Cheap Summer Vacations – 16 Amazing Destinations for Your Summer Getaway

Be aware the end is near… schools are ending faster than you can count, and families are packing their bags. Cheap summer vacations are a staple of good times, tan lines, and family memories. Today we’re going to choose our 16 favorite summer vacations spots that won’t break the bank. So, pack that suntan lotion, start those workouts and take your pick of Cheap Summer Vacations—or just try them all!

To make things a little easier to navigate we’ve broken up our picks into two sections. The first 11 picks are cheap summer vacations you can take in the USA. The remaining 5 are budget-friendly adventures around the globe. Check out Packing Tips for Travelers if you need help stuffing your suitcase for your next adventure. If you’re feeling extra generous, please shoot this post a like and a share and, as always, enjoy! One last thing before you get too far, remember to…

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Cheap Summer Vacations in the USA

Bar Harbor, Maine

Cool weather, lots of sun, and wonderful people make Bar Harbor an excellent choice for a family trip. Located right on the coastline and just miles from Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor offers postcard views around every turn. Warm and dry summer weather allow for a refreshing dip in Echo Lake. If you’re brave enough you could even wade into the Atlantic, it’ll be chilly!

Try wandering the local streets and exploring the town’s quaint shops. If you follow the “Museums in the Streets” signs you’ll be led on a self-guided tour through downtown. Plan your visit a little later and catch free movies and popcorn in Agamont Park!

Hayward, Wisconsin

Lake Cabin Wisconsin

Hayward and the rest of Northern Wisconsin are the Midwest’s answer to Bar Harbor. The weather, people, and incredible sunshine bring many visitors back year after year. Thousands of lakes surround the small towns like Hayward. If you’re feeling adventurous you can rent a boat for the afternoon, hop on some mountain bikes, or try out the go-karts!

At night you and the family can relax around the campfire in your own cabin on a private lake. We’re serious about that part! This Airbnb Cabin is only 20 minutes from Hayward, sits on 80 acres, and has a private 20 acre lake. Kestra and I were lucky enough to visit last fall and we loved every second!

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Annapolis, Maryland

Cobblestone walkways line the streets of Maryland’s historic capital. The city is well over 300 years old and steeped in history. Named after Queen in Anne in the early 1700’s the city is now famed for it’s charm, restaurants and gorgeous coast.

While there we recommend checking out both the Banneker-Douglas Museum and Ego Alley. Both are incredible, FREE!! spots to take in the history, culture, and beauty of Annapolis. After a day on the docks be sure to enjoy the city’s vibrant eateries and tour the historic mansions scattered around town.

Moab, Utah

Moab is an outdoor adventurer’s paradise. National Parks fill the state and Moab sits on the doorstep of Arches National Park and Canyonlands. From mountain and dirt biking, sand dune surfing, to camping and hiking, Moab is truly one of a kind.

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San Diego, California

Surfing in California

San Diego is beautiful all year and somehow extra pretty in the summer months. It has tons of family-friendly activities to keep you busy all day. If you use a multi-day Go San Diego Card you can save big on museums, cruises and local theme parks. The San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Legoland, and even unlimited access to SeaWorld are included in the bundle and some attractions are 55% off! Seriously check them out, they’re a PHENOMENAL deal: Go San Diego Card 🙂

If you’re looking for more outdoors activities there are plenty to try! Hiking and swimming at Devil’s Punchbowl, ziplining at at La Jolla Reservation, off-roading at Anza Borrego State Park are just a few options!

Tampa, Florida

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As troves of flip-flopped families descend on Orlando, thinned crowds are the norm in Tampa. We loved it so much we actually wrote up our Favorite Family Friendly Adventures in Tampa. With plenty of public parks, more free movies, and epic deals at major attractions Tampa is an incredible find!

We’d start our day at the local Lettuce Lake Conservation Park and watch the abundance of turtles, birds, and gators. Follow that up with any one of the local beaches and then we’d check out the mini-golf scene. Play for fun, or bet on some ice cream, it’s a great way to spend a couple hours after the sun cools! After an intense 18-hole showdown be sure to try some local seafood, catch the sunset, or enjoy a free movie at the Sunset Cinema!

