Can a full-time working mom have a family & still travel?

The answer is YES. The stories here are proof. As a mother of two little ones, I’m here 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.

Please see below for my most recent stories, or use the menus above to locate information on specific destinations. Thanks for reading! Travel on!

  • Franklin, Tennessee | As Americana as it gets
Franklin, Tennessee | As Americana as it gets

Franklin, Tennessee: As Americana as it gets

Franklin, Tennessee, approximately 20 miles south of Nashville in Williamson County, is said to be “rooted in Americana”. What does that mean exactly? It can mean a few different things, as the term Americana applies to a variety of concepts: History. One definition is “things associated with the culture and history of America, especially the United […]

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Color the Wind Kite Festival | Clear Lake, Iowa

Color the Wind Kite Festival in Clear Lake, Iowa

When you think about leisurely flying a kite, what images come to mind? Sunny skies with a nice breeze? Traipsing through an open field or perhaps on a beach? What about bundled up in winter gear on a frozen lake in Middle America? That last scenario seems a bit out of the ordinary, would you […]

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Tips for planning multi-generational travel

Tips for multi-generational travel: How to have a great trip for all ages

Written by special contributor, Morris Lilienthal As the average nuclear family size continues to trend lower, today’s family trips often encompass grandparents and extended families. Many families find that trips that include young children, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins are well worth the added planning and coordination. Bringing the whole family together can yield lasting […]

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Why I love winter travel

Why I love winter travel

I’m writing this as I’m flying to Bozeman, Montana. In January. This destination and time of year have caused some folks to ask me, “But WHY?!”  The short answer is, I love winter travel. Not travel to warm places in winter, but travel to wintry places in winter. I’m unusual in this way, I guess. […]

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Private guided tour of Yellowstone with Yellowstone Insight

Extraordinary private guided tour of Yellowstone National Park with Yellowstone Insight

Yellowstone National Park sits atop many a traveler’s bucket list. Outdoor adventurers, wildlife enthusiasts, and conservationists come from near and far to take in all the splendor that is Yellowstone. For many, visiting Yellowstone is a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Even for those who have visited multiple times, each Yellowstone experience is special. To make your time […]

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Where to stay in Halkidiki, Greece | Philoxenia Bungalows in Psakoudia

Where to stay in Halkidiki, Greece: Affordable family accommodations at Philoxenia Bungalows

Deciding where to stay in Halkidiki, Greece can be an adventure all on its own because there are so many options. Accommodations range from backpacker-budget to absolute luxury. So, where does the budget-conscious family begin to look when planning a Halkidiki beach vacation? My recommendation is to look no further than Philoxenia Bungalows in Psakoudia. […]

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