Family Travel: 5 Pro Travel Safety Tips
Jan12

Family Travel: 5 Pro Travel Safety Tips

Safety is always a top priority when I’m traveling, and even more so when my littles are along. Anything can happen, which most of the time is the beauty of it. But sometimes… not so much. The good news is that there are things you can do to prevent many disasters from even happening in the first place. I’ve asked around, I’ve tried and tested and put together a list of my top 5 Pro Travel Safety Tips. These simple travel safety tips...

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Family Travel: Ventura Harbor Village Parade of Lights 2017
Dec26

Family Travel: Ventura Harbor Village Parade of Lights 2017

Ventura Harbor Village is a quaint little harbor nestled among canals in Southern California. It has quickly become one of my favorite places to spend an afternoon with my littles or bring visitors too, it just has so much to offer! A couple of weeks ago I shared my lunch at the fab Brophy Bros. here and today I want to wish you happy holidays, Ventura Harbor Village and Island Packers style with a peak into our Parade of Lights 2017...

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10 Reasons to Travel For This Holiday Break
Dec12

10 Reasons to Travel For This Holiday Break

The Holiday Break is right around the corner, most of us with 2 full weeks off to entertain the kids and keep it all together. I can’t think of a better time to travel… I know, you’re shocked by this!! I’ve encouraged you to try a destination Thanksgiving in the past, today I hope to inspire you to take a family vacation this holiday break. Check out my 10 reasons to travel for this holiday break. 10 Reasons To Travel For This Holiday...

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Brophy Bros. Restaurant in Ventura Harbor Village
Nov30

Brophy Bros. Restaurant in Ventura Harbor Village

Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting two new, amazing friends for lunch at Brophy Bros. in Ventura Harbor Village. I had such a great time, I had to share this hidden little gem with you! Brophy Bros. is a clam bar and restaurant featuring signature cocktails, a super fun happy hour with a great happy hour menu, fantastic seafood dishes, incredible views and a wonderful staff on hand to make sure you have the best dining experience...

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5 Reasons Why You Should Travel During Labor Day Weekend
Aug25

5 Reasons Why You Should Travel During Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day is a bittersweet long weekend. On a sad note, it signals the end of summer, on a good note the beginning of fall – one of my favorite seasons, while celebrating all of the social and economic progress our American workers have made to better our country by increasing our quality of living. Clearly the good outweighs the bad here so… My friends, this is not the weekend to sit at home! It is the perfect time to get up...

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6 Ways Travel Is Healing
Jun27

6 Ways Travel Is Healing

One of the many things I love about travel is how healing it truly is. Life can be overwhelming, scary, painful even – how many times a week do you mutter the words “I need a vacation” in response to these emotions?! I think I may say it daily… Sometimes the pain is so strong, the overwhelming feelings are so deep that travel is the only way to heal, allowing you to leave everything behind and give yourself some space to refresh...

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7 Reasons Why Multigenerational Family Travel Rocks!
Jun07

7 Reasons Why Multigenerational Family Travel Rocks!

I’ve been sharing a lot lately about our amazing trip to Visit Sarasota Florida. It was a multigenerational family travel vacation unlike one we had ever had before, so so good! There are loads of reasons why this was such an awesome trip (the incredible activities and things to do in Sarasota, great weather, very cool people everywhere – Sarasota just has a fantastic vibe to it) but the main one, the really big reason why this was...

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Family Travel: The Sailor Circus in Sarasota Florida
Jun03

Family Travel: The Sailor Circus in Sarasota Florida

Lately, I have been sharing all about our multigenerational family vacation to Sarasota Florida. We had such a great time there! One of the most spectacular things we did while in Sarasota was to attend The Sailor Circus. In my post on The Ringling Museum, I explained how Sarasota has a rich history in the circus arts. It is not only a place for people to come and see and learn about everything circus, but it is also an...

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Family Travel: Our Ringling Museum Experience
Jun01

Family Travel: Our Ringling Museum Experience

Many people don’t realize that Sarasota Florida was originally settled by the Ringling Brothers when they moved their winter circus headquarters there in 1927. At the time, it was mostly undeveloped and seemed the perfect place to set up for them thanks to the weather and available space. Since that time, Sarasota has grown to become a hub for everything circus, fine arts and incredible performances. There are so many wonderful things...

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Facing My Fear – My TreeUmph! Adventure Course Experience
May20

Facing My Fear – My TreeUmph! Adventure Course Experience

I have always had a fear of heights, even as a young child. I would close my eyes as we crossed bridges, silently sing or count to myself as I rode the chair lift up the ski slope, and stayed as far from the edge as possible when hiking… but I would never let it hold me back from doing and trying new things. Now, as a mama, I want my children to experience as much as they can without any restrictions. I refuse to pass on my silly fear...

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