Williamsburg, Virginia

Similar to Annapolis, Williamsburg is a beautiful, historically-rich town. In the 1900’s the town was restored to its former glory and is a sparkling jewel of the east coast. When walking through Williamsburg and its surrounding downs you are treading the same paths as our Founding Fathers.

In our list of Cheap Summer Vacations, Williamsburg embodies everything we’d possibly want in a trip. Take a quick trip up to Jamestown, try a ghost walking tour, or just wander around town. Everything is reasonably priced, accessible, and most importantly fun!

Denver, Colorado

Ok I know what you’re thinking. People go Skiing in Colorado but who goes there for a summer vacation? Well for starters, you should. As a major hub flights into the airport are consistently cheap (say $200 a person +/-).  The weather is very mild and getting around the city is a breeze.

In terms of “ideal” cheap summer vacations Colorado couldn’t get much better. The CityPass allows users to book in advance and save up to 30% at places like the Downtown Aquarium, Denver Zoo, and the Air and Space Museum!

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

At the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is a perfect mix of natural wonders and modern conveniences. We actually loved Gatlinburg and the surrounding Smokies so much they made our list of Family Friendly National Parks! The park is home to over 5,000 plant species, 100’s of different animals, and an extensive trail system stretching over 800 miles.

After a day spent hiking through and above the clouds retire to local Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg for some family fun. Dinner theaters, amusement parks, novelty shops, you name it, think of It as the Wisconsin Dells of Tennessee. If you’re looking for something a little more upscale don’t worry, Gatlinburg still offers fine dining and resort living!

St. Louis, Missouri

As budget travelers few things perk us up more than the word free. Luckily for us, and anyone looking into cheap summer vacations, that word is plastered around St. Louis. Free tours of local Purina Farms spoil visitors with dog show and much more. The St. Louis Art Museum includes free admission, and on Sunday afternoon’s hands-on activities and a 30-minute tour

Additionally, the local City Museum houses a 10-story slide, Ferris wheel, and numerous more family adventures. It’s low cost of admission (around $15 for ages 3 and up) make it a must for any trip to St. Louis. If you’re hoping to catch a more local vibe, try catching a baseball game or sampling the world-famous Bar-B-Que!

Jacob’s Lake, Arizona

Grand Canyon Arizona

Located snuggly between Las Vegas and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon sits Jacob’s Lake. Strikingly, different from its neighbors, Jacob’s Lake is enveloped in the Kaibab National Forest. A retreat to the area can be spent on endless hiking trails, mountain biking, horseback riding, or even stargazing at night. Picture this as the perfect camping trip you always dreamed of as a child.

In the morning you can check out the local Jacob Lake Inn for a steaming pile of pancakes and fresh orange juice. If roughing it is more of your style, sit around the fire and get to cooking! Just be sure none of the endless deer in the area make off with your breakfast. At night you can enjoy your time at the Inn or try out the local Kaibab Camper Village, both are incredible!

Cheap Summer Vacations around the World

Reykjavik, Iceland

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Hear us out here. You can easily do Iceland on a budget and add to your list of favorite cheap summer vacations if you’re willing to sacrifice a few things. Avoiding the really nice downtown hotels, eating in some nights, and not splurging on super cool Icelandic wool sweatshirts all help. Additionally, you can use WOW air to consistently find amazing rates to fly to The Land of Fire and Ice.

As for the capital itself, Reykjavik is a beautiful city with tons of incredible activities all around. From free hot pools, to stunning architecture, and incredible natural wonders, Reykjavik is truly a one-of-a-kind city. If you’re really trying to save some money and get to know the city check out Five FREE Things to do in Reykjavik!

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

Nicaragua’s San Juan del Sur is a dreamy tropical getaway located on the Pacific coast. Given its proximity to the US (3 hours from Atlanta) flights are often budget friendly. Kestra and I have managed to compound these savings by using 15 Tips to Finding Cheap Flights every time we search for airfare.

We’d spend our days enjoying the beautiful Playa San Juan del Sur, that’s the beach 😉 White sand lines the coast and turquoise waters cascade end over end for miles in either direction. The local resorts also offer incredible summer discounts so prices all around are low. Sounds pretty sweet, right?

Lisbon, Portugal

If you are able to find a cheap flight, Lisbon is a budget-traveler’s heaven. The city sits on the edge of the Atlantic and is as architecturally stunning as anywhere on earth. Steep hills climb out of the city affording beautiful views around every corner. Tile work from the 1400’s still lines many walkways throughout the city.

