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Hotwire Million Dollar Sale

Hotwire announces crazy “Million Dollar Sale” on 5-star luxury Las Vegas hotels

UPDATE – November 23, 2017: Not surprising that the Million Dollar Sale from Hotwire is now SOLD OUT! Looking to enjoy a last-minute vacation before the holiday madness sets in? Always wanted to stay at a luxury, 5-star property but have been scared off by the price? Been dying to exclaim, “I’m going to Vegas, […]

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Weekend getaway to Grand Rapids, Michigan | Where to stay, eat, and drink

Weekend getaway to Grand Rapids, Michigan: Where to stay, eat, and drink

One day out of the blue, my friend and co-worker, Jamie, said to me, “I want to go to Grand Rapids. Take me there!” I’ve traveled to Grand Rapids a number of times over the last few years. After hearing me talk about it so much, Jamie knows that the city has become one of […]

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North Dakota Destinations | Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park

North Dakota Destinations: Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park

Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park in Mandan, North Dakota, was a stop on our Legendary North Dakota road trip this past summer. Just south of I-94 and 13 miles outside of the capital of Bismarck, it was an ideal one-night stop for us as we headed back east towards home from Medora and Theodore Roosevelt […]

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ChicagoFamily Staycation | Renaissance Chicago O'Hare Suites Hotel

Chicago family staycation at Renaissance Chicago O’Hare Suites Hotel

I’ve said for years that Chicago is an exceptional place for travelers to live. With its diversity, top-notch art and entertainment, and world-class museums, Chicago residents like myself can “travel” without even leaving the city. Sometimes day trips to different neighborhoods quench the travel thirst. Other times, you just need an overnight staycation to really […]

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Conner Prairie Interactive History Park | Hamilton County, Indiana

Conner Prairie: Using the past to shine light on the future in Hamilton County, Indiana

Conner Prairie is an interactive history park in Hamilton County, Indiana, and is the state’s first Smithsonian Institute affiliate. I mentioned in my Hamilton County overview that Conner Prairie is one of the best historical and educational attractions we have ever visited, and I still stand by that statement. Spanning more than 1,000 wooded acres, Conner Prairie presents […]

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Medora, North Dakota

Medora, North Dakota: Gateway to Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Medora, North Dakota is the gateway to Theodore Roosevelt National Park (TRNP). Founded in 1833 by French nobleman the Marquis de Mores, the small town in the valley of the Little Missouri evokes images of big adventures. Medora is located just off of Interstate 94 and right next to the South Unit entrance of TRNP. […]

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Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead | Overland Park, Kansas

A delightful day at Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead in Overland Park, Kansas

If it hadn’t been for my earlier visit to Assiniboine Park and Zoo in Winnipeg, I probably would have taken a pass on visiting Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead in Overland Park, Kansas. Visiting Assiniboine and seeing all the wonderful work being done in the name of education and conservation changed how I think about zoos. […]

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Hamilton County, Indiana

Highlights of Hamilton County, Indiana

Hamilton County, Indiana, lies approximately 30 miles northeast of Indianapolis. I’ve been to Indy several times in my life but never stopped to have a look around Hamilton County. After spending a recent weekend there with the kids, I realized all that we’d been missing out on! The “crown jewels” of Hamilton County are the […]

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Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens | Overland Park, Kansas

Photo walk through Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

During our spring trip to Overland Park, Kansas, the kids and I visited Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. What I figured would be, maybe, a 2-hour visit turned into a 5-hour adventure. If it wasn’t for an unfortunate splinter (in Lucia’s finger), we easily could have spent another couple of hours exploring the gardens. […]

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