vacations


A gaggle of some of my dearest travel blogging friends run a dynamite fundraiser every year – it’s called Passports with Purpose and oh by the way, the BootsnAll Travel Network (which hosts this blog) is a Platinum PwP sponsor. So what’s with the “build a village” thing? How can […]

Build a village and win cool travel stuff: Passports with ...


The teacher’s voice was clear and firm:  “No, sir, I’m afraid that is incorrect. You may step down and take a seat.” It was a spelling bee in progress at the Rose Hill School, an historic one-room schoolhouse built in 1895, but now located behind the small Cherokee Strip Museum […]

History class is in session at the Cherokee Strip Museum’s ...


Over 500 different kinds of soda (pssst….the staff told me to get the Dang! Butterscotch Root Beer.) Pick out a sampler six-pack (or more) of cold sodas. Great burgers in the diner. The shake that I got with my burger was spoon-thick. Ridiculously futuristic and cool architecture, with a giant […]

A real sugar shack: POPS on Oklahoma’s Route 66



Although I’m from a Navy family and feel as though my home is “anywhere on Planet Earth,”  I was actually born in Key West, Florida. Therefore, as an official Conch, I do feel an affinity for the Sunshine State. This is where I recommend taking kids in Florida if I […]

Things to do and see in Florida besides Walt Disney ...


I’ve written before about our experience with Priceline…here’s a quick refresher on our takeaways from that search for a Las Vegas hotel room for a business trip…. Hotel rooms and other purchases from travel auction sites are generally nonrefundable. Be prepared for a walk or dealing with transportation if you […]

A few more Priceline tips


(This is a guest post by tourism expert, Mom and all-around great gal Sarah Page. Part One of  her kids in Colorado series is here.) Estes Park/Rocky Mountain National Park If you love the mountains, then Rocky Mountain National Park is the place for you.  I’ve traveled a fair amount, […]

Best family fun vacation ideas for Colorado, Part Two



(This is a guest post by tourism expert, Mom and all-around great gal Sarah Page. She rocks communications for the Colorado River Trail and is the sort of friend who responds cheerfully to my “Hey, write guest post for me?” right after her relaxing vacation.  Part Two of this series […]

Best family fun vacation ideas for Colorado, Part One


For over 30 years, the Coterie Theatre in downtown Kansas City (on Level One of the Crown Center) has showcased innovative theater productions for families. TIME magazine named it “One of the Five Best Theaters for Young Audiences in the U.S.” Coterie has kids in many of the productions, kids […]

The world’s a stage for kids at Coterie Theatre in ...


I was cleaning out the garage the other day and dusted off various pieces of travel gear plus our tent – it is in pristine condition because, well, we never use it. The thought of camping with kids in the August heat in Texas is simply not appealing, unless we […]

Is anyone camping out there?



Welcome to this edition of the Carnival of Cities, where we tour the world in a single blog post.  Thanks very much to The Vacation Gals for hosting the last edition; the next one is on the Perceptive Travel Blog on June 30. If you’d like to host on your […]

Carnival of Cities for 16 June 2010