Planning a Newfoundland Vacation

Newfoundland and Labrador form the easternmost province of Canada. A trip to Newfoundland includes spectacular scenery, fresh seafood, abundant wildlife, national parks, and quaint coastal communities. For me, this adds up to vacation paradise! Once this Canadian Province landed on my vacation destination radar screen, it didn't take long to start planning our Newfoundland vacation.… Continue reading Planning a Newfoundland Vacation

Newfoundland Cape Spear Sea and Rocks

Newfoundland’s Cape Spear

Newfoundland's Cape Spear is a unique and historical sight. If your Newfoundland trip includes time in St. John's, I suggest including this stop on your itinerary. Getting To Cape Spear Cape Spear is located about 10 miles (16 km) southeast of downtown St. John’s. If you have a rental car, it is an easy drive… Continue reading Newfoundland’s Cape Spear

The Skull of a Mammoth

Hot Springs Mammoth Site

There are more things to see and do in the Black Hills of South Dakota than most of us can fit in one trip. However, if you're looking for something truly unique, then don't miss Hot Springs Mammoth Site! This tour is unlike any other tour you've ever experienced. About Hot Springs Mammoth Site Mammoth… Continue reading Hot Springs Mammoth Site

Large concrete dinosaur in the Rapid City Dinosaur Park

Rapid City Dinosaur Park

The Rapid City Dinosaur Park in South Dakota is one of the area's iconic tourist attractions. It was built in 1936 and is a reminder that dinosaurs once inhabited the area. As a result, many fossils have been found along the ridge. Yes, this attraction is super cheesy. But, who says cheesy can’t be fun?… Continue reading Rapid City Dinosaur Park


6 Must-See Sights in St John’s, Newfoundland

St John’s is the Capital of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is also the province's largest city with a population of around 100,000. That number doubles if you consider the surrounding communities. There is so much to see and do in St John's, Newfoundland! I enjoyed my visit, and I hope you… Continue reading 6 Must-See Sights in St John’s, Newfoundland

Double yellow line on a highway in Newfoundland.

The Secret to Surviving a Road Trip

In my family, we love a good road trip! Sure, sometimes we fly, but there is no better way to see the United States of America than traversing the country in an automobile. A road trip, however, is not for the faint of heart.  The close quarters of a car can turn a loving family… Continue reading The Secret to Surviving a Road Trip

Boats and Buildings by the Coast in Newfoundland

7 Reasons to Add Newfoundland to Your Bucket List

One day I was perusing Pinterest and came across a beautiful photo which piqued my interest. It was of Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland, Canada. That's how it all started. I immediately began to read about Newfoundland, and it didn't take long to reach a decision. We're going THERE!!! Why Newfoundland? We had a… Continue reading 7 Reasons to Add Newfoundland to Your Bucket List

National Parks

8 Must-See Sights in 8 Must-See National Parks

This year for National Park Week, I picked a different park each day and highlighted a must-see sight in that park. It's been a lot of fun reflecting on the uniqueness of so many national parks across the USA. I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to travel to these special places! And,… Continue reading 8 Must-See Sights in 8 Must-See National Parks

Arches National Park Must-See Delicate Arch

Arches National Park Must-See

Arches National Park is a unique landscape with over 2000 natural arches. This park is conveniently located near Moab, Utah, so lodging and dining are nearby. Arches is a great National Park for visitors of all ages and fitness levels. There are several great easy trails such as Balanced Rock, Turret Arch and Landscape Arch.… Continue reading Arches National Park Must-See

Acadia National Park Must See, Bar Island

Acadia National Park Must-See

As I was trying to pick my Acadia National Park must-see, I considered options such as the Carriage Road and Cadillac Mountain. (Both are awesome places to visit!) However, I chose something a bit unconventional! The whole point of vacation is to have fun. As I recalled our visit to Acadia, I just kept thinking… Continue reading Acadia National Park Must-See