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!


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Pot N' Kettle Cottages | Leiper's Fork, Tennessee

Where to stay in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee: Pot N’ Kettle Cottages

Super-cute accommodations with bright, inviting decor and at-home comfort: Pot N’ Kettle Cottages is where to stay in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee. While visiting Franklin & Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee, I caught myself describing just about everything as “super cute”. The shops on Main Street in Franklin were super cute. The outside of David Arms Gallery in […]

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Visiting Yellowstone in Winter

Why you should visit Yellowstone in winter + what you need to know to plan your trip

*Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Yellowstone National Park is one of the world’s greatest wonders. The park sees its highest volume of visitors in summer, understandably. But in winter, something magical happens… It’s easy to be turned off by the idea of visiting a place like Yellowstone in winter because of the weather, especially […]

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Making winter travel easier

Make cold-weather travel easier with these must-have items

Written by special contributor, Hayley Jennings *This post includes affiliate links. Traveling is about experiencing new things and widening your worldview. For some people, the idea of traveling might seem scary because it involves being placed in unfamiliar situations. Weather can be one such situation and can end up being a roadblock to travel, exploration, […]

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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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