Traveling with Kids

Spring Break 2018 || Our Trip To LA with Parker + Ever

No, you’re right, it wasn’t actually spring break. Like anyone’s spring break. Parker’s was the second week of March and Aaron’s was the fourth week of March, but somehow our schedules had us planning a spring break during the last week of April.  Aaron was going to be there for work over the weekend so we booked tickets to tag along and decided to call is spring break.  If you are just popping in for the first time and have skipped the last six years of this blog, here’s the cliff’s notes: We lived …

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Traveling with Kids: 5 Ways to Choose Adventure on Your Next Vacation!

I was walking around the lake with a friend last week and we were reminiscing on what we each remembered most about our childhoods. Lots of things came to mind, but some of the happiest recollections that surfaced were of family vacations—snow skiing in Lake Tahoe, discovering giant sea turtles outside our door in Maui, horseback riding around the Grand Canyon, cruising with my cousins through the Caribbean with my entire extended family.  It’s not that we had a ton of disposable income when I was growing up, but my parents prioritized …

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Real Talk with Real Moms || 8 Tips for taking a Family Vacation

With just a week until Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start to summer and travel season, it seemed like a good time to dive into the idea of taking a family vacation.  We took Parker to Hawaii just before she turned two and it was THE BEST DECISION WE EVER MADE!  I was actually so surprised how relaxing and fun it actually was, even with a toddler in tow.  Those memories are so irreplaceable!  So without further ado, below are 8 tips for taking a family vacation and be sure to check out the other posts from Design for Mankind || …

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On The Road || Maui with a Toddler

This is a trip I had been dreaming of this trip for months and months.  Literally. One night in February, I dreamt that Aaron, Parker, and I were standing in line for shaved ice in Maui and when I woke up it was settled– I book the trip a week later, after a little cajoling of Aaron– and it’s going in the books as one of the best decisions I’ve made so far in 2016!  We are about to embark on this cross-country move and eventually a second child and it just felt like a rare moment to be able to do something …

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