Video of Sailing Croatia: our first vlog is live

Sailing from Split to Dubrovnik, stopping at seven ports of call along the coast of Croatia. Fortresses, national parks, biking, swimming, nude beaches, wine tasting and more.

Hot air ballooning in New Mexico: everything you need to know, from cost to events

I’m pretty adventurous when it comes to travel. I’ll rock climb with the kids, go hiking with bears and moose, I’ll free dive with sea lions and sharks, I’ll even paddleboard with alligators… but I never thought I would go hot air ballooning in New Mexico. I did it. I actually bit the bullet, climbed […]

Using Points for Travel: best tips for weekend getaways or international vacations

You know how we’ve partnered with IHG Rewards and Wells Fargo Propel in the last year or so? Well, the reason we have is because we fully understand how to earn and leverage points across different platforms to enjoy more travel opportunities. We have the best ways to use points for travel for weekend getaways […]

Victoria with Kids: 18 activities to wow kids and adults alike

Hopefully you followed along as we were exploring Victoria BC with kids… or on our own… or during Christmas or Valentines Day. Yes, we go to Victoria often, but it’s because we love it so much! We were asked by the destination to share our top favorite activities and tips for visiting Victoria with kids […]

Why and How to Visit the Island of Mljet: biking, grappa and panoramic views

Unless you’ve been island hopping in the Dalmatian Isles, you might not have heard of Mljet or considered visiting this funky little Croatian island. There are lots of things to do on Mljet and if you have the opportunity to spend a few days here, it’s well worth it and you’ll be so glad you […]

So you want to start blogging: how I started a blog and found a job I love (it’s not easy!)

We lead the most fun lives: always on vacation and enjoying beaches with the kids or touring old forts or hiking in the desert. It’s all fun all the time. Not a day goes by that I’m not thankful that we get to be bloggers. OMG, the work that goes into it though. We never […]

Family Friendly Victoria BC travel journal

We’re back in Canada! Hooray! …or should I say “Hoor-eh!”  Living in the Puget Sound area of Washington, we’re really close to beautiful Vancouver Island and try to visit whenever we can, and yet this is our first trip to Victoria that we’ve brought the kids on. We’ve partnered up with Destination Greater Victoria to […]

Smith Rock with kids: how to enjoy hiking in the high desert

Smith Rock State Park is one of the most unique and beautiful places in Oregon. We love love love the Oregon Coast and frequently visit the Columbia Gorge Waterfall Area, but Smith Rock with kids is also really wonderful and one of our new favorite Oregon sites. It’s the high desert experience we were hoping […]

Doing Yoga With Kids: benefiting the health and happiness of your family

We’re turning over the mic today to a mom that we respect and is very in line with our way of thinking.  Rachel O’Conner is a mom, yoga instructor and writer, and she’s all about teaching her kids (and others) how to be physically active and mindful as they grow. We’ve shared before about the […]

Staying fit at Universal Orlando Resort: easy ways to make healthy choices

I always think about the sweets and decadent food choices when we start talking about out next vacation, and particularly when we know we’re heading back to Universal Orlando Resort. But then the second I start to feel like we’ll just be throwing our fitness goals away, I remember how easy staying fit at Universal […]

The best breweries in Bend: family friendly brewery tours and brew pubs

I’m going to keep this short and sweet, but really helpful. Bend, Oregon is amazeballs. I don’t need to tell you that if you’re reading this already, but there you have it. One of the things that we loved, was the welcoming nature EVERYWHERE to us dads with our kids. We especially enjoyed all of […]

Trip to Venice: plan for enjoying Venice in peace

When you live in the United States and you think about taking a trip to Europe, your mind darts so quickly from place to place and you start to create an enormous to-do list of sights and experiences you MUST cross off. Venice, Italy is at the top for everybody, I swear, and rightly so. […]

Ecotours in Cabo San Lucas: whale sharks, sea lions and more

As you know we often have our friends in travel write up their top recommendations or how to experience something we’ve not done. Our amazing friend, Karen Bradfield at Adventures in Baja, has put together her top recommendations for responsible tours and wildlife experiences in the Los Cabos area and we’re so glad to be able […]

Bend Itinerary w/ hiking, breweries, and LOGE Camps: perfect Oregon

Bend, Oregon with kids is an ideal vacation plan. Seriously. We just returned from a week long fall trip to Bend and enjoyed the culture and outdoors of Bend so much that we’re chatting about doing a return trip to consider and research moving there. We were based out of LOGE Camps Entrada Lodge on […]

What to do in Vis: biking routes, beaches and more

We sailed into several beautiful port during our sailing trip through the Dalmatian Isles of Croatia, but none stole our hearts the way Vis did. Visiting Vis was exactly what we’d hoped for when planning our trip to Croatia. With two days of exploring we know just what to see and what to do in […]

