Thursday, July 20, 2017

4 Places You Should Visit

Today I'm sharing 4 places that you should visit.   Fun, right!  I love writing travel posts and I love reading about them as well.  Hopefully you do too.

Who knows if we will be able to travel to all the fun places that we'd love to see, so it makes it fun that we can share our favorite destinations with each other.   If you are wanting a few more travel suggestions, make sure you check out Allie and Lisa's posts and see what everyone else has to say over with the Ladies Who Link.

I have a million travel ideas that I could post, but today I'm just going to share 4 of my favorite places we have visited that I think you should too.


Our Montana road trip was the best trip to date that we have taken together as a family.

The history in some of these old mining towns was so fun.

In Philipsburg we mined for Sapphires.  My kids loved this.  They could have stayed all day, but at one point we had to make them walk away.  We'd been at it for hours and there was no end in sight.

We visited the town of Bannack which is an abandoned ghost town with a population of 2.  The town is still standing, and you can walk through the bankers house, the doctors house and visit the old saloon, as well as the rest of the town.  (Out of all the places I've ever visited this was my favorite one!)

Lastly if you stop over to Nevada City, you can see the oldest standing school house in Montana, and you can also pan for gold.

There was a gang back in the day that was robbing the town folk of Bannack, Nevada City, and Virginia City.  Eventually it was found out that the Sheriff of the three towns was actually the leader of the gang.  He was eventually caught and hung.  You can see their graves at the top of the town in Virginia City, which is just a mile away from Nevada City, and has a fun stage coach that you can ride.

Like I said, this trip was so fun!  We didn't stay anywhere fancy, as most of the towns we stayed in only had small motels.  Each place we stayed at was clean though, and provided us with everything we needed.


Hawaii is probably one of my favorite places to be.

I have been to Maui 3 times now, and it never gets old.

When we went last time with the kids, we stayed at the Marriott Ocean Club, and I'd highly recommend that again.  It was nice to have a mini kitchen, so we could stop over at Costco and stock up on groceries to cut back on expenses.  If it's a girls trip or a couples trip, I'd also highly recommend the Westin Resort.  It's a bit closer to The Whalers Village and only a couple of minutes from my favorite restaurants.

Stockholm Sweden

 I fell head over heels in love with Old Town Stockholm, the second I arrived.
It is charming, and oh so beautiful.

We spent a good couple of days just walking around and taking in all that this gorgeous place had to offer.

New Orleans

I have also been to New Orleans 3 different times, and each time we find something completely new to explore.  New Orleans was never a place that I ever desired to visit, but I'm telling you... all the history that it has to offer is incredible.  Each time I go, I appreciate it more and more.

The Oak Alley Plantation is one of my favorite plantations that I've visited.

But if you're needing a bit more adventure... we went out on a swamp tour, which was tons of fun.

And at the end of a long day of walking and site seeing... this view isn't too bad either.  ;)

Be sure and check out my travel page to keep updated on all of our most recent trips.

What's one of your favorite vacations or trips that you've taken?



  1. Your Montana photos remind me of the old Brady Bunch show where they road tripped and went through some small mining town. I wrote down your Maui recommendations and will be checking them out ASAP. The Stockholm photos are gorgeous (they all are). Thanks for linking up!

  2. All such neat and different places! Only one I've been to is New Orleans. I wish we had more time to travel, but maybe someday! I love all of your travel posts :)

  3. Montana is definitely on our wish list. Maui and New Orleans are some of my favorites too. I think we're going to go to NO for Michael's 50th in December. Maybe we need to do a swamp tour!

  4. Oh, my Hubby wants us to go to Montana and guess if we're going to that we'd better get going. He's been but I have not. We've been to Hawaii twice and loved it so much. Never been to Sweden and of course, living in Louisiana, I've been to New Orleans a few times. Love it there! Interesting post!

  5. Oh wow, you are making want to go to ALL those places!

  6. I haven't been to any of those places! You know Montana is now on my list ;). I have been to Hawaii but not Maui but I would love to go to that island and also the big island next time we go (whenever that is ;). xoxo ERIN

  7. I want to go to all of these places! Robert and I are hoping to go to New Orleans either this fall or next fall. I'll be bugging you for suggestions! Thanks for linking up!

  8. Ohhh this post has me wanting to travel!! You know I cannot wait to go to Montana, I hope we can make it there when the kids are a little bigger. And Hawaii would be a dream!! I have to convince the hubby though, he is not a fan of flying that far LOL

  9. Wow! You like to switch it up on your vacations. There are all so incredible but so unique from each other. I honestly never thought of Montana as a vacation spot but this post has definitely changed my mind on that.

  10. Montana and New Orleans are both on my list. I haven't been to either. I've been to Hawaii but I want to go back!