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National Buffalo Museum and Frontier Village (Jamestown)

Destination #5: North and South Dakota

Visiting The National Buffalo Museum and Frontier Village was a memorable and moving experience. Before entering the museum there is a small frontier village with a few shops that sell arts and crafts made by the local tribes of the Sioux and the Lakota. I got a really great pair of handmade buckskin moccasins that I love so much I am afraid to wear them for fear of ruining them.  Isaac got a little drum that … [Read more...]

Strong Museum and Toy Hall of Fame (Rochester)

The Strong Museum also known as the National Museum of Play really is a glorified kids play zone.  After driving quite a ways from Buffalo we were eagerly anticipating checking it out.  I was really excited to check out cool toys I used to play with as a kid and show them to my kids but when we got to the ticket booth we were informed that there wasn't anything like that there.  There were just some play zones for … [Read more...]

Confessions Of A Road Trip Junkie

My boyfriend Jordan is not a huge fan of travel, in fact on the rare occasions when we travel together he can't wait to get back to the comforts of home. A cozy bed, great water pressure, the creature comforts of your own living environment- of course I miss those things too when I am out on the road, but for me the thrill of new discoveries and unique experiences are worth the inconveniences I have to deal with … [Read more...]

Itinerary #5: North and South Dakota

Destination #5: North and South Dakota

What is there to do in North and South Dakota, you ask? Plenty! When people ask me which trip was my favorite, I always think of this one, mostly because I was surprised by what I took away from it: a new appreciation of the American spirit embodied in the homesteaders and pioneers who toughed it out for a piece of land to call their own. It’s tough to imagine my kids and me coming out on a covered wagon to settle … [Read more...]

New York

When most folks think of New York, instantly they are transported to a vision of the city with the same name-, the bright lights of Time Square, the bursts of yellow as taxis race by, world class museums, and the sights and smells of iconic foods. New York  is also more than just the city that shares it’s namesake, it is a large, mostly rural state. What was a true revelation to us was that most of New York … [Read more...]

Trip #16: New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania

Sometimes there is so much to see that it is impossible to squeeze it all in and such was the case on our trip to explore these three hugely important states. My kids and I could have easily spent an entire week in New York City alone so it was more than a little frustrating to have to pick and choose what would have the most significance on our trip. I think this itinerary worked well for the most part except when … [Read more...]

A 10-day July 4th Adventure in Yellowstone and Cody, Wyoming (by Guest Blogger Madeline Jason)

Most of the road trips here on Explore All 50 move at a pretty quick pace, but that can be a little daunting for seniors like us. If you are looking for a little more leisurely experience through Yellowstone, here's a 10 day road trip that allowed us to spend some truly memorable time in America's first national park as well as take in the 4th of July festivities in Cody, Wyoming-home of the Cody Stampede … [Read more...]

Be Curious: Find Out What Makes A State Unique

There are 50 glorious states in the United States of America and each has it's own culture, history, resources, and famous figures just waiting to be discovered.  When we travel on our quest to see all 50, we make it a point to appreciate the diversity of the U.S. by dialing into each individual state, understanding it's distinguishing characteristics and "personality" if you will.  This sense of curiosity makes … [Read more...]