Now that I’m living in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, it’s easy to forget that these mountains are much bigger than the state of Colorado.
When I was in high school, my family traveled to Alaska for almost two weeks. We flew from DFW to Washington and then on to Anchorage. One of the most beautiful sights I’ve ever seen was the sunset from that airplane. At that age, I had a hard time appreciating the landscape around me. We traveled to Denali National Park where we counted eighteen grizzly bears on our tour of the park. A mother bear and her two cubs walked right past our vehicle, and we have the home movie to prove it. My other favorite part of that trip–panning for gold. It was really fun, especially since I found a small amount! My parents have also really enjoyed traveling to Alaska to fish for salmon and halibut.
If you’re interested in the possibility of traveling to Alaska, or if you’d like to teach your children about the largest U.S. state, you can get a FREE official Alaska Travel Book, loaded with page after page of great information and beautiful photos.
Steamboat, CO: My first ski trip was at Steamboat Springs when I was in high school, and I absolutely loved it! For $256, you can get a two night stay for two at the Rocky Mountain Inn, daily breakfasts, ski discounts, and more!
Whistler, Canada: For $349, you can get a two night stay for two, daily breakfasts, yoga, and beverages at the luxurious Whistler Chalet! Whistler offers world-class dining and outdoor activities.