We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
I have visited all 50 states and 23 countries. Traveling is my favorite thing to do, but the expense sometimes forces me to be creative. I firmly believe that travel is the best form of education, so we travel as a family mostly. My children have been exposed to art museums and the symphony etc. since they were young so most of what we do is not just kid-oriented. My husband prefers the mountains, but I prefer the beach. We try to balance it out. When we travel to other countries, we try to learn a few basics of the language - recognizing that we are guests in their country. We also understand that we have a responsibility to be a good "ambassador" for the USA when we're abroad.