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]

Tieks for Travel


Slip on, slip off. That's one of my favorite travel tips for choosing travel shoes because who has time for lacing shoes when going through airport security or jumping out of the car at a rest stop during a road trip. As you may know shoes are one of my [Read more]

Club Carlson $500 Visa Giveaway

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Happy Summer! As always, the three of us are oh, so happy summer has arrived. Our kids are officially out of school and we're looking forward to some quality family time. In addition to being excited about the warm months, we have some fun news today. To [Read more]

Baby Travel Gear Gift Ideas

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If you don't already know, I'm pregnant and expecting a baby girl and she is due really soon, May 16th! A few weeks ago a huge box landed on my doorstep. Much to my surprise it was a Graco Pack 'n Play from my cohorts Jen and Kara. What a perfect gift not only [Read more]

Ugobags: Customized Luggage

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April 29th, 2014 marks the exciting launch of a Kickstarter campaign called Ugobags and, travelers, this is a worthy one. Ugobags is an entrepreneurial company that (once funded) will offer travelers the freedom to customize their luggage online. Think [Read more]

St. Peter’s: Minnesota’s Oldest Catholic Church


On any given day drivers making their way cross the Twin Cities' Mendota Bridge might notice the classic church steeple rising above the trees lining the eastern edge of the Minnesota River. The steeple landmark, located just south of the Minnesota and [Read more]