How to do Gatlinburg in ONE day with kids of ALL ages

Planning a vacation with 21 people – and with kids ages 8 months to 17 years – can be quite tricky. How do you find something that everyone can enjoy? We gave it a try this summer when we traveled to Tennessee with our parents, siblings and families. Our parents rented a cabin in Sevierville... Continue Reading →

Free things to do at Rocky Mountain National Park? Yes, please!

I’ve been to Rocky Mountain National Parks numerous times in my life, most recently this May, and three times in the last three years. It’s one of my absolute favorite places in the country. And I discovered something new in my planning this time. There are parts of the park that are outside the entrance... Continue Reading →

Estes Park = excellent local eateries

  Estes Park has always been, for me, a cute, touristy town that served as the gateway to one of my favorite places on earth, Rocky Mountain National Park. While I'm sure there are some really great shops, (especially walking along Fall River including Outdoor World where we've purchased awesome Kavu wallets and bags and a... Continue Reading →

Local Gem: Wonderscope

We recently kicked off the summer by heading to Wonderscope. It's a cute little children's museum located in Shawnee, KS. Let me just start by being real frank ... I generally despise any type of museum. Especially children's museums. Maybe I'm getting soft in my old age, or it could be the fact that I... Continue Reading →

i LOVE the Olympics!

The greatest sporting event begins this week. While I love college football and college basketball, especially March Madness, nothing compares to the two and a half weeks that are the Olympics, which rotate every two years between the summer events and the winter ones. Olympism, according to the Olympic Charter, combines sport with culture and... Continue Reading →

Local Gem: Macey’s Kong Kone

Soccer season has started up again for us and this week was the first practice for my seven-year-old's team, which I'm lucky enough to coach this fall. We didn't start until later in the evening, and it was so miserably hot and humid that I was really craving one of these Kong Kone's on the... Continue Reading →

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