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Our European Vacation: The Loire Valley

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Last fall we spent a month abroad where we visited London, Paris, and a handful of cities in Western France. We explored, rested, and learned a ton about ourselves and the world. This is the fifth installment of our European adventure. If you missed it, go to the beginning here. You didn’t think I was done with the vacation […]

Remembering Paris

Remembering Paris - The French people are not fickle or fearful of battle as "white flag" jokes of the past may suggest. They are passionate and loyal, brave and bold.

I had planned to share another leg of our European vacation in today’s post. But, in light of the horrific terrorist attack in Paris yesterday, I think I’ll save that for another day. And yet, I don’t feel like I can say nothing, either. I didn’t know what Charlie Hebdo was before yesterday. I’m guessing […]

A Gift Guide for People and Families Who Like to Travel (or Want To)

Gifts for Travel

Are there some travelers on your gift list this year or folks who aspire to be? Consider these great gifts for individuals and families hitting the road. I don’t know about you, but Christmas gift shopping can get a little redundant. I can forget to be creative in choosing gifts because I’m so focused on […]

Holiday Snow Days at Legoland

Holiday Snow Days at Legoland - Legoland has snow and skating available as part of their holiday festivities.  Plus, if you visit the park between now and January 4, 2015, you can get a free return ticket.

Who says there’s never snow in San Diego? Legoland has all the winter fun: snowballs, sledding, and ice skating during this year’s Holiday Snow Days. Last week I surprised the littles by taking them to Legoland. They didn’t know where we were going until we turned onto Legoland Drive, but they had guessed that maybe […]

Our European Vacation: Brittany and Mont Saint Michel

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This fall we spent a month abroad where we visited London, Paris, and a handful of cities in Western France. We explored, rested, and learned a ton about ourselves and the world. This is the fourth installment of our European adventure. If you missed it, go to the beginning here. We come now to a difficult point in […]

Our European Vacation: Normandy with Kids

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We just got back from a month abroad where we visited London, Paris, and a handful of cities in Western France. We explored, rested, and learned a ton about ourselves and the world. This is the third installment of our European adventure. Go to the beginning here. Years ago, FishPapa and I traveled through western France. We retraced […]

5 Holiday Travel Tips for Families

5 Holiday Travel Tips for Families - Tips from a seasoned mom and traveler on how to make the best trip with kids.

As the holiday season approaches, consider how you can make family travel more fun and less stressful. I love November and December. They are probably two of my favorite months on the calendar, namely because of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. The holidays can be such fun! Now that my sister Janel has moved back […]

Our European Vacation: Paris with Kids

Our European Vacation: Paris with Kids

We just got back from a month abroad where we visited London, Paris, and a handful of cities in Western France. We explored, rested, and learned a ton about ourselves and the world. This is the second installment of our European adventure. Go to the beginning here. One of the beautiful things about traveling for a […]