Travel Tips

Traveling with Kids: How To Pack for Two

For Aaron and I, travel has always been a part of our relationship. We took off to Europe together the summer after we started dating and have since made a tradition of hopping around the world when we get the chance. Whether it’s a road trip to Yosemite or a long flight to China, we are always down for an adventure on the road! While we haven’t taken Parker abroad yet, she has definitely become quite the domestic frequent flyer and road warrior. Whether it’s Disneyland for a night, Palm Springs for the weekend, or Austin …

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The Best US Cities for Fall Travel

Just because summer is over, doesn’t mean your plans to travel need to be.  Check out these five cities that wow this time of year.  Who knows, one might be in your own backyard… or at least a short road trip away! 1. Santa Fe, NM It may not be the first place you would think to go for fall foliage, but there’s no shortage of  autumn here.  Plus, it’s home to some of the best fine art galleries and eateries in the country.  Unpack your bags at the Bishop’s Lodge and be sure to make reservations at …

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Renting a Vacation Home

A couple of weeks ago you might remember that we drove out to Palm Springs with three other couples and our three kids combined.  Our first pilgrimage to the desert was four years ago when one of our friends found a great deal on HomeAway and, childless, we all packed our bags a couple of weeks later.  Last year we found our house in St. Thomas the same way and enjoyed a week in the caribbean in a pretty sweet abode (albeit without air condition– read the fine print, people.)  This was this year’s house.  (You should also …

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Your Perfect Getaway in 5 Easy Steps

If you’ve been reading this blog for just about any amount of time, then you know there are few things I love more than a great vacation.  In the last few years, Aaron and I have train-hopped through Europe, hiked The Great Wall in China, relaxed on beaches in Thailand and St. John, explored Australia and more.  This year we’re staying a little closer to home and shacking up in Palm Springs for a few days next month, but I thought this would be a perfect time to share some trip planning tips just in case you’ve got a case …

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