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How to Eat Healthy on a Road Trip

It is spring break in my house this week. Since we live near a touristy area (Hello, Disney!) we tend to stay home or close to home for spring break. But, this time of year always gets me thinking about summer and jonesin’ to get on the road. Fortunately, hubby and I have a trip to St. Pete Beach coming …

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5 Reasons why Disney is better with Older Children

Don’t get me wrong, there really is something magical about taking the little ones to the Disney Parks. They marvel at the castle being larger than life, their favorite characters in person and the sheer joy of a Mickey bar. Visiting Disney with little ones creates a lifetime of memories.   But   I have had a ton more fun …

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How To Make The Best Homemade Tortillas Costa Rica Style

One of my favorite things we did when we were in Costa Rica was learning how to make homemade tortillas. I love to cook and bake from scratch so I jumped at the opportunity to learn how to make tortillas (for free!) Costa Rica has some of the freshest food I’ve ever had while traveling. There are a few Costa …

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How to Create an Awesome Road Trip Binder for Kids

We take a lot of road trips. In fact, I actually love the interstate. Sometimes it’s an hour away in Florida, others, 1200 miles to Michigan. Whenever we’re going to be on the road for over a few hours, I create a road trip binder for the kids. Now that they are older, they help make it awesome.

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Confessions: Lunch at Be Our Guest was a Little Disappointing

What I love about the Disney parks could probably fill several blog posts (and fair warning, may do so in the future.)   For my birthday this year, we got the opportunity to experience a meal at Be Our Guest Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom and I was elated. Beauty and the Beast is one of my all-time favorite fairy tales, …

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This is Not the Best List of Road Trip Apps

What are the best road trip apps? Everyone has a list and everyone thinks their list is the best. That’s why they write them, right? To get likes and pins on Pinterest? I’m not here to tell you what the best road trip apps are. I’m sure there’s someone out there with that list. Just search on Pinterest and you’ll find …

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How to have Couple Time when Traveling as a Family

It’s not always easy to have couple time when traveling as a family. Of course, part of why we travel is to spend more time with our children, create family memories, experience new things blah blah blah. Okay, don’t get me wrong. I love love love spending time as a foursome. But with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I’m …

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Caution: These Seats are in a Breathtaking Splash Zone

At first the idea of doing a waterfall rappel with my two children in tow sounded a bit intimidating. I have never rope climbed, rappelled, zip lined (at this point) in my life so attaching myself and my children to a rope for 165 feet drop felt risky. I had nothing to be worried about however as the Pure Trek guides …

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Reasons I Love the Interstate

I love the expressway and interstate highways. That’s probably not a statement you hear from many road trip travelers. Now don’t get me wrong. I’m all about the back roads and the local places and finding the neat little points of inspiration. However, there’s something about the expressway and the speed of getting to where I’m going that excites me.   …

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The Amazing Costa Rica Food I still Crave (in Photos)

When we went to Costa Rica in November of 2014, I was blown away by the fresh delicious food we encountered everywhere we went. Fresh tropical fruit at every breakfast (I know have an affinity for papaya thanks to the trip) black beans at many of the meals prepared in different ways and the literally farm to table coffee! Here’s …