Travel has been a passion of mine for decades.  Now, as a mother of two little ones, I’m attempting to prove that parents do not have to give up our traveling ways once we have children. Here you will find accounts of my personal travel experiences – with and without my children – as I balance it all: a non-travel related career, a family, and a travel lifestyle.

Rome, Italy

Dear Rome, I love you.

I felt compelled to write the following upon learning that this week’s #JAchat topic is Rome. (#JAchat is a weekly Twitter travel chat that I co-host. Read here to learn more.) I’ve heard other travelers compare picking a favorite place in the world, out of all the towns, cities, and countries they’ve visited, to choosing which […]

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Hotel Topazz | Vienna, Austria

A break from the traditional: Stylish and modern hotels in Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria, is an imperial city known for its formal atmosphere. Walking through Vienna amidst the eloquent buildings may feel like you’re strolling through a living, open-air museum. But for as much as Vienna upholds its traditions, the city is embracing modernity and the nontraditional, as shown by these hotel properties. Modern Luxury in Vienna’s […]

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Empire State Building | New York City

Visiting New York City with kids

On the surface, New York City can seem like a tricky destination for family vacations. And in some ways, it’s true. The size, intensity, and general crowdedness of New York can be stressful for anyone, and particularly for those toting around youngsters for the sake of family amusement! But there are also great aspects to […]

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Summer travel & weekend family getaways from Chicago

Summer is finally here in Chicago. Well, at least the calendar says so. (Really, what is up with all this rain?!) The kids might be asking where you’re heading for summer vacation. Or, you may be looking to do a weekend away from the city. Either way, I’ve got recommendations for some summer travel and weekend […]

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