Roswell, New Mexico – Quirky or Tourist Trap?

I wanted to like Roswell.  Really. Overall, New Mexico is one of my favorite states.  It has such variety, from the beautiful Sangre de Cristo mountains (pictured) and the rugged Sandias to desolate desert. It also has a lot of quirkiness.  There’s quirky places all over the US, but New Mexico seems to have more per […]

Spring in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas

While on our way to the Trinity Site in New Mexico, I poured over our route.  Texas… well. Texas is big. And while I’ve been to a lot of it, I had never traveled to the West Texas area near El Paso. It is sometimes called “Big Bend Country” after our flashiest national park. But Big […]

Colorado Road Trip : Snow, The Royal Gorge and Bison

We so rarely take road trips from home, but heading up to Keystone, Colorado this winter we took the car.  The kids were staying with the grandparents, and it just made to most sense to drive and pick them up along the way. On the way there, we drove a lot of the way in […]

Photo Adventure – Prescott, ON and Fort Wellington : Party Like It’s 1812

During my month long visit to Ontario this summer, one of my favorite parts of the trip was a short roadtrip in the 1000 Islands area along the St. Lawrence River. I visited Thousand Islands National Park, and explored some of the historical sites along the way. This area played a pivotal role in the […]

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 […]