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…

Backyard Oasis

Backyard Oasis

Let’s face it. We don’t always have enough time or money to indulge all our travel goals. My desired travel capacity is so much bigger than I can realistically accomplish at this stage of my life, but that doesn’t mean I stop trying. I am constantly keeping myself inspired and rejuvenated in between trips by keeping the spirit of travel alive even when I’m staying local. I call it traveling in place. For me, my favorite part about travel is the time spent outdoors, sight-seeing, having cocktails on a patios…

Hello Color-Coordination

Hello Color-Coordination

I don’t know if it is the Synesthesia or the fact that I take a billion pictures, but I think of in terms of color.  Vacations are no exception. For this HotMama, particular colors represent various destinations. As soon as a trip is planned, I immediately start thinking of our family’s attire and how it will look against the backdrop of our travel destination. More importantly, how will the pictures look? Hello Color-Coordination! We usually have a kickoff that trip encourages us to shop for a few new outfits. Those…