Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon was a fantastic stop for our family. We hiked harder than we ever had, saw more nature than we expected, and experienced beauty like we had never seen before. Enjoy the video from our trip.  

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National Historic Sites to visit with your family in Tuskegee, Alabama.

Tuskegee’s Parks

Situated just east of Montgomery, Alabama sits the quaint town of Tuskegee. But within this one town are two National Parks, ready for families to visit and explore. Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site¬†– Founded in 1881 by Booker T. Washington, Tuskegee Institute began as a school for middle and high school aged African American children. Washington’s goal was to teach …

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Vicksburg National Military Park - a learning experience for the whole family.

Vicksburg National Military Park

On a recent cross-country road trip we stopped for the night in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The next morning we woke up and set off to explore Vicksburg National Military Park. And, although we love National Parks, we had never been to a National Military Park. This park is on the site of a major battle during the U.S. Civil War. It …

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Special touches that make a beach vacation more fun.

Fun at the Beach

This week we are at the beach with Matt’s amazing family. This post will be chock full of pictures with¬† some ideas to add a little more fun to the ubiquitous family beach vacation. Of course, the beach is perfect for great family photos (you know the ones – the whole family in khaki and white, smiling perfectly at the …

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Fun for the family in Amarillo, Texas.

All Around Amarillo

We love finding the jewels of the cities we have the opportunity to visit, and recently we spent some time in and around Amarillo. Amarillo sits in the panhandle of Texas and it’s worth a stop for anyone passing through. Consider these options for your time there: Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument – Just northeast of Amarillo is one of …

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Visiting Zion National Park with your family.

Zion National Park

Zion National Park is one of our nation’s most amazing treasures. If you are ever in southern Utah, it is a stop that your family will remember for the rest of your lives.

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Tips for taking your family to Four Corners Monument.

Four Corners

There is only one spot in the whole of the United States where four states’ borders come together. The point where Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona meet is called Four Corners.

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5 (Not So) Secret Treasures in Washington, DC

5 (Not So) Secret Treasures in Washington, DC

I’ve mentioned before how excited I get about other people’s trips. A few weeks ago I was asked, “What can we do on an 11 hour layover in Paris? Is that enough time to see anything?” “Oh my word, let me get out my spreadsheet and I’ll come up with something for you.” Also, I was recently talking to a …

Robin Dufilho5 (Not So) Secret Treasures in Washington, DC
3 lessons from Fort Smith National Historic Site

Three Things We Discovered at Fort Smith

We love National Parks. If it is considered important to our nation, we consider it worthy of a stop. This is how we happened upon Fort Smith National Historic Site. We were driving through Arkansas and the kids needed to get out some energy. A quick look at the map and it was decided that we would see what Fort …

Robin DufilhoThree Things We Discovered at Fort Smith