Destination Guides

From Denver to Yellowstone

Advertising Disclosure: The following review is my own opinion entirely. I was not sponsored, paid, or given any incentive to make this review. This post contains affiliate links, which if you click on them, give me a small commission at no cost to you.  Hi, Sharla again. Recently, we drove from Denver to Yellowstone, which is roughly 500 miles. While Yellowstone is the grand destination, there are lots of must see items along the way. If you drive from Denver to Yellowstone, you can make this an epic road trip into the great west. Wyoming Welcome Center On the way up, we stopped
Destination Guides

Los Cabos International Airport

Advertising Disclosure: The following review is my own opinion entirely. I was not sponsored, paid, or given any incentive to make this review. This post contains affiliate links, which if you click on them, give me a small commission at no cost to you. 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 Paperwork When flying internationally, flight attendants will typically provide customs paperwork to complete within an
Travel Tips

My First Experience with Southwest Airlines

Advertising Disclosure: The following review is my own opinion entirely. I was not sponsored, paid, or given any incentive to make this review. This post contains affiliate links, which if you click on them, give me a small commission at no cost to you.  Prior to this flight, I had never flown with Southwest Airlines. My hesitation has always been my lack of understanding the unassigned seats. People are at their worst when flying and the sheer thought of fighting for seats with my family sounded horrible. However, based on the price and flight times, Southwest looked really desirable for this
Recipes

Steamed Artichoke

Advertising Disclosure: The following review is my own opinion entirely. I was not sponsored, paid, or given any incentive to make this review. This post contains affiliate links, which if you click on them, give me a small commission at no cost to you. I am blessed with a child who will try new foods. She currently has more sophisticated taste buds than my hubby!  In fact, they have a deal; if she tries something, he has to try it too, and vice versa. Earlier this year, she tried artichoke and fell in love with it! And guess what, Hubby even likes them
Campground Reviews

Cow Creek South Campground

My name is Rene’ and I am a friend of TravelplusFamily blogger and, with a teenage son that is two years from graduation, I bring a different perspective to travel than those with smaller, or no children.  My husband, son and I enjoy atv-ing, trailer camping and kayaking and once a summer we try to find at least one campground in Colorado that we have never visited.  We have found some true gems (Rifle Gap Reservoir being one of our favorites) and we have found some campgrounds that we would not recommend (11 Mile is one we would not re-visit)
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Five Reasons to go on a Disney Cruise

My next Disney Cruise is still many months away, but the planning starts very soon! I'll be posting about my experiences while planning and preparing for our upcoming cruise. In the meantime, here are five reasons why you should go on a Disney Cruise.   Advertising Disclosure: The following review is my own opinion entirely. I was not sponsored, paid, or given any incentive to make this review. This post contains affiliate links, which if you click on them, give me a small commission at no cost to you. 
Supplemental Education

Teaching Toddlers: DIY Worksheets

A post from the archives! When SP was little, I tried to encourage fun, yet educational activities. It is so important for parents to begin teaching at home.  It helps build a child's self-esteem and gives them the confidence they need to conquer new challenges. SP started kindergarten last August and I was able to see my efforts pay off! She was one of the first readers in her class and by the end of the school year, she was knocking out her math facts. Here is my first DIY supplemental education project from YEARS ago: DIY Learning Worksheets for Toddlers My
Hotel Reviews

Movie Manor in Monte Vista, Colorado

Motel Overview Sometimes, you want a hotel with all the bells and whistles.  Sometimes you want pristine luxury and amenities galore. However, sometimes along your path to luxury, you may stumble upon a quirky gem that gives you what you want, even though you may not have known you wanted it!  This is where the Movie Manor in Monte Vista, Colorado comes in. The Movie Manor is part of the Best Western Hotel brand. It is an older hotel (first opened in 1965) and has gone through several renovations throughout the years. We found the staff to be super friendly and helpful and the rooms were clean and comfortable,
Travel Tips

Put Your Phone Down, It’s Vacation Time!

Our phone addiction is no joke these days. Maybe you are addicted… or your partner… or your child. Whatever the case might be, a vacation is the perfect time to take a break from your phone. Even if you cannot achieve a full 24-hour break from your phone every single day of the trip, at least aim for a few hours per day. Here are some solutions to the most common excuses for keeping a phone on while on vacation: Excuse #1: I need my phone to take pictures! Okay, fair enough. Our phones are by far the easiest way
Destination Guides

Creede, Colorado – A Hidden Gem in Colorado

In a state filled with beautiful scenery and various opportunities to explore the outdoors, Creede, Colorado is truly a hidden gem. I've lived in Colorado for nearly 20 years now and I have only come across two "natives" who have even heard of Creede, much less visited it. Funny enough, growing up in Louisiana, I knew more about Creede than I did Denver. My father's family, beginning four generations ago, spent many summer vacations in Creede, where my grandfather and dad eventually became land and cabin owners. After my dad's retirement, my dad and stepmom became "full-timers" in Creede and
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