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

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.

How to Vacation with Children Without Losing Your Mind

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 […]

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

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

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

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. […]

An Afternoon at Blists Hill Victorian Village

Travel log: As we left Wales, we headed into Shropshire to meet some new friends and spend an afternoon at Blists Hill Victorian Village. One of the things that I love about our trips to Europe is the opportunity to meet up with old friends and make new ones. In my planning stages of our […]

Finding Alice in Wonderland in Wales

We enjoyed our stay in Llandudno, a seaside resort town in Wales. The hiking trails are beautiful and the Alice in Wonderland statues fun for kids to find. Those of you who’ve been following along with our tales of road tripping through Great Britain may notice a theme by now. We moved very fast over […]

Postcards from the Lake District, Relish, & Levens Hall

The next stop on our UK road trip was through the Lake district, with stops in Keswick, Kendal, and Levens Hall. What beautiful country! You know back in the day of sending postcards? Some of you are old enough to know what postcards are, right? No? I’ll be honest, now that I can text my […]