National Parks
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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

Mesa Verde National Park Cliff Palace
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Mesa Verde National Park Must-See

Mesa Verde is a really neat National Park in the Four Corners. It is located in Colorado about halfway between Durango and Cortez. Mesa Verde is a unique and special national park! The park contains numerous archaeological sites and the well preserved ancient cliff dwellings once inhabited by the Ancestral Pueblo people. Mesa Verde was… Continue reading Mesa Verde National Park Must-See

Colorado Springs Garden of the Gods
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9 Awesome Experiences in Colorado Springs 

Colorado Springs is a great summer vacation destination, and you need not be a hiker or outdoor enthusiast to enjoy what Colorado Springs has to offer. There is such a variety of available activities that literally, there is something for everyone. If you're considering a trip to Colorado Springs, here are 9 awesome experiences to add… Continue reading 9 Awesome Experiences in Colorado Springs 

Northern California Coast near Redwood National and State Parks
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7 Budget Friendly Summer Vacation Ideas

Trying to decide where to go on summer vacation but worried about the budget? Don't stress! It is possible to have an awesome family trip without breaking the bank! To find that destination that fits your family's budget, consider summer vacation ideas that are a little different.  By this I mean avoid the headliner destinations… Continue reading 7 Budget Friendly Summer Vacation Ideas

View of Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado from a distance.
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Tip and a Tee: Great Sand Dunes National Park

Great Sand Dunes National Park is such a unique place!  If you are anywhere close to that area, I'd highly recommend you spend some time in this giant sandbox set against the backdrop of the Colorado Rockies.  You won't regret it! Trip Tip:  When planning your trip, be sure to check the hours of the… Continue reading Tip and a Tee: Great Sand Dunes National Park

Great Sand Dunes National Park
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Great Sand Dunes National Park: 5 Things to Know BEFORE You Go

Great Sand Dunes National Park is situated in a quiet little area in the southeast corner of Colorado.   We stopped at Great Sand Dunes National Park while on our road trip to Utah.  I've wanted to see Great Sand Dunes for some time and was eager to have an opportunity to visit.  We altered… Continue reading Great Sand Dunes National Park: 5 Things to Know BEFORE You Go

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Colorado Springs: Cave of the Winds

Cave of the Winds Mountain Park is an family friendly attraction located in Manitou Springs which is about a 15 minute drive from Colorado Springs.  We visited Cave of the Winds on our Colorado Springs vacation.  It overlooks Williams Canyon and offers more for visitors than just a cave tour.  The facilities are designed so that you can… Continue reading Colorado Springs: Cave of the Winds

Flags at the Olympic Training Center
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Colorado Springs: Olympic Training Center

For anyone who enjoys watching the Olympic Games, a visit to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs is a real treat!  Guided tours of the facility are available which provide a glimpse into the daily life of an Olympic athlete.  The regular guided tour takes about an hour and includes an orientation video. You will begin… Continue reading Colorado Springs: Olympic Training Center

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Colorado Springs Day Trip: The Royal Gorge

The Royal Gorge Bridge and Park is located about 60 miles from Colorado Springs and makes a nice day trip if you are using Colorado Springs as a hub.  It is located near a town called Canon City.  Originally constructed in 1929, the Royal Gorge Bridge is  one of the highest suspension bridges in the world!… Continue reading Colorado Springs Day Trip: The Royal Gorge

Cadet Chapel
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The U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs

There is so much to see and do in Colorado Springs.  If it is not on your vacation to-do list, go ahead and add it now!  While you're there, be sure to visit the United States Air Force Academy. The first stop (after passing through security) should be the The Barry Goldwater Air Force Academy Visitor… Continue reading The U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs