Six years ago this week, we launched The Vacation Gals, with a goal to share advice on family travel, romantic escapes and girlfriend getaways. Since 2009, in well more than 1,000 blog posts, we’ve indeed covered a wide range of modes of travel and dozens of destinations, from favorite cities close to home to locales halfway around the world. Travel gear, news, tips, books, cruises, hotels, road trips… you name a travel topic, chances are, we’ve written about it.
And with our blog’s fresh new look (tweaks are still being made!), we aim to keep on writing about a variety of travel subjects, as we carry into our seventh year of blogging together as a trio. But Jen, Beth and I also decided that we wanted to start talking online more about the things that make our hearts happy in addition to travel.
Thus, our brand-new tagline: Adventures Away. Happiness at Home.
We’ve long talked about products that make our lives better, apps that make our lives easier, and fabulous food and drinks that make our bellies happy. And we don’t make a secret of some of the things that are very important to us, such as being green, eating well, working out and enjoying nature. We’re excited, moving forward, to continue to share our thoughts on topics that interest us beyond travel, those things that make our lives fuller as a mom/wife/friend/volunteer/homeschooler (more on that exciting new development, soon!).
As we expand our lifestyle topics — whether that’s home decor, new geeky gadgets or favorite wine brands (!) — we naturally want to remain true to our blogging roots. We’ll absolutely continue to write about our favorite places for family travel with our collective children ranging in age from 1 to 16 (yes, we now have driving teens). Beth’s heading next to Hershey, Pennsylvania; Jen’s planning a winter vacation on the Big Island; I’m hoping to schedule a family rafting trip in the Grand Canyon next summer.
Our goal: To cover travel destinations and travel themes that strike a cord with us, as well as things that enhance our lives, whether we happen to be at home or on the road. We like to write about topics that bring us joy, in the hopes that what share here on the blog may complement your lives, as well.
Thanks, as always, for sticking with us — for reading and sharing our stories. We look forward to continuing to write about our lives (our dreams, our adventures, our families) on The Vacation Gals for another six years!