Got Sports? Catch Your Favorite Team Out On The Road

Have you got some sports nuts in your travel posse? Sometimes it's hard to get everyone excited about traveling, and even if they're up for it, not everyone wants to do museums and historical stuff all the time-and I count myself in that group  Here's a great way to get your ardent sports fans excited about road trip travel and connect on a whole other level. Whether it's major league baseball, … [Read more...]

Paddle Boarding (Hanalei Bay)

Paddle Boarding (Hanalei Bay)

This magical crescent bay of Hanalei  is a great place to take surf or paddle board lessons. We opted for paddle boards as there wasn’t that much surf in the afternoon and because it looked easy enough for everyone to be able to do right away. None of us had any experience paddle boarding but we were all eager to try.  We went with an outfit called Kauai North Shore Surfing School and ended up with a terrific … [Read more...]

Wake Nation (Cincinnati)

Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Kentucky

In doing my research, I happened upon this most unusual activity that I thought the kids (now in their teens and tweens) would get a huge kick out of and boy was I right.  Wakeboarding on the man made lake at Wake Nation is definitely one of the stranger things we’ve ever done, but everyone agreed was definitely a good time. Similar to water skiing, wakeboarding is what snowboarding is to snow skiing. But at Wake … [Read more...]

Lambeau Field (Green Bay)

Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin

We were so excited to head to Green Bay and visit the storied Lambeau Field home of the Green Bay Packers.  This town is all about football and we felt it as we drove through making our way to the stadium wearing our cheese heads of course.  Walking up to the entrance we were greeted by a statue of one of the greatest and most beloved men to ever coach the game, Vince Lombardi.  It wasn't football season so the … [Read more...]

The International Bowling Hall of Fame (St. Louis)

Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin

I wish the kids and I had actually gotten a chance to check out  International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame, instead we were killing time in the St. Louis Cardinals team shop across the street....Ugh—I can’t stress enough the importance of checking hours of operation before you set out each day-this is a great example of missing something truly great because I wasn't on top of my info. By the time we … [Read more...]

Wichita Wingnuts (Wichita)

Destination #6: Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma

When you’re in Wichita—or any city that offers it—you’ve got to check out a Minor League baseball game! Our first game was the Wichita Wingnuts, a professional baseball team based in Wichita and a member of the Central Division of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball (not affiliated with Major League Baseball). Minor League games are great because you can watch skilled baseball … [Read more...]

Learning to Curl-Park City Ice Arena (Park City)

  Have you ever heard of the sport "Curling"? It's kind of like shuffleboard on ice and it's an actual Olympic sport.  When I mentioned to my crew that I'd signed us up to take a "Learning to Curl" class at the Park City Ice Arena they all groaned-"Boring!!!".  Well let me tell you, after it was all said and done, everyone said it was one of the highlights of the trip...why? Because it was fun, … [Read more...]