The Alliance Air Show in Fort Worth Texas

The Alliance Air Show is held each fall in north Fort Worth, Texas. Part aviation education, part thrilling air acrobatics the show is a favorite for kids and adults alike. Planes are available to tour with volunteers standing by to answer questions, and the sky fills and the entertainment begins. This year (2012) it was […]

Akaka Falls State Park on Hawaii’s Big Island

Akaka Falls is an impressive 442 foot waterfall just eleven miles north of Hilo in Hawaii.  It was a family friendly stop on our Big Island tour.  We visited near the end of our time in Hawaii, and our children were clamoring for a waterfall sighting.  Luckily, it delivered.

The Pana’ewa Rainforest Zoo in Hilo, Hawaii

On our family’s recent visit to Hawaii, we took a morning to visit the Pana’ewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens outside of  Hilo.  A small zoo, it contains a lot of native bird species as well as animals from other rain forest areas.  Overall, I recommend the Hilo zoo as long as your children don’t have the […]

My Travel Goals for My Children

Visit all 50 states.  I’d love to have my children leave the nest having thoroughly explored our great nation.  America is such a big place full of diversity! Have an impressive National Parks Passport.  There’s this cool program where you can get your NP passport stamped at each park you go to.  While that’s fun […]

Watching the Sun Set on Madeira Beach, Florida

Located across the bay from Tampa, Madeira Beach is blissfully quiet compared to its bigger neighbors Largo and St. Petersburg.  It is a fantastic place to take younger children, as they have plenty of room to run and play and you don’t have to worry about losing them in the crowd.  This was our kids […]