Why Whataburger

If you follow our website or social media regularly, you are probably aware that we have a pretty strict "no chain" policy when we travel. We love using Yelp! or recommendations from people we meet to find the most random, hole-in-the-wall eating establishments. So...

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Travel Journal Day 9-10: Albuquerque, New Mexico

We are currently traveling the country on a crazy road trip. We've explored a few southern states like Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. Our family spent quite a bit of time in Texas- specifically in Waco, Dallas and Amarillo. And we even ventured up into Oklahoma....

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The Dr. Pepper Museum: A Waco, Texas Original Recipe

I still remember the first time I tasted Dr. Pepper. I was in Kindergarten and at my friend Susan's birthday party. After the first sip, I totally panicked. Looking back, it was probably my first taste of a carbonated drink and I was pretty sure I wasn't allowed to...

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Travel Journal Day 4-6: Three Days of Texas-Sized Fun

We are now almost one full week into our big summer road trip. If you missed my first update, you can go back and read it here. Of all the states we're planning to visit on this trip, Texas was one of the ones I was most excited about. Obviously my expectations were...

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Travel Journal Day 1-3: Ready, Set, Go

I decided to stray away from my typical website posts for a few weeks to keep an electronic travel journal of our crazy road trip. While I highly doubt it offers any practical travel advice or tips (unless it's in the form of what-not-to-do!), I hope you find it...

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Rental Car Deal = Last Minute Change of Plans

Y'all, I am a planner. I RARELY make last minute decisions. Especially big ones. However, we just made a major change to the trip we've been planning since October. And we made it the DAY BEFORE we were scheduled to leave! Here's how a rental car deal just changed our...

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Books To Read On Vacation This Summer

Once upon a time- not all that long ago- I used to take massive stacks of books to read on vacation. I'm a total book worm and there's nothing I love more than spending my days engrossed in good books. But then, kids. My reading time on vacations dwindled down to...

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20 Things To Do In New York City With Kids This Summer

One of the things I love the most about New York City is the wide variety of amazing activities. I am certain you could easily spent 6 months there sightseeing and STILL not see everything! We had the opportunity to spend a few days in NYC last summer and it was...

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10 Road Trip Entertainment Ideas For Your Next Vacation

At the end of last summer I tried to come up with an estimated number of total hours my children spent in the car traveling. I don't know the exact number I settled on (and I'm WAY too lazy to try to add it all up again!), but it exceeded 100 hours. Let me tell you-...

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20 Things To Do In Boston With Kids This Summer

If you’re a regular follower of this site, you might remember that last summer I did a short series of posts about things to do in specific cities with kids. I highlighted lots of great activities to do in some major cities across the US. Not only are these great...

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Star Wars Themed Destinations To Visit With Kids

Let's travel to a galaxy far, far away: The Top Star Wars Themed Destinations To Visit With Kids Okay, so I'm not even going pull off this post without first telling you the truth. I don't get the whole Star Wars thing. Like not even a little bit. Thankfully, this is...

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My Pre- Travel Shopping List And Why I Order Early

How do you prepare for a big family vacation? Even with as much as we travel, our "typical" preparation involves talking about it for months. Me, feeling like I have so much to do...but generally procrastinating until a day or two before we leave. And then me pulling...

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The Best Beaches To Visit With Kids

Once upon a time- not all that long ago- I would have said any beach is a great beach for kids. I'd never met a beach I didn't enjoy. I suppose my criteria was pretty simple. Does the beach have sand? Do the salty waves wash up onto the shore? Will the sun shine? If...

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A Photographer’s Must-Have Travel Items

A guest post from Jenn Sanders at BALTICWONDER.COM Shortly after starting my photography business I got the opportunity of a lifetime. Someone local to me found my photography page and got in contact about an opportunity to travel with them and document their...

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