Prepping Kids for a Road Trip – Road trips are a great way to spend family time. There is always something new to see, an exciting adventure to enjoy together, and wonderful family memories to make. As a home school family we like to combine the two because educational opportunities are everywhere and in everything we do. Sometime’s we’re home to do our studies, but very often we are on the road, learning and experiencing the world. After all, there’s no school to teach how to cross a boarder, how to understand customs in other cultures and how to be respectful of all people, places, and cultures. So, to gain the most from our experiences, we always prep our kids for a road trip, allowing them to become familiar with an area before visiting. We think it’s important to have some knowledge of the events that shaped the history and culture of a region. [Read more…]
If you haven’t heard the news…. I WON a trip to Eastern Canada! Stay tuned because I’ll be reviewing each place I visit and of course I’ll be creating another fun, family style video of our adventures so you’ll have ideas of where you want to go on your next family vacation experience. I say “experience” because as you have seen, our lives are filled with adventures and experiences because these are the things that mold our lives and give our kids character.
Our last day of vacation found us well rested after a relaxing night in the owner’s suite at the Colonial Inn. It was two floors overlooking the pool with a full kitchen. Absolutely lovely! Time to start our day and finalize this trip of fun memories!We ventured out to breakfast at the Jolly Roger Restaurant, home to the “most famous breakfast on the beach!” [Read more…]
After having a fantastic few days in Cape Hatteras, it was time for my family to head north and visit the Kitty Hawk/Nags Head area. Dare County offers more than 100 miles of shoreline and we wanted to see as much as we could! Hatteras is more secluded and this area is more populated with tourists so we wanted to experience them both. The weather was gorgeous, the sea called our name, activities to do were around every corner and the sights to see were too many to see on one trip, but we were determined to squeeze in as much as we could! [Read more…]
Outer Banks Travel, Visit Outer Banks Day #2 – Rise and shine it was time to head out the door for our next adventure! We had hoped day #2 in Dare County would bring just as many smiles as day #1 at the beach & watching the fishermen bring in their catch. It doesn’t seem hard to find fun here on these barrier islands and day #2 was just as filled with smiles and excitement. [Read more…]
Outer Banks Travel, Visit Outer Banks Day #1 in Dare County, North Carolina: A Sun and Surf Vacation Destination. Are you trying to find that perfect vacation spot to please all the members of your family this summer? Impossible you say? How can everyone be happy when one likes to bike ride, another likes to immerse themselves in history and yet another just wants to hang out and on the beach? And you? If you are like me you just want a few hours in a nice quiet spot with a good book. Well recently my family visited the Outer Banks in Dare County North Carolina for a little bit of adventure, sun and sand. This diverse vacation destination really did have something for everyone! Beaches as far as the eye can see, a theater under the stars, historical sites, biking, surfing, horseback riding. There’s something for everyone here in OBX. Follow along as I share our adventures with my family of 4. I’ll let you know about the best spots for families with a diverse age group (my daughter is 8 & my son is 14) and where the entire family can have some FUN! [Read more…]
Pies & Pints Pizzeria, visit West Virginia – On the 2nd day of our River Expeditions adventurous family trip my family of four got hungry and the resort suggested the local hangout Pies and Pints. So, we went with that old saying about if you want good food, to go where the locals go…. And where the locals go in Fayetteville, West Virginia is Pies & Pints Pizzeria.
Hard Rock Climbing Adventure, Visit West Virginia – During our stay at River Expeditions in West Virginia, we were fortunate enough to experience rock climbing and rappelling in the New River Gorge area…. .Talk about living on the edge and having FUN! Let me tell you about our exciting family adventure! [Read more…]
Cathedral Café of Fayetteville West Virginia – Visit West Virginia – Since we had such good luck following the locals’ advice on where to eat, our family decided to try another favorite with the people in Fayetteville, West Virginia. The Cathedral Café is directly across from the Hard Rock Climbing Adventure so between coming highly recommended by River Expeditions, and the great location, it was a no-brainer to give this café a try. It is a former church that has been converted to a relaxed setting for coffee and unique American food that will have you begging for more! [Read more…]
River Expeditions, Visit West Virginia Day #3 – River Expeditions is an adventure lovers’ dream, located in West Virginia. There is white water rafting for beginners, zip lining, and for our last day of our adventure we headed to experience the New River Gorge Bridge Walk and do some rappelling and rock climbing too! Your family can have the ultimate outdoor adventure experience too! Here we go with Day 3. [Read more…]