PlantationBoone 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 of the main house. The … Continue reading A Charleston Visit to Boone Hall Plantation
- How to Visit the Great Sand Dunes: The BasicsMom score 3/5 – This is a place I continue to return to solely for the joy of the kids. It’s one of their favorites even though they only last several hours. However, it’s a hard, hot day for those of us who get to carry bags and boards and shoes and water. If you’re an adventurous mom, this might … Continue reading How to Visit the Great Sand Dunes: The Basics
- Encountering Animals at Tanganyika Wildlife Park in KansasTanganyika 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 our support. The BasicsWhat is … Continue reading Encountering Animals at Tanganyika Wildlife Park in Kansas
- A Nature Excursion from the Isle of PalmsOur 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 school tours and other tour … Continue reading A Nature Excursion from the Isle of Palms
- Five Things Nobody Told Me Before I Visited Maui… So I’m Telling You#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 heard them singing to each other while snorkeling … Continue reading Five Things Nobody Told Me Before I Visited Maui… So I’m Telling You
- A Family Visit to the Jamestown Settlement: The Beginner’s GuideWHERE: THE HISTORIC TRIANGLE IN VIRGINIA, CLOSE TO Williamsburg and historic Jamestowne What is Jamestown Settlement? Tickets Adults $17.50, Kids 6-12 $8.25, kids under 6 are free. (prices as of Fall 2020) This can be a combo ticket with the American Revolution Museum in Yorktown as they belong to the same group. Also, be on the lookout for their annual homeschool … Continue reading A Family Visit to the Jamestown Settlement: The Beginner’s Guide
- Williamsburg with Kids: The Beginner’s GuideWhere: The Historic Triangle in Virginia, close to Jamestown. One hour from Richmond. Mom score: 4/5Kid score: 4.5/5 Colonial Williamsburg (CW), the “world’s largest outdoor museum”, is located in the city of Williamsburg, Virginia. Williamsburg itself is a small town; Colonial Williamsburg refers to the restored colonial town which is staffed with historical reenactors and tradespeople. Additionally, two art museums … Continue reading Williamsburg with Kids: The Beginner’s Guide
- The Ultimate Guide to a Family Trip to MonticelloThomas Jefferson’s house and plantation represent his passions and introduces his role in American history Where: Charlottesville, Virginia; an hour northwest of Richmond, 2.5 hours south of Washington, D.C. Mom score: 5/5Kid score: 5/5 Cost: Adult $29, Kids 12-18 $10, Kids under 12 freeTime: 3 hours to all day Who Was Thomas Jefferson?Why Is Monticello Important?Monticello SightsCovid ChangesThe Best of Times … Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to a Family Trip to Monticello