Travel During the Holidays

The following is written by Life as MOM contributor, Amy: Are you flying this week to celebrate Thanksgiving? Yes, the airports will be crowded, but don’t let that scare you. You can still have a great start to your trip! Here’s how: Allow extra time. Plan to leave for the airport much sooner than you would […]

Take Food With You (Frugal Friday)

Last week I mentioned how one of the best ways we saved money on our vacation was to bring our own food. Mammoth Lakes has only one grocery store. And during the busy season, there’s reportedly a very long line at said grocery store. I did a lot of shopping before we left. And since […]

Vacation: A Favorite Fall Tradition

It may seem odd to take a vacation in the fall of the year. I think most people are probably hunkering down for a busy season. Many kids have schedules with school and extra activities that don’t allow them to leave home for long. Since we homeschool, we can take our education on the road. […]

Budget-Friendly, Big Family Travel (Frugal Friday)

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, Germany, and explored the south of France. The following year, hubs and I went to France on our honeymoon. A year later we traveled to Honduras. The […]

Don’t Be Afraid to Travel with Children

The following is written by LifeasMOM contributor, Amy: You will probably experience a diaper blowout at some point in your life as mom. Babies cry. Kids whine. And things get lost. And you know what… those things happen at home as well as on fantastic vacations. So why not take the show on the road […]

Making Road Trips More Enjoyable

Summer may be drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean we pack away the road trip. In fact, now’s a great time to take one last trip before the school year gets into full swing — or  think through how you’ll rock the fall and winter travels to Gramma’s House. The following is written […]

Be Ready for that Next Road Trip

This post has been sponsored by Allstate. Rincon, one of my favorite parts of the 101 Our family hasn’t flown on a plane in about six years. But, we get in the car almost every day. And with the grandparents living two and three hours away, road trips are a frequent occurrence. “Have car big […]

Coming to BlogHer? See the Sights of San Diego

La Jolla Tidepools The blogosphere is converging in my neck of the woods later this week at the 2011 BlogHer Conference. I’ve never been before, but I’ll be attending on behalf of Mott’s. It will be a whirlwind of a weekend with my mom coming down to ride herd on the kids while I head […]