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37 Reasons to Vacation in Hawaii

37 Reasons to Vacation in Hawaii


Aloha! Did you know that Hawaii is the #1 aspirational destination for North American travelers? Maybe a post about reasons to vacation in Hawaii isn’t necessary if so many people already want to travel there. On the other hand, maybe you do need 37 reasons to get that Hawaii vacation scheduled sooner rather than later.

My husband and I went to Hawaii for our final vacation before having kids. Then we went again in 2015 with our kids to complete our family goal of visiting all 50 states. Since then, I’ve become a travel agent so that I […]

Indiana – Tour an Amish Farm

Feeding a calf at an Amish Farm - Indiana

When we were planning our trip to Amish Country, Indiana, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that touring a real, working Amish farm was an option. I definitely wanted to sign up for that. An Amish man named Kenny offers buggy rides as well as farm tours. We met him in downtown Shipshewana where he picked us up in a buggy.

He then drove us through town and out into the country. It was a scenic and relaxing ride accompanied by the clip clop of horse hooves.

Although most Amish people do not want to be […]

South Dakota – Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park Sign

I love South Dakota’s Black Hills region for all of its natural beauty, and not only is there gorgeous scenery above ground; there’s even more to be discovered below ground. As with most national parks, the place to start is the visitor center.

One word of caution: the park’s website warns you not to trust your GPS to find the visitor center. The website has a map and directions. I am one of those people who tends to trust my GPS too much, and it has gotten me into trouble more than once, so I wanted to point that […]