Category: Cities

Los Angeles: Where to Visit on the Westside of LA

Los Angeles: Where to Visit on the Westside of LA

Los Angeles is massive, and although it doesn’t have the largest population, it covers a very large area. So, when people ask me what to do in Los Angeles, my first question is always: where are you staying? That way, you can tailor the trip […]

Six great U.S. destinations for a weekend getaway

Six great U.S. destinations for a weekend getaway

I love to travel with my family, but like many other parents, Jeff and I both work full-time, meaning we have limited vacation days. And then, even if we can both get time away from work, Jimmy still has school that we have to work […]

The best time to visit Austin, TX for kids and families

The best time to visit Austin, TX for kids and families

We recently took a trip to Austin, TX, one of my favorite cities! And this was our first time bringing Jimmy to Texas’s weirdest city. We had a great time, but it was so hot during our September trip! So when is the best time […]

A weekend in Austin with kids and friends

A weekend in Austin with kids and friends

I’ve been to Austin before but never with kids. With a motto like “Keep Austin Weird”, it’s always been one of my favorite cities to visit. It has a lively culture, with plenty of outdoor activities to keep me busy. And since we have friends […]

Chicago: What to do during winter in Chicago

Chicago: What to do during winter in Chicago

Sure, I’ll admit that winter in Chicago doesn’t quite stand up to all that the summer months can offer. However, Chicago is actually still pretty great in the winter… as long as you come prepared for the cold! Be sure to bundle up and put […]

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 […]

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

Nairobi, Kenya: Tagging Along with a Non-Profit

Nairobi, Kenya: Tagging Along with a Non-Profit

I recently wrote about traveling without my son and how to do it guilt-free. Given how much I love traveling with James, I will only leave him behind for a good reason. This trip presented two problems (distance and a busy work schedule), but there was […]

Zurich, Switzerland: A Long Layover in Zurich

Zurich, Switzerland: A Long Layover in Zurich

One of my favorite ways to check out a new city without the commitment of a full vacation itinerary is the long layover. Ahead of this week’s major storm on the East Coast, United Airlines urged everyone potentially affected by the storm to move their travel […]