January 15, 2014


Hobbies on a budget: Budgeting for Travel

Family Travel to Michigan

Do you think of travel as a hobby? Today I’m sharing why I love budgeting for travel and where my motivation comes from. Check out my write-up over at Hobbies on a Budget here! While you are there, read up on all the different hobbies you could possibly want to know about!

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December 2, 2013


How to Keep Kids Happy in the Air

Keeping Kids Happy in the Air

The idea of traveling abroad as a family fills us with excitement – after all, escaping the rat race with our kids for a week or two, to enjoy some quality time together in the sun, is far too much of an appealing one to ignore! However, it can be incredibly daunting to think about [...]

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November 18, 2013


Family Fun in Fuerteventura


I’ve done a lot of research lately on international destinations for my family. We are taking our first international trip as a family in 2014  and since I speak “un poco de Español,” my research has involved more spanish-speaking destinations. So if you’re looking for a family escape that serves up a seriously beach-centric experience, [...]

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October 1, 2013


My Favorite Fall Foliage Photos

Fall has arrived and with it comes beautiful yellows, reds, oranges and purples on the once green trees. Everyone rushes to see the beauty of nature at this time of year, from the northwest to the northeast coasts of the U.S. We love our fall colors! During one of my favorite times of the year, [...]

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September 24, 2013


Booking A Hotel Online: My frustrations

 I have to admit, I hate booking a hotel online. It is probably my least favorite part of planning a trip. Through all my travels, I can’t say I have found ONE site that I love more than another. They all have their pros and cons. Honestly we try to avoid staying in a hotel [...]

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September 19, 2013


How far in advance do you plan your travel?

Relaxing on Vacation

We just got back from our last planned vacation for the year but as this travel addict goes, I’m already researching ideas for next year’s travel. I goofed up pretty bad this year with my husband’s vacation time (you can read about it here but know that he has forgiven me!) so I figured I better [...]

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September 16, 2013


Texans, how do you survive the heat?

Survive the heat in Texas

We just got back from 10 days in Texas, where the sun shone down and soaked us with 97-99 degrees Fahrenheit the entire time. Not a drop of rain. Not a cool breeze in the air. Beautiful brown grass in most middle-class lawns. I would walk outside, drenched in sunblock and quickly in sweat, only [...]

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September 12, 2013


Do you travel with limited vacation time?

Travel with Kids

We live in the U.S. so most companies start you out with 2-3 weeks of vacation. My husband has worked at his company long enough now that he is “lucky” to have 4 weeks vacation per year and we use ALL of it every year. I think whether you have 2 or 4 weeks, what [...]

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September 9, 2013


Visiting Michigan: a best-kept secret?

Beach at Traverse City Michigan

We have lived in the Midwest for 5 years and somehow in all the trips we have made to see family and friends in the US, we have yet to explore our own backyard. Since we live in Ohio, visiting Michigan has been on my “Midwest Bucket List” for a while. Finally this August we [...]

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July 23, 2013


Booking a Hotel Last Minute: How We Saved Money

We recently had to book a hotel last minute and I was scrambling. We had 2 days notice to book 4 nights stay. What’s worse is the last thing on my mind was about how to save money and make the most of our trip – the two things I always think about! Sadly, we [...]

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