Awesome Experiences with Animals at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

Our kids are growing up to become quite the animal lovers.  They enjoy observing and learning the science about animals, and we try to work that into all the travels we can.  Most of the time, we’ll bypass the local zoo to try to find local animals in their natural habitats.  But the Alabama Gulf […]

Five Travel Lessons Every Child Should Learn

How to Figure Out Where They Are and Where They Are Going Despite being in a GPS driven world, map skills are still a lesson every child should learn.  As an adult, I still get lost frequently.  One of the first things I do when I’m in a new city for an extended period of […]

A Ride on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad – Grapevine, Texas

The railroad has been such a part of American history.  It changed society and economics during the building of the Transcontinental Railroad, And riding on them is fun! The Grapevine Vintage Railroad is especially fun.  It definitely has a restored vintage feel, and makes you feel like you are living a tiny bit of American […]

Adventures in Cabin Camping at Green Valley State Park, Iowa

Growing up in Texas, lakes are a bit of an abstract thought. Sure, they exist, but there aren’t a ton of them and not everyone enjoys them. Who wants to sit out at a lake and fend off mosquitoes when it is 110? There are a few people with boats that hang out at the […]

I Don’t Know if You Should Follow Your Dreams

It seems obligatory that travel blogs talk about how they are “following their dreams and YOU CAN TOO!” Most of time this means you too can travel the world nomadically, make money travel blogging and live on $30 a day. (Sometimes it even means “buy my ebook,” but that is another article entirely) And you […]