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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Our Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Experience
May04

Our Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Experience

Recently we took an amazing, multigenerational family trip to Sarasota Florida. We chose this destination because this town has such a chilled out peaceful vibe to it and is filled with fascinating culture and art that I thought it would be the perfect place for my littles to get some grandparent time mixed in with some fun adventures! One of the best activities we did while there was a visit to Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Marie...

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17 Things To Do In Sarasota Florida in 2017
Apr29

17 Things To Do In Sarasota Florida in 2017

Spring break has just passed and now it is time to start getting excited for summer travels! As I think about the places we have been recently, Sarasota Florida was one of our favorite destinations! We had such a great family trip there that I am already thinking about going back! The weather is usually perfect in the high 80’s to low 90’s with a nice ocean breeze sweeping around. The vibe around Siesta Key, where we stayed, was super...

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20 Things That Will Happen When You Travel With Your Family
Mar28

20 Things That Will Happen When You Travel With Your Family

  The benefits of family travel are endless, as are the adventures, bonds and memories that a great family vacation can bring. All of the smiles, laughs, excitement, and wonder that traveling with your family brings makes it worthwhile to plan, mentally prepare for and take these trips. Because you know kids will be kids no matter where they are. So it is our job to be prepared for anything to happen. No matter how high my hopes...

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Family Travel: Ecotourism: What Is it & Is It For Us?
Mar15

Family Travel: Ecotourism: What Is it & Is It For Us?

Ecotourism is a term we have been hearing a lot about lately. It is a travel concept that Charles Darwin is noted as the first person to theorize about it. By the 1990’s, this awareness became more mainstream. And now, in 2017, a lot of people are talking about, a lot of resorts are becoming ecofriendly. What is Ecotourism? Ecotourism is sustainable travel to exotic, remote, often threatened, natural environments with the objective of...

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Family Travel: Voluntourism: What Is It & Is It For Us?
Feb21

Family Travel: Voluntourism: What Is It & Is It For Us?

We have all heard about voluntourism, a travel trend that began in the early 2000’s, but what exactly is voluntourism beyond traveling to another community and volunteering? What is Voluntourism? Voluntourism is the term for volunteering while on vacation or traveling to a specific location to volunteer for a period of time. It can take many shapes such as building homes in developing communities, teaching English (or your native...

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