Tag Archives: travel

Summer fun at Cherry Hill!

Cherry Hill is a favorite family tradition that has lasted 40+ years. What's the secret sauce to getting 100+ people together every year? Maybe it's the delicious slices of pie on Saturday night, maybe it's the races down Cardiac Canyon, or maybe it's the campsite games and conversations. Whatever the reason, I am grateful to grandparents who have gathered us to together at Cherry Hill since I was a baby. And now I take my own babies! This family-friendly place is nestled in Davis County. Read more [...]

Ten Dates That Save My Marriage

Honest confession. My husband and I were fantastic about date night UNTIL we had kids. Date night began to feel like a luxury when we added in the babysitting bill. We cut corners in the date night department and, let's face it, our relationship suffered. When we did finally get a night out - it fell into one of three categories - a wedding, a business event, or the classic dinner + movie.  Not exactly thrilling! This year we're trying something new. We've brainstormed ten different types Read more [...]

Things to do in Midway, Utah

Staying at the Zermatt in Midway has been on my bucket list for ages! I've been through Midway and Heber dozens of times for the ice castles, Swiss Days, and on my way to Park City. Last fall we decided to staycation on a budget and found some incredible and inexpensive things to do in Midway, Utah. We even snuck in a stay at the Zermatt! When I plan a vacation for my family, I like to pack as much fun and adventure into a weekend as I can. We love exploring the outdoors and Midway is the Read more [...]

A Day in the Life of a Travel Blogger

Do you have the travel gene? Does your suitcase never quite make it back into storage before your next adventure? If so, you may identify with the travel bloggers we will meet today. Take a look at a day in the life of a travel blogger and see what you discover. From beaches and mountain vistas to skype chats and wobbly wi-fi, the story of a travel blogger fascinates me and I think it will do the same for you. 1. Meet Jessica of Team Wiking.  She is a mama of two with exquisite photography Read more [...]

Midway Ice Castles opening on Friday!

Our favorite winter activity is opening this Friday! My kids still talk about the enchanting ice tunnels, slot canyons, ice slide, and glacial waterfalls. The Midway Ice Castles must go on your bucket list this year! For my tips and tricks of when to go (avoid all the crowds!) and what to take - read this post from last year. My family and I will be heading up there very soon this year so we can give the latest updates! Here are the details. WHAT: Acre-sized, all-ice castle in Midway, Read more [...]

What to see in Gettysburg if you only have a day!

            I just got back from a week-long visit to my sister, the lovely Cambria from Live to be Inspired. She moved across the country to Pennsylvania and just had her first beautiful baby girl! I was spoiled with dozens of newborn snuggles - in between making meals and doing tiny, adorable laundry, of course. On the last day of our visit my sister decided that she was up for a road trip. We made the drive to Gettysburg and had just enough Read more [...]

On the road again – road trip music with Groove Kid Nation

It has been the summer of road trips for our little family. Lots of family reunions and weddings. With so many little ones,  I like to have lots of tricks up my sleeves in the car. Just you wait - I have a fabulous post coming up soon with all the tricks that have worked for us! Today I am sharing one of the easiest tips - fun and interactive music. Since our oldest was born we have been building our CD collection. We have everything from lullabyes for nap time to my daughter's music Read more [...]