Category Archives: Meaningful Trips

Palmyra – A Place to Contemplate Things of the Soul

Palmyra is a quiet, unassuming little town in beautiful upstate New York.  When you go there today, you would never guess that back in the 1820‘s it was the site of great religious revivals, excitement and fervor.  Indeed, it is … Continue reading

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Kirtland, Ohio: Site of Spiritual Outpouring

Kirtland, Ohio is a place I have long wanted to visit. It holds a significant place in the early history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (aka “The Mormon Church”). It is a place of many “firsts” … Continue reading

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Half Marathon Challenge Builds Family Bonds (and takes me to a cool place!)

  Earlier this year I ran the Canyonlands Half Marathon in Moab, Utah.  Before training and running that event, I had never run more than a mile in my life (the only reason I ever ran a mile was to … Continue reading

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Honoring Family Member Makes Trip Meaningful

One way to create meaningful family trips is to take some time during a trip to honor a family member or a special event (or both).  Sometimes the very reason for the trip is to celebrate that important family event–like … Continue reading

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Surprise Trips Make Meaningful Memories

When you surprise a family member with a weekend getaway or a more elaborate trip it shows your love for that person.  Your spouse or your child/sibling/parent can tell that you had to do some planning to make the trip … Continue reading

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Savor the Small Moments

As a parent, I love to travel with my children.  I want to take them to cool places, fun places, and places that will create lasting memories.  But as I plan these grandiose trips to “big” places, it’s good to … Continue reading

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Family Trip to Son’s LDS Mission has Meaning for All

Last year, my husband and I took our 4 children on a trip to Portland, Oregon, where our   son, Dallin, had served a 2-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (also known as LDS or … Continue reading

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