A trip to the beach is a wonderful way to spend a summer day. Be prepared for the adventure with this beach packing list for families. One of the perks to living where we live is that the beach is just a ten-minute drive from our house, depending on which beach we want to go […]
There are a multitude of benefits to rending a condo on your next family vacation, especially if you have more than two children. Once upon a time you could squeeze a family with three or four children in a hotel room and it worked out great for a family vacation. I remember. Once upon a […]
Check out these easy organizing tips for emergency preparedness — both big and small — that you might encounter when on the road. This month’s Zone Defense assignment entailed getting your travel and transportation “stuff” in order. And this month we’ve done a lot of that. We made two road trips totalling 630 miles, had […]
Get your kitchen ready for vacation by dealing with the food you might be leaving behind. You’ll waste less and save money, too. With “summer recess” in full gear, it’s time to think of vacations. Whether you’re having a staycation or a full-blown trip to some distant locale, vacations can be pricey, especially when it […]
This year we’re back on Zone Defense, tackling clutter and getting our homes more in order. This month, we set our sights on organizing our traveling and vacation equipment. (At my boys’ hockey games they play inspirational music during warm-ups and right before a face-off, so here’s a little music to get you going before the […]
Plan a staycation to save the money and hassle involved in going out of town. Play the tourist in your own town. Last year we had the opportunity to have a hotel staycation, just a 20 minute drive from our house. We joined the best of both worlds: convenience and familiarity of being in our […]
Whether you live in San Diego or are just visiting, it’s a great place to play the tourist. Even better when you can do it on a budget. We moved to San Diego almost five years ago. Before stepping off the plane from Kansas City, I’d only been here three times in my memory — […]
We don’t “vacation” all that much. But, when we do, we like to eat well. And over the years we’ve developed some special little traditions that are relegated to vacation time. I’m sharing those as well as other tips for eating well on vacation over on Food Your Way today.