Need Your Thoughts On Our New T-Shirt Design

I know there are so many of you like me who are on a quest to visit all 50 states.  I thought it would be totally cool to have a T-shirt showcasing that fact and letting folks know how far along you are. I've come up with a design and hope to get your feedback on it. The back lists all the states with a checkbox next to each one (though the boxes aren't on the graphic just yet). I will be selling the shirt on … [Read more...]

Selfie Sticks: Love ’em or Hate ’em?

Right before my last road trip back in June, I relented and shelled out $24.95 on Amazon.com for a selfie stick . What an awesome way to take pictures of me and my kids in front of the sites on our trip to New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania I thought. As soon as it arrived my kids laughed and then groaned letting it be made abundantly clear that none of them would be seen within 50 ft. of that thing. I … [Read more...]

How To Assemble The BEST First Aid Kit!

I was such a rookie when I first started traveling with my kids 11 years ago. I didn't even give a second thought to an emergency...what was I thinking? The 3rd trip in, I realized it was better to be prepared so I purchased one of those ready made first aid kits. What a mistake. When I opened it up out on the road, I realized it had some weird stuff you might use in an ER but not practical stuff that I just knew we … [Read more...]

The Travel Stress-Less Checklist!

The Travel Stress-Less Checklist!

Embarking on a road trip can be a fun and exciting time but it can also be a time to stress out over a multitude of things related to your adventure. Have I got everything I need? Have I got all my reservation info organized? Have I taken care of things to make sure my home is safe while I’m gone? These are all questions I ask myself in the days leading up to my departure and I am sure you do too. Because I’ve … [Read more...]

Packing Perfection

Packing Perfection

The secret to traveling light AND having everything you need. Unfortunately, airlines are now charging for checked bags.  With everyone having their own bag, that can really add up.  In addition, you are probably going to be lugging your suitcases in and out of the car on a daily basis if you cover a lot of ground like I do.  So here are a few tips on packing to make sure you have all you’ll need while … [Read more...]

How to Prevent Bedbugs From Traveling With You

Bed Bugs

Whether it’s a super-ritzy resort or a dingy motel, bedbugs can be a real problem that at best can leave you an itchy mess and at worst follow you home and become a true nightmare. My first encounter with these miserable creatures was at a very nice resort in South Florida. At 3am in the morning, I woke up feeling like something had bitten me on my butt. I went to the bathroom to check it out and sure enough I … [Read more...]

The Secret to Traveling Light

Packing

Unfortunately, airlines are now charging for checked bags.  With everyone having their own bag, that can really add up.  In addition, you are probably going to be lugging your suitcases in and out of the car on a daily basis if you cover a lot of ground like I do.  So here are a few tips on packing to make sure you have all you’ll need while traveling as light as possible. 1. Sharing bags When my kids were … [Read more...]