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 →

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 →

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 →

The Journey Begins…

Hi! I’m so excited to begin this journey with you! Creating a travel and family blog has been on my mind for a very long time, so I’m crazy excited to finally get it up and running! Here, you’ll find lots of great info on traveling through the national and state parks, as well as... Continue Reading →

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