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7 Useful Things I Learned from Traveling with Kids Alone

Traveling with the Kids Alone

Lots of people have asked me, “So, how was the trip traveling with kids alone?”  and my answer has been mixed.  Traveling alone with two small children is a roller coaster.  It is full of exhilarating moments of intense joy and exhausting lows. Overall, though our little mini vacation had more positives than negatives.  I had […]

7 Reasons to Visit Harrisonburg Virginia!

Harrisonburg Virginia

Harrisonburg Virginia is a pleasant, slightly out of the way eddy within the bigger stream of Civil War historic sights that draw most people to vacation in Virginia. If you love artsy, foodie destinations with a strongly held sense of character, Harrisonburg Virginia will be a delightful surprise that will continue to unfold the longer that you stay. Located […]

Baby Cruising: Tips for Cruising with a Baby and a Toddler

Baby Cruising

We learned a lot about baby cruising on our recent Holland America cruise to the Caribbean!  Here are our most important lessons: Avoid the buffet:  This seems completely counter intuitive, I know.  It seems like the buffet would be an ideal place to dine with little ones, expesically compared to a long, sit down breakfast […]

Things to do in Kissimmee Florida – Our Encounter With A Swamp Monster

Florida Alligator

We rounded the corner and suddenly, there he was, massive and silent staring at me with his reptilian eyes.   He looked like a prehistoric monster, sunning himself in the mud of the swamp and  I could imagine one small movement of his massive tail effortlessly knocking me over. Our tour guide, Chris, informed us […]

Changes: 5 Lessons Learned from Traveling with Baby

Shanna Chicago Skyline

Babies change everything.  Especially travel. I had never put so much though into the process of going through the security line at the airport.  I planned out every move, every necessary action in the security dance, aware that every forgotten detail would become infinitely more difficult with a potentially fussy baby in arms and other […]