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5 Tips For Traveling During The Winter

Although we are still a week away from the official start of winter, the weather across much of the country has been in winter-mode for at least a week. Traveling during the winter can be so much fun. However, there are some extra things you should keep in mind. Here...

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Packing For Winter Trips

Travel comes with challenges. And one of my biggest challenges is always packing for winter trips. Coats are so bulky, boots are huge and weather seems even more unpredictable than in the warmer months. Winter packing requires strategy and careful attention to detail....

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National Cookie Day

Today is officially National Cookie Day! Now if that isn't a reason to celebrate, I don't know what is! Who doesn't love a fresh baked cookie? Here are some fun cookie facts from around the US: According to Nestle Toll House, when asked to describe their state’s...

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Our Christmas Season Bucket List

There is nothing I love more than a great list. With only 25 days to cram in all the Christmas excitement possible, I've taken to making a bucket list to make sure we prioritize and cross off everything! A lot of the items are done at home, some require local travel,...

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Christmas Gift Ideas For Travelers

Christmas is 4 weeks from today. 4 WEEKS! If you're like me (and most other people) you've still got some shopping to do. I'm always looking for outside-the-box Christmas gift ideas. I love gifts that serve a purpose- rather than just adding "stuff" to already...

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Thanksgiving In Hawaii

This past weekend The Ghost of Thanksgivings Past paid us a little visit. It happened on a cold Saturday morning as we loaded a million groceries into the car in preparation of the big day. My husband looked at me- freezing and overwhelmed- and said "remember when we...

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The Time I Jumped Out Of An Airplane

I'm a girl that thrives on adventure. Give me a new opportunity or an exciting experience and I'm all in. That being said, no one would ever describe me as a risk-taker. It's laughable to even think about. But then- there's that time I jumped out of an airplane. Yep,...

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How To Plan The Best Road Trip

Admittedly, I can turn any road trip into the best road trip. Whether we're making a routine drive to a grandparent's house, or an epic trip across the country- I rock the planning stages. The key to a successful road trip is not in the execution, but in the planning....

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Visit The Oldest Restaurant In Every State

I think it's very possible that I could travel every day for the next 10 years and still not visit every place on my wish list. Admittedly, my list is ridiculously long. So it's not as though I'm actively looking for ways to make it longer. But I just stumbled on a...

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Visit Grandfather Mountain

*Sponsored post by Grandfather Mountain. All the opinions and experiences in this post are authentically ours.* The state of North Carolina is incredibly diverse from the mountains in the west to the coastline in the east. This year our family is making a special...

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Best Trips For The Christmas Season

Winter is my least favorite time of year. I really dislike cold weather. And I'm not a fan of short days and increased germs. But I LOVE the Christmas season! So to make up for my not-so-happy wintery feelings...I go ALL out and over-the-top for Christmas! Not only do...

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What To Pack For A Disney Cruise

What To Pack For A Disney Cruise Last week I wrote a post about how I started travel blogging (read here.) I mentioned our Disney Cruise and how the whole idea for Mom With A Map basically snowballed from a picture I posted on social media. Well, the post opened up...

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Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween! I am a total sucker for traditions. I love them. And I do everything possible to create them and make them memorable for my children. I think that's one of the reasons I love Halloween so much. It's wedged in a busy season between back-to-school and...

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