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….

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….

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…

Family Travel and Terrorism

Family Travel and Terrorism

Terrorism is a terrifying word, instantly striking intentional fear in the hearts of many all over the world. Horrific acts of violence, innocent lives being lost and shocking images in the media being played on repeat; it is enough to make you want to grab your family and hide. I know this is a depressing topic, which is typically not my style. I prefer to focus on the positive side of life and travel, but in light of recent events I felt it was an important discussion to have. The…

Fit on the Road

Fit on the Road

Being a busy mama, I understand that it can be hard to maintain a regular workout routine. Kids, work, housework, the chores never end. Throw in frequent travel and it is nearly impossible. Or is it?? Health experts claim that we need at least 30 minutes of cardio a day to maintain a healthy lifestyle. As Matthew McConaughey once said, “find a way to sweat every day.” Not the kind of sweat you get, lounging poolside in Mexico while sipping a margarita, but rather a heart pumping, strength building kind…

10 Insane (But True) Facts About Glasgow

10 Insane (But True) Facts About Glasgow

Our family really enjoyed visiting Glasgow! It is a great city and I wouldn’t hesitate to travel there again and again. I have written several posts on the topic, but this time I wanted do a little something different. Despite my intense research on the city, I actually learned more during my stay. So, I thought it would be fun to share some interesting facts about Glasgow that you may not be aware of and that could help your next trip that much simpler. You’re welcome! 1. Strict Liquor Laws:…

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…

First Week in Glasgow

First Week in Glasgow

06.15.15 Okay, super trippy. I just woke up, put on my makeup and now I’m having tea, gazing out the window of the Kirklee Hotel in Glasgow Scotland. Good Morning??? That’s the trippy part. It isn’t morning here at all. It is 7:15pm and we are just starting our day. You see, we arrived at 7:30am from LAX, which meant we had been up for an exhausting 17 hours. We woke up at 2:50am (LA time) in order to catch our 7:00am flight to Newark, NJ. We got there 5…

Thread Up Scotland

Thread Up Scotland

We have just unpacked from St. Pete Beach and now we are packing again. This time we are off to a very different climate and for very different length of time. We are setting flight and heading to the land of rich history, haunting castles…and rain. Any guesses? We are going to Scotland!!! Let me tell you, packing for this trip was a bit difficult. Not only will we be gone for almost three weeks, we have to pack thicker clothes for a cooler and wetter climate. I didn’t want…