Our Most Unexpected Stop on Our Cross-Country Trip

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When John and I drove cross country a few years ago much of our trip was unplanned. We had a pretty good idea of our route, but planned our stops/entertainment and overnight stays along the way. (Thank goodness for modern technology) Whenever we reminisce about our trip one thing always come to mind, though – Monument Rocks.  I randomly saw Monument Rocks on a Google search and just knew it’d be nowhere as cool as they made it out to be. I was wrongContinue reading

Domestic Travel: NYC at Christmastime!

A few years ago I surprised my mom with a birthday trip to NYC. She had always wanted to both go to the City and see it at Christmastime. This worked out just perfectly since her birthday is in December!

Honestly, I had a pretty tight budget to stick to at the time (hello teacher salary), but I surprisingly had no trouble doing that. Thankfully, I was able to save lots of money on travel because we were able to stay at my aunt’s house in New Jersey and take the train into the city. We kept it at a day trip so we could visit with family while up North! Plus we took one of the earliest trains there and one of the latest train back so we really got in just as much time as we would have had we woken up there!

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11 Carry-On Must Haves for Moms

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Today I’m rounding up a list of goodies I couldn’t have lived without on our trip half way across the country…and some I wish I’d thought of!

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As many of you know, back in May my one year old daughter and I flew to Continue reading

Domestic Travel: The Best “Bier” in Charleston – Bay Street Biergarten Review

I was compensated by Bay Street Biergarten with a restaurant gift card in exchange for an honest review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. 

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My husband, John, and I recently traveled to Charleston to celebrate our five year anniversary! If you read my recap you probably noticed that we did a lot of eating and drinking. We just kept hopping from restaurant to restaurant because everything was so delicious and unique. One place that we particularly enjoyed was Bay Street Biergarten! Continue reading

Domestic Travel: Charleston Anniversary Trip Recap

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We decided about a year ago that we wanted to take an anniversary trip since this year marked five years of marriage! We decided between international, tropical, local (we live in the coolest area and never take advantage of it), or elsewhere. We ended up picking Charleston, South Carolina – not international, kind of tropical (hello palm trees!), and not local, yet close enough to pretty easily drive there. Continue reading

Navigating the Airport Alone with a Toddler

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Recently Adalynn and I traveled from Virginia Beach, Virginia to Denver, Colorado with a layover in Newark, New Jersey (going there and coming back). This was her first time on a plane (aside from when she was in the womb haha) so there were lots of unknowns!

I was optimistic that everything would go well because Continue reading

24 hours in Ontario – In & Around Niagara

Every year my great aunt hosts a family reunion at her {near} Rochester, New York home. My mom and I have been in the past and we always talk about how close Canada is! Our family has made the trip to the U.S. side of Niagara Falls (which for those who don’t know if right at the border of the U.S. and Canada) but we’ve never actually done any exploring right across the border in Ontario, Canada. We decided this trip we would extend a bit longer than normal and visit Canada right smack in the middle Continue reading