The Benefits of a Hotel Staycation

A hotel staycation is just the ticket to rest and relaxation for the whole family — without the hassle and cost of travel time. Disclosure: Our accommodations at Grand Pacific Palisades were provided complimentary by Grand Pacific Resorts. All opinions are my own. This post also includes an Amazon referral link. If you make a purchase through that […]

Get Your Reusable Water Bottles Ready to Go (& a Giveaway from Contigo)

It used to be that I had a hoard of bottled water in my car and in the garage. It was easy to cart water that way. Quick, too. It was right there with us all the time. However, disposable plastic bottles aren’t good for the environment, and in some cases can emit harmful chemicals […]

European Vacation with Six Kids?

We’re dreaming a big dream over here. This little town, near and dear to my heart, is the petit village of Collioure, France, just a few miles from the Spanish border. It’s our hope to spend a few weeks here in 2014. And I’ve got 22 months to get ready. I’m over at Simple Homeschool […]

Creating a Travel Wardrobe

Create a travel wardrobe with layering, coordinating pieces with a classic look. You’ll fit into any situation you encounter. My first memory of going on a trip was when I was seven years old. Auntie Mary and Auntie Suzie took my sisters and me to see Mary Poppins at the movie theater so that my […]

Zone Defense: Travel & Transportation

On Zone Defense, we’re tackling clutter and working to put in place a game plan for home organization. This month our zone to hone in on is Travel and Transportation. Six months ago we started a game plan to organize our homes. Rather than tackle clutter and chaos in one fell swoop, we are approaching […]

Year of the Staycation

Earlier this week, I shared a round-up of family- and budget-friendly attractions if you live in San Diego or plan to visit sometime this year. Over on Good Cheap Eats I posted a culinary staycation of San Diego. (After all, you gotta eat!) Staycations are a great way to have your vacation and stay home, […]

Enjoy a San Diego Staycation (or Vacation)

 Plan a staycation or vacation in San Diego, “America’s Finest City”. My childhood memories of San Diego are few. A family weekend get-away when I was 7 and me, carsick, puking on a cliff at a beautiful sunset. A high school yearbook camp ten years later, exploring UC San Diego and wondering about going south […]

Planning Your Next Summer Excursion

What? You haven’t planned any blockbuster summer travels yet? No worries! It is definitely not too late to plan a summer vacation! Life as MOM Contributor, Amy is here to guide you, step by step, right through that process. So grab your calendar, get an idea of your budget and let’s go! 1. Time First, […]