30 Day Road Trip: Chicago, Day 10

Chicago has a lot of family friendly fun to offer! How we spent a day, plus some advice for parking, toll roads, and low cost accommodations. So here’s what’s going on: I am on a 30 day road trip with my kids, and we have had a number of stops along the way. Find our […]

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30 Day Road Trip: Nauvoo, IL Days 7-9

The historic sites of Nauvoo, IL and all the fun we had playing pioneers, learning about how they lived their daily life, and enjoying some time together! Okay, so I put my kids in the car, and headed out for a 30 day road trip across the US. You can see our basic route above, […]

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30 Day Road Trip: Nebraska Days 4-6

Our time in Nebraska during our 30 day road trip! And tips for making long drives easier with kids, and some fun places to camp in Nebraska! In case you are just joining us, here’s the scoop: I packed my kids in my mini-van, along with my sister, and headed out for a 30 day […]

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30 Day Road Trip: Fort Collins/Denver, Days 1-3

Stop one: Fort Collins/Denver, CO! Our time in Fort Collins/Denver and tips for making road tripping more affordable with smart accommodations! If you are new, let me catch you up, I decided to take my kids on a 30 day road trip across the US. My 4 kids, myself, and my sister (backup), are all […]

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30 Days on the road this summer. A road trip with my kids!

30 Day Road Trip

A month long road trip, over 6000 miles, with my kids, in my mini-van, to see the country, learn some history, and have a whole lot of fun!  So maybe I am crazy, but I just get so sick of being at home all summer long. We have plenty to do, but this summer I […]

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What parks to see, and what beaches to visit in this week's State of the Week Highlight: Southern California

State of the Week Highlight: Southern California

No, Southern California isn’t really its own state, but California is SO big, and has totally different family options in the North and South, we are dividing it into two. A lot of the family friendly fun in Southern California is related to the amusement parks. We’ve already highlighted a little about Disneyland here, so let’s […]

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State of the Week Highlight: Louisiana

We’re changing things up a bit this week, in honor of Mardi Gras (aka Fat Tuesday).  Where else do you celebrate Mardi Gras than Louisiana?  That’s right, you have to celebrate Mardi Gras in Louisiana. To help me share a little more about Louisiana, I asked my BFF, Lisa to share a little about where […]

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Come find out about all the exciting places to visit in the Cornhusker State: Nebraska. Travel Parent Eat

State of the Week Highlight: Nebraska

Just south of the South Dakota border is the great plain state of Nebraska, the corn husker state.  I’ve mainly only driven through Nebraska, but I reached out to the Nebraska Tourism Department to get some ideas for the best family friendly ideas. Nebraska became the 37th state in 1867.  The current population is almost […]

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Come visit the Black Hills of South Dakota, and other family favorites in this week's state highlight. Travel Parent Eat

State of the Week Highlight: South Dakota

Take me back to the black hills, the black hills of Dakota… These are the beginning lines to one of my favorite songs in one of my favorite movies, Calamity Jane, starring Doris Day and Howard Keel.  It is also a very descriptive song of the beautiful Black Hills in South Dakota, this week’s state […]

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Learn about the best family friendly spots in Hawaii Travel Parent Eat

State of the Week Highlight: Hawaii

We just got back last week from vacation in sunny, southern California, and it made me wish for warmer weather here as well.  So I decided this week’s highlight would be the sunniest place in the US, Hawaii! We LOVE Hawaii (all of us here at TPE)! In fact, we’ve already talked about some of […]

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