Are Tieks Shoes Perfect For Travel?

Are you familiar with Tieks by Gavrieli? They are stylish, comfy and admittedly pricey ballet flats that have become increasingly popular over the last few years. Yes, they are wonderful for everyday wear, but are Tieks shoes perfect for travel?  To answer this question, I am going to share why I don’t leave home without multiple pairs of Tieks shoes packed, no matter where I am traveling to.  This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small commission when you make a purchase at NO additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting this site! Are you familiar … Read more


fashion / shoes / Tieks / travel

5 Places For The Best Romantic Weekend Getaways

3-4 day trips are my favorite type of travel, and you don’t ever need an excuse to take some romantic weekend getaways. When was the last time you had a romantic trip (whether it was overnight, a weekend or a longer vacation)? Last year my husband and I went to Rome for a kid-free, long weekend getaway. Some people thought we were crazy for flying all the way to Italy for only 4 days, but it was one of the best vacations. Now that our kids are getting older we usually travel as a family, solo or a one-on-one trip. Just like when my … Read more


travel / Weekend Getaways

How To Travel To Paris On A Budget

Travel isn’t always fun or glamorous and can actually be stressful at times, but it’s my passion (even more than collecting Tieks). There is a favorite quote of mine that talks about not caring what travel puts you through if you truly love it. That is exactly how I feel. I would spend all day road tripping or in a plane, boat, bus or train if it meant I could explore someplace new in this world, even for a short time. Earlier this year I created a virtual vision board, and one of the main themes was travel. Not just … Read more


Budget Travel / international travel / Paris / solo travel / travel / travel tips

Top 4 Things To Do On A Disney Cruise

Do you and your family love to travel and create new memories throughout the world together? What about a great love for all things Disney? Since my family and I are frequent visitors of Disney World, about 6 years ago we decided to literally take the plunge and combine our loves of traveling and Disney and take our first Disney Cruise. From before we even set sail we quickly rdiscovered that Disney Cruises have something for everyone. They also have impeccable service, spacious staterooms, excellent food, plus the cleanest ships around. With so many events, activities and places to explore, both … Read more


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Booking Hotels Online and How To Avoid Scams

A top travel question, before you can even really go anywhere is, figuring out where to stay. With so many places to look, it is important to know where you should search when it comes to booking hotels online. As a frequent traveler myself, and also the travel coordinator for my family, I can tell you it’s so important to know how to search smarter. Doing so can save you time, but more importantly can help avoid scams and fraud. Two things nobody wants to deal with when thinking about something as exciting as travel. So that you don’t get … Read more


AHLA / hotel / travel / travel tips

Here Are 5 Best Places To Go Skiing In The US

Winter has arrived and just because the days are shorter and the weather is colder that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. My teenage son loves to snowboard and the rest of my family enjoys skiing and tubing. I decided this winter we will plan some exciting family friendly trips to ski resorts. Thanks to Alamo for sponsoring this post so I can tell you about some of  the best places to go skiing in the US. Here Are 5 Best Places To Go Skiing In The US I love checking out Alamo’s Scenic Route when planning travel and you should too. … Read more


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Hershey PA and 5 Exciting Things To Do

Usually the first things that come to mind when people hear Hershey, PA are chocolate and Hershey Park. Honestly that was what I thought until I spent a weekend in Hershey, thanks to a sweet invite for a hosted trip. I experienced 5 exciting things to do in Hershey PA, although I am sure there is even more to explore. The town of Hershey has so much to offer, especially for families who are looking for long weekend getaways. What is there to do in Hershey, PA? There are actually lots of things to see and do for all ages … Read more


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Guess What Happened When I Traveled With My Teen?

Have you ever traveled with only one of your kids? One of my favorite ways to travel is to take one-on-one trips with my kids. I love the quality time, experience and creating unique memories together. I recently traveled with my 14 year old son to Amsterdam for a few days, and guess what happened when I traveled with my teen? Over the last couple of years life has brought a lot of changes to my already weird family. One of them being the bittersweet thing of my kids growing up in a big way. My daughter is 8 and … Read more


Amsterdam / European travel / parenting / parenting teens / teens / travel

How To Easily Find A Dentist When You Travel

Thank you The Smile Generation for sponsoring this post. Contact The Smile Generation today to see how they can help you and your family become healthier and happier! I have to admit that for as much as my family travels, there is one thing I didn’t think about until recently – what to do if we are out of town and one of us needs to see the dentist. This question came up when we were traveling for a couple of weeks after school ended and my son started to have an issue with his braces. We needed to find … Read more


dentist / family / The Smile Generation / travel

7 Carry On Travel Essentials You Need to Pack

Are you team carry on or check luggage when you travel? One of my top recommendations when it comes to travel is to carry on your luggage whenever possible. Not only does carrying on help you get into and out of the airport, cruise ship, car or train faster, but it also makes travel more manageable. To help make this possible there are some carry on travel essentials you should know about.  People ask how my family and I can go on vacations, everything from long weekend getaways to a two-week Disney World plus Disney Cruise trip, with only our … Read more


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