Sleep Better When You Travel

Do you wish you could sleep better when you travel? Join.The.Club. (And then read my tips... I *think* I have it figured out!) I have a confession to make. Despite all the nights we've spent away from home, I often struggle to sleep when we travel. Whether I'm on a...

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Cadillac Ranch: Whatcha Need To Know Before You Go

Of all the weird and wacky roadside attractions, perhaps Cadillac Ranch wins weirdest and wackiest of them all! This odd landscape consists of 10 cars partially buried in an old cow pasture. The landmark sits adjacent to Interstate 40 just west of Amarillo, Texas. It...

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Maintaining A Healthy Lifestyle While Traveling

Do you struggle to maintain a healthy lifestyle when you step out of your daily routine? It's so easy to go on a vacation and get completely de-railed from any health and fitness goals you might be working on at home. If you're like me, you make excuses. And you might...

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Turning March Madness Into Homeschool Lessons

Like a lot of people right now, our family is obsessed- and I mean, obsessed- with March Madness. And I'm actually going to blame travel for our super obsession this year. We started off the season traveling to New York City for the NIT Basketball Tournament. Our...

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Travel Route 66: The Iconic Main Street of America

Almost 100 years ago, Route 66 established itself as one of the most famous roads in America. And then- let's be honest- the Disney movie, Cars, completely reestablished the famous road for a whole new generation! Back in its glory days, travelers enjoyed the sights...

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Stress-Free Disney Planning Tips

Guest post from Laurence Brown, Travel Consultant specializing in Disney Vacations I remember taking a trip to Disney when I was younger. I still have the pictures of myself with Mickey, Donald, Pluto and other characters.  I also remember being able to...

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RE living Your Best Day Ever: Are You On Vacation?

Have you ever considered the opportunity of RE living your best day ever? It's kind of fun to think about, and it's certainly a really interesting family conversation. Right off the bat, I'll admit that I didn't think of this question. The kids and I were listening to...

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Think Key West Isn’t For Families? Think Again!

Guest post by Damon Santelli Key West is known for its gorgeous beaches, happening restaurant and bar scene, and coral reefs. But did you know it is an excellent place for families to visit? As we all know, traveling as a family can be challenging. Oftentimes, the...

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Two Super Bowl Cities Taking Over Sports

Before the game even begins, history is being made by the two Super Bowl cities representing the NFL this weekend. Boston and Los Angeles happen to be the same cities represented in this year's World Series between the Red Sox and Dodgers. And now the Patriots and...

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Antigua and Barbuda: Family-Friendly Spots

Guest post from Kal Kennard Boasting numerous amazing tourist attractions, Antigua and Barbuda is considered one of the best holiday destinations for families in the Caribbean. (Side note from Mom With A Map: In case you just stumbled over that verbiage...'Antigua and...

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Souvenir Ideas For Your Family Vacations

In a culture currently obsessed with Marie Kondo and her extreme decluttering lifestyle, you might find it odd that I'm giving advice on souvenir ideas. In other words, more meaningless stuff for you to purchase and then purge. But, stay tuned! It's quite the...

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2019: New Year, New Resolutions

It's the start of a new year, 2019. There's one thought that keeps running through my mind- it's been a while since I've interviewed for a job. That may seem like an odd place to start my New Year's Resolutions post, but stick with me. Anyway, back in the day one of...

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2018: That’s A Wrap

2018. It's not often that I stare at a blank screen waiting for the words to come. But now is one of those times. *I realize as you read this, the space between that sentence and the next means nothing. But for me, it was about 2 days of hoping more words would type...

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Strange Things We Bring On Family Vacations

There was a time when I thought traveling with kids meant that I'd need to pack everything but the kitchen sink. Literally, everything. Although over the years I've learned to get by with less, I still have to fess up to packing some pretty strange things every once...

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Trip To Daufuskie Island: How To Plan And Prepare

If you read any of my posts about our trip to Daufuskie Island, I'm confident that you're ready to start planning your own visit! After posting pictures on social media and then sharing some blogs, I've had lots of questions about planning a trip. Since it seems to be...

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Remembering George H.W. Bush: My Kids Version

Last week our family joined the nation remembering George H.W. Bush. A life well lived. What an incredible gift he was to both his own family AND our country! Of course, we shared with our children the news of his passing. Although they were not alive during his...

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