If you’re tired of walking the hills, try hopping on the gorgeous, gravity-defying, 1930’s tram. For only a few bucks you can enjoy a low-cost, scenic tour of town. If you’re feeling adventurous, visit a local winery, tour the terraces and sample the local selection. It is almost the same price of the water after all!

San Jose, Costa Rica

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Another quick flight from Atlanta could have you exploring Costa Rica’s Volcanoes or Costa Rica’s Best Waterfalls. San Jose is a beautiful Latin-American city steeped in culture and history. The local plaza and its museums, shops, and theaters are well worth a day of your time.

If you manage to escape the city for a day endless waterfalls, jungles, and volcanoes wait to be explored. Local soda’s serve fresh meals for just a couple dollars. Beaches abound within a few hours drive. In terms of cheap summer vacations, Costa Rica offers a taste of luxury.

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest is actually two separate cities, Buda and Pest. They are separated by the Danube river and each sport their own distinct vibe. This cultural hub has exploded in popularity in recent years and airfare prices have accordingly plummeted. It’s very easy to find flights in the summer for only $600-$700.

While there, we’d recommend taking a Danube River cruise. You can often find one that includes a meal and a 2.5 hour cruise for around $20. As you float down the Danube you’ll see the Parliament, the Szechenyi Chain Bridge, among the myriad of beautiful, historic buildings. The next day, try out either the Gellert Spa or Szechenyi Spa and enjoy a refreshing dip. Both opened in the early 1900’s and have been pleasing visitors ever since.

Whoever decided cheap summer vacations were a thing of the past, were boring, or were just plain impossible was wrong. Finding budget friendly destinations may be a little tougher now, but as you can see there’s no shortage of good options. So start saving, pack your bags, and start exploring!

So please let us know in the comments below… Which of these cheap summer vacations are you going on? Do you know of any other budget friendly destinations we should add? Where’s your next vacation taking you? Please remember to like and share😊 God Bless, K+J!

Family Friendly National Parks in America – Our Top Five!

America has 60 National Parks for wanderers from across the globe to enjoy. Some receive over 9 million visitors every year, and some as few as 105,000. We’ve been lucky enough to visit almost half of them and can’t wait to see the remaining 30. Today we’re going to share our Top 5 Family Friendly National Parks in America. Start packing those bags because adventure is calling!

From Acadia to Zion, each park affords its visitors something unique and inspiring. While we can’t quantify the beauty of each individual park, we can express their individual caterings towards families. Our family friendly National Parks rankings are based off of facilities within the parks, proximity to accommodations, and of course the park itself. Be sure to let us know in the comments which of the family friendly National Parks sounds the best to you! Do you know of any other parks that should be in our top 5?

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite is one of America’s most famous National Parks. It was established as a park in October of 1890 and has been inspiring visitors ever since. Its sheer granite cliffs rise thousands of feet above the valley floor. Shimmering waterfalls fall crisply off the caps of the monumental domes cooling the valley air with their mist. Giant sequoia groves stand proudly against the stark granite backdrops. It truly is God’s Country.

In the valley several museums, hotels, and well paved trails greet visitors. The park is well staffed with knowledgeable individuals around almost every corner. The splendor of the park, its well-maintained facilities, and its proximity to several large cities all make Yosemite a must for any family looking to explore America’s National Parks.

Rocky Mountain National Park

Just a few hours outside of Denver lies a sparkling jewel. The crystalline lakes reflect the endless alpine views,  well-marked trails dot the surrounding hillsides, and wildlife inhabitants outnumber the daily guests. You’re likely to see any number of bighorn sheep, elk, moose, or even bear in Rocky Mountain National Park’s borders.

Families who love to hike should look no further, from short out and backs, to whole day trips, the parks varying ecosystems offer endless trail options. It also has numerous shelters and facilities for visitors to enjoy and learn more about the park and its various biomes. The unparalleled diversity of the park, its network of trails, and its accessibility make Rocky Mountain National Park one of the best family friendly National Parks in America. If you’re planning a winter trip to Colorado be sure to check out the numerous ski resorts. You can read more about them here: Skiing in Colorado – Everything You Need to Know.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

On America’s most populated coast lies a park of incredible historical and natural significance. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park was on the forefront of the action for most of the civil war. The nearby town of Gatlinburg was commonly raided by Confederate soldiers until the end of the war. Nearby Pigeon Forge also boasted a converted mill used to make Union uniforms. Pairing this with several small battles and skirmishes the Great Smoky Mountains were a hotbed long before they became a National Park.

