Travel Tips: 6 Helpful Ideas for Infant Air Travel

Vacation planning for couples or singletons usually means shopping for new attire, packing all essentials, planning trips or outings, and checking off items on their must-do lists at the holiday destination. Travel time during flight journeys or train/bus rides is leisurely spent by watching movies, listening to music, or reading books. ...more
Congrats on getting through that first big flight!  Great tips and hope you keep traveling.more

A City Girl's Guide to Glamping It Up in the Woods

Before last summer, I wouldn't have considered myself a "camper."...more
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My Memories of Traveling While Black

As a child, we had very interesting travel arrangements. In the 1970s and 80s our family—from mixed race parents—would travel separately at times. We either went down South to visit my father's side of the family in New Orleans, or we drove up North to South Dakota to visit my mother's family. There were summers where my older sister and I would drive the 13 hours from Chicago with our father and stay with his sister for what seemed to be an eternity. Having grown up in a diverse area of Chicago made our visits there seem pointed. ...more
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Road Trip Ramblings

Family road trips can either scar you or get into your veins. For me, it's in my blood. I love road trips. There is nothing like getting into the car and taking off knowing that you have an adventure ahead of you....more

Why We Travel With Our Kids: A Heartwarming Hong Kong Story

On our recent trip to Hong Kong, one poignant experience really stood out to me that crystallizes why my husband and I have decided to travel so much with our kids....more

TSA Pre-Check --- Yes, Please

Like others annoyed by familiar with air travel in the United States since 2001, you know you will go through airport security screening by the United States TSA (Transportation Security Administration). Your flight day check list goes something like this: Make sure you bring a government issued photo I.D. Wear socks with no holes Wear slip on shoes (I hate you Shoe Bomber) Don't wear pants (trousers for Brits) that require a belt to hold them up ...more

My packing plan soothes me

Before kids vacation meant catching up on my reading, laying still on the hot sand and dipping into the water when I wanted to cool down.  It was about going out for dinner and enjoying a few drinks.  It was about sitting by the fire pit talking about life.It was about rest and relaxation.  A time to unwind and take a break.Now vacation is... different.  It's action pack and full of movement. It's a little chaotic and hardly goes according to plan.Planning soothes me.  So when it comes to packing I have my plan down pat and will share it with you today.1. The Packing Excel SheetMake a column per child, yourself, your husband (but make him pack his own stuff you have enough to do), bathroom items, electronics, food, and the ever popular “misc”.  Print the list 2 days before the trip and post it on the fridge.2.  Kids get one backpack each.They can bring whatever they want as long as it fits the backpack.  While on vacation, every night the backpack has to be repacked.  Nothing is worse than stepping on toys while ON vacation.  I do that enough at home, thank you very much!3.  Leave a large empty bag by the door.When you are on the mad dash to get out the door you will think of a bunch of things that you MUST pack.  Use this miscellaneous bag to pack all last minute items.  When you are packing to head home, use this bag again in the same fashion.Hope these quick packing tips helps ease the stress of your next vacation! ...more

I went on a vacation

I went on a vacation.I love a good road trip. It was awesome to see new places and meet some of the people that the people I care about care about. In this time I experienced more than a few moments of pure happiness – kayaking on Lake Michigan, geo caching in the forrest, The Best pie ever, a detour through The Great Smokey Mountains, and another through a small Georgia town with rocking chairs on every porch  - but one moment that nobody else knows about stands out and that is the one that I want to share....more

Truffle hunting in Italy

My bucket list keeps growing and growing. And yes, it all seems to revolve around some experience featuring food, wine and travel. I recently added “truffle hunting in Le Marche” to my list. This, after I encountered Moreno of Le Marche Holidays....more

Travel Tips: 6 Helpful Ideas for Infant Air Travel

Vacation planning for couples or singletons usually means shopping for new attire, packing all essentials, planning trips or outings, and checking off items on their must-do lists at the holiday destination. Travel time during flight journeys or train/bus rides is leisurely spent by watching movies, listening to music, or reading books. ...more
Congrats on getting through that first big flight!  Great tips and hope you keep traveling.more

Walking in the footsteps of John Nash and the Prince Regent

This is probably the most regal walk in London. It showcases some of the splendid architecture that arose from a collaboration between one of our greatest builder kings of modern times, George IV, and his most trusted architect, John Nash. Together they sought to rebuild London in the image of the Eternal City, ancient Rome, at its zenith....more

AZ Biltmore Staycation

Hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July weekend! We took a little staycation on Friday and stayed at the AZ Biltmore Resort. If you're ever in Phoenix I'd HIGHLY recommend staying there! It was built in 1929 so it's full of history and was also crowned 'The Jewel of the Desert'. Ronald Regan and his wife honeymooned there and every president since Hoover has stayed there! I just love places with that much history to them :)...more

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