Trying to stay on a budget this year? These staycation ideas will have your family enjoying all the fun perks of a fabulous getaway, without going far.
General tips for how to travel with kids, affording travel, and managing the logistics around family travel.
Are tide pools safe? Tide pools are nature’s therapy and teaching tools, but there are definitely some things to know before you go explore.
During the summer months, we do a lot of hiking and camping in a part of the country where mosquitos can be a real problem. Mosquito bites are annoying, but we’ve learned they can be a health hazard as well. Kids with itchy bites scratch them (heck, so do adults), leading to open cuts…not ideal […]
Recently, while traveling to Florida with my son on American Airlines, I opted to fly with carry on to avoid paying the $25 baggage fee on each leg of our trip. Since I’m not the best packer, it was necessary for me to pack two 20” suitcases for our three night trip. That morning […]
When we moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and into the home that we’ve lived in for 8 years, I determined that for Christmas we would get a tree that reach to the top of our 22 ft high ceiling. We found a huge and perfect tree at Four Winds Ranch. The tree was […]
My husband and I started tent camping at campgrounds together as a couple on a 4th of July holiday (many years ago). Both of us were brand new to camping but were excited to try it out. After our first experience we were hooked.Even when kids entered our lives, we were determined to keep camping. There […]
I am standing in a corner of a grand stairwell in the renown Musee de Louvre in Paris, pushing a screaming toddler for what seems like an eternity. I’m try to avoid the gaze of kind and unkind stares from fellow tourist wondering who the mother of the screaming child is. I am wishing I […]
If there were ever a fruit worthy of a special trip to the farm, I’d say it’s “Cherries.” Okay…I confess. I do have an obsession with picking my own cherries. Since the first time I had the pleasure of picking these wonderfully sweet and juicy little things, I’ve declared it a yearly family tradition. In […]
In Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, my son asked for the first time about the differences between the comforts he was used to in our home and what he had observed while we were traveling. He was eight years old and was intrigued by the people who were selling trinkets on the beach outside our hotel. One […]