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Gifts for the Active Traveler

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It's that time of year where we need to start thinking about holiday presents and as we all know, that can be a challenge considering everyone has their own tastes, preferences, and lifestyles. If have an active traveler on your list, I have some suggestions [Read more]

Charge the FAA: Lap Baby Petition

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My friend and former flight attendant Jan Lohr-Brown has been spearheading a campaign to change the lap baby policy.  You can read the post I wrote on the topic a few years ago, begging the airlines to change the lap baby policy since most parents assume it's [Read more]

Family Travel: St. Louis Gateway Arch

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I can recall the very first time I saw the 630-foot-high St. Louis Gateway Arch. It was 1981 and my family was on a road trip from Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Omaha, Nebraska where my parents were going to drop off us kids at my grandparents' house before going [Read more]

Packing List for Avoiding Vacation Spoilers

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Prevention and preparation are our best bets for a smooth and successful family vacation. Unlike our younger years when we didn't think twice about sleeping in the car at rest stops or "waiting until we get there" to find a place to crash, when you have a [Read more]

ASUS PadFone X Review & Giveaway

ASUS PadFone X

Disclosure: Thanks to AT&T, this summer I received a new ASUS PadFone X (ARV $550) to review and another one is offered for readers to win (keep reading for more on the giveaway). My husband and I had great fun playing with the ASUS PadFone X by [Read more]

Orlando Starmark Vacation Homes

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Last month, for the first time, my family stayed in a vacation rental home in Orlando via Starmark Vacation Homes. Our past accommodation experiences have mainly been hotels and resorts. This was a completely different but positive experience. Here's [Read more]

Family Stay at Sunset Key Guest Cottages

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Key West is one of those destinations topping bucket lists and why shouldn't it? Between stunning sunsets, salt-rimmed margaritas, Key Lime pie, and the balmy climate it certainly sounds like the ideal vacation location. Last month I was invited to [Read more]

Country Inns & Suites American Dream Package

Country Inns and Suites

Last weekend my family had the opportunity of to be tourists in our own town by teaming with Country Inns & Suites at Mall of America (MOA) to help promote their Do More Country promotion. For three days and two nights Country Inns & Suites was our [Read more]

Fitbit Flex & Tory Burch Accessories

Fitbit Accessory by Toni Burch

Digital pedometers are all the rage and for good reason. You can track your daily progress, motivate friends and update your steps via your phone. When I first started wearing a Fitbit One in early 2013, thanks to the intel of my life coach at the time, Kate [Read more]

Tips for Road Trip Comfort

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Here we are in the middle of summer which means for many families...road trip! Mount Rushmore, Niagara Falls, and Orlando are just a few hot spots for traveling families but regardless of whether you're spending a few hours in the car or several days, comfort [Read more]