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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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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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From the historic center of Sintra, you can access the Moorish Castle and also the Pena National Palace through signposted trails. The trails take hikers through the forest, the small watercourses and some gardens and old villages.  Built by the Moors, The Castle of the Moors (Castelo dos Mouros) was built sometime between the 8th […]

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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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With the white and icy blue snow contrasting against the red, brown and tans of the canyon walls, winter is a spectacular time of year to visit the Grand Canyon’s South Rim! With over six million visitors a year traveling to view the canyon, the winter months tend to see far less sightseers due to […]

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Connemara National Park is one of those offbeat locations that undoubtedly strengthens a love for Ireland. The park is situated in the west of Ireland in County Galway (roughly and hour drive) and comprised of majestic mountains, expanses of prehistoric bogs, misty lakes, delightful valleys, grasslands and spectacular beaches. One could easily spend their entire […]

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Bryce Canyon National Park makes a great family destination all year long, but visiting off-season—like in the fall—has numerous advantages. 1. Lighter crowds Like most of our trips, we prefer to travel off-season—especially since Bryce Canyon receives over 1.5 million visitors annually with the bulk during the summer months. That’s a lot of rubbing elbows […]

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Whether you’re hauling your fancy DSLR camera or snapping away with your iPhone, every corner of Lake Tahoe is sure to provide the most beautiful backdrops.

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Cliffs of Moher are undoubtedly one of Ireland’s biggest attractions and truly a sight to see. While Condé Nast Traveller Magazine has ranked these stunning views as the best cliff-view on the planet, it’s really Ireland’s fickle weather that dictates how you experience the cliffs. We tried not to let the moody weather dampen our […]

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Ireland is a relatively small country, roughly the size of Indiana, but the size can be misleading. The harrowing windy roads, dueling tour buses, and lack of street signs can be maddening! However, traversing through Ireland by car gave our family the freedom and flexibility to explore the breathtaking views and ancient magical castles. Back […]

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Visiting the Giant’s Causeway has long been on my bucket list since my science college courses. This spectacular rock formation was so unique it’s hard to believe it was even real. A great hike for kids (ours were 9 and 6 at the time), Northern Ireland’s wild and untamed Antrim coast is home to dreamy […]

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