Family Travel, Homeschool

Rocky Mountains and Cattle Ranches

Throwback Thursday - I wrote this post last April on almost the exact same day but this year there is still a pile of snow on the ground and few signs of spring but we did our studies outdoors today nonetheless. When days become longer and temperatures rise it’s tough to keep kids inside and… Continue reading Rocky Mountains and Cattle Ranches

Family Travel

Amazing Wildlife, Spectacular Viewscapes and an NHL Hockey Legend

There are not many things in the world that small boys like as much as camping, discovering new places and (for northern kids at least) hockey so I was excited to learn that Grasslands National Park and the Village of Val Marie will be hosting the Grasslander Classic from July 28 - 30, 2017 to… Continue reading Amazing Wildlife, Spectacular Viewscapes and an NHL Hockey Legend

Family Travel, Homeschool

A Favorite on my Kindle for Homeschool Helps – The Big Book of Homeschool II

As a relative newcomer to homeschooling (we've only done it for about a year,) I appreciate having advice from other homeschooling parents at my fingertips. The Big Book of Homeschool Volume II fits the bill nicely. Because we travel a lot, I opted for the Kindle version and was not disappointed. This new volume is… Continue reading A Favorite on my Kindle for Homeschool Helps – The Big Book of Homeschool II

Family Travel

The Travel Whispers Blogger Challenge! – from a North American Road Tripper

As a newcomer to travel blogging, I have spent much of the past year reading other travel blogs, joining in on Twitter chats, improving (hopefully) my photography skills and traveling. When I read about the Travel Bloggers Whispers Blogger Challenge, organized by Stephanie Fox, I couldn't resist jumping in with both feet and giving it… Continue reading The Travel Whispers Blogger Challenge! – from a North American Road Tripper

Family Travel

Traveling Trails and Back Roads

With gas prices continuing to stay relatively low and the cost of air travel continuing to climb (think baggage fees etc. plus the hassle of airport security with children) many families are turning to road travel for their annual vacations.Beyond the typical visits to amusement parks and well-known landmarks like the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone,… Continue reading Traveling Trails and Back Roads

Family Travel

Beignets and Brown Feathers – An Afternoon in New Orleans

Pelicans swoop in and scoop up brackish water with their sagging beaks. A lone seagull snatches up a sardine from the sand. A quiet spot except for the cawing of ocean birds and the occasional blaring horn of a passing barge. I love this time of day. I watch as runners sprint along the sea… Continue reading Beignets and Brown Feathers – An Afternoon in New Orleans

Disney, Family Travel

Thirty Days at Disney World on a Budget

Our family is crazy for Disney so when we decided to take a nice long vacation this year, Walt Disney World was a natural choice. Spending this much time at the Parks allows us to be flexible with our days. We can do our schoolwork in the morning and spend the remainder of the day… Continue reading Thirty Days at Disney World on a Budget