Visiting The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC with Kids

One of our favorite cold-weather pastimes is to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. We’re about an hour n’ a half away from Midtown Manhattan by car, so day trips to the city are a welcome treat! Every time we visit, we discover and rediscover awe-inspiring… 

Where to See the Bats in Austin, Texas

So you want to see the bats in Austin, Texas The bats under the Congress Avenue Bridge are an iconic and ubiquitous Austin feature. The bats in Austin are represented in so much of the culture and media surrounding the city, and the sight is truly breathtaking. We’ve been to… 

South Padre Island Texas - Weekend Getaway Vacation

Family Friendly Travel: A Quick Weekend on South Padre Island

A Day and a Half on South Padre Island Twice a year, my colleagues and I get together for a week of coworking. For our most recent retreat, we left our respective corners of North America and met in Austin, Texas (home of our official headquarters). To me, weekends are… 

Easier Air Travel Tips - Aspire to Wander

A Few Tips for Easier Air Travel

Yup, traveling can be stressful, especially when it’s work-related air travel. Working for a remote company, there are only a few times each year for the whole team to connect in real life. Spending some real-life face time means traveling to our semi-annual company retreats. Our retreats are awesome, but… 

How to Help Hurricane Relief Efforts

How to Help Hurricane Relief Efforts

In quick succession, hurricanes have battered the Caribbean, the American Deep South, and Southeast Texas. You’ve seen the news coverage. Whole islands have been effectively flattened, homes flooded beyond repair, and thousands displaced. Recovery has already begun, and if you’re looking for a way to help, here’s where you can start:

Budget Friendly Virginia Beach

Our Four Favorite Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Virginia Beach

The East Coast city by the sea, Virginia Beach, has been a family road trip staple for decades, and for good reason!

Disney Cruise Line: What to Expect at Castaway Cay

Disney Cruise Line: What to Expect at Castaway Cay

Disney’s Private Island in the Bahamas: Castaway Cay Formerly known as Gorda Cay (an isle with a colorful history), Castaway Cay is Disney’s very own slice of Bahamian paradise. It’s a private tropical island in the Bahamas, brimming with the ubiquitous personality that defines Disney. Castaway Cay was one of… 

Family Photo Tips

6 Tips for a Painless Family Photo with Toddlers and Preschoolers

As the last remnants of summer slip away and fall approaches, families are whipping out their cameras with high hopes of capturing that perfect family photo— you know, the one that’ll win the esteemed distinction of gracing this year’s Christmas card and perhaps ordered on canvas, too. But… if your kids are anything like… 

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