Author: lauragibbons

Travel tips: Four souvenirs worth buying

Travel tips: Four souvenirs worth buying

Everyone loves to souvenir shop when visiting a new place, but it’s easy to buy junk that you’re never going to use (e.g., keychains, shot glasses, or other totally useless trinkets). And they always seem to pile up in a drawer full of other things […]

Yellowstone National Park: Our day trip to Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park: Our day trip to Yellowstone

Our family loves National Parks and Yellowstone has been high on my list for quite a while. You could easily spend a full week in Yellowstone National Park and not run out of things to do. The park is massive, which also means it’s full […]

Disneyland California: What to ride and where to eat with toddlers at Disneyland

Disneyland California: What to ride and where to eat with toddlers at Disneyland

I grew up with Disneyland just a short drive away and spent most of my summers there. So, after we moved back to Los Angeles last year, I was very excited to bring Jimmy. It is, after all, The Happiest Place on Earth, so it’s […]

International travel with kids: Everything you need to do before you leave

International travel with kids: Everything you need to do before you leave

Traveling within the country with kids can be a beast in itself. But what about going outside the country? Sounds exhausting, right? It doesn’t have to be. In fact, international travel with kids is hardly different than traveling without them… from a planning perspective at least! […]

Canmore and Kananaskis Country: Exploring the beauty of the Canadian Rockies

Canmore and Kananaskis Country: Exploring the beauty of the Canadian Rockies

Last week I wrote about our trip to Banff and how, despite being sick, we were still able to enjoy the insanely beautiful lakes and mountains. After spending the weekend in Banff National Park, we headed south for Canmore and Kananaskis Country. Although I’d never […]

Banff National Park: Visiting the stunning Lake Louise and Banff with kids

Banff National Park: Visiting the stunning Lake Louise and Banff with kids

For the Fourth of July this year, we traveled up north for a quick trip to Banff National Park. Visiting Banff has been on my list for quite a while so I’d really been looking forward to this trip. Plus, Banff with kids is an […]

The best suitcase for every budget: My favorite hard-sided carry-ons

The best suitcase for every budget: My favorite hard-sided carry-ons

Even for the infrequent traveler, your carry-on suitcase is important. You have to drag it through the airport, pack all of your belongings in it, and it needs to hold up for a long period of time. Investing in the best suitcase for your budget […]

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 […]