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The Rockies – Itinerary

Our Rockies itinerary includes a trip starting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and travels up through Grand Teton NP, Yellowstone NP, Glacier NP, a stop in Waterton Lakes NP for breakfast and ends in Banff NP. Most fitting is this included the opportunity to visit both America’s first national park (Yellowstone) and Canada’s first national park (Banff). Overall, this trip incorporated over 1,800 miles, two weeks, five states, two provinces, five national parks and a number of amazing activities (paragliding, white...

Moab, Dunton Hot Springs – Itinerary

We are calling this our “Sand and Snow” vacation as it starts in the deserts and parks of Moab, Utah including Arches and Canyonlands; heads down through the southwest corner of Colorado to Dunton Hot Springs and then on to Albuquerque. What is really great is this trip allows you to plan a lot of unique outdoor activities while seeing some of the most beautiful areas of the national parks, the Colorado mountains and the Southwest. A modification travelers might...

Napa Valley, San Francisco – Itinerary

Napa Valley is one of the most popular and beautiful weekend destinations for a lot of people – and many visitors want to include some of the sights of San Francisco as part of their visit. However, the number of options for stops, lodging, dining and wineries can become quite overwhelming – so planning the perfect itinerary to make the best use of your time can be a challenge. We will provide a quick and easy trip to help make...

New England – Fall Foliage Itinerary

Touring most of New England in the fall is a lot like saying you want to visit every winery in Napa Valley. There are simply too many towns and places to see, but if you want to visit as much as possible over a long weekend and be assured you will see peak foliage along the way, this trip will highlight top spots, notes and destinations as you tour five states in five days. One added advantage is trying to...

New Mexico, Arizona – Itinerary

My parents had taken me to Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico as a child and we wanted to do the same for our children. However, planning a trip for what to do after visiting the caverns was quite a challenge given its remote location. As we were planning for Spring Break, we decided to include White Sands; Silver City; and then on to Arizona and Tucson and Phoenix for warmer weather – and as my husband was obsessed with seeing...

Maui Itinerary

Taking your family to Hawaii is typically a bucket list item for most families.  And if you can only choose one of the Hawaiian islands, we recommend Maui as it has a little bit of everything – city life (like the bigger islands); sandy beaches and rocky beaches; and rustic, tropical, old Hawaii (like you would find on Kauai).  What most people don’t realize is just how varied the island of Maui actually is. There are three very distinct sides...

Chicago Itinerary

For many couples and families, a long weekend in Chicago can be a quick and relaxing break.  With an amazing skyline, friendly people, great music and wonderful food, spending three or four days in the Windy City is often a very cost-effective yet fun-filled weekend. Below is the trip plan we used but we always encourage families to adjust the lodging, activities and days to fit their preferences – but we hope this will provide you with a creative outline. It is also important...

Ojai, Catalina Island, Disneyland Itinerary

If your family is looking for a destination which is well off of the beaten path and away from the usual crowds then Ojai, Anacapa Island, Catalina Island and a stop at Disneyland (if you are bringing kids) is an option you should consider. Ojai is a small hidden town just over an hour and a half from Los Angeles and slightly south of Santa Barbara. It’s rumored to be the home (or second home) to a number of Hollwood stars...