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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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50 percent of the world’s plants and animals can be found in rainforests and is one of the most verdant playgrounds for photographers. Prepare yourself for an intimate look at a hike our family took through Costa Rica’s Volcán Arenal National Park. Lake Arenal Starting Our Hike Garden Emerald Hummingbird Thoas Swallowtail Butterfly Learning Poisonous […]

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With nearly 4 million people visiting the majestic Yosemite National Park each year, it is hard to avoid the crowds. People from around the world flock here to see the soaring granite cliffs, peaceful grassy meadows, raging waterfalls and au inspiring vistas. Let’s face it, Yosemite’s unforgettable splendor is one of the reasons California is […]

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Every year make the trek to “The Old Pueblo” to visit family. One of our favorite activities while visiting is taking a desert hike. We are sharing a few favored local hikes. So lace up those shoes, grab water, and smear on the sunblock—we are going exploring! Finger Rock Trail/Santa Catalina Mountains We start this […]

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Los Angeles is well known for its pleasant warm year round weather, but does fall short on the change of seasons. With this in mind, we packed the kids up for a weekend of cooler temperatures and fall colors in the Californian Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains. Mammoth Lakes is an alpine mountain resort town you […]

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With two young kids and an active outdoor lifestyle, finding the perfect baby carrier was extremely important. The right carrier is quite personal, but found the Kelty carrier to be versatile, safe, lightweight, durable, and brimming with features. For six years, and two kids, it has been a key piece of equipment on our adventures. […]

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Big Bear is located a mere two hours east of Los Angeles and is a perfect escape for the adventurous family. It’s a playground for winter enthusiasts, but summertime also presents endless opportunities to explore the outdoors including hiking, biking, fishing, boating, and swimming.   STAY Big Bear has a slew of lodging options and […]

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