Road trip with kids

Family Friendly Podcasts for Road Trips: A screen free alternative to passing time in the car We are one of those families that limit screen time – in daily life but also on vacation.  If we are flying the kids pretty much get free reign to watch as much as they want on their own…

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Summer fun with sprinkler

Summer Planning for Kids who don’t go to Summer Camp! As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.    I know it seems early to start planning your summer, but trust me — START NOW!   My husband and I are lucky that our work schedules don’t require that we find full-time childcare for…

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Practical Items for the Minimal Traveler I am still at the beginning of my journey to becoming a minimal traveler. The biggest part of my journey is learning about minimal travel packing.   It’s a challenge to reset our thinking and approach to packing but honestly, it’s been so very freeing!  In fact, it’s been…

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skip the gondola kids rowing lesson

Why you Should Skip a Gondola Ride in Venice: Take a Rowing Lesson Instead! What’s the first thing you think of when you hear Venice, Italy? Gondolas and streets of water, right? Of course taking a gondola ride is at the top of everyone’s list when on vacation in Italy.  I am here to tell…

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Pasta Making Class in Florence = Ideal Family Activity A pasta making class is an ABSOLUTE MUST for your family vacation to Italy! Finding a pasta making class for our Italy vacation with the kids was at the top of our list. We asked each of our children what their top three things were for…

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vacation budget

Do These Three Things Today to Travel Internationally Next Year The first place you begin to save for vacation may not be what you think. It’s not about making more money to vacation (although that’s always nice). It’s about maximizing the savings where you are already spending within your household budget. If you don’t keep…

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Practical Travel Gifts for Kids FB

9 Practical Travel Gifts for Kids Gifts that can be used for travel with your kids are THE BEST kind of gifts, in my opinion!  I also like the fact that most of the suggested gifts on this list can be used in many types of vacations as well as outside of vacation! If you…

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A Quick Guide to Starting a Blog “But HOW do you start a blog?” I’ve been asked this so many times even though my blog is very young.  I am still figuring things out but I thought I’d go ahead and put this out there for those who want a simple overview.  I’ll update as…

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