Michigan

The great state of Michagan has much to offer in terms of history, industry, and scenery, which, as always, makes it difficult to condense the type of trip we enjoy into a short period of time. Even the northern reaches of lower Michigan are within about 6.5 hrs, so we decided to save that for a 4 day weekend in the future and concentrate all our efforts on the Upper Peninsula (UP).

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Wisconsin

We had a pretty good list of activities for our time in Wisconsin but no specific itinerary. We chose the small city of Neenah as our home base. Although it wasn’t the most picturesque of towns, the location was perfect for visiting the museums of Appleton, Oshkosh and Green Bay. Door County was also easily accessible (2 hrs to Sister Bay near the tip of the peninsula) for a day out packed with awesome activities.

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Kentucky

Settling on Mammoth Cave was easy considering our interest for America’s National Parks. What wasn’t so easy was realizing Mammoth Cave was a pretty popular place even at the beginning of April. Turns out not everyone goes to Florida and the Bahamas for…

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Wyoming – Grand Teton

We prefer a more peaceful (i.e. less populated) trail and swimming area, so we just kept hiking north towards Leigh Lake until the crowds thinned out and we found something appealing. In late June the water was still freezing. Of course, the kids didn’t mind that much, but the adults were…

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Genovesa

Genovesa, commonly known as “Bird Island,” is located in the northeast section of the Archipelago. After a very long and sleepless night from Mosquera, it was with an exhausted but giddy attitude that we hopped into the panga for our wet landing on the beach of Darwin’s Bay for our first adventure of the day. Armed with two DSLR cameras and many lenses, we were ready to find out if Genovesa would live up to it’s nickname.

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