Tag: travel

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 […]

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

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, […]