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Spanning a section of the oldest mountain range in the US, the Blue Ridge Mountains cover 34,563 square miles and 8 states. Not surprising that they often look blue and smoggy especially near the Great Smoky Mountains. If you’ve...
Chicago is about two hours south of the Madison area and is the perfect weekend getaway destination! There is SO much to do there with your family -- this list could go on and on, so we stuck with...
Steamboat, Colorado is typically thought of as an ideal winter skiing destination with their trademarked champagne powder and almost 3,000 acres of ski terrain with a family friendly atmosphere, but it’s equally fun in the summer too. The resort...
Got a travel bug? With spring break and summer travels coming up - we wanted to offer you some great travel options... whether you are looking to spend a week away or just a night or two. We kept...
St. Louis, MO is about a five hour drive from the Madison, WI area and offers so much for families looking for a vacation, road trip or weekend getaway! Best known for the Gateway Arch -- St. Louis has...
Destin, Florida is one of my family's favorite places to vacation each year. Located in Florida's panhandle - Destin is known for their white sand beaches and gorgeous emerald-hued waters. The beaches are hands down some of the best...
Scottsdale, Arizona is a favorite travel destination for our family. Not only did I live there for 9 years -- but we travel there each spring to visit grandparents. And I often get down there once or twice a...
This past summer, my family and I took a weekend getaway to Decorah, Iowa with some friends. I was blown away by the charm of this sleepy little town (in northeast Iowa) near the Iowa/Minnesota border. Don't let the...
It's official. Charleston is now one of my very favorite cities in the US! It's full of charm, culture and rich in history. It's a haven for foodies & is as beautiful as can be. Not to mention the...
Earlier this spring, my husband had a work conference in Nashville and I had the opportunity to tag along. Nashville is a super easy flight (with nonstop options) from Madison - and is actually drivable (in a day) as...
For those of us who live in Wisconsin, we understand that for 5-6 months out of the year it’s cold, snowy and dreary and when you add three little people under the age of 8 to this mix, it...
If you’ve been to Cave of the Mounds and you’re looking for a more rugged experience, check out Maquoketa Caves State Park. Perfect for a day trip of exploring, it’s just 2 hours from Madison and 30 minutes south...

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