The parks also boasts over 5000 types of plants, 800 miles of trails and 100’s of different animals. It is melting pot of history and natural splendor unmatched across the United States. Given its unrivaled history and beauty, it extensive trail system, and its closeness to numerous towns, Great Smoky Mountains is in our top 5 family friendly National Parks.

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone’s fabled geysers, wildlife, and terrain speak for themselves. With prismatic springs dotting the countryside, awe-inspiring canyons and waterfalls, and even moose, wolves, and bison roaming freely it is hard to imagine a more unspoiled landscape. For any family looking to be inspired by pure beauty look no further than Yellowstone.

Yellowstone is actually America’s first national park. It was inducted in March of 1872, and has had plenty of time to build an inclusive experience for its visitors. From board walked trails, to historic hotels, the park offers everything any visitor could need. Yellowstone’s incredible wildlife alone should be more than enough of a reason for every family to visit, but if you need more convincing Grand Teton is only an hour south! Check out our One Day Guide to Grand Teton National Park.

Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park

Rounding out our top 5 family friendly National Parks is a personal favorite, Bryce Canyon. Bryce is spectacularly unique. Hundreds of sandstone hoodoos climb towards the sky out of the natural amphitheater. Trees litter the valley and trails between the formations. While certainly not as massive as the other parks (Bryce sits around 35,000 acres) it is plenty large for a family trip out west!

What the park lacks in size, it certainly makes up for in beauty. The famed hoodoos in the valley are revered around the world for the rarity. Few places sport the sheer number and size of the formations as Bryce Canyon National Park does. The parks quaint size and general tidiness, its proximity to several large cities and 5 other National Parks, and its unfiltered beauty make Bryce Canyon a must visit for any National Park fan! Check out our post 12 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Utah for more magnificent photos of Utah!

Well folks, that’s a wrap for us. Our Top 5 Family Friendly National Parks are perfect for explorers of all sizes. We are certain no matter which park you choose you will be blown away by its splendor. So have fun, adventure safely, and enjoy God’s Creation personally! Have you been to any National Parks? If so, which ones? Alternatively, let us know if you think we missed one of your favorite family friendly National Parks. Until next time, K+J!

Skiing in Colorado – What You NEED to Know Before You Go

Looking to go skiing in Colorado? We compiled a list of everything you need to know before you hit the slopes. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or it’s your first time on the snow, this is a great place to start before planning your next ski trip to Colorado!

With towering mountains, deep snow, and endless ski resorts, skiing in Colorado is an incredible adventure for thrill seekers of all levels. We’ve been making the trip out west every winter just for the chance to catch some fresh powder. While certainly not for the faint of heart, if you’re looking for the adventure of a lifetime, we’d encourage you to try skiing in Colorado! Enjoy!

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Ski Resorts in Colorado

Many resorts are cut and dry. You go, you ski, you fall, you get back up, repeat, and then you leave. Ski resorts in Colorado are nothing like that (minus the falling)! The villages that line the Rocky Mountains buzz with activity. Ski bums show for the snow conditions and epic terrain. Families come for a quick break from school and work. Locals flock to enjoy the shops and local restaurants. The resorts out west are much more vibrant than the bland ski villages of old. Even if you’re not skiing in Colorado, there’s plenty to do at the resort!

Most resorts host other outdoor activities (ice skating, tubing, snowmobiling, etc.) for anyone to try. Granted, you can expect to pay for the experience. Local towns are a great way to find more budget friendly adventures and eateries during your stay. Most resorts are ‘partnered’ with local towns and it isn’t uncommon to find discounted Ski and Stay packages. Wherever you end up choosing, be sure to check online for deals on lodging, dining, and lift tickets.

We break down how to go about choosing the correct resort later, but in the meantime we’ve attached a list of all 26 ski resorts in Colorado below. Off to the right side you’ll see a breakdown of each resort’s vertical drop, ski-able acres, and average annual snowfall. Reports on these stats vary but you can feel confident they’re close. Feel free to check out any resorts sites that intrigue you to learn more about them!

