Series – When In Rome Welcome to Palatine Hill, one of Rome’s famed Seven Hills, and the site of today’s adventures. Palatine Hill is one of the most ancient parts of Rome, and is a veritable treasure trove of ancient history. In fact, Palatine Hill’s history is so old, it pre-dates the history of Rome itself! Did you know that the word “palace” originated from Palatine? From
There is no “wrong choice” when planning which Hawaiian Island to explore. Each has its own distinction, its own sense of adventure and its own standard of relaxation. Over the years, we’ve been to Hawaii three times, experiencing four different islands along the way. We’ve traveled sans kids, with toddlers, and with tweens. And now, we are contemplating our fourth Hawaiian Islands vacation, this time with teenagers.
Series – When In Rome Perhaps our most favorite, most incredible experience during our time in Rome was our small group tour of Emperor Augustus Caesar’s and Empress Livia Drusilla’s palatial homes atop Palatine Hill. From these two domiciles, with their lavishly adorned rooms and dramatic frescos, the Emperor and his third wife reigned over ancient Rome. Come along with us for a rare glimpse into their
Series – When In Rome Around every corner, from the city center to its outskirts, Rome is a juxtaposition of ancient architecture and modern conveniences. Poised at the very cross-roads of this divergence in time is the Roman Colosseum. These ancient ruins are surrounded by a pulsating, dynamic city, as vibrant and culturally significant today as it was when the Colosseum was the epi-center of ancient Roman life. Today’s adventure takes
Did you know that practically anywhere you stand in the United Sates, you are less than 100 miles from a designated national park, monument, shoreline, trail or historic site? You are just that close to perhaps your next awesome vacation! That’s because national parks have all the makings to be wonderful family vacations, outdoor adventurers’ playgrounds, history buffs’ adventure lands, and budget-minded travelers’ destinations. U.S. National Parks
Road trips are a quintessential family summer vacation. Each year, families hit the open road, an agenda of activities and adventures in hand, and a multitude of destinations loaded into their GPS. That includes our family! We enjoy the experiences, the open road, the changing venues as we wind our way through our road trip destinations. So where did this particular road trip take us?
SERIES – PHOTOS OF A FAMILY ROAD TRIP ADVENTURE Moab, Utah is world renown as a gateway to adventure, an outdoor lover’s playground. There’s a reason for that! From phenomenal hiking trails and challenging bike paths through drop-dead gorgeous terrain, to exhilarating river raft rides, adventure and action await around every corner here. No wonder outdoor enthusiasts from across the world flock to Moab! But there’s
Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, is home to some of the world’s most spectacular, rugged coastal scenery. From dramatic expanses of verdant green oceanfront meadows to the dazzling brilliance of sunlight reflecting off the Atlantic Ocean, this land is an outdoor enthusiast’s playground. Those who experience this remote Canadian destination are in for incredible eye-popping displays of Mother Nature and loads of outdoor action. With plenty
Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, is home to some of the world’s most spectacular coastal scenery. From dramatic expanses of verdant green oceanfront meadows to the dazzling brilliance of sunlight reflecting off the Atlantic Ocean, those who experience this remote Canadian destination are in for incredible eye-popping displays of Mother Nature. Cape Breton Island is also a hiker’s paradise, offering splendid hiking opportunities around practically every
Arches National Park is synonymous with drop-dead gorgeous scenery. With its stunning redrock formations and dramatic natural sandstone arches with names like Delicate Arch, Balanced Rock, Park Avenue, and Fiery Furnace, it’s no wonder millions of visitors flock to Arches National Park every year! Perhaps the best way to experience Arches is to park the car and get out, to explore on foot all those amazing natural