Jones Gap State Park Mini Adventure

After spending months at home we were ready for a mini adventure. The South Carolina State parks system has proven, once again, to be a wonderful outlet for our family. Even during this strange quarantine/lockdown time of the global pandemic we have been afforded the opportunity for a mini adventure. Getting outdoors and enjoying natureContinue reading “Jones Gap State Park Mini Adventure”

Whirlwind Adventure in France

Why France? To make a long story short, John lost his dad very unexpectedly in January of 2016 and had a deep need to travel to France. You know how that feeling comes over you when you realize that life is both short and completely out of our control? Well it hit John like aContinue reading “Whirlwind Adventure in France”

Jones Gap State Park Mini Adventure

After spending months at home we were ready for a mini adventure. The South Carolina State parks system has proven, once again, to be a wonderful outlet for our family. Even during this strange quarantine/lockdown time of the global pandemic we have been afforded the opportunity for a mini adventure. Getting outdoors and enjoying natureContinue reading “Jones Gap State Park Mini Adventure”

How to Make a Whirlwind Adventure Memorable

Get to know the Destination Before You Go In order to get the most out of your time you can get to know your destination before you land there. Look through maps, and read up a little on the history. This will give you a good overview of your destination and ensure you are prepared.Continue reading “How to Make a Whirlwind Adventure Memorable”

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”

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