Holiday Travel: Is It Worth The Hassle?

Holiday Travel

I’ve been pretty successful at putting off traveling during the holidays for the last couple of years much to the dismay of my three children who did not waste a moment in letting me know they were bored out of their skulls. Even with local activities planned it was hard to make the most of their time off, so for the second time I am relenting and planning another winter ski trip to rendezvous with friends in Park … [Read more...]

Reservations: They’re Not Just For Dinner Anymore!

Imagine this....you and your family are totally psyched about seeing this awesome historical place that offers tours at 12pm 1pm and 3pm.  You've got lots planned for your trip and figure you'll make the 1pm tour and then head off to your other stops. Sadly, when you get there you find out the 1pm tour is sold out...ugh.  It's happened to me in the past, and with the summer quickly approaching I won't let it happen … [Read more...]

Touring A Big City? Here’s How To Plan To Maximize Your Adventure And Minimize Stress

Planning a road trip through a big city like Los Angeles, Chicago, or New York City where you'll need more than one day to check it out? How do you figure out how to manage your time to see as many things as you can?  I found myself in that predicament recently in planning our 16th road trip to New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. In this post I'll show you step by step how I planned and plotted my way to an … [Read more...]

A Veteran Road Mom’s Guide To Traveling With Teens

Family Travel in The Electronic Age - How Much is Too Much?

Let's face it, kids are awesome but they can also be quite a handful. Every age has it's challenges. While parents of younger kids may breathe a sigh of relief as the physical challenges fall away (no more booster seats, dressing or bathing kids) and kids become more independent, they should be forewarned that the real challenges are yet to come ... and it's all mental, which can at times quite stressful and … [Read more...]