Colorado

Philip S. Miller Park in Castle Rock, CO

Tucked away in Castle Rock, Colorado is the amazing Philip S. Miller Park. This park has something for everyone in the family! From 7 miles of hiking trails to zip lines to a 2.5 acre adventure playground, we can assure you that a visit to this park will leave everyone happy and tired. Philip S. Miller Park Directions: The park is located approximately 30 miles south of Denver at 1375 W. Plum Creek Parkway / Castle Rock, CO80109. Hiking Trails and Challenge Hill (aka Castle Rock Incline)Philip S. Miller Park has approximately 7 miles of hiking trails. These trails are narrow,
Travel Tips

Air Travel to Los Cabo, Mexico

If you have never flown internationally or entered Cabo, Mexico via air transportation, then this is a great post for you to review! I will describe the customs process and then provide tips for the SLD Los Cabos Mexico International Airport. Customs PaperworkWhen flying internationally, flight attendants will typically provide customs paperwork to complete within an hour prior to landing. When flying to Cabo, we were provided two forms: Customs Declaration Form (one per household) - On this form, you will need to declare the following: Surname / First Name Nationality Date of Birth # of Visitors # of Days
Travel Tips

Our Blood Clot Story – Nobody is Immune

March is Blood Clot Awareness month, which makes for an ideal time to spread awareness on this medical condition. In 2013, my husband experienced a life-threatening Pulmonary Embolism. He doesn’t have a clotting disorder, nor did he exhibit any of the other factors to make him a high-risk candidate; nevertheless, he developed two blood clots. I’m sharing his story to help raise awareness to the risks of blood clots. Nobody is immune from getting one and everyone should know the symptoms and practice blood clot prevention when traveling. Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, and this is not a medical
Hotel Reviews

JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa

JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort and Spa in Tucson, Arizona is a beautiful resort perfect for the family getaway. It boasts 4 restaurants, coffeehouse, a resort-style pool, splash pad, lazy river, spa, and golf course, this resort has everything your family would need in a hotel. Continue reading to learn more about our stay at this amazing resort. In October 2013, we took a family vacation to Tucson, Arizona. The destination was selected based on two factors, we wanted to drive, and we wanted to stay at a JW Marriott property. The year before, we had stayed at JW
Colorado

Denver Museum of Nature and Science

We are lucky to live near the Denver Museum of Nature and Science! This museum has a lot to offer families within Colorado, or those simply passing through. With over a million artifacts, lots of hands-on experiences, and exciting rotating exhibits, this museum will keep everyone engaged throughout the visit. The Denver Museum of Nature and Science has a total of three levels of exhibits, including: Space Odyssey, Gates Planetarium, Gems and Minerals, Discovery Zone, Mummies, Wildlife Hall, and Prehistoric Journey. Even though we visit the museum a few times per year, it never gets old. Tips for a Day
Disney

Is Your Child Ready for Disney?

Because I am a huge Disney geek, I participate in tons of Disney groups on social media. Often people will ask, "what is the right age to take my child to Disney?" Many people are expecting the "perfect Disney age" as an answer, but, guess what? There is no perfect age! And to be very clear, the decision is less about the kid's age and more about the parent's expectations. We took our daughter to Disneyland when she was 3 1/2. Your child's perfect age may be younger or older. Below are some questions to ask yourself when trying to determine
Hotel Reviews

Yellowstone Lodging

Yellowstone National Park is the oldest and, in my opinion, the best national park within the continental United States. The stunning scenery is breathtaking, the wildlife are massive and abundant, and the geological history is simply fascinating. The best way to maximize your time is to book a room within Yellowstone National Park. Keep in mind, in park lodging options are highly desirable during the summer months. In fact, these lodgings are so popular that if you would like to stay next summer, I recommend you make reservations NOW as they are already booking for 2018 and even 2019. Here
Colorado

Uncorked Kitchen Review

We are always looking for new and unique experiences to do as a family and recently, we discovered Uncorked Kitchen. Uncorked Kitchen is located in Centennial, Colorado, near the Park Meadows mall area. The   atmosphere,  food, cooking classes and wine experiences makes this venue  a memorable experience without the long drive to downtown Denver. They have something for everyone and their calendar is filled with fantastic events! Thank You Uncorked Kitchen For starters, I’d like to thank Uncorked Kitchen for hosting me at this cooking class. They have a variety of classes available; I selected the “A Taste of Uncorked
Hotel Reviews

Westin Denver International Airport

The new Westin Denver International Airport is a beautiful hotel, conveniently attached to the airport. The hotel's location makes it ideal for travelers stranded at the airport, or those with a very early morning flight, like us! For our trip to Cabo, Mexico, we had an early morning flight. Meaning we all had to be up and ready to go before 4:00 AM. Which is UGH early, in my opinion!! Since we had heard really great things about the Westin at Denver International Airport, we decided to check into a pre-night stay. The rates were high, but we combined our
Disney

Dining at Liberty Tree Tavern in Magic Kingdom

Dining reservations for the parks at Walt Disney World open 180 days in advance of your visit. If you miss this window, you will be limited on options during the timeslots you want. To give you a point of reference, we made reservations for the Liberty Tree Tavern approximately 170 days in advance. This venue was the only restaurant available between 4:00pm and 6:00pm. The Liberty Tree Tavern is in the heart of Liberty Square within Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. It boasts 18th century décor and fashion; and of course, it has amazingly friendly hosts and wait-staff. The
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