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”.  

Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park While Arches National Park is the most notable natural landscape, Canyonlands National Park has some scenic panoramas that are worth looking at.  It’s located about 30 minutes west of Arches.  It’s also located about 10-15 minutes from Dead...

Crosby Arboretum

Crosby Arboretum 370 Ridge Rd, Picayune, MS 39466 (601) 799-2311 Whether you’re looking to get away from city life or just want to spend time observing nature, the Crosby Arboretum is a fantastic place to start! Located in Picayune, Mississippi, just off of I-59, this...

Winslow Arizona

Winslow Arizona Winslow, Arizona- famous for the song Take It Easy and, consequently, the Standing on the Corner Park -  is conveniently located in eastern Arizona- close to the Meteor Crater, Petrified Forest, Flagstaff, and even the Grand Canyon (about two hours...

White Sands Missile Range

White Sands Missile Range is the largest military installation in the US with over 3,200 square miles.  One week after it’s July 1945 opening the first atomic bomb test was conducted at this location.  You’ve probably heard of the Trinity Test Site from history. ...

Medieval Times Atlanta

As a child, my parents sacrificed and took me to Walt Disney World.  It was a fantastic experience that I remember to this day.  But, just like an ungrateful child that would rather play with the cardboard box than the toy that came with it, I...

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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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Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park While Arches National Park is the most notable natural landscape, Canyonlands National Park has some scenic panoramas that are worth looking at.  It’s located about 30 minutes west of Arches.  It’s also located about 10-15 minutes from Dead...

Crosby Arboretum

Crosby Arboretum 370 Ridge Rd, Picayune, MS 39466 (601) 799-2311 Whether you’re looking to get away from city life or just want to spend time observing nature, the Crosby Arboretum is a fantastic place to start! Located in Picayune, Mississippi, just off of I-59, this...

Winslow Arizona

Winslow Arizona Winslow, Arizona- famous for the song Take It Easy and, consequently, the Standing on the Corner Park -  is conveniently located in eastern Arizona- close to the Meteor Crater, Petrified Forest, Flagstaff, and even the Grand Canyon (about two hours...

White Sands Missile Range

White Sands Missile Range is the largest military installation in the US with over 3,200 square miles.  One week after it’s July 1945 opening the first atomic bomb test was conducted at this location.  You’ve probably heard of the Trinity Test Site from history. ...

Medieval Times Atlanta

As a child, my parents sacrificed and took me to Walt Disney World.  It was a fantastic experience that I remember to this day.  But, just like an ungrateful child that would rather play with the cardboard box than the toy that came with it, I...

Cafe Du Monde

When people first start to write blogs they reach out and look at other blogs as examples.  Typically, you won’t find a travel blog where the writer admits to a major character flaw. It just isn’t typical. Today I am here to break tradition.  I am here to finally,...

Willis Tower Skydeck

Long called the Sear’s Tower, the renamed Willis Tower is still the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.  What was that?  Isn’t the One World Trade Center taller?  Well, yes… and no.  The One World Trade Center is 1,776 feet tall (soon the be surpassed by newer...

San Xavier del Bac Mission

San Xavier del Bac Mission was built in the late 1700s and is the oldest European structure in the entire state.  This Catholic mission is located just south of Tucson and really is a must-see.  I've visited several times and they always seem to be open. Their website...

5 Family-Friendly Activities in Tucson, AZ

5 Family-Friendly Activities in Tucson, AZ When it comes to activities in Tucson, there's so much to do that they have a booklet full of coupons called the Tucson Passport.  The booklet is about $20 per person and is a fantastic deal for all that it offers!  Here are...

Titan Missile Museum

In the 1960’s solid rocket fuel wasn’t being used for ICBM missiles.  Instead, when the order came to launch, a team of trained military had to connect and fuel the 103 foot Titan II missile inside its huge underground bunker. This is all here to remind us and teach...

Pima Air and Space Museum

One of the world's largest aviation museum (the largest non-government), it’s not without oohs and ahhs.  The Pima Air and Space Museum is huge, over 127 acres huge.  It has multiple indoor hangars and tons of outside exhibits displaying over 300 planes & aircraft...

Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park Mammoth Cave gets its name because it is quite literally miles and miles of caves.  It sits in a national park located in Kentucky. The kids enjoyed climbing through the tunnels and hearing some of the history of Mammoth Cave.   There are a...

The Field Museum Chciago

The Field Museum is one of the largest natural history museums in the world. Fantastic presentation of gems, on par with the Smithsonian, fantastic dinosaur exhibits, and the animal exhibits are organized by continent.  However, one of the best exhibits is the...

Top Family Friendly Activities in New York

Our kids love New York.  We've found excuses to visit several times over the years.  Here is a video we've compiled highlighting out top family-friendly activities in New York: UPDATE: Yes, this video has the Time's Square Toys R Us in it. It has since closed.  My...

“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