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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 […]

Guilt-free vacationing without your kids

Guilt-free vacationing without your kids

Traveling without your kids is important for your own personal health. Here are a few tricks to guilt-free vacationing without your kids.

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 […]

Save your skin during a long-haul flight

Save your skin during a long-haul flight

My skin has always been an issue for me. In fact, I’m still dealing with acne in my 30s. In the last few years, I’ve tried hundreds (seriously) of products and been fairly diligent about sticking to a routine, but every single time I get […]

Hocking Hills, OH: Glamping in Hocking Hills State Park

Hocking Hills, OH: Glamping in Hocking Hills State Park

Camping is great, but with a one-year-old, I’m not quite ready to do it with kids. Instead, I rented a small cabin in Hocking Hills State Park and we glamped for the weekend. Glamping, in case you’re not familiar, is a combination of glamour and camping. […]

Aspen, CO: Winter Getaway to Aspen

Aspen, CO: Winter Getaway to Aspen

For Jeff’s birthday, we spent a weekend in Aspen for some fun in the snow. He’s lived in the midwest for most of his life and I spent about eight years in Chicago so we both have a love-hate relationship with the cold weather. However, […]

San Francisco, California: Weekend Getaway to California’s Bay Area

San Francisco, California: Weekend Getaway to California’s Bay Area

A few years ago, I wouldn’t hesitate to fly across the country for a quick weekend away. But now that I’ve got a toddler on my hands, I’m trying to explore all that California has to offer. LA to SF is only about six hours […]

How to make time to travel in a busy schedule

How to make time to travel in a busy schedule

Life is busy, especially when you have kids. Both my husband and I have full time jobs, plus we have a toddler and a dog so traveling is considerably more complicated than it used to be. For me, it’s very easy to talk about traveling […]

New York, NY: Christmas in New York City

New York, NY: Christmas in New York City

For the holidays this year, we took Jimmy to the Big Apple! When Jimmy was born, we decided that Christmas wasn’t something we would celebrate, at least, in the traditional sense. We usually opt for a family trip instead of piling gifts under the tree. […]

Cancun, Mexico: A wedding weekend with the family

Cancun, Mexico: A wedding weekend with the family

Jimmy’s first international trip – to Cancun, Mexico! Jeff and I had a wedding to go to in Cancun and I had just done a couple of international trips for work so I wasn’t eager to leave the little guy behind again. If you decide […]