Exploring Shawnee National Forest, Illinois

Artistic photo of hiking boots by the water surrounded by yellow, red, and orange, autumn leaves.

Autumn is such a perfect time to go on a trip to Shawnee National Forest. This beautiful national forest in Illinois is perfect for camping and hiking offering some very stunning views and gorgeous hiking trails. In this travel guide I will be going over the best things to do at Shawnee National Forest, the hiking trails we did, best places to visit in the forest, and much more. I will also be including a detailed itinerary and packing tips for this trip.

The Top 5 Kid-Friendly Hikes in Oahu, Hawai’i

Top of Makapu'u Lighthouse Trail

On a beautiful day such as today, where the sky is bright and sunny, full of life and not too hot, I would grab my girls and go on a beautiful hike. Now hiking with little ones is not easy so sometimes choosing a hike that is good for the kids can be a little challenging. If you are visiting Hawaii you will come to find that Hawaii is filled with all sorts of hikes for any hiking experience level. For this reason I have decided to make it a little easier for you by creating this list of my top five favorite kid friendly hikes in Oahu. You will come to find that there is a little bit of everything in this list. From ocean views on top of volcanic craters to waterfalls in the rain forest and even mountain top scenes. You are destined to have a very amazing experience when venturing of to any of these hikes.

Guide to The U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama

Family picture at the US Space and Rocket Center

The U.S. Space and Rocket Center is fun, space loving museum with a life size replica rocket display. During your visit you can learn more about the history of space travel in the United States as well as enjoy some rides, hands on activities, see a real life moon rock, and so much more.

Guide to Monte Sano State Park in Huntsville, Alabama

Waterfall at Monte Sano State Park

Monte Sano State Park is located in north Alabama in the city of Huntsville. It provides a variety of hiking trails, camping, mountain views, and much more. In this guide I will be going over all the best things to do, best hiking trails to do with your family, places to visit, and more. I will also include our favorite places to go to around Huntsville, Alabama that are outside of Monte Sano State Park.

Hiking Alum Hollow Trail in Huntsville, Alabama

waterfall at alum hollow trail at green mountain nature preserve

After having lived in Huntsville for almost 10 years, I never knew of any flowing waterfalls. Monte Sano had one small one that looked alright after heavy rain but nothing free flowing all year round. I made it a mission this summer to seek out a waterfall. I just knew that with all of the mountains, rivers, creeks, and streams, there had to be something, even if it was a small waterfall. Off I went with my family to Alum Hollow Trail to seek out what I found to be a small Nature Preserve with a not so well known waterfall hike.

Anna Maria Island: An Ultimate Travel Guide To Old Florida Beach Town

sunset at cortez beach in anna maria island bradenton beach florida

Anna Maria is a beautiful Florida destination located on the west central coast of the state. Our family has been here multiple times already and will continue to come back to the beautiful white Sandy beaches and island vibes. Anna Maria is a family friendly vacation spot as well as a perfect weekend getaway. It has a lot to offer as well as the surrounding areas.

Visiting The Polynesian Cultural Center: Oahu, Hawaii’s Top Tourist Attraction

Village of Hawai'i canoe pageant at The Polynesian Cultural Center.

The Polynesian Cultural Center is one of Oahu, Hawaii’s top tourist attraction as well as a family favorite. During the two years that we lived in Hawaii we visited the cultural center numerous times and were able to experience everything that it had to offer. From the Ali’i Luau to the epic Ha: Breath of Life show, this tourist attraction is perfect for anyone that is wanting to experience and learn more about the Polynesian culture.

Ultimate Guide To The Gulch Neighborhood In Nashville, Tennessee

Ultimate Travel Guide To The Gulch in Nashville, Tennessee. Mural at The Gulch.

The beautiful country music city of Nashville has a lot to offer but The Gulch Neighborhood is by far our favorite. You can find all sorts of restaurants, stunning street art murals, and many things to do. In this travel guide to The Gulch I’m going to be sharing with you the best places to eat, best things to do, and best places to stay at along with a fun weekend itinerary. Make The Gulch Neighborhood your next fun weekend getaway.

25 Best Things To Do In Oahu With Kids

Girl with Hawaiians at the Ali'i Luau at the Polynesian Cultural Center attraction in Oahu, Hawai'i.

Oahu is such a beautiful place to visit and even live at. In this travel guide I want to share with you the BEST THINGS TO DO IN OAHU WITH KIDS. I will be featuring family friendly things to do around the island of Oahu such as hiking trails, best kid-friendly beaches, attractions, and more. I hope that with this guide I can help you make the most of your family vacation to Oahu, Hawaii. After having lived on Oahu for 2 years we made sure to visit and do as much as possible around the island. We were always looking for a new hiking trail to enjoy as a family, the best kid-friendly beaches to swim at, and even the best state parks, attractions, tours, and even restaurants. We tried to soak in as much ALOHA as we could during our time on Oahu.

The Ultimate Guide To Washington, D.C. In The Fall

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Taking a trip to Washington, D.C. in the fall is an excellent way to enjoy the season while seeing many of the nation’s treasured landmarks. Visiting in the fall means you’ll enjoy less crowds at many of the city’s popular museums and landmarks, like the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument. If you’re considering a […]