December 12, 2017

Side Trip: Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming

Devils Tower in Wyoming was on my bucket list for some time. I’m not entirely sure why. I hadn’t even seen Close Encounters of the Third Kind (sadly, I still haven’t, but that’s another story…). I guess I just thought it looked really cool, so I literally built our three-week summer road trip from Denver to Minneapolis around Devils Tower. […]

Road Trip: 9 Stops to Make Along I-94 in North Dakota

At the end of the summer, I had the opportunity to visit North Dakota for the very first time. Similar to my recent adventure in South Dakota, I drove all the way across the state on one highway. This time it was I-94, from Fargo on the east side to Medora on the west side. My primarily reason for traveling […]

Top 10 Stops to Make in Denver with Kids

Colorado is a great place to explore with kids. There’s great skiing in the winter, fantastic hiking in the summer. It’s a real nature lover’s paradise. I’ve been all over the state, from Grand Junction to Estes Park to Colorado Springs. Over the summer, my kids and I spent a few days in Denver and we can’t recommend the Mile […]

Costa Rica Itinerary: Our Seven Day Family Adventure

It’s hard to believe we’ve already been back from our Costa Rica family vacation a month now. We had such a great time and I’d go back to Costa Rica in a heartbeat, even if it did cost me a fortune to pick up a few snacks at the airport. If you’re planning a trip to Costa Rica, I hope […]

Competitours: An “Amazing Race” Style Vacation

If you’ve yet to finish planning out your summer (yes, I realize it’s only March), then I have an idea for you. It’s more fun than a week at the same beach you’ve been going to year after year and I can guarantee it’s something your kids will be talking about with their friends for years to come. As a […]

What to Know Before a Ski Getaway at Seven Springs

Every year, I want to get my kids up on skis, but there’s always something, a basketball tournament, a father-daughter dance, a must-go birthday party. Then sometimes I just forget that I want to get the kids on skis and those weekends when one or more of the kids are available just pass me by. Frustrating. The last (only) time […]

10 Things to Do in Fort Worth with Kids

Many people know Fort Worth, Texas simply as part of the name of an airport (as in DFW, Dallas-Fort Worth). However, just west of Dallas, Fort Worth has its own distinct personality and is well worth a visit on your own or with kids. I was in Fort Worth recently for the Cowtown Half Marathon and had the opportunity to […]

10 Things to Know Before You Go to Grand Cayman

There’s nothing better than a few days in the Caribbean to fight the winter blues, though one look out into the crystal clear water and any cares you may have will be washed away regardless of the season. I recently had the opportunity to go to the Cayman Islands and I will tell you, it is paradise. Located just below […]

10 Things to Do as a Family at Death Valley National Park

I love Death Valley. Especially in November. While temps can easily rise into the 100s (even 110s) in the summer, it was a balmy 69 degrees when I was there in late-fall, at least according to the thermometer display set up just outside the Furnace Creek Visitor Center. I stayed in Beatty, NV and entered the park from the east […]

‘Frozen’ Norway: 7 Places to Visit as a Family

It may be more than three years since the release of the movie Frozen, but Frozen fever is still alive and well. In fact, I was recently at Walt Disney World and the new “Frozen Ever After” ride at Epcot is one of the most popular (as in, book your FastPass+ now). This new ride replaced “Maelstrom” in Norway. Still the same […]