10 Best Vacation Songs For Your Travel Playlist

Music is a huge part of any traveling experience ,whether it be the CDs you listen to in the car or the songs you stream while laying on the beach. I am lucky enough to be going on my first ever tropical vacation next month, so I have been preparing every detail. I've loved putting music together that gets me into that beach holiday mindset. ...more

10 Things I'd Do With 5 Minutes of Alone Time

I love my family. I love spending time with my family. But I need to tell you something: Sometimes, all I want, for the love of Pete, is to just have some time ALONE. Can I get an amen?! ...more

Miami Girlfriends Getaway

Do you need an excuse to hangout with your friends in Miami South Beach? Absolutely not!But if you were looking for one, than a Birthday Celebration would be reason enough to pack your swimsuits and stilettos to hit the sand.And Shani, along with four of her friends, did just that....more

Charleston Girlfriends Getaway

Last summer, for our Girlfriends Getaway, my friends and I chose Charleston, S.C.  It was the perfect girl-bonding destination for dining, dancing, shopping, and sleeping in."Traveling together has truly helped define our relationships."...more
Denise Thanks so much for checking it out.  I was my first time.  I can't wait to go back with ...more

30 Summer Staycation Activities

Summer time can be an expensive time of year for families. If you are not careful, you can end up breaking the bank sending children to pricey summer camps or taking expensive family vacations. Why not save some money and plan a staycation?A staycation is when you participate in fun activities all within driving distance of your home. You save on hotel costs and on dining out because you can sleep in your own bed and cook your own food. With a little thought and creativity, you can have the time of your life without traveling far....more

Top Tips for Sharing a Hotel Room with Your Kids

If the thought of sharing a hotel room with your kids is enough to make you break out in hives - you're in the right place!Here are my top tips for getting a good night's sleep on vacation - even if you're sharing a hotel room with your kids!...more

BC Part 3: Stanley Park, Vancouver BC Area

Although I didn't quite make it through most of Stanley Park, mostly around part of the park a couple of times. My map skills are lacking, but too be fair I don't know the area. It's a big place and if you're physically limited, don't try and walk it in a day. Too much for me, although it was nice. The cherry blossoms were starting to bloom, as shown below, some varieties anyhow....more

BC Trip Part 1: The Basics

Burnaby, BCMy vacation/scouting trip was pretty successful, but it was busy from the get-go. I did have one day off, but I could have used another one. I pushed myself way too much when I knew better....more

Just a Little Something I've Got in the Works...

After a long, looong winter, I've got vacation on the brain!And as I'm sure many of you know, vacationing with small kids is amazing - AND super-challenging.  So what I've decided to do is make a little video-series of my top tips for dealing with all those issues we as parents have to think about when travelling with our littles.Here's a quick rundown of what I've got in the works for you:...more

Vacation/Scouting Trip

So far, so good. There's a lot to do, in a short amount of time. Even with all the hustle and bustle, including my last assignment & a lot of walking, I'm having a good time. It's also so nice to walk around with just an extra sweater, and no coat. That I like so far....more