Travel, Travel Planning

Lessons Learned on Our First Trip to Disneyland

This post may contain affiliate links. There are so many posts out there about how to perfect your Disneyland trip. They range from generic tips to super-specific-step-by-step-itineraries, so I wasn’t sure I wanted to add another “How to See Disneyland in a Day” post. Instead, I’m going to share some quick, initial thoughts after our… Read More Lessons Learned on Our First Trip to Disneyland

Travel Planning

Best Children’s Gifts for Christmas while Traveling

This post may contain affiliate links. Traveling to visit family, friends, or just a wonderful new location is a great way to spend Christmas. But deciding what to buy, pack, or bring is especially difficult at Christmas. Here are some thoughts on the best children’s gifts for Christmas while traveling as well as some creative… Read More Best Children’s Gifts for Christmas while Traveling

Travel Planning

How to Get a Chinese Tourist Visa for the Whole Family

This post may contain affiliate links. We are headed to China in 2018! We’re especially excited because the children are learning Chinese and my Grandmother is Chinese. It will also be the longest trip we’ve taken with the kids so there is a lot of preparation to do. The most important piece of preparation was… Read More How to Get a Chinese Tourist Visa for the Whole Family

Camping with Kids, Travel Planning

Camping Essentials With Toddlers and Preschoolers

This post may contain affiliate links. We’ve only been taking the kids camping for just over a year now, but we’ve already made 7 different trips as a family! So now that we’ve got some experience under our belt, I’m here to share my camping with toddlers checklist that has led to some of the… Read More Camping Essentials With Toddlers and Preschoolers

Travel Planning

What To Do at Home Before Leaving Town Checklist

This post may contain affiliate links. Alternate title: “Things I wish I had done before I left town” or “How not to return to a smelly messy home” or “How to avoid stress and tears on the front porch after a long day of travel.” Today’s post is another collaboration between a group of travel… Read More What To Do at Home Before Leaving Town Checklist