Teaching your kids about history when you travel doesn’t have to mean a long, boring day of museums and statues. If done right, history can be more than just artifacts behind a glass case, or a plaque that points out where something used to be.
When my kids were studying the old west, with its wagon trains, gold miners and outlaws, I knew there was no better place for it to all come to life than in a real western ghost town.
My new article about Bannack State Park, the ghostliest ghost town in all the west, is now appearing on Family Vacation Critic, a subsidiary of TripAdvisor. You can expect to see several articles from me each month on this essential family travel site. I hope they give you inspiration for a memorable family adventure!
==> Continue reading about Montana’s awesome Bannack State Park
It’s just a coincidence that my family’s two favorite hot springs destinations are both named Fairmont Hot Springs.
Both have comfortable, and affordable, lodges for their guests. Both have large, clean pools filled with soothing hot mineral water. Both are extremely family friendly. Your vacation needs are covered either way, so you only have to decide if you want to grab your passport or not.
One of them is in Western Montana, while the other is in British Columbia, Canada. Continue reading
Last week we traded our home school for an old school.
On spring break in Montana, we stopped in at Bannack State Park, a well-preserved ghost town, for a little old-fashioned book learnin’.
It wasn’t quite the same. Too many desks, not enough cats.
And both kids defied my orders to stand in the corner with a dunce cap on their head.
Where’s Willie Oleson when you need him?
The title of this new blog is a play on the wonderful book by Norman MacLean, A River Runs Through It, a story of fathers and sons and brothers set in rural Montana.
If you don’t have the time to read the book, you can check out the movie version. It was directed by Robert Redford and stars Brad Pitt. Good film for the family, but not for kids much younger than 8 or 9.