Planning a trip? Download this free daily itinerary planning printable to make organizing your trip easy and fun! This free printable PDF includes: Cover Main Trip Details Daily Planner How to use this printable Mix and match what you need and print as many of each page as you like! We recommend having your worksheets 3-hole punched and […]
I Love New York: Visit Untermyer Gardens in Yonkers
Nestled on a hill above the Hudson River, Untermyer Gardens and its grounds offer visitors an beguiling respite from normalcy.
Mexico Travel Advisory: Is it safe to travel to Mexico?
Is it safe to travel to Mexico? I’m here to remind you to always do your due diligence when researching travel destinations. Confirm your sources and weigh all the facts alongside the objective reasons behind your personal concerns before you jump to judgment about a place you want to visit.
International Travel Safety: How to Stay Safe When You Travel
Nearly 40 million US residents travel internationally every year. While the chances are very good that you’ll never experience actual trouble while traveling, you should familiarize yourself with travel safety basics so that you can be informed while you roam, and you can wander more confidently.
Destination Review: 6 Reasons Why the Ruins at El Rey are Perfect for Families to Visit
El Rey archaeological site doesn’t get anywhere near as much fanfare as its larger cousins but it is significant in its own right.
Photography Tips: How to Take Better Photos with your iPhone
Four Steps to Better iPhoneography Your mobile phone is a remarkable piece of technology. Think about all that you use it for— then further consider all that processing power available in less than 8 ounces, and less than half an inch thick. Wow, amirite? Pre-tutorial question for you: What’s the best camera you should be using? Not-so-obvious answer: […]
Family Memories: What is a Photograph Worth to You?
It’s been nearly 15 years since my husband and I first started dating, and sometimes I catch myself wishing and willing time to slow down. Between work, obligations, and scheduling, sometimes it feels like we don’t have enough time to talk— let alone soak in the happiness of each moment, no matter how mundane. Our boys […]
Destination Review: Our Visit to Xel-Há in Quintana Roo, Mexico
With only four full days and an entire resort’s worth of all-inclusive amenities to enjoy, I was extra picky about what we wanted to do on our two designated days off-property. Xel-Há and Xcaret came up multiple times in conversations with friends stateside— they just loved both of these parks when they visited Cancún!
Enhance Your Photos Effortlessly: A Photolemur Review
Photolemur touts itself as a photo enhancer and automatic photo editor. You literally drag and drop your photos into the interface, and Photolemur does the rest. If you’re looking for a quick and dirty way to edit your photos so that they look better and more professional and you can’t or don’t want to use a […]
The Neon Museum: An Homage to Old Las Vegas
Located conspicuously off-strip and bright enough to read by, the Neon Museum sits on the very edge of the tourist-trekked portion of Las Vegas.
Our Family Camera Recommendations – 2018
A friend recently asked me for some digital camera recommendations, and I’m sharing the information I gave him in this blog post to hopefully help others looking for a new camera! His requirements for a new camera were simple: under $1,000, beginner-friendly, a system he could grow into. His objective? Take better family photos so […]
snowboarding, new experiences, and Stratton, VT
It’s July. This post is obviously late. Please forgive the transgression! A couple of years ago, we decided that it was time to learn to snowboard before it was too late. We didn’t want to look back a few years from now and regret not having tried it in our relative youth. And let’s be real— osteoporosis/bone density […]
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 art from throughout history. The […]
Where 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.
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 for exploring, and I wanted […]
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 let’s face it— the actual traveling […]