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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Daufuskie: The Island Less Traveled

Our family just returned from our first trip to Daufuskie Island. As I stare at this blank page and wonder how I can possibly put into words the charm of this little place, a familiar poem comes to mind. Remember the one by Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken? It's often...

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When The Best Travel Moments Aren’t The Ones You Plan…

I am a compulsive planner. In fact, I actually have to plan not to plan things. (Yep, it's a problem.) So imagine my genuine surprise that one of my son's all time best travel moments isn't something I planned! If you've been following Mom With A Map, you may be aware...

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4 Tips to Improve Your Family Travel Experience

Guest post by Emily Hogoboom Your goals for traveling as a family are simple: enjoy yourselves, stay safe, and soak up new experiences. But how do you take your family travel experience above and beyond? You don’t want to go on an average family vacation – you want...

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5 Secrets to Surviving a Long Road Trip with Kids

Staff Writer Content Going on a long road trip can be taxing on anyone, regardless of their age. Being stuck in a car for days at a time can quickly become monotonous and uncomfortable, but especially so for young children. Here are a few secrets to surviving a long...

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The One Place I’ve Been That I’ll Never Go Again

For as long as I can remember, I've been obsessed with taking pictures. I'm under the impression that a moment hasn't actually happened unless it's documented in a picture! Naturally, as we travel with our kids, I am a total crazy person when it comes to snapping...

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Important Tips For Visiting The Grand Canyon With Kids

The Grand Canyon. As the name implies, it's pretty incredible. However, with such a big name there come big expectations. And, I dare say, if you don't visit the Grand Canyon with your expectations in check- you might leave disappointed. Especially when traveling with...

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