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GENERAL TRAVEL TOPICS

I want to be Anthony Bourdain when I Grow Up

Posted by 7 months ago 4 Comments 1660 views

It is officially halfway through winter and I am sick of it.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I am not a winter girl. It’s all about the summer for me! The only thing that saves me from my seasonal depression is Anthony Bourdain. You know, the guy on the Travel Channel that […]

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How to Use Trello to Plan Your Next Trip!

Posted by 7 months ago 6 Comments 2928 views

I owe this little gem to The Husband who was on a hunt for an app to help him organize his New Year’s resolutions. He downloaded a few and then decided on Trello. Infinitely flexible. Incredibly easy to use. Great mobile apps. It’s free. Trello keeps track of everything, from the big picture to the minute details. […]

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5 SkyMall Gift Ideas for the Traveler in Your Life

Posted by 9 months ago 1 Comments 5087 views

If you’ve been on a plane in the past 20 years you’ve probably seen SkyMall. I can’t take a flight without paging  through the catalog. Its products range from ingeniously practical to utterly ridiculous, making it fun to “window” shop 30,ooo feet up. On my way to Vegas I noted a few items I think […]

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The Real Fear of Flying

Posted by 10 months ago 7 Comments 2260 views

I’m fascinated by my husband’s fear of flying. In all other areas of his life he’s calm, laid back and logical. A little socially awkward and shy but very down to earth and grounded.  He’s funny, too, really funny — it’s one the of the reasons I fell in love with him. Not that that […]

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Planning My Next Vacation in 2 Easy Steps

Posted by 11 months ago 6 Comments 2260 views

It’s about that time. The leaves are turning, the temperature is dropping, and I’m dreaming about next year’s vacations. I’ve decided the kids and I will be exploring Wyoming for our mother-son trip but considering that won’t be until August of next year I have some time to ponder. Instead, I’m setting my sites on […]

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25 Things You Can Do On Staycation

Posted by 11 months ago 0 Comments 6232 views

Two years ago I wrote a post called 5 Reason Why You Should Schedule a Staycation Today! In it I set a goal to take a 1-day staycation every 3-4 months with The Husband. Well, we started off good but life, as it normally does, has gotten in the way. It’s time to bring back the […]

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Über is Über Cool!

Posted by 1 year ago 7 Comments 3571 views

“Do you know the way to San Jose?” ….la…la….la….la….la A couple weeks ago, we went to San Jose, Calif., for BlogHer with our friend Carrie. It was a typical plane ride with a typical landing at a typical airport until, on our way to grab a cab, Carrie  chimed in and said she would take […]

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My Unusual Packing Items

Posted by 1 year ago 6 Comments 1414 views

I only have two more full days of school left. Only. Two. Days. It has been a trying and yet rewarding year of third graders that is coming to an end,  which only means one thing. Vacation time for ME. The husband and I are leaving for Cancun Mexico on Thursday morning and it cannot […]

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The Golden Golden Gate Bridge

Posted by 1 year ago 5 Comments 6513 views

Reminiscing about my weeklong road trip in California with the 8-Year-Old brings nothing but a smile to my face. Actually, there is a song that will forever bring me straight back to our CA road trip. It was not only the first song we heard in our rented Mustang convertible but the radio seemed to have […]

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Is Cruising the Ultimate Vacation?

Posted by 1 year ago 16 Comments 7490 views

I’m wrapping up my second cruise this year and although I’m by no means an expert compared with the veteran cruisers I’ve met recently (many whom have cruised more than 10 times), both experiences have led me to the same conclusion… I’m not a cruiser. Talking with people on a cruise, I feel like a […]

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5 Things I am and am NOT Bringing on My California Adventure

Posted by 1 year ago 9 Comments 6134 views

I can’t believe tomorrow the 8-Year-Old and I embark on our California Adventure! This is one of the trips I’ve been talking about forever, and then when it finally arrives I’m in shock I’m actually going — click here if you don’t know what I’m talking about.  Of course I’ve procrastinated, so I’m now frantically […]

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Pinpointing Travel Guilt

Posted by 1 year ago 1 Comments 2252 views

I was having a conversation today with a woman from my gym. She was leaving for a vacation in a few days and was super excited. I mean, who isn’t when they are on the eve of a trip — with an escape from work and the daily monotony in sight. All that time to […]

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My Flying Tips after 6 Flights in 4 Days

Posted by 1 year ago 0 Comments 5291 views

Last week I was on a plane every day Tuesday-Friday. First was a business trip to Kalamazoo and back. Then it was off to Chicago for a blogger event. I’ve never spent more time in airports my entire life and I have to admit, I kind of liked it. Since launching this blog at the […]

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10 Tips to Manage Airport Snack Attacks

Posted by 2 years ago 4 Comments 1764 views

At this very moment I’m sitting in terminal B at the Baltimore Washington Airport waiting for a flight to San Antonio. No, really.  I am. This is the second of four trips I have scheduled between now and December. Yesterday I got back from a short girls’ weekend in Ocean City (more about that in a […]

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5 Reasons I Will Make Travel a Priority for My Kids

Posted by 2 years ago 9 Comments 1971 views

Last year I started an end-of-summer tradition by taking both kids to DC by myself. I thought it was a good idea to have some alone time with them doing something I love (traveling). We had a BLAST and it put all my fears of being the only adult traveling with 2 kids to rest. […]

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Ridin’ the Train

Posted by 2 years ago 6 Comments 873 views

If you don’t read my other sites you probably missed all the hoopla about the “Today” show. In a nutshell, I submitted a turkey burger recipe and was selected to showcase it on air. Click here for the whole story. As one of the finalists, the “Today” show would fly me out to NY, cover […]

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10 Surprise Travel Tips from the BlogHer Expo

Posted by 2 years ago 8 Comments 1393 views

As we strolled through the BlogHer Conference Expo, Jen and I couldn’t help but gravitate towards the vendors that had travel-friendly products. Booth to booth we’d look at each other and say, “Genius” or “We could totally use this at the beach next year!” So we decided to gather a list of our favorites. 1. […]

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Buried Buckets and Other Tips From the Beach

Posted by 2 years ago 5 Comments 741 views

Yesterday my family returned from our yearly outing to Seaside Heights, NJ. Being blessed with the best possible mid-July weather possible, we spent every day on the beach. That’s 6 full days in the sand and the surf with two kids, ages 2 and 8. We had a blast but I’ve come back with a […]

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Our Family Beach Vacation Packing List

Posted by 2 years ago 9 Comments 2349 views

This is my favorite time of year. We’re smack dab in the middle of summer. It’s hot outside. The sun is shining (well most days; today is particularly rainy.) My birthday is right around the corner and the beaches are calling my name. A few months ago I shared some memories from our yearly outing […]

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A Travel Gift for Kids

Posted by 2 years ago 3 Comments 479 views

Darn. Ryan (Roni’s son) recently had a birthday and I just stumbled upon a great gift I could have given him: The gift of travel … sort of. I’ve always been the aunt who wants to give something different. I cannot stand toys!  Kids have enough. My husband always tells me I am a horrible […]

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