Ecotours in Banff & Canmore, Alberta: Adventure Hub ecotour central

One of the most frequent questions we get about traveling as a family is how do we find activities that are good for all of us to enjoy together. A close second is how do you find a good ecotour company. Well, we lucked out with our recent trip to Banff, Alberta. We discovered AdventureHub […]

Easy Day trips from Miami to National Parks along the Scenic Route

We’ve got another piece for the Alamo Rent A Car Scenic Route hub live and it’s all about great, easy day trips from Miami and our favorite simple weekend getaways to the Gulf Coast!  From some of the coolest Florida wildlife to pockets of culture you’d never expect, you’ve got to check out our ideas […]

Planning a Trip to Westport: super chill Washington coast

If you grew up in the Seattle area you know that going to the ocean is a production. You have to plan it out, get up early, pack up everything you could possibly need, including rain coats, and then head for the coast, being prepared to leave the beach early due to wind and rain. […]

10 Most Instagramable spots in Disneyland and how to shoot them

Everywhere you go you see people setting up their shots for Instagram. To be honest, we do it too. It’s what’s become of traveling these days, but sometime we’re in a place where we’re more than happy to find those shots… like in Disneyland. We figured out our ten favorite ideas, no, the ten MOST […]

Best National Parks in Fall: 8 must see parks for Fall Colors (and a bonus)

October is one of the best months to travel since kids have gone back to school and people are prepping for the holidays. Also a bonus: fall colors are going to be showing up and changing before you know it. We’ve been thinking about all of our favorite places to visit in the fall and […]

Extra Days in Denver: from the Mile High City to the Rocky Mountains

We love Colorado and guess what, so does Alamo Rent A Car. You know how we get to play the role of Chief Travel Guide for Alamo and make all kinds of fun suggestions for people looking to explore the Scenic Route? Well, we got to put together our favorite ways to spend extra time […]

Travel Journal: Exploring Banff and Canmore

So this is super exciting. We get to take an adventure to Banff and Canmore in Alberta to experience everything the Canadian Rockies have to offer. Follow along as we go hiking and canoeing and rafting and rock climbing and caving and everything else. After this you’re going to want to plan a trip to […]

Best Activities in Dubrovnik: 1, 2 & 3 day itineraries for the Can’t-Miss sites

So, you know that we had the most amazing time sailing from Split to Dubrovnik with Med Sailing Holidays, well after we made our final port, we took some extra time to explore King’s Landing… I mean Dubrovnik. We had the run of weather in Dubrovnik, including the most booming thunder ever, but most of […]

Unique North Florida Finds along the Scenic Route

Our latest piece for the Alamo Rent a Car Scenic Route hub is live and it’s all about our favorite family destination:  the North Florida coast and inland!  We love to visit and explore Florida, not just because of its sunshine, but because of its beautiful nature, fascinating history, and cool cultural finds. From tip […]

Disneyland without Kids: what to do and how to do it

Let’s just start by making it clear: it’s perfectly fine to do Disneyland without kids. Whether you want to visit and leave the kids at home or maybe you don’t have kids, that’s fine. Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure are both incredible and super fun without kids. What do adults do in Disneyland without kids? […]

Travel Safety and being mindful of your belongings ** UPDATED

So, this is a mini blog post to bring awareness to travel safety for everybody. Today we had an interesting situation unfold at our house… not while we were traveling.  Please take a moment to share this with anybody that travels via plane, train or boat, as safety for everybody is the utmost importance.  ***Updated at […]

Easy Florida Weekend Getaway Ideas on the Gulf

Florida is full of fun and relaxation. If you’ve not explored beyond the big cities like Orlando, Jacksonville or Miami, you might not know how diverse and chill it is.  Speaking of Miami (said Mee-ahh-mee), it’s a completely different world when you head to the Gulf Coast from Miami and some of our favorite Florida […]

Isla Holbox: the last slice of mellow Caribbean island life

If you recall, a few months ago we shared about the Birds of Paradise yoga retreat I got to participate in and how amazing it was, both the yoga aspect and the destination of Isla Holbox. Following the trip to Isla Holbox we got a bunch of questions about the island, so here is the […]

Dubrovnik in the rain (and sun): great activities for any weather

Wouldn’t it be great if all travel all the time went exactly as planned and the weather was always perfect? Yeah, but that doesn’t always happen. We just did Dubrovnik in the rain and it was actually really cool and gave us a very different perspective on the city. But what do you do when […]

Sailing Croatia: how to plan unforgettable Med Sailing Holidays

So, who followed along on our incredible sailing adventure through the Dalmatian Isles of Croatia? What?! You missed it?! Well we’ve got lots to share about the whole experience from ports of call to booking your travel. Med Sailing Holidays was an awesome host for us and we’re happy to recommend them for sailing Croatia. […]