Buffalo Soldier Monument, Fort Leavenworth

On July 28,1866 through an act of Congress, legislation was adopted to create six all African American Army units. These fighting men have been memorialized and remembered through songs, movies, monuments, and museums. Buffalo Soldiers were also some of the first national park rangers. The Buffalo Soldier Monument was dedicated in 1992 on the grounds [...]

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A collection of Missouri wines

I’ve had a long and elusive relationship with Missouri’s wine country. For years, I wanted to take a Missouri wine tour and even went so far as to book a spot on a trip to see the area firsthand. Unfortunately, a little hurricane named Gustav arrived at my doorstep the morning I was to fly [...]

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Family fun at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri

Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri is more than just a theme park, it’s a preservation of a way of life. I’ve visited Silver Dollar City for a family vacation a few times and each time I enjoy it even more. My first visit was a road trip without my husband where we found out [...]

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Tales of the Cocktail is one of those events that is still unknown to many, but has a cult following in the cocktail afficianado circles. This is my third year to attend, and while I am no spirits expert, I do enjoy the discovery of new cocktails, new spirits on the market, and where the [...]

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Andrew Morris House Natchitoches Bed and Breakfast

The bed and breakfast experience is a unique way to visit a destination, but not many travelers are willing to break away from their favorite hotel brands, when it comes to travel. As family travelers, we usually opt for the hotel, but on a weekend visit to Natchitoches, Louisiana with my son, I felt it [...]

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Dhani Jones and Shannon Hurst Lane at Bing Travel event in NYC

We all need a bit of travel inspiration at times, even a traveling mama such as myself. Bing Travel invited me to New York City to chat about travel experiences with Dhani Jones, NFL player and former Travel Channel star of “Dhani Tackles the Globe”. I was looking forward to hanging out with a few [...]

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One of the many ways to save money on a family vacation is to enter all the travel and attraction pass giveaways you can. You might not be planning a vacation to a specific destination, but if you can find cheap airfare, discount hotel rates, and even discount coupons on theme park tickets, then you’ve [...]

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Private Island in the Florida Keys - Little Palm Island

I’m a dreamer and can sometimes be found scouring the web and luxury magazines for unbelievable places to visit. Let’s face it, vacations are about getting away from everyday life, and what a better way to take a break during a monotonous day at work than by dreaming of the amazing.When one thinks of a [...]

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Cheesy family vacation photo - Silverton, CO

In a recent survey released by Bing, American travelers are basing their vacation destinations on the best deals and discounts to be found. I don’t know about you, but I’m always searching for travel deals and discounts before booking any hotel, airfare, or purchasing attraction tickets. I want to get the best value for my [...]

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Steve, Abby, and I took a family road trip last week while Zoe was away at Space Camp.  Along the way, we hit Hanover, PA; Gettysburg, PA; Charlottesville, VA; and Hershey, PA.  After visiting a bunch of cute towns, we decided to head out into the countryside and kick back to relax.  Our choice?  Roxbury, [...]

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