Fall Colors in the Great Smoky Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is absolutely stunning in the autumn!  The park lies between Tennessee and North Carolina, and is the most visited site in the National Park Service.  I highly recommend taking a family trip to see the fall colors in the Smoky Mountains.  It was a great place to see the leaves […]

Winterset, Iowa – Home of the Coolest Small Town Park Ever

As we had a day to fill during our recent Iowa visit, we headed down southwest of Des Moines to see what we could see.  While we were disappointed by the Bridges of Madison County, one thing that did not disappoint us was Winterset. It is impossible to describe the Winterset, Iowa without using the […]

Why You’ll Regret Traveling to Iowa for the Bridges of Madison County

Whenever I plan a trip to visit family, I look around to see what else I can see and do while I’m there. This past weekend, I headed to Des Moines, Iowa and so I began my search. There’s only three things Iowa is known for… cornfields, the Field of Dreams (also a cornfield) and […]

Baby Animals at the Fort Worth Zoo

One of our favorite places to pass the day is the Fort Worth Zoo.  We are lucky to have one of the best facilities in the United States within a 20 minute drive of our house, and we buy a family membership every year as a joint Christmas present. Our children love to find the […]

Colors of the Hawaiian Rainforest – Big Island

The Big Island of Hawaii has several different habitats.  Ranging from lava fields to mountainscapes, they are all beautiful.  The rain forests of the island were the most beautiful, especially when up against the Pacific Ocean. Take a look at the Hawaiian Rainforest in these pictures.  Hopefully they captured a bit of the wonder I […]