Parenthood and Passports - Mother's Day Gifts for traveling moms

Mother’s Day Gifts for Traveling Moms

Know a mom who is always traveling? Why not satisfy her wanderlust this Mother’s Day. You don’t have to splurge for a trip to an exotic location to make her smile, although I’m sure she would appreciate it. There are plenty of budget-friendly gifts that will peak her interest while making travel more comfortable and…

Parenthood and Passports - international traveling with babies and toddlers

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,…

Mondsee, Austria - Parenthood and Passports

Mondsee, Austria: lakeside charm outside Salzburg

Mondsee, Austria is a charming lakeside village and a popular place for both native Austrians and tourists to visit. Situated about 30 minutes outside the city of Salzburg, Mondsee makes for a great weekend lake escape for locals. It’s also a favorite stop on “The Sound of Music” tour. The town of Mondsee With brightly…

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 - Krakow Poland

Wieliczka salt mines with a baby or toddler

The Wieliczka salt mines are a popular attraction for visitors to Kraków, Poland. Visiting the Wieliczka Salt Mines with a baby or toddler can be done, but parents should be well prepared. Visiting the Wieliczka Salt Mines Wieliczka is located just outside of town, about a 20 minute drive from Old Town. For visitors to Poland, it costs…

Parenthood and Passports - Krakow Poland

Krakow, Poland: why I loved and hated it

Poland is near and dear to my heart. Several years ago it was just another country in Europe that I kind of wanted to visit. But now, it holds much more meaning to me. Mainly because the love of my life and partner in adventure is Polish-American. That also means when I married my husband,…

Parenthood and Passports - Bratislava Slovakia

Bratislava: why you must visit

Bratislava is the capital city of Slovakia. It has history, castles, charm, and interesting food. Looking back on our last trip to Europe, I wish we would have spent more time in Slovakia. Not only do I have a sister there, but the small part of the country we saw was amazing.Bratislava sits on the…

Parenthood and Passports - Barceló Brno Palace

Barceló Brno Palace: Affordable and Luxurious

On our recent trip to Czech Republic, we decided to spend a little time in the country’s second largest city, Brno. Brno isn’t really a popular town to visit, but it should be. It is charming, less crowded, and there is a lot to do. Because Brno has yet to be inundated by tourists, it…

St. Maarten - Parenthood and Passports

St. Maarten: Perfect Island for a Romantic Getaway

Every couple needs a romantic getaway now and again. If you have kids, chances are you are long overdue for one. My husband and I haven’t taken a trip without our daughter since she was born more than two years ago. With both our families living in other states, it’s difficult to get away sans…

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