Glassblowing in Florida

  Do you get excited when you sift through your emails in the morning and come across one from Groupon or Living Social?  No? Well, I do. I am someone who loves new experiences, so I get a little tickle in my belly when I open those emails, secretly hoping there is a great discount… Continue reading Glassblowing in Florida

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Disney’s Keys to the Kingdom

    When it comes to birthdays, I am more of an experience person who prefers a day of rock climbing over a new pair of shoes. I also detest surprise parties. So, when my husband asked me how I wished to be welcomed into forty-dom, I told him I wanted to spend time with… Continue reading Disney’s Keys to the Kingdom

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Travel With Children: Our Ireland Road Trip

Road tripping…in Ireland…with children may seem like a scary vacation plan.  Lucky for me, my kids travel well.  But even if they didn’t, it is my opinion that there is just no better way to see a foreign country than to be all up in it-road trip style.  So, we went for it, and it… Continue reading Travel With Children: Our Ireland Road Trip

Florida · The Inner Workings of My Mind

The Five People You Meet in Disney

Last week, my daughter’s third grade class went to Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and I was lucky enough to tag along. The childlike excitement fluttering in my heart upon walking into the park, even as an adult who has been to Disney numerous times, is still magical for me. But alas, there are some occurrences that… Continue reading The Five People You Meet in Disney

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee: Our last mini-vacation of 2015

2015, the year of the mini-vacation, is officially over.  Although I was skeptical about replacing one long vacation with three shorter ones, I was pleasantly surprised at how well it all turned out.  My girls are still talking about our first mini trip to Universal Studios and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, as well… Continue reading Gatlinburg, Tennessee: Our last mini-vacation of 2015


Crystal River, FL

  Last week, we embarked on our second mini-vacation of the year.  Because we are staying local this year, I chose a spot that would get the most “oohs and aahs” from my little girls.  I figured a place that allows swimming with manatees would be perfect.  For all of the non-locals, swimming with or… Continue reading Crystal River, FL


Universal Studios, Orlando

  The Hard Rock Hotel Our dog, Zoey, relaxing at the Hard Rock Hotel Zoey’s welcome package from the hotel Two weekends ago, our family went on our first mini-vacation of the year.  We spent three spectacular days at the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.  First off, the hotel is gorgeous… Continue reading Universal Studios, Orlando

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2015: The Year of the Mini Vacations

It’s a new year!  And that means that writing a new vacation blog is in my near future.  Last year, I was extremely excited about this year’s vacation, as it was supposed to be a trip to Ireland.  However, there were many factors that played into the reason why we will not be heading over… Continue reading 2015: The Year of the Mini Vacations

Road Trips · The Rest of the US

Road Trip: From Florida to New Jersey 2014

I cannot believe it’s been a year since our Puerto Rico trip!  I wish I could post to the “Travel with Children” section of my blog more frequently, but until I hit the lottery, one vacation per year is all I can manage. This year, I decided to try a road trip from my current… Continue reading Road Trip: From Florida to New Jersey 2014