As a family, we are ocean-obsessed. We take every opportunity we can to go to the beach and while we’re there, we waste no time on the sand — Instead, we’re in the ocean as much as possible. We boogie board if the waves are up, snorkel if it’s clear, play ocean games, look for […]

Global, Travel, United States

October 4, 2018

The Only Jellyfish Sting Remedy You’ll Ever Need to Know

It’s safe to say we are diehard Disney World fans. As much as we love exploring new destinations, there’s something so comforting and nostalgic about making an annual pilgrimage to Walt Disney World  — For me, it’s a chance to relive some of my favorite memories of visiting Disney World as a kid while making […]

Global, Travel

September 29, 2017

What to Expect on a Disney Wonder Cruise

‘Seeing a partial eclipse bears the same relation to seeing a total eclipse as kissing a man does to marrying him.’ –Annie Dillard In the days leading up to the eclipse, I read Annie Dillard’s classic essay on the subject. She described it perfectly — yet I still couldn’t wrap my brain around what exactly we […]

Global, Live, Travel

August 26, 2017

How a Total Solar Eclipse Will Rock Your World

My son knows what he wants … at least until he doesn’t want it anymore. The streets of downtown Gatlinburg are lined with storefront windows, all filled to overflowing with souvenirs. There are airbrushed t-shirts and leather handbags, knives and swords and cowboy hats, billowy caftans and homemade fudge, lace tablecloths and wood carvings — […]

Family, Fun, Global, Travel, United States

July 26, 2017

Souvenir Shopping, Kid Style

We recently embarked on a 10 day #MyEndlessSummer Celebrity Equinox Cruise, in the middle of winter. Read more to find out how you can experience your own #MyEndlessSummer adventure, any time of the year. When spending time on the vast Celebrity Equinox, it’s easy to forget that you’re in the middle of the ocean. Caught up […]

Global, Travel

March 10, 2017

Shore Excursions with Kids Aboard the Celebrity Equinox

We recently embarked on a 10 day #MyEndlessSummer Celebrity Equinox Cruise, in the middle of winter. Read more to find out how you can experience your own #MyEndlessSummer adventure, any time of the year. Up until a couple of months ago, I had a pretty warped idea of cruise travel. Informed by occasional anecdotes from […]

Global, Travel

March 9, 2017

A Celebrity Cruise with Kids: Here’s Everything You Need to Know.

  My family has been on the road a LOT this year– When my husband lost his job, I decided there was no time like the present to pursue more travel writing jobs — It’s the direction I’ve always wanted go with my professional writing. Consequently, we’ve found ourselves this year on beaches and prairies, […]

Family, Fun, Global, Travel, United States

December 2, 2016

This Cool Idea will Help Your Kids Remember All Your Family Travels

School is now but a distant memory for most of our kids, along with at least some of what they learned while they were there. At 4 and 7, my kids are learning so much about the world around them — the last thing I want to do is watch them forget it over the […]

Global, Travel, United States

July 26, 2011

Turn Your Vacation into Fun Education