Taking the Kids — making the most of summer vacation
Cow milking with Farmer Dave at The Inn at East Hill Farm

Taking the Kids — making the most of summer vacation

You don't have to plan every minute of summer vacation (even if you are going to Walt Disney World). The unexpected — good and not-so-good — is what make a vacation memorable. Tell that to the super-planner in your house!

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Visiting South Dakota: The Crazy Horse Memorial, A 10K Volksmarch and Starting New Family Traditions
Preparing for the 10k Volksmarch up the mountain

Visiting South Dakota: The Crazy Horse Memorial, A 10K Volksmarch and Starting New Family Traditions

The Crazy Horse’s mountain carving near Mount Rushmore has always been about family. Today, the Crazy Horse dream has been handed to the next generation with 4 of the 10 children and several grandchildren

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Sleeping Under The Stars: Under Canvas Glamping Near Mount Rushmore In South Dakota
Under Canvas offers the best panoramic views near Mount Rushmore

Sleeping Under The Stars: Under Canvas Glamping Near Mount Rushmore In South Dakota

Even though The Mount Rushmore state has numerous options when it comes lodging and accommodations, there’s a different way to enjoy a unique night’s rest: glamping

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Taking the Kids — a different kind of trip to Alaska
The century-old Waterfall Resort in Ketchikan has special family packages with discounts for kids

Taking the Kids — a different kind of trip to Alaska

Just one road leads into Denali National Park’s 6 million acres, and after mile 15 the road is restricted to park buses. You can’t get much more remote in Alaska.

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Visiting Chicago in summer: Baseball, pizza, burgers and The Bean
First stop Pizzeria Uno of course

Visiting Chicago in summer: Baseball, pizza, burgers and The Bean

Everyone told my mom and dad that the first thing we should eat was get deep dish pizza. We made our way to the original Pizzeria Uno in downtown Chicago.

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In Rocky Mountain Nat Park – hikes are great, but beware crowds
Families enjoying a sandy beach along the Big Thompson River in Rocky Mountain National Park

In Rocky Mountain Nat Park – hikes are great, but beware crowds

if I’d done my homework, the Rocky Mountain National Park rangers would have told me to hike early, as parking spots at some of the popular trailheads—like Beaver Lake, a four-mile round trip hike that is kid-friendly—are gone by 8:30 am.

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