Why do we travel? (and a few other ramblings…)

There are numerous articles and sources out there which state that children do not benefit from travel until they are almost double digits. They claim that babies and toddlers need routine in order to thrive. While there is some element in truth in the routine aspect, children can also benefit from travel and seeing the […]

Dreams of beaches and sun…

I don’t know about you, but when I get to this time of year, where it starts to get warmer, and the days are visibly longer, if I don’t have any trips planned I start to get stir crazy. And when I say “trips” I mean vacation. (We have plans to visit family for a […]

Ice Castles – Lake Geneva, WI

Last weekend as an early birthday to my husband, my husband, son and I took a day trip to Lake Geneva, WI and visited Ice Castles. For those of you unfamiliar with Ice Castles, they have 6 locations across North America where they build impressive ice structures. We went right after a warm stretch so […]

Arizona Favorites – outside of Phoenix area

In my last post I covered our favorite places in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area, this time I’m looking at our favorites outside the valley. Sedona – known for its picturesque Red Rocks, Sedona did not disappoint. We chose to take a day trip from Phoenix. It was an easy drive with good roads. You start in […]

A few of our favorite things… from our time in Phoenix, Arizona

We went to Arizona over the holidays with a total 8 people. 3 kids 7 and under (my son and my nieces). 5 adults (My sister and I and our husbands and our mom) so truly a 3 generation trip! Overall we have a fantastic time. Its always good to get together and to see […]

Thanks and looking for feedback

First off thank you to my followers and readers. I’m excited to say that my blog has been reviewed and ranked among the top 200 family travel blogs according to Feedspot.com. You can check out the complete list here: https://blog.feedspot.com/family_travel_blogs/. Thank you for that and I will keep writing and aim for too 100! Now […]

Choosing our "home away from home"

When booking vacations these days there are so many options to choose from. With our family, when possible I prefer booking vacation club villas. We are fortunate as between my mom and my husband and I we own at both Disney Vacation Club and Marriott Vacation club. This is not a commercial for either as […]

Getting Organized for 2020 – favorite travel tools

As we approach the end of the year I find its a good to starting planning and getting organized for 2020 travel. These are a few of my favorite travel tools… (please note these are all my own opinions and I receive no compensation for any companies I mention) 1.) Tripit – It’s a great […]

Making a list…

And checking it twice… When my son was first born we made an extremely thorough list of what to take with us when we traveled (since we were flying we also had a list of what we could guarantee to pick up at Target to save weight). As we’ve traveled more, we’ve been more confident […]