Disney Travel Planning – how to decide where to go!

This is a topic I could go on about for hours. So instead I will devote a month (at least) of post to the topic instead. Let me start by saying I come from a Disney family. My son’s first and second trips were to Walt Disney World and in his 3.5 years of experiences […]

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 […]

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 […]

Learning the balance between planning and overbooking…

When planning travel, especially to somewhere you’ve never been its always extremely tempting (to me at least) to plan out various activities that we want to do. Depending on where you are traveling its not just tempting, its a necessity. For example if you are going to Walt Disney World and it is your little […]

A few thoughts on road trips and our Thanksgiving travel

Let me start by explaining that we live in the Chicago area and my sister and her family live in the Twin Cities. We are blessed to have airports with hubs but this does not mean that we have an easy time with flying to see each other. After a flight issue caused us to […]

Travel with toddlers part 2…

My other half had a few additional points to add on the topic… It’s worth having a “travel stroller” which a) you expect the airlines to kill, yet b) has good carrying capacity to aide getting through the airport plus wherever else you are going on your travels. Being able to load up his one […]

Travel with Toddlers

Anyone who has ever traveled with children knows that they can take over. Here are a few tips we’ve come up with to make life smoother! 1.) Get a travel toddler bed. You can see the one we have here: https://amzn.to/34HlLKy There are lots of options out there but we like this one because we […]