The 2 Best Ways to See Chicago

See the City From the River The Chicago River is actually a system of rivers and canals that run through the heart of the city. The river is both natural and a feat of human engineered innovation. by reversing the flow and implanting a series of locks, the river could handle the growing sewage issuesContinue reading “The 2 Best Ways to See Chicago”

Chicago 15 Year Old Adventure

Celebrating our Kids with their Very Own Adventures We love to celebrate the various milestones of our kids. They each look forward to choosing their own adventure with mom and dad at 10, 15, and 20. Sometimes we throw in others, too, if the opportunity presents itself. Family adventures are always going to happen, butContinue reading “Chicago 15 Year Old Adventure”

8 Tips to Planning a Multi-Family Adventure

Multi-family adventures can be an incredible way to experience a new place or perhaps enhance a re-visit destination. However, there are also some major differences in the way you plan and do this type of vacation. After all, compounding the number of people involved is sure to add a layer of logistics. I have comeContinue reading “8 Tips to Planning a Multi-Family Adventure”

24 Hours: Rocky Mountain National Park

When to Go This amazing U.S. National Park is one that can be revisited multiple times and can be enjoyed throughout the seasons. We visited in early June on a beautiful, clear and sunny day with perfect hiking temperatures in the 60-70 degree range. If you are visiting in the busy season (May-September) you will beContinue reading “24 Hours: Rocky Mountain National Park”

Quarantine Photo Scavenger Hunt

Where I’m at right now as a Mom, April 2020 If you are anything like me you’ve been wildly vacillating between cruise ship director mom and figure out your own boredom mom. I can even be both those moms in the same day! Navigating these strange times with kids at home has been both exhaustingContinue reading “Quarantine Photo Scavenger Hunt”

Costa Rica Surf Camp Adventure

In early March before the Coronavirus took over, Shep and I took a mother son adventure trip to Costa Rica. Shep’s top priority while we were there was learning to surf, but this would be our first time learning so I did a lot of research about a good/safe place for beginners. I came acrossContinue reading “Costa Rica Surf Camp Adventure”

Mother – Son Adventure in Costa Rica

Back in November 2019 our youngest, Shep (11), was having a really tough time finding anything to put on his Christmas list. Pretty unusual, right? He finally said he just wanted to go on a road trip. Loved that idea! John and I talked it over and he was all for it. I had soContinue reading “Mother – Son Adventure in Costa Rica”

Adventure on the Big Island

After spending 2 weeks in Maui we took a short hopper flight over to Hilo for some adventure on the Big Island. We had one week to explore this huge place and we had plans to see as much of it as we could. Rowan turned 16 the day we flew to the Big IslandContinue reading “Adventure on the Big Island”

Family Sailing Adventure in BVI

Dream Trip It’s no surprise that our family likes to adventure and try new things. Our oldest, Rowan, has really taken to building his sailing skills. He first learned basic skills through Boy Scouts summer camp and we have looked for a variety of ways to give him further opportunities. A big focus of ourContinue reading “Family Sailing Adventure in BVI”

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