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Our Road Trip To Montreal and Back the Long, Awesome Way

Posted by 2 months ago 5 Comments 2032 views

Last Wednesday I packed the kids in a rental car and we embarked on this year’s Mother-Sons Adventure! Our before trip photo taken in the parking lot of the gas station. This is the 5th year I’ve traveled alone with children and I’ve learned that the only way to have fun is to act like […]

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Dollywood Dream

Posted by 2 months ago 1 Comments 988 views

Jen here! I have been wanting to go to Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., for YEARS.  Every March when my family starts planning our summer vacations, Dollywood is always my suggestion. Always. Unfortunately, my suggestion is always met with “the look.”  You know “the look” when your family thinks you just said something ridiculous but they are too kind to […]

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Our Disney Road Trip

Posted by 5 months ago 4 Comments 2379 views

If I was any sort of good travel blogger I would probably break this down into multiple posts focusing on different parts of my trip to provide tips and share my experience. This way I would actually have something to share between my travels. Then again, if I was any kind of travel blogger at all I […]

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Since When Can I Sleep On a Plane??

Posted by 6 months ago 3 Comments 1718 views

Hello, friends! It’s hard to write on the travel blog when I haven’t been anywhere except my couch in months.  It has been a rough traveling year but I’ve been re-energized with a quick trip to Delray Beach, Fla.! Pennsylvania’s been cold. We have had 3 feet of snow, sub-20-degree temps, and a lot of wind.  Not […]

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It’s Travel Planning Time, People!

Posted by 10 months ago 5 Comments 4978 views

I’ve been in a bit of a travel rut. Money and time have been tight, which is why you haven’t seen me around these parts lately. Frankly, I was avoiding TheUnwordlyTravelers like the plague because I knew I just couldn’t make it the priority I wanted to. Then, today, I peeked through some old posts and […]

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7 Days, 6 Nights, 5 Bags, 4 States, 3 Cameras, 2 Kids, and 1 Awesome Vacation!

Posted by 1 year ago 13 Comments 6958 views

This post is going to be a long one. You may want to grab a drink and put your feet up. Last year at this time I started planing an adventure in an area of the country I knew very little about. It was for our annual mother-son trip and the first where I would take […]

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Day by Day in The Dominican Republic

Posted by 1 year ago 4 Comments 3872 views

Day 1 Arrive and take in the view. (This could be seen from our balcony!) Day 2 Relax. Day 3 Relax. Day 4 Relax. Day 5 Say goodbye to the awesomeness. More on our recent birthday(s) trip to Punta Cana soon! We have lots to share!

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Travel in MY Backyard – US Women’s Golf Open

Posted by 1 year ago 0 Comments 1826 views

Last weekend the US Women’s Golf Open was in Lancaster. Exactly one exit up the highway from where my house is. I have to admit, I don’t watch golf unless I want to take a nap. The monotone voices are better than Valium! You should try it. Anyway, even though I didn’t know any of the players or who […]

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Sleep vs. Sightseeing

Posted by 1 year ago 3 Comments 11578 views

We were in Denver last week to host the annual FitBloggin‘ conference, and after 5 days of being cooped up in a hotel we had a decision to make: Sleep or Sightsee? Jen: Last Sunday in Denver was beautiful! Sunny skies, great views of the mountains, but all I wanted to do was sleep. I was working […]

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Eating Our Way Through New Orleans

Posted by 1 year ago 2 Comments 3043 views

This post is WAY overdo. I can come up with a million excuses why it’s so late but truth be told, I just had more important things to do than salivate over these memories from New Orleans again. Today, however, I was ready. It’s been well over a month since The Husband and I spent 4 […]

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New Orleans ‘Must-Do’ Photo Update

Posted by 1 year ago 0 Comments 2506 views

A few weeks before we headed to New Orleans, I posted the Top 5 things I wanted to do while soliciting any travel advice from you. This is my photo driven update. French Quarter Festival and Jackson Square I purposely scheduled our travel to overlap the French Quarter Festival and it was totally worth it! The streets were lined […]

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26 Hours on a Train — Would I Do it Again?

Posted by 1 year ago 3 Comments 5760 views

YES! I’m not even going to beat around the bush. This isn’t link bait. I’m not going to change my mind by the end of the post. I loved — LOVED — traveling by train and honestly, I didn’t think I would, especially considering how I feel about cruises. Let me start at the beginning as […]

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Road Trip in the Bug

Posted by 1 year ago 3 Comments 2987 views

The husband and I just got back from an escape. An escape from the cold. An escape from the teenager.   My 18-year-old stepson recently moved in with us. Fun! And it has been so cold here in PA that we decided to book a hotel in Jacksonville, Florida, and drive down on a whim just for some […]

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Preparing for our First Long Train Ride on Amtrak’s Crescent Line

Posted by 1 year ago 3 Comments 5015 views

In three short weeks The Husband and I will be boarding an Amtrak train in Baltimore headed to New Orleans for our Anniversary. This is a first for us, and as I contemplate the 26-hour trip I realized I know nothing about train travel! So I did a little digging around the Amtrak site to […]

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Book Now — Worry Later

Posted by 1 year ago 2 Comments 3136 views

Like Jen, I’m SO OVER WINTER. I know it’s a common feeling, especially this year as we’ve gotten pounded on storm after storm. Temperatures in the Northeast have been colder than normal. Just the other day we were pelted by another ice storm, which kept the kids home from school, again.

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Planning New Orleans – My 5 Must-Do’s!

Posted by 2 years ago 16 Comments 7374 views

Sorry for the travel silence, not much has been happening on the travel front for me, but I’m hoping to remedy that soon! In a few months I will be embarking on the first trip of 2015: New Orleans! It’s my annual anniversary trip with The Husband and we’ve decided to sidestep his flying fears and take the train. And, well, for the […]

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The Real Fear of Flying

Posted by 2 years ago 8 Comments 5178 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 2 years ago 7 Comments 6997 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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Props to My Husband

Posted by 2 years ago 2 Comments 2686 views

I am currently sitting in Barnes and Noble drinking a pumpkin spice latte, definitely my drink of choice when it starts getting cold.  Honestly, I love this time of year — sweatpants, sweatshirts, and some big fluffy socks. I just love it! This time of year also makes me reflect on my summer. I have […]

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Wyoming It Is!

Posted by 2 years ago 12 Comments 5478 views

It’s that time of year again. Travel planning season! I’ve learned to take a #wycwyc approach to travel. If I don’t then nothing gets planned and travel never happens. So I ponder locations for a bit. Do a little research here and there. Look at flight options at lunch. Day dream of destinations while procrastinating […]

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