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6 Things to Love about Holiday Inn (especially with kids!)

Holiday Inn is one of our favorite hotel chains to stay at with our kiddos (and just for clear and proper disclosure, I am not...

When Off the Beaten Path Restaurant Plans Go Wrong

I am very proud of my “hole in the wall” radar, that finely honed sense that sets alarm bells blaring in my head when we...

Budget Travel Tips: Why you HAVE to rent an apartment or house for your next escape!

I am going to share with you one of our favorite budget travel tips that will absolutely change the way that you travel. I have...

Five Travel Destinations that I Would Love to Return To!

These five travel destinations hold a special place in my heart!  What are your favorite places to travel? Carcasonne, France:  This medieval, Carcasonne’s impressive 3...

Do You Want your Travel Experience From an Eye Dropper or a Bucket?

We used to do busy trips.  You know exactly the kind that I am talking about.  When there is just so much that you HAVE...

Changes: 5 Lessons Learned from Traveling with Baby

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...

6 Reasons to Get “Off the Beaten Path” and Out of the Big City on Your Next Trip!

Please don’t misunderstand me.  I love Paris almost like a member of my family, salivate over the thought of fish and chips at the pub...

Travel Off the Beaten Path: 6 Tips for Finding Authentic, Local Food

The holy grail of travel off the beaten path (for me, anyways):  finding that local restaurant where they are serving great, cheap local cuisine with...

International Travel Tips: How NOT to be a Jerk in Another Country

“Do you speak English?” the girl asked the German speaking waiter immediately after she and her friend set foot in the restaurant. “No” came his curt...