Special touches that make a beach vacation more fun.

Fun at the Beach

This week we are at the beach with Matt’s amazing family. This post will be chock full of pictures with  some ideas to add a little more fun to the ubiquitous family beach vacation. Of course, the beach is perfect for great family photos (you know the ones – the whole family in khaki and white, smiling perfectly at the …

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Tips for taking kids on international trips.

4 Tips for Going International

We are big fans of exploring our own backyard, but there is a great big world out there that we also want our children to see. That’s why we think it’s important to teach our kids about the world with international travel. We started small – we drove to visit friends in Canada and made a big deal about crossing …

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The ins and outs of the National Parks Passport program.

National Park Passports

One of the fun features that the National Park System offers is the Passport Program. Passports are sold by the National Park System and can be used every time you visit one of our country’s parks. You can buy them either at a park or online. We bought one for each of our children because they cost less than $10 …

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Tips for traveling on a budget with a large family.

Travel on a Budget

When my friend Ashley told me about the trip her family of 6 took last fall, I was excited for her. When she told me that the majority of their stay was free, I was floored…and asked her to write about it. Ashely and her husband Kyle have four kids. She is smart, funny, and a wealth of information. I …

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A free road trip packing list printable download.

Road Trip Packing List

The Fourth of July is next weekend and that means that several of you will be embarking on road trips. Our family has been on the road so frequently, I feel like we have it down to a science. Here is the packing list I use when it’s time to load up the car. I’ve broken my packing list up …

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Fun for the family in Amarillo, Texas.

All Around Amarillo

We love finding the jewels of the cities we have the opportunity to visit, and recently we spent some time in and around Amarillo. Amarillo sits in the panhandle of Texas and it’s worth a stop for anyone passing through. Consider these options for your time there: Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument – Just northeast of Amarillo is one of …

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8 tips for taking kids to art museums.

Kids and Art Museums

Many larger cities have several sites to see, including art museums. Now wait, I can already hear the groans – who would take a kid to an art museum?!? But trust me, your kids will love an art museum if you prepare them for it! Besides remembering to go over the basic rules of a museum (be on your best …

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What you need to know about Fish Extenders on your Disney cruise.

Fish Extenders for Your Disney Cruise

Last week I wrote about six tips you needed to know before going on your first Disney cruise. If you didn’t read that one catch up here before going on the read about one of my favorite Disney cruise traditions… the Fish Extender. Since the nature of a cruise is that the same people are going to be on the …

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6 Tips for Your Disney Cruise - Especially helpful for first time cruisers!

6 Tips for Your Disney Cruise

I have never written about Disney before, not because our family doesn’t love it (we do!), but because I assume that almost every family knows about that particular option when planning family travel. However, some of my favorite readers asked for tips on a Disney Cruise, so I had to revisit one of the best vacations our family has ever …

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dreaming big

The Importance of Dreaming Together

I was invited to discuss the importance of dreaming together as a couple over at Marriage Roots. (Of course, for us that means dreaming about travel.) We tied the knot during Matt’s second year of Physical Therapy school. When his class decided to raise money to put on a banquet at the end of their final year, I was ready …

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