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Weekend Getaway

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina

A few weeks back, Dave and I talked about about how working from home has trained us to think about work all the time–even on the weekends when we’re supposed to be relaxing. It’s one of the drawbacks to freelance work. While it’s great for flexibility, it can wreak havoc on your mental health. (more…)

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Too Precious To Lose

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

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*This is a sponsored post about a mission I deeply believe in.

Poets have been saying for generations — if you want to feel good about your fate and the fate of man, get off your duff and out into nature. Science supports the poets. Researchers have studied the effects of nature on our brains and the evidence is conclusive: spending time in nature is good for our hearts and our minds.

In fact, it’s not just good, but really, really good. It improves our mood, lowers our blood pressure, and significantly boosts our vitality. Did you know we’re even more caring and generous when exposed to nature? No doubt thanks to all those lovely endorphins at work. So given all the lovely things Nature does for us, isn’t it time we did something for it? (more…)

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Traveling with Kids | How to Save Money On Airfare

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

how to save money on airfare

One of the biggest hurdles to traveling, especially as a family, is the cost of airfare. It’s crazy expensive. But there are some ways to make it more affordable. I’ve been doing a ton of research and have found three ways to save money on airfare. (more…)

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Make Your Family Travel Plans Happen with a 52 Week Savings Jar

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

how to save money for travel

Happy New Year to all! As usual, I wish you a year full of new travel adventures and memory making with your families.

Last year was a great travel year for us. We had an adventurous trip to Morocco that involved 10 hour hikes and surf lessons, a short and relaxing visit to England where we visited the iconic Stonehenge monument and filled up on delicious fish and chips. And we ended the year with a two week trip to India (more on that soon). I am so grateful for all of it.

For my first travel post of the year, I thought I would pass along my all-time favourite way to save up for travel adventures. I mentioned it in the Traveling With Kids: Making It Affordable post a few years ago, but now I want to explain in detail how much I love it and how well it has worked for us. (more…)

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Travel More in 2015 – The Best Apps, Tricks and Cost Saving Tips for Family Travel

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

the best travel tips and tricks for families

Have you made resolutions for 2015? One of ours is to travel more! We know it can be expensive and yes, a bit of a hassle, but we also know you crave adventure and new experiences. So, we collected ten of our favorite tips and tricks from our resident globe trotter, Jillian, to help you fulfill your travel goals in the new year.

-How to Make Travel More Affordable
-Tips for Flying with Kids
-Hotels Your Kids will Flip Over
-Free NYC Tour Guides
-Couch Surfing
-House Swapping
-App that Let You Skip Lines
-Don’t Leave Home Without Them: Top 10 Products for Travelers
-Cultural Prep
-Easing Travel Anxiety

Click here to check out all of our travel articles.

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Gifts for Map Lovers

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

gifts for map lovers


With the festive season fast approaching, I thought I’d share some of my favorite map-inspired gifts for just about any family member, friend or co-worker on your gift-list. (more…)

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Our California RV Trip | Santa Monica + LA

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014


Well, it’s been about three months since we actually went on our road trip, so it’s about time we wrapped this thing up, yeah? In the longest ever stretched out series about a two week trip we’ve reached our final destinations: Santa Monica and LA… (more…)

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Traveling with Kids | Amsterdam

Thursday, September 25th, 2014


When people ask me my favourite city to visit with kids in Europe they are often quite surprised to hear it’s Amsterdam. I guess images of those ever famous “coffee shops” and the Red Light District immediately come to mind for many. But besides the space cakes and Peep Shows Amsterdam is a veritable paradise for families and kids of every age.

Last year I took my twin daughters on a surprise trip to Amsterdam as a special gift for graduating from primary school to middle school. We spent three gorgeous days wandering along the canals, visiting museums, eating our favourite Dutch street food and soaking in the laid back vibe that the famous city has to offer. They immediately fell in love with the city just as I did many years ago.

Here are a few top sites, bites and things to do while visiting Amsterdam with your kids: (more…)

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