Don’t Skip The History: Mount Vernon Travel Guide

I did something crazy (I know, I know it is becoming a reoccurring theme).  I wanted to visit a high school friend of mine that lives in North Carolina.  Jimmy wasn’t able to take the time off work; so I decided to make the 8-hour drive by myself with the kids. Like I said, crazy,…

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Cheap Weekend Getaway: Camping (and YES you can bring the babies).

Getting away as a family doesn’t have to be expensive.  Our last campsite cost $14.00 a night.  If you can meal plan and pick a spot close to home to save on gas, a camping weekend for a family of 5 could cost you less than $75.00, food included (see below).  If you don’t have…

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Making Family Travel Affordable

We spent last night as a family out on our trampoline dreaming about a big trip we are taking in the fall.  Clearly I have a passion for travel and adventure, but I also have a passion for helping families get out there and make their own adventures. I recently told y’all why we choose to…

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5 Atypical Things to do in Miami With Kids

Some of you have probably caught wind by now, I was born and raised in Miami, Florida.  We moved right around the time I turned 10.  Almost all of my extended family still resides there, so we try to make the trip back home at least once or twice a year. There is a lot…

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5 Reasons Why We Choose To Travel With Our Kids

(DISCLAIMER: This is how my family works.  I know lots of families operate lots of different ways, and that’s ok! This is by no means, a “how-to,” or a “you should” post.  It’s just some insight into our hearts and our passions.) I’m often greeted with, “Oh, you are actually in town?”  “How long are you in…

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Do’s & Don’t of the Windy City

I’ve been to a lot of cities, but there is something unique about Chicago.  It’s a big city with a complete midwestern vibe.  It’s clean, easily accessible, and so so friendly.  For the past year my brother has been living just outside of the city.  He’s headed back to LA and so we spent his…

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