Ways to Organize Travel Plans

People store and process information so differently. How do you organize your travel plans? Once upon a time, a travel agent would plan your trip and hand you a packet with tickets and an itinerary. There are still travel agents, but most people I know do the booking and planning themselves. Having figured out the […]

Packing Suitcases with the Ziploc System

Packing clothes for family travel can make a mom’s head spin. Life as MOM contributor Deanna has a great packing system to help make your family’s travel wardrobe more organized and streamlined. Disclosure: This post is not sponsored by Ziploc in any way. 🙂 In the past I haven’t always had good success with traveling […]

Organizing Travel Gear with Tom Bihn Bags

Keeping your possessions organized while you’re traveling can make the trip so much more fun and enjoyable. Check out this great gear from Tom Bihn. Disclosure: I received complimentary review product from Tom Bihn. All opinions are my own. In the planning of this big trip to cart all six kids halfway across the world, I’ve […]

Packing Light for Travel with Kids

Traveling with kids requires schlepping more stuff than you would if you were traveling on your own. But, it’s still possible to travel light. When I moved to France for a year, I thought I was packing light. My high school French teacher had cautioned me to take no more than I could carry on […]

A Mom’s Capsule Wardrobe for Travel

What we moms wear matters. It effects our day and our disposition. Consider a capsule wardrobe for making travel with kids easier. Earlier this summer, I started to think about what to pack for myself on this trip. I started culling different items into one corner of my closet, in the hopes of creating a […]

Budget-Friendly Travel with Kids

You can travel and not go broke. Really. Here’s how. Hitting the road needn’t be expensive, but it certainly can if you let it. In fact, I think there’s an assumption that you need to spend a lot of money to make it be fun. That’s really not true. Over the last five years since […]

Things to Pack to Make Travel with Kids Easier and More Fun

Hitting the road with kids in tow? Consider taking some of these items along to make the trip easier and more fun — for everyone. When we moved back to California six years ago, we found ourselves within driving distance of both sets of grandparents as well as good friends. We knew we’d want to […]

Travel Transport with a Large Family

Curious how we move all these people around? Transportation is an interesting thing when you have more than 4 people in your crew. You know this story already. Probably because I am apt to repeat myself. But, here it is anyway. I spent my 21st birthday in Toulouse, France. My French mom, Michele made Boules […]