Three Kids and a Van

There was nothing to be nervous about…

Three Kids and an…Italian Doctor (a Tale of Traveling with Sick Kids)

The moment our pediatrician saw the bottle, her eyes widened. “Just throw it away” she hastily replied as she swept her hand through the air. “I have no idea what that is, but you shouldn’t keep it,” she scolded. It had been hot in Italy that summer, but I can’t say we didn’t expect it. In fact, we had planned for it. It’s sort of what you have to do when you’re the proud mother of a child who is basically a tiny, squishy, sweaty oven…

Five Things I Wish I had Realized Before Visiting Scotland with Kids

We had a whirlwind seven days spinning around Scotland with kids, which, I think, officially makes us experts. Not true. Not at all. The only thing that it taught us, like really really taught us, is that we need to dedicate a lot more time to this little nation that has so much to offer beyond kilts and bagpipes, haggis and Scotch. We cruised through farmlands, hills, mountains, and cities. Found islands and shorelines. We made our home in city apartments, mountain resorts, and small village inns. And in all of that movement and in each nook and cranny we…

Our Top Ten Family Travel Moments of 2017

2017 has been good to us. We’ve managed to meet some of our favorite characters, see the places where fairies live, hunt for mysterious monsters, take a surprise balloon-filled bubble bath, eat ice cream in a cow field, make friends with pandas, and have sand whip our faces as we bump over giant dunes. But of all the things we’ve seen and done this year, what’ve been the top moments of family travel for us? Moments we just can’t forget? It was hard. And I think that if we revisited this…

The Smithsonian National Zoo: Why It Should Be a Stop on your Washington DC Family Vacation

There is never a time when we go to Washington D.C. that we don’t end up going to the Smithsonian National Zoo. Some times it’s the outing we plan for a day, walking the zoo and learning about the animals. Other times, we may just be swinging by the zoo to say “Hi” to some of our favorite furry (or scaly) friends. There are so many reasons to visit this zoo, whether you’re a repeat customer like us or just happen to have some free time while you’re taking…

Five Reasons to Seriously Consider Staying on Property when Visiting Walt Disney World

Beyond just the ease of location, what added perks come with staying on a Disney-owned property? After being off property, on property, and every where else in between, we’ve come up with our five favorite bonuses that come with staying at a WDW property…

Three Kids and a…Bowl of Spilled Soup (Or How Family Travel Makes Me a Better Momma)

Many minutes after her final tuck in, my biggest little sat up and started spewing questions at me about our upcoming overnight flight. Through my grumpy, impatient protests, she was relentless in her need for answers. How long she would be on the plane before she had to sleep? What pillow would she use? Who would she sit with? What would she wear? Would it be a full nights sleep? Will we be fed breakfast? Dinner? A snack? How many movies should she have with her? Lovies? Where would they go? I could see her imagining herself there, snuggled into…

5 Fun Things to Do with Little People (6 and Under) on the Royal Mile

I know, I know. The Royal Mile is just so touristy. And it is. But that’s because it’s still an amazing part of Edinburgh to be in, especially if you’ve never been in it before and you only have a few days to spend there. It’s like NYC’s Times Square. You have to do it. Now that that’s out of the way though, let’s talk about how much this traveling tribe really did enjoy being there. And our tiny travelers? They’re already making…

Thinking of Staying at an Airbnb? Here’s 5 Reasons We Loved It and 5 Reasons We Didn’t

The world is not made for odd numbers. Stop lights only really work well when the intersection can be cut evenly across, usually in fours but six will still work (at least it seems a tad bit less confusing than having no street directly across from you). Walk into any restaurant as a party of five and you’re either forced to squeeze into a table meant for four or spread out, awkwardly I might add, across a table meant for six. Conversations can be jumbled, lopsided and no longer linear. And managing to find acceptable hotel rooms without spending…

Three Kids and a…High Mountain (My Husband’s Travel Tale of Fear)

And then, one mountain drive, this joke turned and took on a life of its own, a darker life. A life I, nor my husband, felt comfortable with…

Hotel Review: Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort: Child Centered

The options of Disney resorts can be mind boggling, and Bay Lake Towers is one option that presents itself as a perfect base for those who plan on placing their Walt Disney world energies into Magic Kingdom…