Out West Road Trip + Itinerary

How do you condense 4,000 miles into one blog post? Not well, I assure you. But I’ll do my best, nonetheless. We spent 12 days road tripping through Colorado, South Dakota, and Wyoming during the middle of a pandemic. It wasn’t our original summer destination but when COVID hit we opted for plan B. In…

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Traveling during the pandem

I’ve had so many people ask me about my thoughts on traveling during a pandemic. And before I give my thoughts, I want to make one disclaimer: This post about is not about if you should or shouldn’t travel. Each family and each destination has a level of risk that is specific to them. Only…

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Pura Vida: Lessons Learned for Quarantine in Costa Rica

Our trip to Costa Rica seems like a lifetime ago. We spent two weeks exploring one of the most unique places on the planet; and returned home just 1 day before the world turned upside down. In the two months since we have returned home I’ve had to cancel trips to Kentucky, Florida, Washington DC,…

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Hello Homeschooler

Well, that escalated quickly. Last week I was hiking in the rainforest of Costa Rica trying to find a red-eye tree frog and this week I’m fighting the masses for a roll of toilet paper.  Just because I classify myself in the homeschool mom category doesn’t mean this is my norm. Our norm consists of…

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Singapore, Singapore

I’ll be honest, when my parents first told me my dad’s job was relocating him to Singapore, I was less than thrilled. Asia did nothing for me. I was a little bit bummed that the relocation wasn’t somewhere more exotic or sophisticated. Australia? Paris? I can think of 20 places I’d rather visit than Asia.…

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Adventure + Messes + Motherhood

I’ve always loved to travel. There’s something so easily correlated between God and my travels. He’s so easy to find. His presence feels so obvious to me. Think about following your favorite artist around their gallery, around each corner is a new masterpiece to marvel at. When you stand at the bottom of a waterfall…

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Bali, Indonesia

Since we’ve returned from Asia, I’ve had several people say something to me along these lines: “That trip looked incredible, it’s too bad your kids weren’t a couple of years older so they could get something out of it.”  I’ve thought about these comments for a while. “Did we waste an opportunity? Should we have…

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Holly’s Disney World FastPass Cheat Sheet

What’s the biggest mistake you can make when planning your Disney vacation? That’s easy: not taking advantage of Disney’s FastPass system. In fact, if you don’t utilize it correctly I can tell you right now which attractions you will have to miss out on. What is a FastPass you ask? Well, basically you reserve a…

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Packing Tips for Traveling with Kids

Honesty is the best policy, right? So let me start out with an honest confession: I’m not a light packer. I don’t think I’ll ever make it into that classification. I do however think I’ve finally moved out of the over-packer column. So hey, that’s progress. Because we travel so often I’ve had a lot…

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