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Travel Essentials for RTW Family Travel

  • February 19, 2019

We have been on the road now for several months, with a real on the road test of what are essential travel items for RTW family travel. My main go-to items for travel that are on my ultimate gift guide…

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Portable WiFi Hotspot: Internet on the Go

  • June 26, 2018

As a traveler blogger, I’m constantly in need of WiFi when I travel. I have researched portable WiFi hotspots that are country specific, like when I went to Ireland I used an Ireland specific travel Wifi hotspot and when I was…

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Guide to Planning a Trip to Ireland

  • April 24, 2018

For the last 15 years I have been visiting family in Ireland almost on a yearly basis. Because of this, I often get emails asking for help in planning a trip to Ireland. "What should I do in Ireland" or…

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Tips on Planning a European Family Vacation

  • April 16, 2018

One of the most stressful parts of travel for many people is the process of actually planning the trip. This is particularly true if you are heading abroad with your family for the first time. You want everything to be…

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What to Pack for India (& What to Buy There)

  • March 27, 2018

If you are like me, you probably tend to over pack for destinations that you don't know personally. I find this especially true when visiting a developing country.  On my first visit to India I took WAY more than I needed. I listened…

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Alaska Road Trip with Thrifty Car Rental

  • January 8, 2018

When you tell most people you are going to Alaska they assume you are going on a cruise. For years I also thought that was the only way to see America's last frontier. However, when I had the opportunity to…

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2018 Travel Dreams

  • January 4, 2018

Happy New Year!! I hope your 2018 is off to an exciting start. For the 4th year in a row I am laying out my travel dreams in writing. At this point I have only 1 flight booked, but I…

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7 Things to Know Before You Go to Alaska

  • November 6, 2017

A visit to Alaska is a dream trip for many people. Even though we have all been exposed to Alaska from various TV shows, books and stories, there really is so much more to know about America's last frontier that…

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Classic Costa Rica Itinerary for Families

  • April 27, 2017

Costa Rica is a large country, with an abundance of things to do from top to bottom and from both of it's coasts. However, many visitors do not have all the time needed to explore this vast country, rather they…

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Arenal or Monteverde? Which is better?

  • April 24, 2017

Planning a trip to Costa Rica is a bit of a challenge considering how much there is to do, not in just one area, but in every region of the country. Many visitors opt for in-land adventure activities followed by time…

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Where to Stay in Tucson with Kids

  • February 13, 2017

When planning a trip somewhere, one of the biggest roadblocks for me is figuring out where to stay. Every destination is filled with so many options - from budget options and home stays to fancy resorts. This can be one of…

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Travel Planning: Checklists for Travel

  • February 2, 2017

Throughout this series, I have covered the basics of how to add more travel into your life, how to research for a trip and where and how to book the trip. For the final step of travel planning, depending on…

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Travel Planning: A Resource Guide

  • January 27, 2017

Last week, we talked about researching where to go, but we didn't delve into the nitty gritty of where to research flights, accommodation and things to do. This is an extension of research, but also begins to get into the…

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Travel Planning: Researching A Trip

  • January 20, 2017

Last week I wrote about how you can add more travel into your life, but for many people, it's the travel planning that is a huge barrier to actually getting out the door. Being a researcher at heart (and through…

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Top Tips on How to Travel More

  • January 13, 2017

I often get asked how I am able to travel so much with my son. Do you homeschool? Are you loaded? Is your travel free? All valid questions. Traveling with a family is difficult once children are in school and have…

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2017 Travel Dreams

  • January 3, 2017

Happy New Year!! I hope your 2017 is off to an active and exciting start. For the 3rd year in a row I am laying out my travel dreams in writing. I haven't quite gotten prepared enough to actually purchase any…

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