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I'm Terri. I took my kids to all 50 states and I want to help you achieve the same goal. Learn more...

Scuba diving with giant manta rays in Hawaii

People often ask about our favorite state or favorite trip. That’s such a tough question to answer because we’ve had so many memorable experiences. I think the one that tops the list, though, was scuba diving with giant manta rays in Hawaii. It was a thrilling climax to an unforgettable trip to Hawaii.

Recently, my daughter Corinne had to write a paper for her Philosophy 101 class in college about her most exhilarating experience. It wasn’t at all surprising to me that she chose our manta ray dive in Hawaii as the subject. Her professor added a twist to […]

We did it! Hawaii was my kids’ 50th state!

Hawaii - 50th State

It’s been several months since I’ve posted here and I wanted to give my readers an update. First of all, we accomplished our goal! All five of us have now been to all 50 states. We spent two weeks in Hawaii in June and had a wonderful time.

A brief update about my family: it’s hard to believe, but most of the traveling we’ve done over the last six months has been to visit colleges (with little or no time for sightseeing). My oldest is entering his senior year of high school and is ready to start filling out […]

Hawaii – The Big Island with Kids

Hawaii beach

Hawaii is one of our most vacation-friendly states, and it makes a great break for families as much as honeymooners or couples. There’s plenty to keep the kids entertained and you don’t even have to leave the Big Island – meaning fewer flights and more vacation time! This post about Hawaii was provided and sponsored by Lebara.

 

Aside from the obvious adventures, like playing on the beach, here are some activities to try out when the kids have tired of the sun and sea:

 

Hiking

For active families, volcanic, mountainous Hawaii is a dream. On the Big […]