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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...

Ohio – Second Edition of Adventures Around Cincinnati

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You may have read in my bio that I am one of the authors of a book titled Adventures Around Cincinnati: A Parent’s Guide to Unique and Memorable Places to Explore with your Kids. I am very excited to announce that my co-author, Laura Hoevener, and I have just released a second edition. I’d like to tell you more about it.

The book has three parts. In Part One, Laura and I discuss creating memories with your family. For us, this isn’t about promoting tourism or entertaining kids. We strongly believe that our travel experiences with our kids are […]

How to Visit All 50 States in 12 Trips – Second Edition

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It’s been nearly a year since I released the first edition of How to Visit All 50 States in 12 Trips, so it was time for an update. In case you didn’t receive the first edition, here’s what it’s all about:

People are intrigued by the idea of visiting all 50 states. I’ve met many, many people who can tell me the exact number of states they have been to. Visiting all 50 states is a very doable goal. There are fewer people who want to take their kids to all 50 states, but they do exist. Some I’ve met […]

Book Review – Changing Gears: A Family Odyssey to the End of the World by Nancy Sathre-Vogel


When I first heard of the Vogel Family’s epic journey, a bicycle trip from Alaska to Argentina, I was amazed and told my family about it during dinner that evening. It’s still hard for me to wrap my mind around how a family could set a goal like that and stay motivated through all the challenges over a 3-year period. So when the author, Nancy Sathre-Vogel, asked for volunteers in the travel blogging community to review her book, I jumped at the chance. Not only did I want to help out a fellow author, I couldn’t wait […]