Oahu, Hawaii is a Fountain of Youth

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This year my beautiful wife turns fifty. She abhorred the idea of it and any talk of her up and coming celebration was expressly forbidden. We decided to vacation to Oahu, Hawaii hoping to better ease my wife into the inevitable next chapter of her life. The plan was to make things so fun that fifty would be a highlight […]

Union Creek Campground in Southern Oregon

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This past August our family was able to take our latest adventure together in Jackson County Oregon’s beautiful and scenic Union Creek Campground, which is situated between the small town of Prospect and Crater Lake; one of the great natural wonders of the world. This section of Oregon is a perfect balance of Oregon’s Rainy and heavily wooded North and […]

Fort Bragg, California Coastal Weekend

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Fort Bragg, California

One of the best things about California is that it is so infinitely explorable. Take a weekend trip up (or down) the coast to Fort Bragg and soak in the seaside for a few days. Our handy travel guide will help you make the most of your days and your budget will thank you later. The drive is half the […]

Yellowstone National Park: Day Trip Travel Guide

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Get up into the Mountain West and discover one of the frontiers that makes this country a treasure. We recently took a day trip to Yellowstone National Park and I felt like I had just visited 20 different planets by the time I was done. Be forewarned – there is no cell service available in the majority of the park.   They […]

Caribbean Cruise Beats the Winter Blues

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Winter weather getting you down? Use our last Caribbean cruise vacation as a guide for planning your next family vacation! We will give you the highs and lows of the journey. Certain hotels were a hit, where others weren’t so kid-friendly. Find out how we like the Princess Cruise ship Regal Princess (or not). Make your vacation a total success […]

Alaska is a Journey Beyond the Horizon

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Time to get out into the wild and visit our 49th state!  Our family had an amazing journey to Anchorage, Alaska and it’s outlying cities.  We took advantage of America’s last frontier to explore the countryside and do our share of fishing for salmon.  Every day was full of rich natural scenery and unforgettable memories.  Follow along with us as […]