Parenthood and Passports - Open Letter to Pilots

An open letter to pilots and flight attendants

Before I get to the real point of this letter, let me first start off by saying thank you. I realize your primary job is to see to it that the hundreds of passengers sharing the giant tube in the sky with you arrive safely at their final destinations. And I appreciate that. I really…

Parenthood and Passports - Driving in Belize

Driving in Belize: What you should know

I thoroughly believe the best way to experience any Central American country is to rent a car and drive. (Perhaps that’s the best way to discover any country.) You get a true look at what the day-to-day life is like for the people of that country, you see areas that aren’t built up by tourism,…

Parenthood and Passports - Family Travel Blogger's Nightmare

A family travel blogger’s nightmare

When you are a family travel blogger you document everything. You take pictures of street signs, your hotel room, your food, the locals… When you are a family travel blogger AND a mother, you have pictures of all of those aforementioned things plus 4,000 pictures of your child on any given trip. It is very…

Parenthood and Passports - Father's Day Gifts for travel lover

Father’s Day Gifts for a Travel-Loving Dad

I’ll be the first to admit I’m a horrible gift giver. Most of the time I end up being that person who buys the extremely practical, unexciting gift. At baby showers, I show up with diapers. At kids’ birthday parties, they get clothes or a gift card. And every Christmas and birthday, our gift to…

blogging tips

What I’ve Learned In 6 Months of Blogging

At the end of this month, I will celebrate a small milestone… Actually, it’s kind of a big milestone in the blogging world. At the end of June, I will have officially been blogging for six months. I’ve learned a lot in that short amount of time. But first, let me explain why this six…

Parenthood and Passports - Niagara Falls Canadian side

Niagara Falls: American vs Canadian side

Niagara Falls is one of those tourist destinations that children in the United States learn about in school. Growing up, you read historical accounts of crazy adventurous people going over the falls in a wooden barrel, or suicidal people choosing to end their life by leaping from the side into the mist below. So, as an American, the…

traveling solo

What I Learned from Traveling Solo

My first solo trip It was 7:15 in the morning on the first day of my trip. I sat at the airport gate waiting for my flight while eating a package of cold Pop Tarts that I bought in the gift shop. Perhaps not the breakfast of champions, but definitely the breakfast of a traveler. It…

Parenthood and Passports -Mama Traveling Childless

A Mama Traveling Childless

If you see a woman in her mid-30s on a flight tomorrow with a Bloody Mary in her hand at 9 a.m. and a dazed look on her face, please come over and say hi. That woman will likely be me. For once I’ll actually have time to talk to you, because for the first…

Parenthood and Passports - Should Zoos Be Banned

The Great Zoo Debate

It’s an ongoing debate that seems to ignite every time there is an incident involving an animal at a zoo. Should zoos be banned? On one side of the argument there are those who say wild animals should not be kept in captivity. On the other side there are those who argue zoos serve an…

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