Travel Guides

Santa Barbara and Monterey

Weekend Guide to Santa Barbara With Kids

In the fall of 2019, we had a long weekend vacation booked in Napa with our 17 month old; however, the devastating fires at the time forced us to cancel our trip.  In just a few short days, I completely revamped ...
Florence

Florence & Tuscany Travel Guide with a Baby

It's hard to find the words to properly convey how special Italy is.  The cities and towns are picture-postcard perfect, especially in Tuscany where you can let your imagination run wild exploring Medieval towers, stare for hours at the rolling hilltops, ...
Turkey

The Ultimate Guide to Turkey: Istanbul and Cappadocia

Our vacation to Istanbul and Cappadocia was an intentional stretch into something more exotic.  Istanbul has often been referred to as, "the crossroads of civilizations" for good reason - the culture is a blend of both European and Islamic influences, drawing ...
Tanzania

Tanzania Safari Honeymoon Guide

During the midst of wedding planning, my husband pitched the idea of a safari for our honeymoon.  I will admit - I was a little apprehensive, but I quickly got on board after doing some research.  Everyone says you have to ...
Sicily

Travel Guide Sicily’s East Coast: Syracuse and Taormina

Sicily somewhat reminds me of the Texas of Italy.  They are a proud people - boastful of both their Italian heritage, and their own Sicilian micro-culture and land (think Texas pride, or "Texas forever," for those Friday Night Lights fans).  They ...
Cabot cliffs

A Summer Guide To Cape Breton

Does anyone out there have their eyes set on venturing to "The Great White North" in the future? Turns out, "The Great White North" transforms into miles of green come summer time, making it an ideal choice for a July or ...
Whister

Whistler with Kids Winter Guide

Whistler checks the boxes for many different types of travelers and one of my favorite wintertime destinations for families.  If you're looking for adventure, the skiing and hiking are some of the best with plenty of kid-friendly trails.  If you prefer ...
drone picture of villa in puglia

Villas in Puglia are Serving Up the Sweet Life

Move over Tuscany -- there's a new star on Italy's travel map, and it comes complete with sun-soaked villas set amid Puglia's captivating landscape. ...

A Guide to Disney World for First Timers

Moms - you can do this.     You've grown your baby, you've been there through the night wakings, through the potty training, through the ...
luxury spring break destination

8 Luxury Spring Break Destinations For Families

Ohhh…Spring break.    These two words conjure up images of long airport lines, crowded pools, partying college kids, loud music…and bad decisions.     Hey ...
copenhagen guide - 15 cheerful things to do in copenhagen in winter

Copenhagen Guide: 15 Festive Things to Do in Winter

Where can you travel in winter where the temperature may indeed plummet, but the people party on?  Come see how the Danes do it! ...
mayflower inn and spa

It’s Time to Book This Romantic Countryside Getaway in CT: The Mayflower Inn and Spa

If I had one piece of advice for moms and dads looking to escape for a romantic getaway in CT at the Mayflower Inn ...
things to do Stowe vt

Weekend Guide: 10 Things to Do in Stowe, VT

It has been one of my dreams to see Vermont's fall foliage bursting through the trees, illuminating the Green Mountains into shades of honey ...
girl dancing at residenz munched

Munich with Kids: Bouncing from Beer Gardens to English Gardens

Remember that scene from Sweet Home Alabama, when Reese Witherspoon's character is surprised to run into an old classmate and her baby...in a bar? ...