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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Guest Spot: Elyse from Kauffman Tànxiǎn 探险 Blog Offers Her Advice on Traveling with Kids

We got split reactions from everyone. It was either “you’re crazy, I could never do that” or “that’s amazing! I wish I could do something Ike that!” The truth is. You CAN do it. ANYONE can. I promise. Before you start rolling your eyes and stop reading, hear me out. Sure, it takes some serious planning and patience, but it’s totally worth it. And, let’s be clear. I don’t mean “move to China.” But if you have the opportunity to do that, please take it…

Three Kids and a…Dash of Karma

So, my gut instinct when told that I was “brave” for going on a trip with my children, was to feel defensive. What I wanted to say was that it wasn’t brave. There was nothing brave about it. My children, whether at home or traveling, don’t need a parent to be “brave” to be with them. They’re good kids. Great kids. The best. My mother bear wanted to come out. Claws. Fangs…

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Book Your Walt Disney World Vacation (and Why You Need to Answer Them)

It’s these hiccups that really end up being the stories we carry forward as a family. And it’s these hiccups that helps us plan our next trip. Through the past seven years of visiting Walt Disney World a number of times a year (for any number of days, any time of year (except summer…we just don’t do Florida Disney sticky, sweat-inducing summer heat)), we’ve figured out some questions we ask ourselves each and every time we book a new trip. Only after we’ve figured the answers to these questions out, do we really…