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WE HIKED THE OUTER RIM OF A VOLCANO…our daughter yelled from the top! We are always looking for new places to explore and hike and Panum Crater was pretty darn cool in you are in the Mammoth Lakes area! Did you know that one of the largest super volcanoes (Long Valley Caldera) in the world […]

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The wind blown sands and rolling dunes of White Sands National Park blanket an area of 115 square miles in south-central New Mexico. It is the largest pure gypsum dune field in the world and sledding the dunes is obviously the park’s main attraction. Located at the northern limits of the Chihuahuan Desert and at […]

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Known for the dwellings of the people whom archaeologists once called the “Anasazi” (a derisive Navajo term meaning “ancient enemy”).  Mesa Verde National Park in Montezuma County, Colorado, is home to some of the world’s most beautiful sandstone and adobe structures. The twelfth and thirteenth-century rectangular homes — and circular, subterranean religious structures called “kivas” […]

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Is there anything more quintessentially New England than Cape Cod in the summer? After three weeks of  coastal cities to mountain towns, we ended our New England road trip at the Cape. Massachusetts’ arm-shaped peninsula is special in so many ways: clam shacks, rugged sand dunes, idyllic oceanfront homes, the undeveloped National Sea­shore beaches, and […]

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Unfortunately, our kids are not as adventurous when it comes to eating…actually they are downright P-I-C-K-Y.  Truthfully, our son has been diagnosed with a food sensory disorder (also has nut allergies) and he despises certain textures and odors. Definitely makes traveling stressful at times. Nevertheless, we do our best and tend to grab street food […]

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The Flume Gorge is a part of Franconia Notch State Park in New Hampshire and an impressive example of glacial action. Who doesn’t love a good old New England covered bridge? The Flume Gorge has multiple bridges of various sizes. The largest red bridge can even get big trucks and buses across it! The gorge […]

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Primarily known as a ski town, home to the Stowe Mountain Resort, the picturesque village of Stowe and surrounding area is truly a four season destination. You will find a diverse selection of things to do in Stowe, plenty for the entire family and for the more adventurous traveler. Since we only had 2 days […]

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Like most people, I discovered Horseshoe Bend via Instagram and agree the bend is truly a highlight among all the great natural landmarks in the American Southwest. What you may not be aware of is that once you leave the parking lot, expect to walk for three quarters of a mile until you actually reach […]

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While Arches National Park draws a majority of the tourists to the Moab area; our favorite hike was technically OUTSIDE the park. So if you are interested in avoiding the walloping amount of tourists in Arches National Park, then the Corona Arch should be near the top of your list of trails to hike while […]

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Most people know the state of Maine for its rugged coasts, breathtaking natural wonders, and fresh lobster. However, there are plenty of hidden secrets to discover like Atlantic Puffins! With great excitement we booked a puffin cruise with Cap’n Fish’s Cruises.  Puffins have lived on the islands of Maine for centuries but were nearly wiped […]

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Back in June/July of 2021, we spent roughly 3 weeks touring all the New England states (Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut and Rhode Island). While we spent a little more time in Massachusetts and Maine, below is an itinerary to jumpstart your own New England adventures! MASSACHUSETTS :: BOSTON (3-5 Days)For this trip, Boston […]

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One of the best things about living in California is the abundance of locations to explore.  Whether a rugged coast line, wide open plain or cragged mountains, getting there is always part of the adventure and there are always dramatic vistas to be found. Another thing that is for certain though in the Golden State, […]

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