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…

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’m proud to keep the tradition going with my children. Let me tell you, Las Vegas with kids can be a blast.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. Yes, I take my kids to Vegas and…

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…

Buena Park with Kids

Buena Park with Kids

Orange County, California is home to many popular cities. Newport Beach and Laguna Beach both have been the back drops to famous television shows and Anaheim has Disneyland, but what do you know about Buena Park? There are so many fun things to do in Orange County for families that it would take you multiple trips to see and do it all. I’m lucky enough to call this piece of the U.S home and I want to share the best of it with all of you! Today, I want to…

Sisterhood of World Bloggers Award

Sisterhood of World Bloggers Award

I’m super excited to be nominated for Sisterhood of the World Bloggers!! I love being a part of this awesome community and learning more about my fellow travel bloggers. Thank you very much Sally-Ann, from Toddlers on Tour for inviting me into the Sisterhood! For those nominated by me, here’s what to do next: 1. Acknowledge the blogger that nominated you 2. Answer the 10 questions 3. Nominated 10 worthy bloggers 4. Ask them 10 questions Now, it is time to learn a little more about me! 1. What is…

5 Steps to Easy and Enjoyable Family Vacations

5 Steps to Easy and Enjoyable Family Vacations

One of the most exciting aspects to travel is all the new things you will get to do, see and eat! When planning a family vacation it is natural to want to do it all, but BEWARE. With the excitement of a new destination insight, making lists of things to do can get pretty long really fast. The one thing I’ve learned from my many travels is trying to schedule too much into one trip can be an instant vacation buzz kill. You are putting too much time, money and…

How My Honeymoon was Saved

How My Honeymoon was Saved

The Star Princess caught fire and our cruise is cancelled!!! What!?! After finishing my last midterm, HotDaddy met me with the bad news. I was in shock the whole way home. I was already packed and was supposed to leave that weekend for our honeymoon in the Caribbean and now because someone didn’t discard their cigarette properly our cruise ship caught on fire and my honeymoon was ruined…so I thought. Not all travel stories are peachy and this one had a really rough start. Our honeymoon looked like it was…

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…