Monday, January 20, 2020

Exploring the United States... (Utah)

There are...

50 States

and many opportunities
to see them all!

So whether you're visiting
for business or pleasure

make time to enjoy
new experiences

while appreciating... 

what each town has to offer

"Young Male Traveler"

"Young, free, and unstoppable"

driving distance...

Los Angeles to Salt Lake City
(approx. 689 miles)

First time in Utah?

"Enjoy the beautiful scenery,
landscapes, and architecture"

welcome to...

Park City, Utah

Travel Tip:

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Grab a FREE

and/or plan your visit
to coincide with the annual...

Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Film Festival 2020
Jan 23-Feb 2

Travel Tip:

Not in the entertainment industry?

No worries...

you may still attend the festival by
purchasing an individual film pass

get details

Explore other things to do
during your visit to Salt Lake!

(find more Family Adventure here)

Friday, January 17, 2020

Thrill or Chill... at the Chinese American Museum

Traditional Chinese Lantern Festivals mark
the culmination of the Lunar New Year...

(and although we are very far from China)

opportunities to celebrate
can be found all around

The Gardner Family
"The Family w/ Teens"

This event is promised "rain or shine", but we were very
grateful for blue skies, as it literally poured the night before

Grab your jacket, it's cold out!

Annual Lantern Festival

Visit the vendors, watch the FREE show,
and make/decorate your own lantern

Grab a bite to eat (on Olvera Street) or at one of the food trucks
before popping into the Museum for a lesson in history and culture

Sun Wing Wo General Store and Herb Shop

Chinese American Museum


a Permanent Exhibit focusing on Chinese immigration to the
U.S with an emphasis on community settlement in Los Angeles

If you could only carry six items on your journey
to a far-away, foreign land, what would they be?

The museum invites visitors to...

"Understand, appreciate, and share the rich cultural
legacy and continued contributions of Chinese Americans "


19th Annual Los Angeles Lantern Festival
Saturday, March 7, 2020

rain or shine

(find more Thrill or Chill Adventures here)

Monday, January 13, 2020

Exploring the United States... (Ohio/Kentucky)

Our families travel abroad often,
but when exploring the U.S...

we seek

we find

"Thrill or Chill" Adventures
right in our own back yard!


(and still enjoying life)


our featured traveler doesn't
plan to slow down anytime soon

"Find what makes you happy,
and do more of it"

Travel tip:
Don't discount opportunities

to cross "bucket list adventures"
from your list even during your

American travels!

Ride a camel...
in Kentucky!!!

Take a moment...
slow down...

and chill...

while learning more about the
animals at the Creation Museum


"thrill it up"

an aerial course...
zip lining...



at the adventure park!

Screaming Raptor Zip Lines

Next day...

a quick ride across the border into
the next state is only 25 miles!

Cincinnati, Ohio

"Sing the Queen City"

Prepare yourself for an eye-opening
educational experience at

the National...

Underground Railroad Freedom Center

The Face of Freedom

"Discover the stories...
and find your own"


"You have a moral obligation, a mission and a mandate,
to speak up, speak out and get in good trouble. 

You can do it.
You must do it.

Not just for yourselves but for generations yet unborn."

If not you, then who?
If not now, then when?

-Representative John Lewis

plan your visit

(find more Family Adventure here)

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Exploring Art and Culture (Chinese New Year)

Exploring Art and Culture

provides opportunities to expand our knowledge,
share of ourselves, and try new things as we grow together


"Make happy those who are near,
and those who are far will come"

-Ancient Chinese Proverb

Set up a tea party and in-house museum to
highlight books and cultural artifacts


by Bernard Ashley

Purchase bamboo chopsticks and allow children to discover
the fine motor coordination required for chopstick mastery 


Chinese New Year
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Expand your knowledge and visit the
Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles...

it's FREE!

(re-adapted post from 1/17/18)

Monday, January 6, 2020

Exploring the United States... (Oregon Coast)

Whether you're...

traveling for work
meeting up with friends and family

or just seeking
to get away for a few days

there is absolutely...


with 50 States
numerous landmarks

countless opportunities

to try something new

Let's explore the United States!

"The Newlyweds"

The Oregon Coast is beautiful all year long, and
if it's not already on your list, it should be!


beautiful experiences
and bold fun

that serve as a life reminder...

If at all possible, take the scenic route

scenic cloudy coast road
Image Courtesy Tillamook, Oregon
Cannon Beach

Welcome to the Coast of Oregon!

Tillamook Creamery and Cheese Factory
Image Courtesy of Tillamook Cheese Factory

"Be present, be prepared, and
be open to discovering new things"

Enter the experience...

Tour the factory, and sample
the ice cream and cheese

before stopping by the Café for lunch

Grilled cheese?
Mac and cheese?

Yes, please!

Who's ready for a Tillamook Road Trip?

Visit the website for more
Attractions and Activities

 awaiting you on the Oregon Coast!

(find more Family Adventures here)