Welcome to Wesley Adventures Travel Blog where we share our family’s adventures and money saving tips that makes traveling with kids affordable and fun for your family.  Traveling with four kids can be difficult.  Brian is an Engineer and Tammy a school teacher and together they explore caverns, rainforest, hotels, restaurants, national parks, beaches, Mayan ruins, and theme parks!  The Wesley’s share their family’s adventures and money saving tips that can make traveling and urban exploration affordable and fun for any family with the “go bug”.  

 

Dead Horse Point State Park

Dead Horse Point State Park If you’re in Moab and looking for something else to do, drive over to Dead Horse Point State Park. It’s approximately 30 minutes from Arches National Park and about 15 minutes from Canyonlands National Park.  It’s a small state park but has...

Montgomery

We live in a world where everyone fights for their voice to be heard.  Some have to fight harder than others.  I’m proud to live in a world where people like Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks (just two among many) stood up for what they believed. As we’ve said...

The wAIRhouse Trampoline Park

Looking for a place to entertain the kiddos? The wAIRhouse Trampoline Park is one of our kids’ most favorite places to play. There are numerous trampolines and under one roof to entertain kids and adults alike. The wAIRhouse Trampoline Park is located in Salt Lake...

Corvette Factory Tour

  Bowling Green Kentucky has been the home of the Corvette since the early 1980’s. The intimate Corvette Factory Tour takes you out onto the factory floor inches from the assembly line to see almost every aspect of the build. The first step, have a reservation. ...

Cades Cove

Growing up in Mississippi people often vacation in the Smoky Mountains.  Through several scouting and family adventures we were no strangers.  There is no area I remember more in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park (GSMNP) than Cades Cove.  When planning this...

The Rouge Factory Tour

Everyone knows that Henry Ford was quite the revolutionary.  That’s why when I was visiting Detroit, MI and I heard I could tour one of the Ford factories I immediately jumped on that opportunity. The Rouge Complex built around 1920 is 1.5 mile wide and a mile long...

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We have hundreds of videos, articles, reviews, and galleries from our adventures.  But there are some places that we’ve spent more time exploring.  We’ve combined those items into a single place called a Destination.  Choose a destination below to begin exploring!

Urban Exploration

Our family has always enjoyed exploring the world around us.  Tammy and I grew up in Mississippi and spent much of our youth under the shade of pecan and pine trees.  When we moved to UT we were excited to have Salt Lake City and the surrounding suburbs to explore. There’s so much to do from hiking, children’s museums, photography classes, old mills, and pioneer history.  Tourism, generally speaking, is when you’re visiting a city while traveling.  But what do you call tourism in the city you’re living?

We like to call “tourism in your own city” Urban Exploration.  Sure, Urban Exploration usually means sneaking into an old abandoned building or trespassing and taking photos of something most people don’t see.

I guess we could always call it “A Detailed Analysis of Your Indigenous Urban Anthropology”…. But I think “Urban Exploration” will work just as well even if we’re not trespassing or sneaking into an old building that’s about to fall down. From museums, parks, hikes, and activities; get out and do some Urban Exploration in your own neighborhood!

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Historic Gardner Village

Looking for something fun to do with kids?  Historic Gardner Village is a must see- especially around Halloween and Christmas.  From witches and pumpkins to elves and Christmas trees, this historic hub is entertaining for young and old. I mentioned Halloween as the...

Hill Aerospace Museum

Hill Air Force Base Museum Are you looking for something to do to entertain the kids in the Salt Lake area this weekend?  The Hill Aerospace Museum is a great place to go!  It’s entertaining for kids as well as for adults.  It’s just minutes south of Ogden.  Often, we...

Dunns Falls

Dunn’s Falls - From a Teenager’s Viewpoint:   Dunns Falls is a 65-foot man-made waterfall that was built along with a grist mill back from the 1850’s. The falls provided a source of power for the water wheel. There is an 1857 grist mill that you can look around...

Medieval Times

We recently had the opportunity to go to the Medieval Times Tournament in Atlanta, GA.  Brian and I had been before but the kids had never experienced it.  I think it was so much more entertaining with the kids.  By the end of the night, we were hoarse from screaming...

Timpanogos Cave

Mt. Timpanogos boasts it’s beautiful splendor as it stands in the spotlight among the American Fork Canyon.  Opened to the public in the early 1900’s, it serves as a constant reminder of the delicate nature of the formations found in the cave.  Since it’s opening,...

Steves Marina

It's hard to find quality seafood in a landlocked state.  So, every time we have the opportunity to visit the Deep South, there is an immediate need to have seafood.   Over the summer, we had the chance to spend some time traveling the Gulf Coast.  We were starving...

Abrams Falls

Abram's Falls From a teenager's viewpoint: Abram’s Falls is one of the most gorgeous waterfalls I’ve ever seen! It has such a wonderful view and was totally worth the hike!   Abram’s Falls is located in Cades Cove of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, in the...

Old Faithful

Yellowstone National Park’s Old Faithful is pretty spectacular- even to the six year old. 🙂 We recently had the opportunity to visit Old Faithful and loved every minute of it. There are usually a lot of crowds surrounding the boardwalk but there was hardly anyone...

Freeport Bahamas

Freeport Bahamas holds hidden treasures of its own and is one of our favorite Bohemian islands; even over Nassau. Things are cheaper, it's slightly less touristy and the city is just beautiful. We arrived in Freeport through a Carnival cruise line.  We had done so...

Minuteman Missile

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site is a piece of history not to be skipped or missed. I honestly didn’t think neither the kids nor I would be interested in a missile, but I was surprisingly wrong. We all REALLY enjoyed it and the kids were eager to share their...

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely…” – Mark Twain
“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.

– T.S.Eliot