Tips and Tricks For Traveling Thousands of Miles with Three Kids and a Pandemic

Should we go? Should we stay home? There was so much planning leading up to this point. We traditionally travel every summer for about a month; sometimes longer, through the national and state parks across the U.S. We had looked forward to this moment for a year. Traveling west is our jam. We've been all... Continue Reading →

The Whimsical World of Joshua Tree National Park

Driving into Joshua Tree National Park, you can't help but feel like you have entered into some other world; like that out of a Dr. Seuss book or perhaps you've landed on some planet in a science fiction movie. One of the first features that grabbed our attention was, of course, those TREES! They were... Continue Reading →

Ladders to the Past: Exploring Mesa Verde National Park

What you will experience at Mesa Verde National Park is nothing short of spectacular. This park has some amazing history, and after just one day of exploring, we left in awe at the brilliance of the cliff dwellings we got to witness there. Created by the Ancestral Pueblo people roughly 1,400 years ago, they lived... Continue Reading →

Where Mountains and Sand Dunes Collide

Driving into Great Sands Dunes National Park, it's hard to believe the beauty of what you are seeing as you get closer and closer to the landscape. Miles of sand dunes; the tallest in North America, with a sweeping backdrop of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. It doesn't get more picturesque than this folks. This... Continue Reading →

Don’t Forget to Stop and Take In…the Giraffes! A Two Day Colorado Springs Adventure With Kids!

When we drove into Colorado Springs, we didn't know quite what to expect. This was our VERY first time stepping foot in Colorado as a family. And wow, did this place exceed all my expectations! There is SO much to do here! You could spend days and days here...hiking, exploring, eating, shopping, climbing mountains, taking... Continue Reading →

Hello! It’s so great to meet you!

Hi! My name is Shelley! I'm so glad we crossed paths! I am a wife, mom, first grade teacher, triathlete, and blogger! My husband Marc is a high school science teacher, and we have three beautiful children who keep us young and busy! We share a love for doing things together as a family; exploring... Continue Reading →

Unforgettable Month Long Road Trip Itinerary Through 9 National Parks and More With Kids

Crisp mountain air, rock formations, soaring alpine forests, colorful deserts, pristine coastlines, and miles and miles of smiles. This was an epic road trip that we did with our family in 2017. With both of us being teachers, we have the freedom to travel for long periods of time in the summer months. If you... Continue Reading →

Best Wall Decor For a Kid’s Room: Wall of Memories

Have you been wondering how to put to good use a wall in your child's...or even your own room? Why not create a Wall of Memories? This idea initially came to me after going through a few memory books with my kids...road trips we had been on and photo albums highlighting special moments in their... Continue Reading →

Why I Decided That Road Tripping With Kids Was the Best Decision Of My Life

An excerpt from my page, One Week National Park Road Trip From Vegas to Chicago: Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce, Arches, and Rocky Mountain All Good Things Must Come To An End…Or Do They? When we arrived back at home from our first national park road trip in 2016, I was definitely drinking the national park... Continue Reading →

5 Quick and Easy Ways to Make Your Kids Feel Special On Valentine’s Day…Or Any Other Day of the Year!

Everyone wants to feel appreciated and loved, no matter what day of the year, and kids are no exception! Each Valentine's Day, I try to make the day extra special for my littles, because hey...they are only little ONCE! Oh, who am I kidding?! I'll probably be doing these things for their entire life, lol!... Continue Reading →

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