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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.

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 […]


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