One of the perks of marrying into Clay’s family is their annual Lake Powell trip.
I love being in nature.
But I also love the comforts of my king-sized bed and modern plumbing.
So, glamping at Conestoga Ranch in Bear Lake sounded like an ideal way to enjoy nature with our little kids.
I lived in Brisbane, Australia for four years with my family. I moved there for my stepdad’s company when I was fifteen, and moved back to Utah to go to BYU.
Check out my Utah staycations segment on Fox 13’s “The Place” here!
There’s something thrilling about exploring new cities and countries.
But so many of us miss the beauty in our own backyards. I live in Utah, and there are so many spectacular places that people come from all over the world to see. So, I’ve decided to play tourist in my own state.
I packed up my family of five and explored some of the best places Utah has to offer. Here are some of our new favorite places to stay:
Conestoga Ranch, Bear Lake
There is so much to see in Moab. It is the perfect outdoor playground. We took our three little kids for a quick 2-day trip, and they were in heaven.
We stayed at Red Cliffs Lodge, and had an incredible experience there. The resort is a few miles outside of Moab, in the middle of a canyon, so it is quiet, serene and has breathtaking views of the red cliffs and the Colorado River.
Plus, it was just a few minutes away from some of Moab’s best adventures.
Here are some kid-friendly spots we hit in Moab:
We featured a few of these tips on FOX13’s live show, “The Place.” Click here to watch!
Just because you have kids doesn’t mean you have to stop traveling. In fact, a U.S. Department of Education study shows that kids who travel (regardless of the destination) do better in reading, math and general education than their peers who don’t travel. It doesn’t need to be an expensive or exotic getaway. What’s important is stepping out of your lived-in routine to create lasting family memories.
Here are some tips from my globetrotting friend, Jenna Haynie, and I to help your family travel go as smoothly as possible:
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