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Chicago: Where to eat in Chicago for every meal

Chicago: Where to eat in Chicago for every meal

The best rule of thumb for choosing where to eat in Chicago is: if it’s a national chain restaurant, skip it. Chicago has dozens of incredible restaurants, from hot dog stands to Michelin Star restaurants. If you visit during the spring, summer, or fall, make […]

Chicago: My favorite (and least favorite) activities to do in Chicago

Chicago: My favorite (and least favorite) activities to do in Chicago

I spent about eight years living in Chicago. One thing that always frustrated me was that most tourists were missing out on the best Chicago has to offer. The culture, the food, the music, and so on, are all not to be missed. I’m sharing […]

Costa Rica: Exploring the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica with Kids

Costa Rica: Exploring the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica with Kids

I recently wrote a post about our day trip to Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica. But, we actually spent a full week in and around Costa Rica’s Central Pacific Coast. There is so much to do in this beautiful country. And, here are some […]

Manuel Antonio, Quepos, Costa Rica: A day trip to the coastal city

Manuel Antonio, Quepos, Costa Rica: A day trip to the coastal city

During our recent trip to Costa Rica, we took a day trip out to Manuel Antonio National Park. If you haven’t noticed already, I love the mountains, especially the green ones. Manuel Antonio, located just south of Quepos, is one of Costa Rica’s most popular […]

My top five ways to travel comfortably with kids

My top five ways to travel comfortably with kids

How to travel comfortably without sacrificing too much luggage space: When I pack for a trip, it’s all about balancing two goals: to travel comfortably and carry less stuff. I recently wrote another post about how to pack lighter with kids, which is important because ultimately, you’ve got to […]

Portland, Oregon: A Long Weekend in the Pacific Northwest

Portland, Oregon: A Long Weekend in the Pacific Northwest

Portland, OR is a perfect vacation for adventurous families looking to spend time eating well and enjoying nature

Flying alone with a toddler: how to simplify and keep everyone happy

Flying alone with a toddler: how to simplify and keep everyone happy

How to make traveling solo with your little one a stress-free endeavor

Coachella Music Festival: Music, Art, Culture, and Kids at Coachella

Coachella Music Festival: Music, Art, Culture, and Kids at Coachella

Festival babies are nothing new, just uncommon. We brought our toddler along and he loved it!

Getting Started with Frequent Flier and Hotel Loyalty Programs

Getting Started with Frequent Flier and Hotel Loyalty Programs

Frequent flier miles, hotel loyalty points, and travel point-earning credit cards can get you to your next vacation faster

Five Tips for Packing Light, Even With Small Kids

Five Tips for Packing Light, Even With Small Kids

For shorter trips, and especially for fair weather vacations, here are a few tips to pack light and avoid checking your little one’s bags.