Badlands

Badlands

Spread across the plains of South Dakota lies a unique gem that is as well known for its fossils as its beauty… the Badlands.  I was pleasantly surprised when we visited this summer.  The colors and landscape are stunning in areas.  And… it’s conveniently...
Wall Drug

Wall Drug

One of the greatest highlights of the Midwest is Wall Drug Store found in Wall, South Dakota.  Depending on your direction of travel, it’s on the way to Mt Rushmore and the Badlands National Park and the Minuteman Missle National Park. It is a fun, kid-friendly...
Giordanos Pizza

Giordanos Pizza

  Chicago is famous for a lot of things, but our top favorite has to be Chicago-style deep dish pizza!  In our opinion, you can’t find any better family pizza than Giordanos Pizza.  It just doesn’t exist!!!!  Sure there are more authentic Chicago Pizza joints, but the...
Historic Gardner Village

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...
Medieval Times

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

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,...
Freeport Bahamas

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...
Little Stirrup Cay Bahamas

Little Stirrup Cay Bahamas

Little Stirrup Cay (Coco Cay) Bahamas   Little Stirrup Cay was, by far, our top favorite island in the Bahamas.  Royal Caribbean owns the island but Carnival has a contract with them to allow access to it and all of its amenities. With that said, it’s only accessible...