• Travel Smart with These 7 Essential Items

    Travel Smart with These 7 Essential Items

    Oh the joys that traveling brings! Whether you’re heading out solo or as a group, to deepest seas or highest mountain ranges, the excitement of another adventure never gets old! New experiences, people, food and cultures are waiting to be discovered. But with the joys of traveling also come annoying prep work like organizing all your identity documents as well as PACKING! While no one really looks forward to packing for a trip, the right preparation can mean the difference between a great vacation and a horrible one. What do I mean by that? One word – PICKPOCKETING. Two more words – BED…

  • Stop Packing These 5 Things For Kids

    Whether you’re preparing for a long road trip, a quick weekend getaway or an overseas flight, parents have a tendency to over-stress about what to pack for kids. After lots of travels with our family of five, I beg all parents to stop packing these five specific things for your kids! I promise, they’ll survive without them and you’ll be grateful to no longer stress about them. Trust me, as a mom of three little ones who tends to overthink EVERYthing. If you do a quick search online for “packing tips when traveling with children” literally hundreds of articles will pop up. Each…

  • 10 Perfect Gifts for Travel Lovers

    So now that holiday season and shopping is fast approaching, take a look at your gift list. Might you have any gifts for travel lovers to purchase? What in the world do you get the person that has seen so much of the world already? Gift giving can be tough if you have an avid traveler to shop for. But don’t fret! These 10 gift ideas (plus bonus stocking stuffers) are perfect for travel lovers this holiday season. Living abroad in Barcelona for the last two years means we fill our weekends with tons of mini trips, I can honestly say I’d love…

  • 4 Unique Ways to Capture Your Travels

    These days, precious family memories are stored away in our phones or “the cloud”. Photos have, arguably, lost some of their value and capturing truly special moments has been redefined thanks to social media. So our family has found a few unique ways to capture our travels now. Over the summer, we traveled back to the states to visit family as we do every August. As I was relaxing one morning at my mom and dad’s house, enjoying some American coffee and oversized corn muffins, I came across a drawer filled with DVDs. Home videos (transferred from old VHS tapes of course!) from…

  • Cruising from Barcelona to Rome

    Month: November 2019 Accomodations: 3-Night cruise aboard the MSC Divina departing Barcelona, heading to Marseille, France and Genoa, Italy, ending in Civitavecchia, Italy (Port of Rome). Lovely experience! We adored our stop in Genoa and could have spent another full day there touring around. We enjoyed it a bit more than the day spent in Marseille as there was not much to see in this port and visitors should be cautious of certain neighborhood areas. Air B&B 3-night stay at Pantheon in the Window, Rome Italy (Truly an incredible and safe location right in the city center of Rome and within walking distance…

  • How to Unpack After Your Travels

    Packing for a trip can seem like a daunting task – especially when you have small children to also plan for. But for many, nothing is worse than arriving home from a trip and needing to UNPACK. My husband, love him dearly, is one of these people. As someone who travels frequently for work, he arrives home exhausted. Understood! Typically, he’ll tear open his suitcase and pull out whatever goodies he’s purchased for the kids, which I find adorable. But then his suitcase will make its way to the floor opened….and unpacked – sometimes for days. He’s not a lazy person! I’m sure…

  • La Pobla de Lillet, Spain Photo Gallery

    Month: November 2018 Accommodations: Air B&B – Mas Merolla, Gombren Listing link here – https://abnb.me/8r6AAq74L0 Our Favorite Thing To Do: This home is situated deep in the countryside of Catalunya in the heart of tiny Gombren. Surrounded by nature, the smells and sounds of this incredible home are the perfect getaway from city life. We spent our time hiking and exploring the area – little trails, lush meadows and shaded forests. It was a perfect weekend of outdoor simplicity for the kids – technology free! Our Best Tip: The nearest town of La Pobla de Lliet where you’ll find several small shops and…

  • How to Spend a Winter Weekend in Vienna, Austria

    Winter can be a difficult tine of year to travel in Europe if you are more of a tropical, beach-loving kind of person. The vast majority of European cities, even as south as Greece, see cold temperatures from December through March. But we weren’t willing to let the cold stand in our way of seeing yet another bucket list city, such as Vienna. Month: March 2019 Accomodations: Hotel Ziper – Lange Gasse, 49 Vienna, Austria 1080 This was the perfect location for us, centrally located and about a 15 minute walk to the Vienna Town Hall Rathausplatz. The hotel was clean, breakfast buffet…

  • An Unforgettable Experience in Lake Como Italy

    MONTH: June 2018 ACCOMODATIONS: Hotel II Perlo Panorama, Bellagio Italy RECOMMENDATIONS: Our Favorite Meal During the Trip: La Fontana Bellagio hidden down a quiet alley in the maze of Bellagio streets. We recommend ordering the Lasagne Alla Crema di Radicchio and Risotto al Nero di Seppia. Things to Do: Bellagio Rent a Boat located in The Lido di Bellagio (75 Euro for 1 hour, 140 Euros for 2 hours). This was our favorite activity that we did as a family. Life vests provided for all passengers, you may bring aboard food/beverage as you wish. One word of advice: boats do not come equipped…