6 Things to Do After a Blogging Conference

If you’ve ever been to a blogging conference, you’re probably familiar with the term “conference hangover.”...more
Jill, thanks for the post! This was the first time I attended BlogHer and I'm curious about ...more

6 Non-Essentials to Pack That Will Make #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us More Awesome

We are just days away from #BlogHer15:Experts Among Us and I am starting to make my packing list. We've shared some posts on what people are packing and wearing and how to stay healthy at the conference. I know that you don't need to be told to bring your phone (remember your charger!) or your must-have electronics....more
Padded wine bags! Brilliant!more

You Can Travel Travel To Europe Without Spending Your Kids' College Funds

One thing you will always hear people complaining about is how expensive it is to travel in Europe. True, flights from the U.S. to Europe can be pricey, but once you are on the ground it is a whole different story. The Euro has been slipping for months now, and it is almost neck-and-neck with the U.S. dollar, which means you are no longer paying extra just to be in another country. Even Switzerland, where they don't even use the Euro, is running close to the dollar, although this notoriously expensive country is still pricey even when the dollar is up. ...more
All the points are useful and with the proper planning and research you can have a great trip on ...more

Vintage Las Vegas - Visiting the Boneyard

 Madge isn’t much of a gambler. In fact she would rather put $200 down on a pair of shoes rather than lose it at the craps table. However, Mr. Madge did have an upcoming business trip to Las Vegas and there was that one item on the bucket list – The Boneyard. ...more

For the Love of Cape San Blas

This has been a summer of slow blogging for me.  It has actually been a summer of slow in many ways... long days, unwatched clocks, few plans, extended visits.  A slower pace crept into our home at some point in June and it has lingered.  I have been writing, but not as much on this blog.  It's been a slower, more exploratory form of writing, mostly working out a few ideas for a couple of children's books.  I've got lots of work still ahead of me on that front, and I'm not quite ready to dive back into a faster pace quite yet....more

Conquering Gros Piton - A Story About a Little Woman and a Big Mountain

Image Credit -  Shutterstock (edited in Picmonkey)"I found my heart upon a mountain I did not know I could climb, and I wonder how many other pieces of myself are secreted away in places I judge I cannot go." Laurel Bleadon Maffei...more

TRAVEL SERIES: DAY 7 & 8: GOLFO DE PAPAGAYO, COSTA RICA

Check out Papagayo, Costa Rica here ...more

Las Vegas with Kids

Las Vegas with KidsKevin and I spent most of our lives living and growing up in Las Vegas. We’ve had a lot of time to experience the good things Vegas has to offer. Sadly Las Vegas has closed a lot of their cool, family friendly activities they used to have, and went for a more adult theme....more

5 Amazing Escapes It's not Late to Have this Summer in UK

While summer inevitably heads to the end, you still have some sunny warm days left to plan an amazing escape till the school days start. Here are 5 amazing getaways in the UK you should consider!1. Cambridge...more

Mama Blog

Latin Mom living in California, general manager of Habla Inglés and Edu4kidsin Bogotá Colombia.Mama Blog (www.mamablog.co) is a place where moms can find inspiration to get out of their comfort zone and realize that having kids it’s not an excuse to not travel, learn new things or start a new business. ...more

Washington D.C. Travel Guide: What To Do in Our Nation's Capitol

My sister was out of town this week. So, I decided that I should also take advantage of living in the northeast, and not just take advantage of New York City and Montauk. I decided to travel to a city where I knew I could easily keep myself busy since this was the first time I have ever really traveled by myself. I chose Washington D.C. because I am a big history buff and knew there was a lot to see! I did see a friend while I was there; however, I spent a majority of the time exploring the city myself. This was also my third trip to Washington D.C.....more

Moomin World: The Nature Lover's Theme Park

Moomin World, a fantasy theme park celebrating the Moomin characters created by Finnish author Tove Jansson in the 1940s, is a theme park in a category of its own. Nestled in the beautiful natural environment of a small island called Kailo in Naantali, Southwestern Finland, it features few of the attributes commonly associated with theme parks....more