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Friday Favorite: The Yelp App

My favorite travel product of the week: The Yelp App One thing I love about travel is how much you learn about yourself by doing it. For example, I've learned that I am uncomfortable in situations where I don't know what to expect. Being unprepared makes me nervous...

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Our Road Trip Recap: From How To Why

If you've been following along on all our Mom With A Map social media, you might have noticed we took an epic road trip. We're talking a 14-day, 4K+ mile- crazy family trip. It was fabulous. Except when it wasn't. We made memories and we saw so many new places. There...

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A Trip To Celebrate America’s Independence

I'm a firm believer that ALL travel is good for kids. It takes them out of their comfort zone and introduces differences. It allows families quality time together away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. And finally, it can be a  phenomenal educational...

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The Best 4th of July Celebrations In America

The 4th of July is easily one of my favorite holidays of the year. There's truly nothing better than parades, patriotism and late night fireworks. Throw in summer temperatures and days off work- and it's the perfect combination of fun! Our family doesn't have a set...

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Ben & Jerry’s Factory Tour in Vermont

My husband and I are exact opposites in almost every way. Similarly, my children have completely different personalities from each other. And unfortunately, we all have fairly strong personalities. So as you can imagine, finding something we all agree on is almost...

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Small Towns You Need To Visit This Summer

I grew up in Atlanta and lived in cities such as Orlando, Chicago and Charlotte- so no one will ever mistake me for a small-town girl. However, that doesn't mean that I don't LOVE to visit! In fact, when we travel I actually prefer small towns. I want my kids to see...

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Don’t Blow Your Vacation Budget On Food

One of my weird quirks is that I truly enjoy saving money. It's actually fun for me to see how thrifty I can be. I wouldn't exactly call it cheap- but maybe resourceful. It's almost like a game to me to manage my travel budget and come up with ways to save. Whenever I...

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The Beach Pre-Kids vs. With-Kids Video

In honor of the first day of summer... https://youtu.be/MDB7haiUPcE Love The Holderness Family and their video of pre-kid vs. with-kid life at the beach!   Having recently visited the beach with our family, I can vouch for 100% accuracy in their...

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50 Amazing Places In The US To Take Your Kids

I can never resist a list. I really enjoy looking at different suggestions for places to go and see. And, for as many travel suggestion lists I've looked through- I've always found at least one new suggestion to add to my list. I recently stumbled on a list from Good...

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Best Small Town Theme Parks To Visit This Summer

Birthdays are always a hot topic at my house. It doesn't matter if your birthday is 364 days away, we're planning for it. Ironically, it's not me (anymore)- it's my children who've taken over the topic. They love discussing their pick for birthday meal. There's always...

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20 Things To Do In San Diego This Summer

If you’re a regular follower of this site, you know that I’m doing a series of posts about things to do in specific cities with kids this summer. I've highlighted lots of great activities to do in some major cities across the US. Not only are these great resources if...

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Lost In The Moment

Oh my goodness, how true is this? Being completely caught up and lost in the moment is one of my favorite things about vacation. As a person who typically runs on a pretty tight schedule at home, I love throwing my clock and calendar out the window when I...

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‘Hat Training Day’ And Why It Saves A Vacation

A few years ago I helped my husband prepare for an upcoming interview. We ran through a series of typical questions and together we brainstormed about some situational answers he could use. I remember one question touched on his greatest career accomplishment. I...

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20 Things To Do In Seattle This Summer

If you’re a regular follower of this site, you know that I’m doing a series of posts about things to do in specific cities with kids this summer. I've highlighted several major cities across the US. Not only are these great resources if you live in these areas, but...

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A Visit To Lawton Stables- Hilton Head Island, SC

Last week on Hilton Head Island we visited Lawton Stables. The Island is one of our top vacation destinations and I'm always looking for new activities to try. My daughter- in particular- has a love for horses and has always wanted to go on a trail ride. I can say,...

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Happy National Donut Day

I love how social media has made every day some sort of special day! Not that I need an excuse to celebrate- but it does make it fun. Today is National Donut Day! We will be celebrating today by seeking out some awesome donut deals. However, I can't let the day pass...

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