10 Reasons to Visit Bismarck With Your Family

Little Girl holding a Native American dollIf Bismarck North Dakota is not on your list of places to visit, you need to add it. This city has small town charm, but still offers many options to entertain the family. We found so much to do, if only we had more time to spend here. Read my ten reasons to visit Bismarck with your family.

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Baseball and Camping: I Love Summer in River Falls WI

Wouldn’t it be great to combine baseball and camping all in one place? Well at Hoffman Park in River Falls Wisconsin you can do just that. This small college town makes a great place to stay awhile and enjoy these favorite summer pastimes.

Hoffman Park Campground

Finding a great, family friendly place to camp is not always easy. Especially when you also want one that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. City Parks are some of our favorite places to stay because they are both family friendly and inexpensive. Hoffman Park in River Falls Wisconsin is a great location, it’s convenient to get in and out of St. Paul/Minneapolis, yet far enough you get a good rate as well as a peaceful camping experience.

Don’t you love when you get a great deal and have a wonderful experience? Well if you do then I highly recommend staying at Hoffman Park. Whether you want to visit St. Paul/Minneapolis or just want a quiet park to go camping, this place is perfect for both.

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A Small Town Fourth of July in Sibley Illinois

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Boy holding frog on the Fourth of JulyWho would ever think that a small town Fourth of July celebration would be the best place to be? Last year we spent the holiday watching the fireworks go off over the Empire State Building. It was unforgettable, amazing, incredible, but the small town experience may be even better.

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Arkansas: An Unexpected Adventure

Have you ever imagined yourself on vacation in Arkansas? I know I certainly never had. Then we traveled through the state in our RV, and I realized what a great place it is. Especially for families.

Map Of Arkansas

 

 

Bentonville

Lake Fort Smith

Liittle Rock

Hot Springs

Crater of Diamonds

Great Campgrounds in Arkansas

What to Expect in Arkansas

Picture yourself in Arkansas. Now what do you see? Hear? Smell? Anything? Anyone?

OK, so maybe some people have an idea of what Arkansas is like. For Example, the people from Arkansas or maybe even those from neighboring states. But let’s be honest, most people don’t really think much about Arkansas.

However, you should because it is such a beautiful place. I was amazed by the incredible landscape here. Every place on Earth has a beauty to it, in Arkansas it included things like:

  • Trees
  • Parks
  • Rivers
  • Hills
  • Mountains
  • Lakes

Even though I had no idea what to expect when we got to Arkansas, this was not it. You might be thinking, so what everywhere has trees, and you are right, but the scenery here is just magnificent. Follow our adventure to find out where we stayed, what we did, and where we ate in Arkansas.

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Exploring Little Rock Arkansas with Kids

Little Rock, Arkansas is the capital city and has tons to offer a traveling family. Some people may not consider this place when planning their next family vacation. With so much to do you will surely be planning to come back soon once you have been here.

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13 Cheap or Free East Coast Places to Take Your Family

Family vacations can get expensive, especially on the east coast. The following is a list of family and budget friendly places you should visit.

1. National Naval Aviation Museum

This museum is located on an air force base in Pensacola Florida. Due to it being an active military site there is some security to go through before getting inside. It is well worth it though. The museum is huge. You will see airplanes from all over the world and spanning through time. Also make sure to get on the trolley tour of the back lot, where you will see some of the planes they can’t fit inside the museum. Kids will love getting inside some of the planes, the best part is that it’s free.

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Small Town on a Road Less Traveled

Something that this Grand Family Adventure has taught me is that the road less traveled can lead to some amazing places.

Our travels through Tennessee led us to an unexpected location. A small town with lots of charm. Lynchburg, Tennessee might be known for it’s Jack Daniel’s distillery, but there is so much more to experience in this quaint small town.

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Finding a Great Campground in Ohio

Finding a great campground at a great price can be challenging.

Finding one that has availability can be downright frustrating at times. In our travels we like to be flexible. We want to be able stay longer if we like a place or leave early if we just want to move on. This means we don’t make reservations. This has its ups and its downs.

Because we choose not to plan to far in advance, more often than not we just show up and hope for the best. So far this has, for the most part, worked out for us. We tend to look for campgrounds that don’t even accept reservations or are not easily reserved online.

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The Smallest Capital in America

Montpelier Vermont may be the smallest capital city in the US, but it is a great place to visit

The Vermont State House in Montpelier is made from granite quarried in the state because they really like to keep things local. Walking up to the building you will notice how well they keep the grounds. It is very pretty with a beautiful display of flowers leading up to the front steps. It made for some great pictures. Our tour guide did a great job of showing us the building and giving us some interesting facts. At the start of the tour she informed us that they will soon be redoing the gold dome and she brought out a “bar of gold” that would be equal in weight to what they put on the dome. The kids were thrilled to hold a “bar of gold.”

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Double Feature

Giving our children an education that they could never receive sitting in a classroom at a desk has been what our adventure is all about.  There are so many amazing places to see and things to experience in this country that it makes homeschooling so easy.  The best part about it is that we are learning all this great stuff together.  We have now taken them to half of the state capitols in the country and to countless museums both large and small.  The learning never stops and what I love is that my children are so excited about learning and tell me how much they like to learn new things; something I think every parent wants to hear.  Our travels have recently brought us into the first of our New England states and we experienced another first which was visiting back to back state capitols.  Most of these northern states are pretty small which made it easy for us to visit both Hartford and Providence from the same camp.  We made our home in Connecticut for a week and explored the area.

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