Checking for an Apple Farm Inn Christmas with Kids

Checking for an Apple Farm Inn Christmas with Kids

Every season, we like to take our family on a holiday inspired travel. One of our favorites is checking into the Christmas Wonderland that is The Apple Farm Inn. Here, we let our holiday spirit be filled with cheer. Sparkling lights drape over every surface casting a warm glow, jumbo garland adorned with over-sized ornaments frame the windows, doors and staircase and a fire roars in the lobby as guests are invited to enjoy complimentary cookies and refreshments. It truly is as breathtaking as it sounds, which is why we…

Cigars, Spirits and Travel: Taste the World at Home

Cigars, Spirits and Travel: Taste the World at Home

As a writer for Cigar & Spirits Magazine, I understand and appreciate the impact a fine cigar and a premium spirit can have on your mood and on your life. As a mama that travels with kids regularly, I understand this even more so. It can instantly turn an ordinary weeknight into a celebration. Although best enjoyed in moderation, a cocktail paired with a cigar excites the senses and brings people together. Cigars, spirits and travel allow us to enjoy the flavors of the world from the comfort of our…

5 Reasons to Visit the South of Spain

5 Reasons to Visit the South of Spain

Sally has done it again! Sally first shared with us Cruising for Solo-Parents, which was super helpful. Now, she is back to share with us some of the wonders of the South of Spain. I personally want to book a ticket right now and see these places for myself! How about you? If the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean, gorgeous Arab-Andalus art and architecture and Michelin-starred cuisine have always attracted you, you may have already considered making Spain the next country you visit. First-time travelers often head for capital cities…

Cocktails, Mocktails & Travel!

Cocktails, Mocktails & Travel!

It is no secret that I love me a good drink and good bar. In fact, my water broke on a barstool when I was preggo with Firecracker. Okay. Not really. It broke when I got home after sitting on a barstool, but it sounds more interesting the other way. Hehe. Now, before you get all crazy and think I’m and alcoholic, let me clarify that I am a history buff, a traveler, a spirit enthusiast, and a bartender. I am also a regular contributor to Cigar & Spirits Magazine….

2014 Top Travel Fails

2014 Top Travel Fails

Although traveling is fun, exciting and adventurous, that doesn’t mean that it goes without its hiccups. Traveling can often leave us vulnerable to mishaps and obstacles, especially when braving the unknown with your kids. I understand that traveling with kids can be a bit chaotic, but…heck. Life with kids is chaotic too, so I might as well take my chaos on the road and continue to do what I enjoy. I am a glass- half-full, never-fully-dressed-without-smile kind girl and choose to focus my energy on the positive moments of our…

2014 Top 12 Travels

2014 Top 12 Travels

Happy New Year! I can’t believe how fast 2014 went, despite my greatest efforts to savor every moment. As a new year begins I can’t help but look back fondly on the last years’ events. So, in honor of the first day of 2015, I thought it only fitting to reflect on my 2014 Top 12 Travels. The Scottish Festival at the Queen Mary As a family we love to visit the historic Queen Mary, but this year we visited during the Scottish Festival for the first time. It was…

HotMama No Travel

HotMama No Travel

As a mama who travels often with her family, the question I get asked the most is how do I do it. Money and time are the biggest obstacles to travel, then throw in the high demands of children and travel seems nearly impossible. It is not impossible. In fact, it isn’t really that hard. With the right tools and preparation traveling regularly with your kids can be quite attainable, no matter your budget. I usually post about my travels(it is a travel blog after all), but rarely do others…

Forward Thinking

Forward Thinking

The sickening feeling in the bit of your stomach. The heavy weight of anxiety in your chest. The dreaded realization that your trip has come to an end. Waking up on the last day, looking around at all the clothes that were once so exciting to pack leaves one to question, where the heck did my vacation go? All the preparation. All the excitement. Now, just over? It is a moment that no part-time traveler looks forward to. Especially, if the end of your travel means, you go back to…

Cast of Characters

Cast of Characters

Although there are many more players in the game, this our core travel group. My nephew Shayden thought it would be a good idea for you meet them and so do I. Not only do I enjoy sharing the people I love most with everyone, but I also think it helps bring into perspective the dynamics that are involved with our trip planning. We have a wide range of ages, interests and abilities to consider when taking a group vacation and it is important that everyone from Grandpa and Grandma…