I’ve had some stuff on my mind lately and I’d appreciate your input. Before I lay out my thesis, let me reiterate some north star principles I try to follow:
Three years ago I did a Camp Mom solo trip to Provence/Cote D’Azur. While researching that trip I found an amazing website: HIP Escapes (Referral link). Simply put, HIP Escapes..
Greetings from Paris! Or more specifically, Marne-la-Valee, the suburb where Disneyland Paris is located. I am here with Deal Girl in the middle of January to answer the burning..
Happy New Year! If you’re like me, you’re using the calendar turn as a kick start to nailing down 2019 travel plans. Due to, well, life, I’m way behind where
I’m headed to my 2nd Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) next week. Before my first trip and again before this one I have read a LOT of Mickey’s
Happy back to school everyone! I’ve been quiet for a bit so just wanted to update you on what’s up in my world. Here’s a quick photo recap of my
I’m just back from Soave Italy via Des Moines, Iowa. (I know.) I’m also just off my most miserable hotel stay in a long time.To be fair, the problem had
I recently partnered with Moon Guides as one of their first family travel ambassadors. It is a natural fit as my travel style matches the Moon philosophy of independent travel
On a recent trip to Disney World I stumbled across a new tour option: Highway in the Sky. Highway in the Sky is a progressive dining experience unlike any other meal
I’m headed to New York City this weekend on a last minute trip. I am not sure what Deal Girl and I will do, but I know one thing we won’t
Greetings from the Hyatt Grand Cypress in Orlando. I’m having a stay here that is just, well, off. There is not one thing I could point to as catastrophic but
Update: It’s rare that a post becomes obsolete a week after writing it. Marriott released its new rewards chart and doubled/tripled the price of this hotel to 25K Marriott points
Please bear with this stream-of-consciousness post. I’ve come to a crossroads and have put off making a decision long enough. I could really use your help deciding what to do ab..
You guys know I’m a huge fan of vacation rentals. From saving on food to 2 TVs to that all important closing door I recently mentioned it’s hard for me to
Today’s post is written by Caleb Parsons of Kids Travel Japan. I follow Caleb on Instagram and enjoy his tales of living as an American with a Japanese family. I thought
Next month I’m headed to Disney World to research the next edition of Disney World Hacks. For the return I’m utilizing my favorite hack: the one way car rental. To get to
Another cherry blossom season has come and gone, and with it the enormous crowds. If you missed the Tidal Basin’s peak bloom, you are not out of luck. The best
I’m just back from a family trip to Las Vegas. I have some thoughts about taking kids to Vegas, but will save them for another day. We are fortunate to
You may have seen that IHG Rewards Club points are on sale this week for just under .6 cents each. You’re seeing so much about them mostly because points sales earn
I recently saw a Facebook question asking about a teenager’s first trip to Europe. Instead of answering in Facebook, I thought I’d put together a handy resource that anyone can
My kid stayed home from school last Thursday as did 3/4 of his high school. Not due to illness or bad weather, but because someone threatened to shoot his school
I’m going to Soave, Italy with some friends in August. This trip got put together very quickly and I needed info just as quickly in order to decide if it’s
Wyndham recently announced a new promotion: stay twice and get a free night. If you’re someone who follows points you’ve probably read about it at least ten times by now. I