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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...

Tennessee – Gatlinburg

Dollywood

Today’s guest post is written by Camille Weeks, my 10-year-old daughter. Every year one of my children gets to spend a week getting spoiled by Grandma and Grandpa. When they were younger, they stayed at their house in Wisconsin. As they’ve gotten older, their grandparents have started taking them on trips. This year it was my youngest daughter’s turn. She accompanied her grandparents to Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

One of my favorite places in Gatlinburg was the Guinness World Records Museum. We didn’t get to spend as much time in the museum as we wanted to, but it was still a great […]

Minnesota – The Mall of America

Nickelodeon Universe Mall of America

This guest post was written by Dr. Jessie Voigts. Jessie is the Publisher of Wandering Educators, a travel library for people curious about the world. She also founded the Family Travel Bloggers Association, and the Youth Travel Blogging Mentorship Program. She’s published two books: Bringing the World Home: A Resource Guide to Raising Intercultural Kids, and The Philippines: 100 Travel Tips. You can usually find her family by water – anywhere in the world.

If your kids have heard of it, they are asking to go. And, how can you resist? If you’re headed to Minnesota, make time to […]

New Jersey – Jenkinson’s Boardwalk

Jenkinsons Wave Swinger

This was our first trip to the Jersey Shore. We’d heard a lot about it, but not from the TV show. A few years ago, a family from New Jersey moved in next door to us and our kids became instant friends. One thing they missed about New Jersey was being able to hop in the car and drive to the beach in 20 minutes. They told us about how much fun they had on the boardwalks too. After a couple of years, they moved back to New Jersey, and we promised that we’d get out there to see them […]