Travel Planning

3 Day Twin Cities Itinerary with Middle Schoolers

My Mother-in-Law is looking to take a trip with her niece and nephew to visit family living in St. Paul. What’s fun for her generation isn’t quite in line with what’s fun for the kids, so she asked me to put together an itinerary they could all enjoy! The Cast: 68 year old retired teacher,… Read More 3 Day Twin Cities Itinerary with Middle Schoolers

Travel

Bikes and Rambles: Virginia Creeper Trail (Damascus, VA)

There is a warm spot in my heart for the southwest corner of Virginia and we were thrilled to spend Easter weekend there with both Chris and my family. The Creeper Trail is a 34.3 mile Rails-to-Trails project stretching from White Top to Abingdon Virginia. In addition to the beautiful scenery, the trail also has the advantage… Read More Bikes and Rambles: Virginia Creeper Trail (Damascus, VA)

Travel Planning

Flying with Kids: Carry On Checklist (1 Mom, 2 kids)

I’ve flown solo with both kids on several occasions and it’s always gone well but I still get nervous in preparation. Tomorrow morning we’ll be leaving the house at 5:15 am, kissing my husband at the curb, and traveling for 7 hours 40 minutes (including one layover). So what am I doing to prepare for this especially hands-on… Read More Flying with Kids: Carry On Checklist (1 Mom, 2 kids)

Parenting, Travel Planning

5 Ways to Raise Great Travelers, without leaving home!

This is something I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about. Of course, actually traveling with your children is the best way to raise little travelers, but money and vacation days are scarce, and we want to make sure we are properly preparing them for both the trips we take as a family and the… Read More 5 Ways to Raise Great Travelers, without leaving home!