Road Trip to Mount Rushmore - Family Travel
Jul 2016
06

Road Trip: Mount Rushmore for a Long Weekend

A few weeks ago, my family and our best friend’s family did a tag-team road trip to Mount Rushmore. Neither of us had ever been, and the area is a quick 5-6 hour drive from Denver. So we decided to pack as much as we could into a 3-day weekend… but as I started to research the Black Hills area of South Dakota, I realized there were many things we would not be able to fit in!

I will describe where we went, and some alternatives/add-ons you may consider if you have more time. I definitely recommend planning at least the driving route fairly well because we lost cell service many times over the weekend – and, as always when driving in the west – be mindful of how full your gas tank is.

Road Trip to Mount Rushmore

My teenager. Hanging out with buffalo. As one does.

We pretty much did a loop, since we were coming in from the south. The map below shows our route, and while this seems like a huge amount of ground to cover, we did Hot Springs to Deadwood in one (long) day. Continue reading…

Arenal Volcano - Costa Rica
Oct 2015
15

Family Travel: 10 Days of Vacation in Costa Rica

We just got back from Costa Rica! It was my second time, and the first for my boys. I had gone last year for a conference, and was able to do some excursions, but I was determined that this trip would be all about family travel fun, especially for parents of tween and teen kids. After lots of planning, I really feel like we were able to see a huge part of the country in only 10 days. We missed Tortuguero National Park on the east side, but it just was too far to go out of our loop. (So keep that in mind as you look through our itinerary, if that is really important to you.)

A Guide For Families: 10 Days In Costa Rica via Greeblehaus.com Continue reading…

Jul 2015
15

Keystone Resort For A Summer Vacation

I know, weird right? Why go to a ski resort for summer travel? The thing is, many of us locals head up into the mountains in the summer to because there are lots of fun things to do this time of year too.

When we visited Keystone during Spring Break, we hit the end of winter season but also got a preview of things to come. There is so much!

Here are the “regular” activities that are available on a daily basis:

Family Biking at Keystone

Mountain Biking

This is the number one reason (based on my non-scientific research) that people go to Keystone in the summer. You take a lift up and ride a bike down… or try easier cruising trails as a family.

Horseback Riding at Keystone

Horseback Riding

I am a big fan of riding horses up in the mountains. You hang out with these beautiful animals (plus your family!) and get gorgeous scenic views. Continue reading…