Posts Tagged: travel tips

National Parks: More than the Grand Canyon

national parks passport book

Spring break and summer vacation are right around the corner. Have you started planning your vacation? Still not sure where you want to go? Here is an idea that has worked well for our family – purchase or reference Passport to Your National Parks book. What is the Passport to Your National Parks book? It… Read more »

10 Tips to Save Money on Your Next Cruise

10 ways to save money on your next cruise

[podbean type=audio-rectangle resource=”episode=t54vi-6af763″ skin=1 auto=0 share=1 download=1 height=100 ]   Cruising can be expensive but it doesn’t have to be Cruising is tons of fun but it can also be expensive if you just start charge everything to your shipboard account.   I’ve only been on about a half dozen cruises but I have figured… Read more »

Cruising: 10 Best Reasons

cruising 10 best reasons

[podbean type=audio-rectangle resource=”episode=3q8ea-6a5f11″ skin=1 auto=0 share=1 download=0 height=100 ] For those of us who have cruised, “why cruising?” has been a question asked to me several times by non-cruisers.  I’m going to breakdown the awesome benefits of cruising and why it should be on top of your of list of things to do on your… Read more »

Carry On: 15 Items to Pack for Kids

Carry on items to Pack with traveling with kids

These 15 items can fit in your carry on when traveling with kids As a parent of 2 children (7 yo & 4 yo), I’m always looking for ways to improve our travel experience, especially when flying.  If you don’t come prepared on the plane, it can make for a LONG flight.  I have learned… Read more »

Kid-Friendly Restaurants in the Northwest

If you are thinking of visiting or moving to the Pacific Northwest, these kid-friendly restaurants should be top on your list.  You will soon realize that “supporting local” is not a fad but a culture.  It doesn’t stop with arts and crafts.   Local food is what powers and gives life to the restaurants of… Read more »

The best kid friendly hotels

best kid friendly hotels

Traveling with the family can be easier with theses kid friendly hotels Before my husband and I had our 2 children, we traveled at every opportunity we could capture.  We were lucky enough to stay at a variety of higher – end hotel chains because I had worked for Hilton Corp, and Starwood Hotel for… Read more »

The Ugly Truth About Your Vacation

Let’s play a game.  What image pops in your head, when you read, 7 Day Vacation?  If you have to close your eyes, go ahead I can wait.  Okay, you got it?  Now, I’m going to attempt to guess what you saw.  Ready? Sun Palm Trees Blue Water Beach Blue Skies Maybe a fancy drink in… Read more »

5 Tips to Consider Before Cruising

Cruising is one of the best ways to take the family on vacation.  There is something to do for everyone…all ages!  Some of the highlights of cruising include: endless food choices (even for picky eaters), each day you are in a different city, and tons of entertainment. Now there are a few things that the… Read more »