Parenthood and Passports - Great Wall of China with kids

The Great Wall of China with kids

The Great Wall of China is one of those attractions that should be on everyone’s bucket list. It truly is a remarkable architectural feat, and to see it in person is an incredible experience. Although a bit more challenging, visiting the Great Wall of China with kids can be done, even if you are traveling…

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Apartment or Hotel? Benefits to an apartment when traveling

When I was in my 20s, I would have never thought about renting an apartment when traveling. This was before the days of Air B&B, so just finding an apartment to rent took extra effort. It was effort I wasn’t willing to put forth, and truthfully, an apartment seemed like a waste of money. Hotels…

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Traveling with babies and toddlers: Differences you’ll notice abroad

When you travel internationally, you learn to adapt to your environment.  But when you are traveling with a baby or toddler who hasn’t yet learned how to adapt to change, you come to appreciate the small things… and at times you miss those comforts from home that make life easier. Changing tables, playgrounds, high chairs,…

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Sensory Toys for Kids on the Autism Spectrum

According the Centers for Disease Control, about 1 in 68 children has been identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  Autism can make normal daily activities challenging and stressful for children and their parents. Here are a few great sensory toys for kids on the Autism spectrum that will help relieve stress for parents while helping…

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Travel fails: why I almost quit traveling

Anyone who travels a fair amount is bound to have a few travel fails or mishaps along the way. Lord knows we’ve had plenty of them over the years. Usually we just roll with the punches. That’s pretty much all you can do when things don’t go according to plan. But our recent trip to…

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Best and WORST travel moments of 2016

As I plan out our travel calendar for this year, I can’t help but reminisce a little about the incredible adventures of 2016. Most bloggers write review posts at the end of the year, but because I am a huge procrastinator and a mom with a full-time job, I’m just now getting around to it.…

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.…

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3 Things My toddler taught me about traveling

Before I became a mother, traveling was admittedly a lot different. My husband and I would go 90 miles an hour, trying to cram a million things into a day, then stop for beers at a local pub, stay for a few hours then drag our exhausted butts back to the hotel and crash. The…

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Holiday Travel Tips to Survive the Season

Let’s be real… the holidays are stressful! Along with shopping, prepping, and visiting family, comes the anxiety of holiday travel. Have no fear, we have compiled a list of holiday travel tips to help ease that stress. Inevitably, if you’re flying, you’ll be forced to deal with crowds, delays, and cancellations at airports due to…