Hello.  My name is Allie Burdick and I’m an addict.  I’m a running addict.  I need to move fast and sweat once a day.  Part of my recovery plan was (for the first time ever!) leaving my magic running shoes at home *gasp!* when I left on a five day vacation.  I was still glowing from my triathlon win and thought it would be nice to just take a break and sleep in everyday  of my vacation.  And, by “sleep in” I mean wake up at 6:30am instead of 5am since my boys aren’t much for sleeping in either....more

The 2 Hour Vacation

  By: Wendy Castellanos-Wolf...more

10 Tips for Booking Cheap Flights

10 Tips for Booking Cheap FlightsBy Meochia Stills | My Times Travel

How To: Packing Light for Vacation

i'm a big fan of packing light on trips and avoid checking a bag when i can. i find when i overpack, i haven't planned efficiently and i haven't included the most versatile items. to avoid hauling multiple bags, pick pieces that you can mix and match and visualizing how you'll pair them ahead of time. for example, a staple like a neutral tank or tee is a no-brainer because you can pair it with any color pant, skirt, short, etc....more

Six Tips to Keep Your Home Safe While You’re on Vacation

Going on vacation can be a stressful thing, from the planning to the packing to making sure everyone pees before they get in the car. You shouldn’t have to worry about your home being safe while you’re supposed to be focused on family fun.Here are six tips to make your vacation a little less worrisome:...more

15 Essential Tips for Planning YOUR Next Trip!

“You got to be careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there.”- Yogi Berra Half the fun of travel is the anticipation and planning, but it can also be frustrating and overwhelming. How can you take that vacation you dream of and not blow your budget!?...more

My Flight From Honolulu to Oakland—Just Call Me Amelia

I left Oakland, California, on Sunday, March 10, for Honolulu, Hawai’i. Not piloting a plane—I wish!—but as a passenger aboard a Boeing 737. When I returned Wednesday night, flying from HNL to OAK, I realized we were following the same route Amelia Earhart had in 1935. That’s when she became the first pilot to fly solo from Honolulu to Oakland. ...more

Aaahhh Vacation!

I got slightly panicky a few weeks ago when I pulled the kids' calendars from their school folders and remembered that they were off an entire week for Mardi Gras.  I love my darlings.  I really do.  But I wasn't exactly looking forward to a week off with them at home. I started googling where we could travel by car because airfare is so expensive for an entire family.  Unfortunately, I'm not a great vehicle traveller.  By about hour six, I really start considering just jumping from the vehicle.  I'm basically an infant. ...more

Puerto Rico Babymoon

A couple of weekends ago, the husband and I decided we needed a vacation before the baby arrives-our Babymoon.  Now, what exactly is a Babymoon? Basically this is a trip to anywhere you choose so you can spoil yourself one last time before your bundle of joy arrives.  Lets face it, once the baby comes you can’t hop on a plane for a last minute anything unless you have made arrangements.  Where you go is up to you-the mountains to snuggle by a cozy fire or if you are like me, the beach is the place to go!...more

Wash Your Hands! Your Mother was Right...Again!

As much as we often hate to admit it, yep, your Mother was right. In my case, it was my Dad. He was a “wash your hands” fan and it was the first thing he did when he walked into the house and he was rarely ever sick. ...more