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“Not merely a nation but a nation of nations.” – Lyndon B. Johnson

Whether we travel the United States for work, soccer or family vacation, we’ve been lucky to see some amazing areas of the United States. Our country is so beautiful and there’s so much to experience. Come along for some of our adventures!

Visiting Pawhuska and The Pioneer Woman

Visiting Pawhuska and The Pioneer Woman

“It’s always on the way.” That’s what the greeter at the Pioneer Woman’s set (her lodge!) told me about Pawhuska, Oklahoma. “It doesn’t matter where you’re traveling to; people always tell me that it’s on the way,” he chuckled. And isn’t that the case with your...

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A Perfect Moment at the Tallgrass Prairie

A Perfect Moment at the Tallgrass Prairie

If you're traveling to Tulsa, I'd recommend a side trip 57 miles to the northwest, landing you in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Pawhuska is just a dot on the Oklahoma landscape but rich with history, both old and new. It's most famously known now as the place where Ree Drummond...

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Self-guided art and architecture tour of DFW

Self-guided art and architecture tour of DFW

Guess what I’m doing this week. Taking a vacation (YAY) but we aren’t going anywhere (BOO), thank you COVID-19. It’s not awful, I mean DFW is a pretty fabulous place to live and lots of people come here to visit, so I can actually pretend to be a tourist and take a...

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My list of haunted hotels

My list of haunted hotels

Have you ever stayed in a haunted hotel? You’d know if you had. There’s definitely a certain vibe you get when you enter – the energy just feels different. I recently stayed in my fifth haunted hotel and while I didn’t know until after I had checked out, (when someone...

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Visiting Magnolia Market in Waco Texas

There's a new "to-do" on the list of things when visitors come to town: visiting Magnolia Market in Waco, Texas. Made famous by the HGTV show, "Fixer Upper," Chip and Joanna Gaines have literally made Waco the new tourist destination for the Perot household. This past...

Know before you Go: Travel tips for visiting the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island

Visiting the Grand Hotel is a treasured experience you’ll likely remember your whole life, and there are a few things you may want to know before you go, just so you can be prepared. There’s no tipping. I know, weird, right? You expect that at a premium hotel that you...

Road-tripping to Magnolia Market in Waco, Texas

“I can’t wait to meet Joanna Gaines!” says the Cupcake as we’re preparing for our road trip to Fixer-Upper famed Silos at Magnolia Market in Waco. Either I oversold this little journey or she is one of those believe it and make it happen people at a ripe old age of 8....

Stress-free road-tripping with teens and tweens

On this episode of MommyUpgrade LIVE, we talk with my co-host Molly as she embarks on a Spring Break trip with two tweens and a teen to Washington DC. What’s her secret to keep the kids amped up about the road-trip? In short: Let them each have a responsibility. For...
Alizé Las Vegas, The Palms Casino & Resort

Alizé Las Vegas, The Palms Casino & Resort

The Alizé Las Vegas Restaurant on the top floor of the Palms Resort & Casino, just off the Las Vegas strip is an absolute gem.  Because the Palms is in what they call, “Las Vegas West,” the view of “Las Vegas East” (the hotels you typically think of on the...

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6 tips for visiting Cadillac Ranch

6 tips for visiting Cadillac Ranch

Anyone who’s driven through west Texas via Amarillo, likely knows of the infamous Cadillac Ranch. Built in 1974 on the historic Route 66, as a public tribute to the evolution of the Cadillac tail fin, these 10 Cadillac’s were half-buried, nose first into the dirt...

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Perots Geaux: (Almost) One Day in Santa Fe

Perots Geaux: (Almost) One Day in Santa Fe

Sometimes we take the speed dating approach to travel. Being so close to Santa Fe while we were visiting in Colorado was literally just too much to bear. The hubs had never been and it had been eons since I had visited this Southwestern gem. A quick 5ish hour drive...

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Perots Geaux: Breckenridge Colorado

Perots Geaux: Breckenridge Colorado

Our Spring Break adventure, started in a GMC Acadia with no real schedule. We headed to Colorado and after a few days in Littleton and a day trip to Estes Park, we were bitten by wanderlust to check out another of Colorado’s mountain towns. Setting our sites on...

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Perots Geaux: Estes Park, Colorado

Perots Geaux: Estes Park, Colorado

For Chez Perot, no trip to Colorado is complete without a day or more in Estes Park. A long time favorite for us in both summertime and winter, I have lost count of the number of visits I have under my belt but I do know that it’s not enough. Over Spring Break this...

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Perots Geaux: Arrowhead Golf Club

Perots Geaux: Arrowhead Golf Club

Spring Break 2015. Armed with a luxurious GMC Acadia Denali, complete with all the newest features and compliments of @DistrictDrive, Chez Perot packed our bags and we headed west with schedule unknown. With a week on the clock and only the road before us, our first...

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