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Driving Through Death Valley and Yosemite on the Way to our Cross Country Road Trip’s Hollywood Ending
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Driving Through Death Valley and Yosemite on the Way to our Cross Country Road Trip’s Hollywood Ending

The Bear was apoplectic about spending 3+ hours in mid-July driving through Death Valley. That may or may not have been a driving force in us actually doing it. Because we’re a fan of awkward humor and of pushing our kids’ boundaries of comfort. Be adventurous, keep stepping out on […]

Utah Travel: Seeing The Beauty of Bryce, Arches, Zion and Southern Utah National Parks
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Utah Travel: Seeing The Beauty of Bryce, Arches, Zion and Southern Utah National Parks

As we prepared for our 3-week cross country road trip, connecting the dots between a variety of cities and sights, and calculating the drive times from one hotel to the next, I remained pretty wide open to any idea, pit stop and route. The only spot in the nation where […]

The Perfect Family Car for a Cross Country Road Trip
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The Perfect Family Car for a Cross Country Road Trip

  From the lofty heights of the continental divide some 12,000 feet into the Colorado Rocky Mountains, with snowcapped peaks piercing heavenly blue skies, to the dramatic depths and oppressive heat of Badwater Basin, a staggering 282 feet below sea level in Death Valley National Park in California; and then […]

A Mid-Summer Snowball Fight
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A Mid-Summer Snowball Fight

Cross country road trip highlight? There were many, but the mid-summer snowball fight we had 13,000 feet up in the Rocky Mountains ranks way, way, way up on the list.

A Surprising Weekend With Kids in Indiana
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A Surprising Weekend With Kids in Indiana

When the rotten winds of hateful politics blew through the state of Indiana earlier this year, I looked at that one night on our cross country itinerary and cringed. Do we have to pass through a place that has made it okay, and even celebrated in some circles, to not […]

Hanging On And Letting Go At The City Museum
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Hanging On And Letting Go At The City Museum

It’s not a metaphor. It’s the City Museum in St. Louis, where holding on is every bit as essential as letting go. There’s no place better to be a child in America than this rough and tumble wonderland. Read more about City Museum and other family fun spots in and […]

Silhouettes Inside The Arch
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Silhouettes Inside The Arch

Two young women, two silhouettes, ready for adventure, together, hand in hand, with the whole of the wild west out in front of them as they stand beneath the St. Louis Arch.

Great Hotels: The Iron Horse Hotel in Milwaukee
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Great Hotels: The Iron Horse Hotel in Milwaukee

When new decides to inhabit old, the result has the potential to be intoxicating thanks to a mix of modern comforts in an ageless setting. The Iron Horse Hotel in Milwaukee, with a well-considered through-line through a century of styles, a determination to pay homage to the history of Milwaukee […]

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