Top Tips for Traveling with Babies

If you don’t know that we’re expecting twin girls this summer, well, then you missed the announcement! But hey, now you know! In light of that, our summer plans include a bit more “staying close to home” than normal for the hubby and I. We’re doing a tad bit of traveling, but not too much. We hope to be back to our traveling selves when the girls get a bit bigger. And by that time, we’ll have to figure out a whole new way to travel, right?!

So when Terri from Wooden Toy Shop contacted me to ask about publishing an infographic regarding traveling with infants, I was quite interested! Of course, I have to multiply all of her tips by 2, but it’s great stuff, regardless! Check it out!

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5 Must-See Places to Take Your Kids Before They Grow Up

We’re getting ready to go on a little vacation. Just a few days in peace down in Longboat Key, Florida, which is one of my favorite places in the world. We thought we’d take the chance to get away and celebrate our anniversary and have some time for just us before the babies arrive! 

We’ve actually been talking a lot about traveling here recently, because it’s something we love to do together, and how we hope the kids will love it, too! So when Carol from Click Intelligence sent me an article regarding a variety of places to take your kids traveling to, I was interested to see what was recommended. Check it out!

Kids grow up fast; everybody knows that, especially parents. So it’s important to take some to take your kids to see some amazing and unforgettable places whenever you can. These experiences will create memories that will last a lifetime, and they’ll help your children grow into well-rounded individuals who have a true appreciation for adventure, travel, spending time with family, and culture.

With so many great places to choose from, it can be difficult to narrow down your options when you’re trying to figure out the perfect destination for your kids to see with you before they grow up. To help with this decision, check out the five must-see places below.

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Believe it or not, Las Vegas, Nevada is more than just a destination for adults. In fact, it’s a great destination for a family vacation, and your kids can experience a variety of fun activities both indoors and in the great outdoors. Plus, they’ll get to experience this thriving city, filled with culture and entertainment, from a fresh perspective, without being focused on the casinos that adults focus on.

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5 Ways to Ensure You Have a More Fulfilling Holiday

We just came back from a quick getaway for Valentine’s Day, which has got me thinking of going on another trip already! You know the feeling? You get a taste of traveling and suddenly you want to go further and stay longer!

So, in lieu of that, I put together a few ideas for all of you as to how you can get the MOST out of your travels! 

Because it’s important to get value for money when you’re away. You want your break to run smoothly, so that you have as many positive and memorable experiences as possible. However, many people go to their travel destination and miss out on most of the amazing things these destinations have to offer. This doesn’t have to be the case. Here are five ways you can ensure you have more fulfilling holidays.

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Research Your Destination

Whether you’re travelling in your own country or going far away, it’s important to find out as much as possible about the place you will be visiting. There’s no excuse for not carrying out this research. There are countless tourist guides, books and online resource packed with information about almost every holiday location in the world. The most important details you need to find out about include information about travel, accommodation, local customs and culture, the cost of living, currency values, tourist attractions, shopping, entertainment venues and places to eat and drink. Once you do this groundwork before going on a holiday, it will be more likely that your stay will run more smoothly than not preparing for this event.

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RV Camping Trip Essentials – A Guest Post!

The following is an actual conversation between my husband and I:

Me: I’m not going camping.
J: Well, why not?!
Me: Um, birds and snakes and ants and bears and other insects…just a few reasons for ya.
J: We should do a test run!
Me: A test run?
J: A pitch-a-tent-in-the-backyard test run!
Me: Jerrod, I’m not going camping.
J: In the backyard!!!
Me: Jerrod, I’m not going camping. My foot is down. Actually, both my feet are down. No camping.
Jerrod: But we already have a fire pit in the backyard and everything!
Me: And you know what? I already have a bed INSIDE the house. I’m not going camping.
J: You never want to do ANYTHING FUN!

Perhaps that conversation didn’t go the way he wanted it to because he used the word TENT and not the word RV. I’m just sayin’. If “camping” could look something like this…

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…then I’d be a bit more up for tagging along!

Well…apparently, it CAN, according to John from Smooth Decorator! He’s here today to give us some RV camping trip essentials! Take it away, John!

RV camping trips are an excellent activity for a summer holiday: you’ll get to spend more time outdoors, explore new areas and possibly even meet new people. But in some cases, things can get out of hand on the go, which is why it is vital to have all the gear necessary for the trip packed in advance and ready for use. To help you stay on top of RV camping essentials, we have a short list of items and gizmos you should definitely have at hand during your summer adventure.

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How You Can Tour the Tropics without Leaving the USA!

Summer is almost over, y’all. I know. It’s sad. Before you know it, the winter blues and blahs will be totally getting you down. Why not make your plans NOW to explore some new territory via a much deserved vacation during the coldest time of the year? In other words, get out of the house and out of the frigid North! There’s plenty of fun and adventure to be had down yonder in the sunny South. By then, you’ll have the money and the vacation time saved up. Now is the time to make a plant and put it to good use. You’ve scrimped and saved and stinted yourself long enough. Why not pamper yourself with a sweet sunny Southern vacation?

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South of the Border, so to Speak

Of course, the continent we live on is called North America for a reason. It isn’t exactly full of year round balmy weather, as any lifelong resident of Chicago could easily see. But, even so, it does have its share of places that are almost as truly tropical as any island in the Caribbean. You can travel down to the sunny South to find a balmy climate and plenty of good times. (I should know, I LIVE here!) But, of course, you’ve got to plan your travel like a pro in order to make the best vacation trip. So how do you do it?

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