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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!

Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods

Click here for dog and family friendly activities you can enjoy in the Garden of the Gods Nature Park in West Colorado.

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Ridgeline Hotel, Colarado, Review

Ridgeline Hotel, Colarado, Review

The second hotel stop for our summer vacation was in one of my favorite destinations: Estes Park. I’ve stayed a number of places in Estes, and the Ridgeline Hotel was new to me. It’s actually new to the area as well. The Ridgeline was a refreshing contrast to the...

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Breckenridge Colorado Doubletree Hotel Review

I feel bad writing this review because the staff at this hotel was so very nice and the central location great, but this is not a hotel I plan to return to, and here’s why. On first glance, you’d think the Doubletree would be a great choice for a place to stay when...

Visit Catalina Island

I took a girls’ trip with my then 10-year-old to Southern California. It wasn't really planned to be just the two of us, but it happened to unfold that way and turned into one of the best vacations ever! We hit up the usual parks (Disney, Universal Studios) and while...

12 Things to Do in Taos

Taos, New Mexico was a bucket list trip for me. Having spent some time in Santa Fe, I had a hunch that Taos would be a similar win for the Perot Family vacation. I already knew that it was a pet-friendly town – which was important as we were traveling with ALL of the...

Tips for Visiting Rocky Mountain National Park

Are you planning on visiting Rocky Mountain National Park? If so, here are my top tips after a recent trip with teenager and dogs in tow.

Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado

Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado

“I’ve never experienced anything like that before in my life.” Can I just tell you how difficult it is to get a statement like that out of my husband? He’s been talking up our visit to the Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado, to everyone. It was initially a...

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Visiting the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach, Alabama

Visiting the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach, Alabama

Do you try and find the art when you're traveling? We do, and our recent trip to Gulf Shores, Alabama found us exploring the Coastal Arts Center of (nearby) Orange Beach. Here's a quick tour of what you can find there and why it should be on your bucket list of things...

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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 US haunted hotels

My list of US 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

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...

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