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Plan a Staycation & Save Money

Plan a staycation to save the money. Adventure is still to be had as you play the tourist in your own town. Enjoy sleeping in your own bed, too! My motto, as you must know by now, is “Go big or go home”. It applies to my family size, my to-do list, my car, and […]

Preparing the House Before Vacation

Vacation season is about to begin. While packing up to hit the road is obviously top priority, there are some great things you can do to make coming home even better. Here are some great tips on preparing the house before vacation from Amy Gross, founder of Mom’s Toolbox. Getting ready to head out of […]

Travel Planning: Five Favorite Things

Travel Planning: Five Favorite Things

Doing a little travel planning? Me, too! Here are five of my favorite things when it comes to planning a family vacation. This post may contain affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your support. I really appreciate it. While I’m […]

Planning Ideas for a UK Vacation

How to Plan Your Trip to Europe | Life as MOM

Need some planning ideas for a UK vacation? Me, too! Let’s chat. Share your tips and tricks for traveling with kids in the United Kingdom. The crew walking through Kensington Gardens, Fall 2014 Today it’s Q&A day! Where I give the Q, and you provide the A. 😉 I’m super excited that our family is going […]

The Beauty of Internet Travel Planning

The internet has not only transformed how we communicate, but also how we travel. Get started planning your next trip with internet travel planning. When I was planning my first French adventure back in 1992, the internet was not widely available. My university certainly  didn’t have it until about four years later. I went to […]

Sanity Savers for Holiday Family Travel

Holiday family travel can be tiring, but it’s worth it when you make memories with your kids and spend time as a family. Here’s how to stay sane through it all. This post may contain affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks […]

How to Save Money on Road Trips

Driving instead of flying is a great way to save money on travel costs. There are even more ways to save money on road trips. Depending on how many are in your party, it’s usually cheaper to drive than fly. I know this because my parents packed up the van every year for most of my childhood […]

Budget-Friendly, Big Family Travel

Does the size of your family seem to limit your adventures away from home? Here are some of our strategies to make big family travel happen. Years ago I had big dreams of jetsetting around the world. I had been a French major and lived a year in France. That year I traveled to Austria, […]