Parenthood and Passports - 20 things to do in Oklahoma City

20 things to do in Oklahoma City with kids (or without)

 Oklahoma City is one of those places that is surprisingly cool. There are a lot of things to do in Oklahoma City with – or without – kids. For some, the capital of the state of Oklahoma is an overnight stop along Route 66. But for many, it simply isn’t on their radar… but it…

Parenthood and Passports - How travel changed perspective on immigration

Cancun, Playa del Carmen, or Tulum

Mexico undoubtedly has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The Yucatán peninsula is a popular destination among tourists and is a relatively inexpensive, easy, and quick trip if you live in the continental USA. There are three places in particular that people are most likely to visit in this part of the…

Parenthood and Passports - Canmore vs. Banff

Canmore vs. Banff, Canada

Canmore is located just outside of Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. Much like the town of Banff, Canmore is a cute, family-friendly mountain community surrounded by some of the most stunning nature on the planet. It has paved walking and cycling trails, family-friendly breweries, unique restaurants, and local shops that make it a great place…

Parenthood and Passports - What to do in Mexico City

Mexico City: the most overlooked city in the world

Mexico City is probably the most surprising city I’ve ever visited. Gearing up for our trip, I didn’t get that pre-trip excitement. I wasn’t feeling giddy about going somewhere new. In fact, the day of our flight, I woke up almost dreading the trip. Truthfully, I expected to hate Mexico City. Everything I’ve ever heard…

Parenthood and Passports - How travel changed perspective on immigration

How travel changed my perspective on immigration

For many Americans, the cheapest beach vacation lies just south of the border in Cancun, Mexico. The beaches in Cancun are beautiful, there are dozens of resorts offering swim-up bars, all-inclusive amenities, and guided excursions. Sadly, many who visit this enchanting part of the world rarely leave their resort and say little more than “uno…

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 - Most Haunted Hotel in America

Most Haunted Hotel in America

When I was a child, I loved ghost stories. I would head to the local library at least once a week and check out a new book or two… and regardless of how hard my mom tried to steer my to a new section of the library, I always left with at least one ghost…

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…

Parenthood and Passports - 7 Wonders of the United States

The Seven Wonders of the United States

The other day, while huffing and puffing on the treadmill alongside a good friend of mine, we got into an interesting conversation about the seven wonders of the world. We were both slightly embarrassed that we couldn’t name them all and ended up turning to our other good friend Google for assistance. I know what…