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Legoland on a Budget? Why, Yes, Yes, You Can!

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Want to visit Legoland in San Diego? Not wanting to spend a lot of money? Check out these tried and true tips for enjoying Legoland on a budget.

What to Take for Team Snack Day that’s a Little Bit Healthier

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Little league season is rife with adventure — weekly practices and games as well as the age-old tradition of Team Snack Day. Consider these tips for a happier and healthier team snack. Over the years the FishFam has dabbled in a few sports and other athletics. So far this 21 years, we’ve done t-ball, soccer, hockey, […]

Ready for Spring Break? I’ve got a shortcut.

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Are you ready for Spring Break? While a welcome respite from the same old, same old daily routine, figuring out what to do with the kids can be intimidating. Especially if you don’t have an unlimited budget to hit the road. I’ve got a cool solution to your Spring Break conundrums. Traditionally the spring semester […]

How to Vacation with Children Without Losing Your Mind

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The very idea of traveling with children can intimidate the most intrepid parent. However, if you plan well and adjust your attitude, you can vacation with children without losing your mind. C’mon, it’ll be fun! Our family has traveled cross-country as well as across the pond, but this is not something that we’ve done for […]

Planning a Great Staycation, a True Vacation at Home

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Planning a great staycation takes some forethought. There’s just too much busyness at home to really take a break and rest. Plan for your best vacation at home with these great tips from Amy Gross, founder of Mom’s Toolbox. Have you booked your plans for vacation yet? Wanna go see something fun and different with the kids […]

Oxford, Bletchley Park, & Winding Up Our Time in Great Britain

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As spring dances in the shadowy future, I’m amazed that this time last year I was furiously planning our trip to Great Britain. Where has the time gone? Here’s how we wound up our trip to Great Britain. In the last few weeks we’ve been bouncing around ideas for our next trip. My clicker finger […]

How to Pay for Traveling with Kids Without Winning the Lottery

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Want to take a trip with your kids? How do you pay for traveling with kids? Consider these tricks for saving up and funding that vacation, debt-free. Back in our credit-card toting, debt-defying days, we took a few vacations. We flew to Minnesota to visit family. We drove to New Mexico for a conference. We […]

Kenilworth Castle, The Cotswolds, Bath, and Avebury

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Travel log: We traveled through Great Britain for almost five weeks this spring. Here’s how we spent week 4: in Kenilworth, Bath, and Avebury. When last we left off in our epic tale of our UK adventure, we had left our friends, the Finlaysons, at Blists Hill Victorian Village and headed off for our hotel. […]