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Staycation Take 2

It never fails, I hate when summer comes to an end. It doesn't matter how many amazing things we do, or how many incredible memories we make- I always want more. Which is why, I planned a little Staycation to wrap up our summer. You might recall reading about it-...

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Top Travel Products Round-Up

Without a doubt, travel products make or break a trip. Especially when you travel with kids, top travel products are essential. From items required for transportation (like car seats) to comforts of home- there's nothing that can ruin a trip faster than not having...

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Museum Of The Bible: Coming Soon

Yesterday the kids and I were listening to the radio in the car on the way to an activity. As with most of our car time, the atmosphere was about 20% peaceful and 80% crazy. (That could likely be said about most aspects of my life these days! I keep telling myself-...

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Tips For Travel Journaling

For someone who loves to write, I have a horrible history of travel journaling. I love the idea of it. The plan to record memories in a permanent book sounds so great in theory. But when I put the concept into practice, I'm notorious for failing. Here's a typical...

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Canada: Crossing The Border

This summer our family took an epic road trip through 13 states. If you're a regular follower of this site, you might remember me mentioning it once or twice (or like 100 times!) You can read a little more about the planning of our trip, here. One of the last minute...

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Friday Favorite: Kid Books For Travel

*This post contains affiliate links.* Most days I consider myself the exact opposite of a hoarder. In fact, I tend to purge a little too efficiently. For example, I have a running joke/fight with my husband about onion choppers. Does anyone ACTUALLY use them? You know...

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5 Tips For Traveling Abroad With Kids

 Traveling- in any capacity- comes with its fair share of challenges. Whether you're taking a weekend get-away close to home, or planning an extended road trip- there will always be decisions to make and things to prepare. Throw kids into the mix- and you are CERTAIN...

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Connecticut And What Could Have Been

Last spring I sat down to plan a 2-week road trip through the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern states. You can read more about my planning here. But to recap- our family spent 14 days traveling through 13 states and even into Canada. Although at first glance that seems...

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Remembering September 11th

Remembering September 11th, 2001 Today we remember those who lost their lives 16 years ago today. We would also like to honor everyone serving and fighting for our freedom. Earlier this summer our family had the opportunity to visit the World Trade Center site in New...

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Making Lemonade Out Of Bad Plans

A few weeks ago our pastor told a story from his recent vacation. He shared about an evening walk he took on the beach. And at this particular beach cars were allowed to drive in the sand. As the family walked, they noticed a car that looked very out of place among...

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5 Fun Travel Facts

Here are a few fun travel facts to enjoy today: At any single moment in the United States, there are at least 61 thousand people in airplanes on or above the country. Yes, you read that right- that number isn't an average- it's a MINIMUM! Crazy to think about, huh?...

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5 Ways You Can Help Texas Recover From Harvey

Let's get together and HELP TEXAS! The images coming out of Southeast Texas are devastating. So many have lost their homes, their vehicles and every earthly possession. It's hard to watch without feeling completely helpless. I'll admit, I've been tempted to jump in...

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Worldschool 101

The moment I first heard the word worldschool, I fell in love with the concept. If you aren't familiar with the phrase yet, just wait. A quick search produced tons of information calling worldschooling the "hot new buzz word" and "a trend rapidly catching on."...

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2017 Fall Foliage Prediction Map

There are a few things I don't like about fall: pumpkin spice ANYTHING; shorter days; and the fact that winter is the next season. However, despite these obvious shortcomings- fall is pretty awesome. And, the best part of the whole season- FALL FOLIAGE! Unfortunately...

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To Travel During Hurricane Season…Or Not

Did anyone else spend all weekend watching The Weather Channel? As with any major weather event, I found myself glued to the coverage of Hurricane Harvey. Of course, my prayers have been with all those affected. The devastation and flooding in Texas is heartbreaking....

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Extended Camping With Kids

Guest Post from Allyson (If you happened to miss my set up for this post, go back and read it HERE.) Extended.Camping.With.Kids. Yup, you read that right. I mean, camping with kids sounds hard enough, why in the world would you go on an extended camping...

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The Best Hotel Pools In The Country

Our travels take us all over- to very diverse locations. My kids generally embrace every trip- whether I tell them we're going skiing in the mountains, touring a big city or visiting a National Park. But there's one question they ask on every trip, no...

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