Parenthood and Passports - Oklahoma wildflowers

Oklahoma Wildflowers: Visiting the flyover state in spring

Spring is my favorite time of the year! You literally see Mother Nature change our land from a winter brown to a vibrant color right before your eyes. And we see it all over. Ireland has the shamrock and everything turns green. Texas has fields of Bluebonnets where suddenly the brown grass turns purple and…

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…

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 - Choosing the Right Airline for you

Choosing the right airline for you

Figuring out which airline is the right airline for you can be difficult. In fact, it is a lot more political in the states than I thought.   I’m one of those guys who will fly the airline that gets me to my destination when I want it to. But a recent conversation I saw…

Parenthood and Passports - Texas Bluebonnets

Why Texas…

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

You No Speak English…

Headed to another country soon? Here’s an idea..DO NOT SPEAK ENGLISH. (That is if English is not the main language.) A few years ago, I was hit with the desire to travel to countries that did not speak English. For most of my life my travels consisted of staying inside the friendly borders of The…

Parenthood and Passports - traveling with an infant

Boarding for One

It’s amazing how fast we get “used to” traveling with an infant. In 11 months we managed to walk through 8 different TSA lines, experience 12 take-offs and landings and hear 12 calls over the P.A. that said, ” We will now begin our pre-boarding for those that need extra time getting on the plane or those…

Parenthood and Passports

Your Days of Traveling are Over

I’ll never forget the day I came home from work and saw the lights still on in the house. I work evenings so I usually don’t get home until midnight. My wife works a “normal” shift so she is in bed long before midnight… except on this one particular night. I walked into the room…

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