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Our son has had a lifelong dream of discovering and digging up ancient dinosaur bones. So, when we were planning our fall break Utah road trip I knew we had to make a stop at the Dinosaur National Monument. Dinosaur National Monument is located on the border of Utah and Colorado—in a wild landscape of […]

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While Spring Break usually means enjoying the hot sun, donning bathing suits and relaxing at the beach or poolside we decided to the hit the road, for northern Oregon on our alternative take of the springtime tradition. Museums This city divided by the Willamette River offers many choices when it comes to stimulating the mind. […]

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The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, is a zoo, aquarium, botanical garden and natural history museum all rolled into one. It features two miles of wide walking trails (stroller-friendly), live demonstrations, native animals and exhibits of the natural history of the Sonoran Desert. The 98 acre grounds are filled with 230 animal species and over 1,200 types […]

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Planning a trip to the Paris can be overwhelming. There is so much information to glean and with 7 days in Paris, we barely even scratched the surface of what the City of Lights has to offer. As a city with ancient origins dating back over 2,000 years, there is no shortage of experiences to […]

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Château de Versailles, originally built in 1623 by Louix XIII, remains to be one of the most awe-inspiring palaces in the world. The palace is famous mostly for its residents, King Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette, and the signing of the 1919 Treaty of Versailles. As one strolls through the opulent palace, symmetrical gardens, grand […]

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Located just outside of Los Angeles, in Simi Valley, is the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.  The largest of the thirteen presidential libraries, its opening in 1991 brought the five living presidents together. The library features rotating exhibits, which rotate several times a year. It also houses the retired Air Force One the Reagan (used during […]

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Prior to September 11th, 2001 one of the most infamous dates in American History was December 7th, 1941. The day Japan conducted a surprise attack on the United State’s Pacific Fleet in Pear Harbor, Hawaii. Fast forward to modern day, Pearl Harbor’s Hawaiian World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument is one of […]

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Most families head to the Los Angeles area for a weekend getaway at Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Universal Studios or Magic Mountain. But does family fun have to come at such a cost? Of course not, Los Angeles is filled with great budget-friendly family adventures. Skip the amusement parks, here are five relatively inexpensive opportunities […]

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Back in August, my wife was hired to photograph a wedding in the Kawartha lakes region of Central Ontario, Canada. With the opportunity to visit one of the most diverse cities in North America, we quickly decided to spend five additional days exploring Toronto, prior to the wedding. Toronto, as we know it, was formed […]

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What served 47 years in active duty in the US Navy, visited every ocean in the world, was too big to cross the Panama Canal, and was the 41st of her kind to be made? Give up…I’m talking about the USS Midway–one of the most historic aircraft carriers the U.S. ever had. Now docked in […]

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Smack dab in the middle of the second largest city in the U.S. lays the secret to Chumash Native Americans boat building empire, Tar or brea- in Spanish. Formed tens of thousands of years ago, the tar pits have been bringing people to its shores for years. Some have even become a permanent guest. The […]

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