• Rainforest Adventure

    The Best Way to Spend a Rainy Day in Pigeon Forge – Rainforest Adventures Discovery Zoo

    When you’re on a family vacation in the Tennesee Great Smoky Mountains, it’s always a good thing to account for bad weather. Having some rainy day activities days in your back pocket helps to ensure you’re not stuck inside your timeshare condo/hotel! No one wants to be staring at the television for hours on end on a rainy day.   On a recent trip to Pigeon Forge, we had planned to spend most of our time outdoors hiking and exploring in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.   We were lucky that the weather cooperated during our stay.  Unfortunately, we did end up with a few family members not feeling well due…

  • Teach Poetry Homeschool

    Introducing Poetry into Your Homeschool | Poetry Tea Time

    Deciphering new words through context is one of the most organic ways of learning which makes teaching poetry in your homeschool a great family-time activity with educational benefits. The idea of reading poetry as a family invokes warm, fuzzy thoughts of sitting by the fire with a warm cup of tea with children listening intently conjuring up visual imagery of the poetic verses being being read. Poetry helps children develop rhythm.  The rhythmic structure of stanzas can help kids bridge the gap between words they know and words they don’t.  Reading Aloud in Your Homeschool The growing trend toward incorporating hands-on, family-oriented homeschool activities like Read-Aloud Revival and Poetry Tea…

  • Cape Romain Boneyard Beach Shoreline

    Visiting Bulls Island in With Coastal Expeditions: Cape Romain Beach Drop What to Bring

    Coastal Expeditions based out of Charleston, SC offers Kayak Tours, Boat Eco Tours, Bulls Island Tours Boneyard Beach Drop, Dolphin Watching Tours and a ton more! We’ve done kayak trips on Shem Creek and have also done original Bulls Island ferry trip (I was actually 5 months pregnant the last time we went)   This time we opted for the Beach Drop, something we’ve been wanting to do for several years now! this post contains affiliate links  We headed out on a Sunday morning to Bulls Island Ferry at Garris Boat Landing in Awendaw South Carolina.  It is recommended that visitors arrive 30 minutes before the ferry is scheduled to depart…

  • Day Trip Sedona Tuzigoot Montezuma

    Kid-Friendly Day Trip From Sedona: Junior Ranger Program at Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monument

    While on our Sedona vacation we took a day trip to Montezuma Castle National Monument and Tuzigoot National Monument.  This is a fun and educational day trip half an hour from Phoenix and and hour and a half from Sedona.  Montezuma and Tuzigoot are also another great opportunity to earn Junior Ranger Badges!  Montezuma Castle National Monument and Tuzigoot National Monument both feature the ancient dwellings of the Sinagua people, Native Americans who lived in Arizona in pre-Columbian times. First Stop on the Day Trip: Spend a Few Hours at Montezuma Castle National Monument  Nestled in a sheer limestone cliff about 100 feet above the Verde Valley in Camp Verde,…

  • Fossil Hunting in the South Carolina Lowcountry – Fun for the Whole Family Charleston SC

    Have you ever wished you could spend a day fossil hunting around the beaches of Charleston, searching for megalodon shark tooth or fossilized shell to add to your collection?   Charleston Fossil Adventures (CFA) founded by paleontologist, Ashby Gale, offers a family-friendly outdoor experience and educational fossil hunts on Charleston area beaches. Our family has participated in both the Folly Beach Adventure and the Edisto Beach Adventure, we’re looking forward to doing the Fossil Kayaking Adventure one day soon, when my youngest is 10 years old! (minimum age for a half-day tour) If you have young school-aged children in your family (elementary age) I would recommend the Folly Beach Adventure, as…