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Estes Park Colorado is an adventure packed mountain get away. Gorgeous mountain views, the Rocky Mountain National Park, and great food make this a perfect destination for families or couples. Find the best places to eat, where to stay, and how to spend your days in Estes Park.

A Perfect Weekend in Estes Park

I’ll never forget the first time I saw Estes Park.  We were in Colorado for a house hunting trip and decided to check out this mountain town, knowing it would really be too far for Matt to commute to work every day. As we turned the corner onto the final stretch of Hwy 36, those […] Read more…

Dauphin Island is our top pick for a family beach vacation. The perfect mix of "island time" and activity-packed adventure has us returning year after year.

A Beach Destination That Promises Relaxation & Family Adventure

When someone in my family suggested we go to Alabama for a family beach vacation, I thought they were crazy.  I thought (out loud) “there isn’t a beach in Alabama!” – but I had no idea how wrong I was. I was accustomed to beach houses the east coast, especially North Carolina down through Florida. […] Read more…

Where to Eat In Denver: The Sweet Side of the Mile High City

One of the best things about traveling to new cities is the food.  Finding the local cuisines and neighborhood restaurants is the best way to really experience a new place. So one of the first things we did once we arrived in Colorado was to check out where to eat in Denver.  With kids almost […] Read more…

Is Charlotte NC on your travel bucket list? Probably not. But here are just a few reasons the Queen City shouldn't be overlooked for your next get-away.

Unexpected Adventure in Charlotte North Carolina

If you are one of the many people with a coveted travel bucket list, I’d bet that Charlotte North Carolina is not on that list. It’s never been on mine either!  If it’s anything like mine, your list is more likely to have Chicago, Seattle, or Austin as top wish-list desintations in the US. Even […] Read more…

Just west of Denver is Evergreen CO where the surrounding mountains feel like a million miles from the city, perfect for your next activity-filled adventure

Evergreen Colorado: Big Adventure in a Small Town

Just a few miles west of Denver is the town Evergreen Colorado that we stumbled upon this Father’s Day.  We ventured out on a hike that a friend had recommended hike and discovered the perfect little town nestled in the mountains.  And a place that would earn a top spot on our list of places […] Read more…