Who Wants To Have A Wild Adventures Kind of Day?

Of all the activities we do when we travel, probably the most memorable things are the ones I'd describe as wild adventures. And so, when I found out there was a theme park in South Georgia with that exact name - Wild Adventures - I knew our family needed to check it...

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Fun Family Ideas For The Masters Tournament Week

It's Masters Tournament Week! In a perfect world, we'd be on our way to Augusta, Georgia right now. But unfortunately, this year our family will just be watching on TV. However, it's never too early to start planning for our trip to Augusta because it WILL...

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How To Visit A “New-To-You” Church With Kids

There was a time- not all that long ago- when I dreaded visiting a new-to-me church. I am a totally Type A person and I really like knowing what to expect. But, my love for Jesus and desire to be in a church on Sunday mornings always trumped my fear. Between moving to...

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How Facebook Live Will Change Vacation Planning

Did you happen to catch the Facebook Live video I did this past Sunday? (If not, be sure to follow Mom With A Map!) After announcing our big trip last week, our family went live to begin planning the trip. And do you know what I discovered? It's totally going to be a...

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The Top 10 April Fool’s Day Pranks For Kids On Vacation

MUCH to my children's disappointment, we will not be home for their (somewhat predictable) April Fool's Day pranks this year. Since April 1st also falls on Easter AND Spring Break- like a lot of people- our family will be traveling. I've already given my kiddos some...

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An Inside Look At A Ridiculous Road Trip Plan

I'm honestly not sure there is a topic I enjoy discussing more than a good road trip plan. Seriously, don't ask me about it unless you're prepared for at least a 20 minute monologue detailing our itinerary! Every trip is different. Once in a while we plan things...

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The UP: What? Where? And Why You Should Go There

What would you say if I told you that one of my all time favorite vacation spots is the UP? "Huh?" "Where?" "Is that a place?" "What state is that in?" Yep, I've heard it all. And, to be honest, it wasn't all that long ago when my response was the exact same. So I'm...

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Elderberry Syrup Saved My Vacation (Recipe Included!)

Truth be told I really considered titling this post: How Elderberry Syrup Saved My Life. And honestly, I know all the mamas who read this story will likely understand my dramatic testimony. However, since I'm well aware of my tendency towards mic drop...

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How To Surprise Your Teen With A Trip

**Right off the bat I want to clarify that I don't have a teen...yet. This isn't exactly a guest post, but it's more like a guest idea! With permission, I'm sharing her incredibly fun and creative way of surprising her teen with a trip.** I have a confession to...

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The Best Easter Basket Gifts For Kids Who Love To Travel

*Sponsored Post* Holidays are my thing. I love them. From celebrating with family and friends, to decorating, to traditions- there's really nothing not to enjoy. And Easter is no exception! However- like a lot of parents- I used to dread making purchases to fill my...

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Tips For RV Camping With Family

A guest post from Ronald Smith with Tips For RV Camping With Family Camping is a fun way to construct a closer relationship between parents and kids. You will experience value time for everybody concerned and make many memories together. Here are a few tips for RV...

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Top Locations To Celebrate Easter

When I think of the Easter Holiday, many things come to mind. First of course, is the Resurrection of Jesus- the reason we celebrate. And along with that, I think of church services, fancy dresses and good food. Then there's the commercialized side of the holiday. My...

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Saving Money, Traveling More

Yesterday I had the exciting privilege of being featured again on one of my all time favorite websites- Money Saving Mom! You might remember a post I wrote last year (here) when I talked about what a huge fangirl I am when it comes to that website. It's once again a...

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7 Places To See In Every State

Imagine- for a second- that you are planning a trip to a new destination. Where do you start? Do you google the top things to do in that area? Or do you rely on word of mouth to decide what activities and stops might interest your family? Perhaps, you don't plan at...

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Ways To Make Spontaneous Travel Affordable

As I mentioned in a previous post (here), our family recently took a totally spontaneous trip to the beach. We literally decided the night before and began gathering supplies. Of course, my kids were so excited when we woke them up and told them to put on their...

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Dash Cam: A New Favorite Travel Product

I LOVE testing out any new travel product. But it's even more fun when the product is something the whole family is excited to play with. As soon as our Uniden Dash Cam arrived in the mail, the whole family was ready for a road trip so we could test it out. At the...

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I Don’t Homeschool For My Kids’ Safety

I'd be well on my way to being a millionaire If I had a dollar for every time in the last 4 weeks someone said to me "I bet you're glad you homeschool!" Well. Umm...yeah. But it didn't take a massive flu outbreak or a string of school shootings for me to feel that...

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Top Presidential Places To Visit

Of all the different stops and destinations throughout our travel, some of my favorite are Presidential Places. I really enjoy American History, and I love giving my children a glimpse into our country's past. There are COUNTLESS places that could be on this list!...

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A Visit To Hot Springs, Virginia

In the most recent census, the town of Hot Springs, Virginia registered 738 residents. And that's exactly what makes the tiny area so charming and quaint! Located just east of the West Virginia border, the town sits amid a beautiful landscape in the Appalachian...

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5 Things I LOVE About Travel

In honor of Valentine's Day today, I wanted to share *some* of the things I LOVE about travel. Honestly, I could probably go on for days; however, I narrowed this post down to a top 5 list. Family Time: Without a doubt, my favorite thing about travel is the...

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