8 Awesome Tips to Make Flying with Kids Easier

8 Awesome Tips to Make Flying with Kids Easier

The joys of flying with kids. I will admit, being trapped in a metal tube thousands of feet in the air with two toddlers does not sound like a barrel of fun, but it is the burden I bare in order to travel with my babies. The truth of the matter is that I hate flying. I can feel the panic tightening in my chest as I write this post. Unfortunately, I have to do it if I want to travel, which I do. So, up up and away I…

Ultimate Guide to St Pete Beach with Kids

Ultimate Guide to St Pete Beach with Kids

Welcome to St Pete Beach where the sand is as white as snow and as soft as powder, where the clear waters of the gulf are as radiantly turquoise as they are invitingly warm and where the sunsets are just too breathtaking to be real. Known as the sunset capital of Florida, St Pete Beach has been rated #1 top beach destination by TripAdvisor.com as well as earned a rating of #5 by Travel’s Choice Awards. Parent Magazine even rated St. Pete Beach as #3 of America’s Top 10 Best…

Traveling in Place and Embracing Local Travel

Traveling in Place and Embracing Local Travel

It is no wonder I have a nomadic spirit. Growing up, there was always a new adventure around the corner; somewhere to go, something to see. My family didn’t necessarily travel to far and exotic places (mostly due to my mama’s extreme fear of flying), but we had plenty of fun road trips and weekend getaways. Even on the rare occasion that we weren’t traveling, we were surrounded by the excitement of travel. My parents taught me the skill of Traveling in Place! Airports When I was a child, long…

Best Gadgets for Traveling with Kids

Best Gadgets for Traveling with Kids

Let’s be honest, traveling with kids is not the easiest thing in the world, the linguistics alone is a challenge. With the proper props on hand it is easy to keep everything running smoothly…well as smoothly as possible. I’m a big fan of making things run smoothly and the more I enjoy family travel the more I will be willing to take on more trips with my family. What to know what helps keep me sane? Here are some of my picks for the best gadgets for traveling with kids….

Las Vegas with Kids: Guide for Parents

Las Vegas with Kids: Guide for Parents

Whether it’s Vegas BABY or Vegas with babies, this city offers a wide selection of activities for every age group. I’ve been going to Vegas since I was a baby and I have to say, it remains my favorite vacation destination to this day. Once I hear the sound of the slot machines binging and I smell the sweet aroma of cigars and sunscreen wafting through the air, all seems right with the world. Now, I continue to visit with my family. Let me tell you, Las Vegas with kids…

The Ultimate Guide for Traveling to Naples with Kids

The Ultimate Guide for Traveling to Naples with Kids

Defying gravity as our plane lifts off the runway at LAX, a chill runs from the base of spin up to my neck causing to me to immediately regret my decision to get on this death trap. I am terribly afraid to fly and in this moment I am forced to recall the reason I would put myself in such emotional turmoil. Then images of white sandy beaches invade my mind and I can almost feel the hot sticky Florida heat on my skin and my heart-rate returns to a…

Traveling to Big Bear with Kids

Traveling to Big Bear with Kids

Escaping to the mountains is exactly that, an escape. The surrounding nature, the crisp fresh air and the simplistic way of life instantly melts way the any pent-up stress. Whether it’s a romantic weekend with that special someone or an action-packed adventure with the family, Big Bear has all the ingredients for a fantastic getaway. Here is my guide to Big Bear with kids. Keep the cost in check The great thing about traveling to rustic locations is the ability to have a great vacation while staying on a budget….

Big Bear Shores RV Resort with Kids

Big Bear Shores RV Resort with Kids

When we were seventeen HotDaddy and I got into a big argument about where we would retire one day. I wanted to live by the sea and he wanted to live in a cabin deep in the mountains. We laugh about it now, but it was a pretty big deal back when we were emotional hormonal teenagers. Luckily, we live in Southern California where the best of both worlds is absolutely attainable. The beach to the mountains is no more than two hours apart, therefore it is not difficult to…

Knott’s Berry Farm with Kids

Knott’s Berry Farm with Kids

Before Knott’ Berry Farm became the theme park it is today, it was once a literal berry farm owned by Walter and Cordelia Knott way back in 1920. Once a roadside stop selling berries, preserves, pies and fried chicken, they eventually added attractions such as the Ghost Town to entertain their visitors. Even though there have been some major changes in the last 84 years, Knott’s Berry Farm has still maintained many of the original fixtures, keeping the quaint country feel that people love. Knott’s holds a special place in…

Bravo Farms with Kids

Bravo Farms with Kids

Although my kids have been raised near the sea, my daughter is a country girl at heart. She claims to want to live on a farm, milk cows, get her eggs from her own chickens and grow her own food. She loves the Food Network with her favorite shows being Pioneer Woman, Farmhouse Rules and Heartland Table. Fortunately, my niece married herself a real cowboy and we were invited to visit his family farm. Firecracker had a blast feeding all the animals and letting the baby calves suck on her…