Exploring 1770’s Life and Finding Fun at Colonial Michilimackinac, Michigan

Colonial Michilimackinac - A Fortified 18th Century Community

The story of Colonial Michilimackinac begins in 1715 when French soldiers built a fortified community along the Straits of Mackinac to support the booming French fur trade. Today, Colonial Michilimackinac is a National Historic Landmark, providing a glimpse into the life and times of a 1770’s frontier fur trade settlement. It’s as if history has been frozen in time at Michilimackinac! This reconstructed colonial settlement and the

History Comes Alive at Fort Wilkins Historic Complex – Copper Harbor, Michigan

Fort Wilkins State Park, Michigan

Far up in the northern most tip of Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula, along a near pristine, rugged stretch of Lake Superior, stands a seemingly unlikely, yet well-preserved 1840’s military outpost. So where are we off to in this adventure? Fort Wilkins Historic Complex! Don’t let the remote location deter you from adventuring here. This is a region well worth the discovery, and this historical site is a place well worth

Going UnderGround at Quincy Mine & Hoist – Keweenaw National Historical Park

Exploring Keweenaw National Historical Park

Come along with us as we explore Keweenaw National Historical Park and the Quincy Mine & Hoist, located in a remote region of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Learn the story of copper and the miners who searched for it. Witness how mining transformed this once nearly uninhabited land. Enjoy history come to life as you explore both above ground and underground, what it was like to

How People Grill Around The World [Infographic]

Grilling Around The World - Carne Asada

Wow. Can you believe it? It seems like summer just began, then bam! The 4th of July holiday weekend is upon us. July 4th is synonymous with relaxing around a favorite swimming hole, warm summer evenings watching festive fireworks, and of course, backyard barbecues. Where will this holiday weekend find you? Along with festive fireworks, does your 4th of July weekend also include grilling on the barby? What

4 Ultimate National Park Road Trips – [Infographic]

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

It’s summer time! You know what that means. It’s time for a road trip to destinations far and wide! But where to go? And what to see along the way? Here’s a superb road trip idea for you. Go on a U.S. National Parks road trip! Not only are the national parks amazing displays of beauty, places of incredible adventures, and sites of fascinating history and archeology, they

My 12 Essential Travel Apps Perfect For Summer Road Trips

RoadTrippers App

Summer has finally arrived! You know what that means … it’s time for a good old fashioned road trip. Like many summer travelers, we too will be hitting the open road. Our destination? A 1400 mile national park adventure through Colorado and Utah. But more on that later. Today is all about the travel apps I consider essential for our upcoming road trip. You too may want

6 Family Friendly Adventures In Western North Dakota

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

The Wild West. The Badlands. Dinosaurs. National Parks. Entertaining musicals. Outdoor adventures. History lessons brought to life. Great family fun. All describe what awaits travelers to western North Dakota, and the tiny town of Medora. Medora has all the makings of a wonderful family vacation. Or as was the case for us, a multi-day stopover destination on a summer family road trip through western United

Digging For Dinosaurs in Medora North Dakota – Your Next Family Adventure?

Fossil Dig Sites in North Dakota

Are your kids fascinated with dinosaurs, or finding fossils? Are you looking for a fun activity the whole family can enjoy? Something unique, something that’s different than the more classic vacation adventures? Then take them on a fossil dig! That’s exactly what we did, one summer day while road tripping through North Dakota. Our destination? A fossil dig site just outside Medora, deep in the North Dakota

Makoshika State Park – On The Hunt for Dinosaur Fossils & Geocache Adventures

Makoshika State Park Montana

Today’s adventure takes us into the lands of prehistoric dinosaurs, past strangely beautiful rock formations, along trails filled with incredible scenery, dinosaurs remains and an outdoor adventure sure to please the whole family. So where is today’s adventure taking us? To Makoshika State Park, near Glendive Montana, along the Montana Dinosaur Trail. Makoshika is a Lakota phrase meaning “The Land of Bad Spirits” but there’s nothing bad about

Spring Has Sprung At Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania!

Flowers of Longwood Garden

Spring. My favorite time of year, when drab winter landscapes are replaced with fresh green foliage and colorful flowers. And nothing says “Spring is here” quite like a walk through a botanical garden bursting forth with a plethora of spring flowers! One of my favorite botanical gardens is Longwood Gardens, in southeastern Pennsylvania. It’s where I found myself one recent spring morning, camera in hand, poised to