Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies-A Family Adventure You Won’t Forget!

Last month we took our first family vacation ever. Sure, we’ve visited family that lives far away before, but we’ve never been able to just take a week and go somewhere super fun and do nothing but have a blast. We chose to visit Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN. There were so many things to […]

6 Ways to Explore Your Community

It’s May which means it’s the perfect time to get out and take a field trip around your community! Spring is one of my favorite times to take walking field trips. We’re lucky enough to live in our downtown area which makes it very easy to walk to various places in our community. Even if […]

Fantastic Field Trips in the Carolinas {A Review}

Our family loves a good field trip. We are constantly on the lookout for new places to explore in our area or for new aspects of previously visited places to make return trips more exciting. We are always willing to take a day trip or to drive a little extra in order to enjoy a […]

A Trip to the Zoo Plus Fun Resources and FREE Printables!

When we only had two children, we visited a zoo near where my mother lives while we were on vacation. We had a great time, but we realized that we had never visited the zoo right here in our own state! We started planning a trip, but various events kept happening to prevent us from […]

10 {More} Fun Field Trips in Western North Carolina

Back in October, I shared a post about ten fun places to take your children for field trips here in Western North Carolina.   Since there are so many great venues in this area, I decided to write another post and share ten more fun field trip destinations here in this neck of the woods.  […]

10 Best Virtual Field Trips for Young Elementary Children

Field trips are one of my favorite parts of homeschooling.  Teaching my children at home allows us to plan our own trips to fun and educational venues on our own time and suited to our own tastes.  We can also work around our finances and schedule. Sometimes, for a variety of reasons, hitting the road […]

Field Trip–Discovery Place Kids

A few years ago, I got a little burnt out in the process of planning a birthday party for one of my children.  It was far too expensive to rent a space and our home is rather small.  Trying to account for ways to creatively fit a group of people in without standing shoulder to […]

Field Trip: Carolina Renaissance Festival

My husband and I have wanted to attend our state’s Renaissance Festival since our dating years.  Each year it came and we either forgot about it or for various reasons were unable to go. Several months ago, I discovered that the Carolina Renaissance Festival had three special weekday Student Days designed to focus on the […]

Field Trip: Apple Orchard and Cider Mill {Includes Apple Study Resources!}

{this post contains affiliate links}It’s the time of year!  Apples, apples everywhere! I decided to organize a field trip to a nearby orchard and cider mill with a informal group that I’m in and I’m so glad that I did!  We had a great time and the kids learned a lot! We had such a […]

10 Fun Field Trips in Western North Carolina

Today I’m participating in the Fun Field Trips Around the World link up hosted by Hip Homeschool Moms.  I’m going to share with you 10 great trips to take with your homeschooling family in and around my area! 1.) Grandfather Mountain in Linville, NC. Me about to cross the bridge This beautiful majestic setting has […]