Coop Ale Works Brewery tours in Oklahoma City

The 5 best breweries in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma and beer. We understand those two words don’t typically go together. With its old-school Prohibition laws, Oklahoma hasn’t exactly been the most alcohol-friendly state.  But  legislative changes to the state’s antiquated laws took effect in late 2018. This move may perhaps pave the way for a more vibrant craft brewery scene in Oklahoma.  But…

Parenthood and Passports - 2016 travel review

2016 Review: The Best Year Ever

At the end of 2012, we told ourselves that it was the best year ever. We had just gotten married, and had big plans. At the end of 2013,we told ourselves it was our best year ever. Together, we traveled to Europe for the first time and marveled at the beauty of Switzerland and Italy.…

Parenthood and Passports - Driving in Europe

Driving in Europe: What You Need to Know

When you tell your friends that you’re going to Europe many never ask about driving in Europe, they just ask about the plane ride. “Wow..how long of a flight is that?” “That’s a long flight…and you do it overnight?” “How expensive were the tickets?” It seems the only transportation conversation you have is about air…

Parenthood and Passports- online reviews

How to Properly Read Online Reviews

You’re planning your vacation, and you want it to be perfect. You think you have found the best hotel in which to stay and it’s in the perfect location… Then you start to read online reviews. Most are good, but then you come across some online reviews that are not-so-good. And it’s the “not-so-good” ones…

Parenthood and Passports - Texas

Why Texas in spring

I grew up in a very busy part of the world. For the first 18 years of my life I lived in Northern Virginia, right outside of Washington, D.C.. The trees were tall and the grass was green. It was nice, but busy. Hardly ever did I stop and smell the flowers. Then in 2005…

Parenthood and Passports - Hanging Bridges Costa Rica

Why you should learn another language

Headed to another country soon? Here’s an idea, do not speak English, unless English is the native language of that country, of course. Instead learn at least some of the native language. A few years ago, I was hit with the desire to travel to countries that did not speak English. For most of my…