Travel Planning

Tips to Reduce Stress while Traveling with Kids

How to reduce stress while traveling with kids? This month a great group of travel bloggers are all tackling this same question! After the tips, you’ll find links to their posts at the bottom. Check them out and choose the tips that work for you and your family! I regularly get told that I’m brave… Read More Tips to Reduce Stress while Traveling with Kids

Camping with Kids, Travel Planning

Weekend Camping Meal Plan

We recently went camping at Shaver Lake and want to share our camping meal plan. One of my 13 Tips for Camping With Toddlers and Preschoolers is to make sure meals are easy and this menu definitely qualifies.   Friday Camping Meal Plan I’ve found that green smoothies in kid’s CamelBak straw cups work really well in the… Read More Weekend Camping Meal Plan

Travel Planning

5 Ways to Maximize PTO & Travel More

Traveling makes me greedy. The more I travel the more I want to travel! But we’ve still got to balance our wanderlust with everyone’s favorite limiting factors: time and money. Right now we are privileged to only have one job to accommodate, and Chris has a generous vacation/PTO plan. It’s still something we have to work… Read More 5 Ways to Maximize PTO & Travel More

Travel Planning

My Favorite Travel Tool for Flying with Children: TSA PreCheck

TSA PreCheck how I love you. Let me count the ways. I’ve had it for a year now and I can tell you definitively that it is worth its weight in gold if you have young children. Why TSA Precheck? Here’s why you should click over to the TSA website right now if you have young… Read More My Favorite Travel Tool for Flying with Children: TSA PreCheck

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)