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What You Need to Know Before You Go Skiing in Colorado

Quickly, we’ll cover five things you absolutely need to know before going skiing in Colorado. Then, we’ll break down our favorite and least favorite parts about the slopes. Then the decision is up to you. You evaluate the information and decide if you want to give it a try!

Choosing the Resort

Assessing Your Ability

Just above we’ve attached our handy list of resorts. If you’re a beginner don’t worry so much about the ‘Big Mountain’ stats. Vertical and acreage won’t matter near as much this early in your skiing career! 😉 Instead do a quick search of any resorts that interest you and see what they offer for lessons, ticket prices, and beginner skiing. All of these matter much more at this point.

If you’re a more advanced skier, or even a competent one looking to push your limits, start comparing those stats we discussed. Check out the sites and look into who offers cat-skiing and hike-up terrain. Compare the different resorts amount of ‘Advanced’ and ‘Expert’ labeled terrain. You’d be surprised, most ski resorts in Colorado offer some form of advanced terrain.

Proximity, Cost, and Community

Overall, there are a few things to consider: proximity, cost, and community. Try choosing a resort that’s close to where you’re staying. A one hour drive won’t feel terrible on the morning of day one, but by day four you’ll be spent. Again, with a little foresight you can save a ton on your ski trip. Try searching for ‘Ski and Stay (insert resort name)’ and seeing what pops up. Also look on the resorts sites to see if the offer any discounted passes or group rates.

Have any friends that ski? Ask them where they go! Locals often know the best spots and may even be interested in showing you around their home mountain. If you don’t know anyone who does that’s fine too. Instead, look to see if the resort offers free guided tours, it’s a great way to make friends and learn how to get around the mountain!

Getting to the Resort

Many local ski towns offer shuttle services to the resort. After you get ready in the morning you can slip over to the closest stop and pop out at the resort minutes later. A quick search online will help you identify if you’re resort offers a shuttle. Alternatively, many hotels also offer the same service so you can book accordingly. If you made the drive out to Colorado you can always take your car and park at the resort. Some charge for parking and some don’t so that’s a hit or miss. Always remember to take your boots out at night… just trust us!

Renting Equipment

There are plenty of rental options in every ski town. If you’d rather leave your equipment at the resort overnight, you can try renting from the resort themselves and seeing if storage is included. Be sure no matter who you rent from, you allow them to help size your gear. It’ll be tempting to say the boots are too tight, or skis are too short, but these are well trained individuals. They know what they’re doing and want you to be safe.

Gear you should always rent if you don’t own equipment includes: helmet and goggles, boots, and skis. If you’re a competent skier you should also grab a set of poles. As a beginner, poles are more of a hindrance so leave them at home. Some companies offer a ‘Full Kit Rental’ that also includes nice gloves, snow pants, a ski jacket, etc. This can be a great way to save some money if you don’t own any other gear!

What to Wear

We won’t break down the science of layering here but if you’d like to read about it check out our Definitive Winter Hiking Guide. It breaks down the ins and outs of dressing for cold weather properly. Briefly, we recommend well insulated socks, a base and mid-layer shirt, comfy and warm pants, and your outerwear. Outerwear should include your gloves, face-mask, jacket, snow pants, helmet and goggles, and boots. If it’s extra chilly add layers accordingly. Most of the time you’ll be surprised how warm skiing makes you. Always remember sunscreen on your exposed skin, while it may be chilly the sun isn’t taking any breaks.

Staying Safe on the Slopes

Most of these rules are common sense but they’re important to iterate nonetheless. Choose slopes and trails that are in line with your ability. The general scale follows a green (easiest), blue, black (hardest) color scheme, stay within your ability. Never ski alone, there are many unmarked and hidden obstacles and you always need a buddy. Stay within the boundary. Again, this is common sense but so many neglect these rules and endanger themselves and others by doing so.

Obey signage. If it says ‘Caution’ it means it so slow down. Look uphill before merging, this is a lot like checking your blind spots while driving. Call out before passing on narrow or slick conditions. Everyone appreciates a heads up, especially when things are dicey. Lastly, never stop in the middle of the trail or where you can’t be spotted from above. Just having a general awareness to your surroundings will be more than enough to keep you safe when you’re skiing.

