Category Archives: Family Fun

Top 5 Family Activities at Great Sand Dunes National Park

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve (GSDNPP) near Mosca, Colorado, should be on every family’s travel bucket list. In June of 2016, we spent less than 24 hours at… Read more »

Great Sand Dunes Magnetite Science Challenge

Fun with Science at Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve Our sons love science experiments. Every time we travel, our 10-year-old always seems to be on the look-out for… Read more »

UST SlothSak Inflatable Camp Chair Gear Demo

The SlothSak™ by UST Brands – Instant, Cozy Seating! The UST Survival Brands SlothSak™ is a go-anywhere, manually inflatable seat! This chair collapses down to fit into a small cinch… Read more »

Bucket List Yellowstone National Park Winter

Bucket List – Yellowstone National Park For all who have been asking us (and tons do!) what Yellowstone is like in winter, and is it really worth visiting when 90%… Read more »

National Parks: Magic Moments 2016

What a Year it’s Been! We were blessed in 2016 to travel around the United States and visit 18 National Park Service sites, most being National Parks. We began 2016… Read more »

Polar Vortex Experiment: Boiling Water into Freezing Air 25 Below Zero

Experiment: Boiling Water Meets Frozen Air… What Happens? Kids Love Outdoor Science Experiments! If you’re looking for a fun outdoor science experiment, this one is perfect for a VERY, VERY… Read more »

Adventure Awaits at Sylvan Lake, Custer State Park, SD

We often get asked by visitors to the Black Hills area what our “must-do” adventure recommendations are. We love to share the best local places to visit because there are… Read more »

Our September #FindYourPark Photo Challenge!

This month’s Twitter #FindYourPark photo challenge will be all about the amazing colors we find in our parks! Each day will bring a new hue, and we invite you to… Read more »

3700 Miles to #FindYourPark Part 4: Days 10-12

(See our trip in pictures on Instagram!) Be sure to read the first, second, and third posts in this #9Parks12Days series, where we visited SEVEN National Park Service Sites in… Read more »

3700 Miles to #FindYourPark Part 3: Days 6-9

(See our trip in pictures on Instagram!) Be sure to read the first and second posts in this #9Parks12Days series, where we visited Great Sand Dunes, Carlsbad Caverns, Guadalupe Mountains,… Read more »

Campground Review: Alamosa KOA

We recently took a road trip through the US Southwest (see our post series: 3700 Miles to #FindYourPark). In the process, we stayed at seven different campground, and each was… Read more »

3,700 Miles to #FindYourPark: Part 2 (Days 4-6)

(See our trip in pictures on Instagram!) Be sure to read the first post in this #9Parks12Days series, where we visited Great Sand Dunes NP and Carlsbad Caverns NP in… Read more »

3,700 Miles to #FindYourPark: The First Three Days of #9Parks12Days

(See our trip in pictures on our Instagram Hashtag!) On June 6, 2016, our family of four embarked on an ambitious trek through the US Southwest.  We wanted to take our… Read more »

The Six Essential Stops in Your Badlands NP Drive-Through

Badlands National Park, south of Wall, South Dakota, is a popular “drive-through” National Park for those on their way to other destinations. Often, this means that there are some incredible… Read more »