Marineland, FL

boy and bottlenose dolphin doing flipper handshake, Marineland, Florida

This oceanfront playground promotes the preservation and protection of marine life through programs in their oceanarium with bottlenose dolphins. Our family had the privilege of spending an afternoon here and we made an “ocean of memories.”

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Hickory Run State Park, PA

Boy on a climbed tree in the boulder field at Hickory Run State Park, Pennsylvania

Hickory Run State Park hosts a variety of outdoor activities, but when we heard “Boulder Field,” we could not resist a trip. This 15,990 acre park, located in the western foothills of the Pocono Mountains, boasts a National Natural Landmark unlike any we had seen before.

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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Guard at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a bucket-list worthy adventure that fosters a deep connection to the formality and honor of a soldier’s life. I hope it has made an impression on my children to appreciate and respect the cost of war and service.

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Peacock Island-Pfaueninsel, Germany

Peacock running in the garden labyrinth at Pfaueninsel, Peacock Island, Germany

Germany is an incredible destination with so many wondrous things to experience like Pfaueninsel, aka Peacock Island. It’s full of romance, beauty, and history. If you’re planning a trip to the area, this is a terrific way to spend at least half a day.

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Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve, Georgia

Large vernal pool on top Arabia Mountain, Georgia

Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve is an ecological bucket list item. You can visit any time of year and find new and interesting plants taking their turn on the granite. Our family really enjoyed visiting and exploring the preserve with its refreshingly different ambience.

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Cradle of Aviation Museum

Did you know that Long Island played a huge part in aviation history? So big in fact that, it is known as “The Cradle of Aviation.” Our family had a terrific visit to the museum—something for every age group.

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Anastasia State Park, Florida

Great White Egret bird in the tall grass in the Salt Run at Anastasia State Park, Florida

Anastasia State Park is one of our favorite things to do in Florida. We’ve visited three times at different times of the year and found amazing natural beauty in each season.

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Brooklyn Bridge

Looking up at the top of the Brooklyn Bridge through the support cables

This iconic bridge is a landmark, a symbol, and a piece of history. This is a bridge that you add “walking across it” to your bucket list. To top it off, the destinations at either end are filled with culture and entertainment. We made a real conscientious effort to fill this bucket list item and […]

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Garvie’s Point Museum & Preserve

Garvie’s Point is one of the many hidden gems linked to our history. Growing up on Long Island, you are exposed to a variety of Native American Lore, revolutionary independence, and geologic marvels. One of the few places to see the evidence of Native Americans and the Age of Dinosaurs is at Garvie’sPoint.

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Tallulah Gorge, Georgia

View of the suspension bridge with people on it from the trail rim at Tallulah Gorge State Park, Georgia

Connecting with friends and family on a road trip can lead you to amazing destinations. Tallulah Gorge was one such adventure guided by my long lost best friend from elementary school.

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