The Best Parts About Skiing in Colorado

The Location

Most of the resorts are only a few hours from Denver or another regional airport. The Denver Airport is also a Southwest hub, so you can usually find inexpensive flights anytime of the year. After arriving there are tons of local ride share and resort shuttle options. Some even offer resort to resort service so you can hop between your favorites.

The Scenery

Colorado has some of the tallest peaks in the Lower-48. When you go skiing in Colorado you are literally riding down those giants, or sliding down depending on your ability level! 😉 Regardless of how you get down, the views from the mountains are unparalleled. Cascading peaks scrape the blue skies as far as the eye can see. After you’ve seen them once you’re hooked.

The Snow

Most resorts get between 300-400 inches a year. That’s around 30 feet of fluffy, white powder! All this snow makes the ride down a thing of beauty (and the falling down more tolerable). It also means that learning on Colorado’s slopes are much more forgiving. Picture landing in a big pile of cold cotton candy. During the winter months you’re almost guaranteed a ‘powder day’ if you stay for more than 3 days. All this snow makes for near perfect conditions day after day, enjoy!

The Weather

Yeah you heard right! Don’t be surprised to see temperatures in the 30’s even in the coldest months. The mountains help to trap moisture in valleys smoothing out the sharp temperature contrasts people imagine. Most days in the mountains are actually warmer than what we get here in the Midwest. To combat the early morning chill, try wearing layers you can easily shed as the day goes on.

The Worst Parts About Skiing in Colorado

The Altitude

Mountains galore everywhere! The downside to the elevation is a major lack of oxygen and the possibility of altitude sickness. There is about a third less oxygen at 12,000 feet compared to that at sea level. Skiing is fairly strenuous so your body is working much harder to carry and use oxygen. This extra work can lead to some nasty headaches and nausea if you fail to account for it. Good news, the remedy is simple: drink water! Lots of it!

The Crowds

Colorado ski resorts report around 7.1 million visits annually, unfortunately, this sometimes means long lines and large crowds. To help avoid this, shoot to ski Mondays-Thursdays as most locals are working or are in school. You might be wondering why not Friday? Most kids in the area have Fridays off for ski practice. Man does that sound awesome or what? Alternatively, studying the route map just a little before your arrival will help a ton. Knowing your way around the mountain (and the crowds) will make your trip so much more enjoyable.

The Cost

Colorado has some of the best skiing in the world, and they certainly charge for it. Most resorts you visit charge upwards of $125 per person per day. As you can imagine, if you’re looking for a budget-friendly adventure skiing is not the answer. You also need to consider the cost of renting gear when you go, most of the time that’ll be around $40 per person per day. Try booking passes online beforehand, they often have deals and promotions running to cut the prices. You can also look into a season pass. At some resorts if you ski 4 or more days your season pass is already paid off!

Having to Leave

I won’t lie to you… this is definitely sounds like a cop-out, but I promise you it isn’t. With perfect snow, amazing food, and hundreds of shops to explore, it’s a miracle anyone ever leaves. If you’re looking for a fun family adventure then look no further, skiing in Colorado is a blast and the resort has something for everyone!

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Skiing in Colorado is way better than we ever imagined! Incredible snow, beautiful views, and cute alpine villages made us wish we could stay forever. If you're looking for a family-friendly adventure we encourage you to try skiing in Colorado. Our post details everything you need to know: the best ski resorts in Colorado, how to stay safe skiing, and even what to wear when you go skiing. Check it out! www.theagapecompany.com #skiing #skitrip #Colorado #skiingincolorado #skiresorts #coloradoskiing

So please let us know in the comments below… Have you ever been or would you ever go to skiing in Colorado? Which resort would you like to visit? Still have questions or comments, let us know in the comments! Where’s your next vacation taking you? Please remember to like and share😊 God Bless, K+J!

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Verse of the Week: Ephesians 3:20-21

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”

How incredible is it to have a creator so powerful we can’t comprehend all that he is capable of? The line, “who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine…” tells us this is true. He called the stones to rise and build the mountains, settled raging seas, and calmed prevailing winds. Yet somehow we feel as if we have to suffer this world on our own. We don’t! The Lord answers prayers everyday. There is nothing you can ask him that he can’t accomplish. This week, try praying intently. Don’t put things past God, instead ask him directly for his guidance and help.

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