How to Plan a Long Distance Road Trip for Fewer Snags Along the Way!

This post about how to plan a long distance road trip has been sponsored by Best Buy.  All opinions are my own.When I woke up this morning, the first thing on my to do list was to plan a long distance road trip for this summer. Why am I starting my vacation planning in April?  Because planning a family vacation takes more effort than organizing military troops for war.  If you want to have a fun and safe road trip this summer, I thought I'd share a few tips to make your journey a bit more enjoyable.  The Joys … [Read more...]

Tips for Avoiding Uber Scams for Safer and Hassle Free Travel

Driving can be a huge hassle when traveling. Traffic is a nightmare, parking is impossible to find and maybe you want to indulge in a cocktail or two and don't want to risk driving under the influence.  The solution to these problems may be to give Uber a try.  Have you ever tried using Uber? I have heard many stories about Uber scams and worry sometimes that it might not be a safe choice.  If you are worried about avoiding Uber scams, here are a few smart tips to help keep you safe and protected on your next Uber ride home.Tips for … [Read more...]

Family Travel Self Care Tips for Low Stress Family Vacations

Family travel has always been very important in our lives.  Several times a year, we head out to visit family, explore new locations, or just visit a touristy hot spot or two. We have been tackling the open road since my youngest was 6 months old and have had our share of both good and bad experiences.  I thought I would share a few tips for family travel self care from Kristy Rodriguez, author of the newly published book Pure Nurture: A Holistic Guide To A Healthy Baby. If you have family travel scheduled for the coming months, put some time … [Read more...]

5 Must See Events at Atlanta World of Coca-Cola

This post about the Atlanta World of Coca-Cola has been sponsored but all opinions express here are my own.My family has been living in the Atlanta area for the last 17 years. One of the kids favorite places to visit when we have company or a school vacation is the Atlanta World of Coca-Cola.  On a hot summer day, spending a few hours touring the Coca-Cola museum is incredibly fun. We watch their fun 4D movie, explore the gift shop,  and taste test dozens of flavors of soda. It's a fun way to spend an afternoon.  With summer vacation … [Read more...]

How to Eat Healthy on Vacation

We are finally moving into spring and that means people will begin traveling over spring break.  We are heading out ourselves next week and I am so ready to relax!  Everyone is chomping at the bit to get out of the house after the long winter.  Hopefully, you have managed to keep that 'eat healthy and exercise' resolution you made back in January but now you are faced with a challenge.  Vacation presents a whole new set of temptations and difficulties when it comes to healthy eating.  In order to avoid packing on the already shed pounds, you … [Read more...]

Packing and Planning to Visit Everglades National Park

We have only a few more days until my kids are finally out of school for spring break.  We don't always do a big family vacation over spring break but with the kids getting older, we only have a few years left to travel together as a family.  Pretty soon, jobs and college will interfere with our family trips so we decided to do a big one this year.  We decided to explore Florida and will spend some time in the Everglades as well as visit Disney.  A few days with friends and family will round out our trip before we come home.  While traveling … [Read more...]

My Awesome Experience Traveling to London for the First Time

You may not have noticed but the blog has been a bit quite for the last couple of weeks.  That's because I was lucky enough to travel to London with my daughter and her high school band for the London New Year's Day parade. Traveling to London for the first time was both exciting and terrifying but the memories we made over the last week or so will hopefully last a lifetime for both of us.  I thought I would share my experience traveling to London in case you ever plan on going yourself.  There are so many things to do in London that I can't … [Read more...]

How to Make Road Trips Fun and Educational

Are you planning a long car ride this holiday season and wonder how you will all survive the trip with your sanity intact?  Do you get tired of plugging your kids into electronic devices for the entire journey to grandma's house?  We have traveled long distance with our kids since my first was only 6 months old. A  2 to 3-day drive from Georgia to Vermont gave us plenty of time to find creative ways to keep us all busy. If you are wondering how to make road trips fun and educational, I am sharing some tips from Ruth Rumack, the founder of Ruth … [Read more...]

Teen Safety Tips for Traveling Abroad

This discussion about teen safety tips for traveling abroad is sponsored by Wearsafe for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.This year, my daughter is a Freshman in the high school band. We found out last year that the high school band would be traveling to Europe this year to march in the New Year's Day parade in front of the Queen. Sounds like an amazing opportunity, right? Sure. Except that my daughter is only 14 years old and I am not that keen on her traveling abroad at such a young age. I might be an overprotective mom but that is … [Read more...]

Our Whitewater Rafting Adventure with WhiteWater Express

My family was recently was with a whitewater rafting adventure and I admit...I was a tad bit nervous about the whole thing.  We are an outdoor family but our experiences tend to be of the SLOW variety.  Hiking, paddle boating, kayaking, camping and even horseback riding are all common outdoor experiences that we like to enjoy as a family.  Whitewater rafting sounded rather fast!  But, we were excited to give it a try and finally got a warm weekend without any prior commitments and headed over to WhiteWater Express in Columbus, Georgia to give … [Read more...]