The end of 2016 found me trying to simplify my life. I have a tendency to make things far more complicated than they need to be. It is somewhat due to my desire to please as many people as possible. What did I do to change my life? What does it have to do with traveling?
New Orleans, Louisiana. It’s an interesting place, even when you are there as a young twenty-something and you end up consuming a lot of alcohol…
There is so much more to the city, but being who I was then, I didn’t have a huge urge to explore outside of the French Quarter. Though I did party a lot there, that also wasn’t my usual MO. Maybe that is why I have such fond memories of my time there, because I lived so differently during my short visit. I had such joie de vivre!
It recently dawned on me that maybe moms should travel on their own sometimes. Take a small break from parenting duties, a mom-caytion. For me, it would actually be very difficult to leave my children for long periods of time (remember the trouble I had spending only one night away?), yet I can see the benefits!
Hello, travel lovers! I hope 2016 has provided you with many wonderful travel opportunities. While we didn’t travel as much as I had hoped, 2016 provided me with much time to dream. First things first! I started this blog in April. Since then, we traveled to:
- Tomahawk, Wisconsin
- Newport, Kentucky
- Vermilion, Ohio
- Cincinnati, Ohio
Bigger plans had to be scrapped this year, due to some unforeseen circumstances. Those money suckers started four days after I started the blog. Talk about great timing (sarcasm).
It’s that time of year in the United States. Do you need some gift ideas for the traveling child? Do you need some ideas for your next long trip? Here are some great gifts for toddlers and preschoolers that also travel well. This gift list has a mixture of things I’ve purchased, recommendations from other traveling parents, and the best reviewed items I’m considering buying for our next trip.
While I don’t always do a lot of research before buying toys, it is imperative to read reviews before buying items that are meant for travel. Some travel toys are a GREAT idea in concept, but are not constructed well. This list has the best! Continue reading
When I found Music Together (which made this list), my children were 1 and 2 years old. I drove around 45 minutes one way to attend because the teacher and classes came so highly rated by fellow moms, who had a similar parenting philosophy to mine. I couldn’t help but wonder: would Music Together live up to the hype?
I took the kids to the Columbus Museum of Art in Columbus, Ohio, for the first time earlier this month (November, 2016). It was also my first visit there! Of course, I’ve been to museums before, but not with kids in tow (except for the Henry Ford Museum, but that’s a little different).
So, is it fun for kids? Continue reading
My husband used to ask me, “would you move to Japan?” He’d lived there for a year and enjoyed it. I always said, “no” or “I need to think about it.” At first, it was because we had little kids and I thought it would be too hard to move abroad. Or that I’d be too isolated. Something changed in me. Around a year ago, when he asked me if I would consider moving to Japan, I said, “yes.” Continue reading
Thank you, Simone, for this awesome post about her adventures in the most romantic city in the world: Paris!
In late August of 2002, I was surprised for my 21st birthday with a weekend in Paris by my then boyfriend. To other people it must sound like the most romantic thing in the world. Normally, I would agree that this is a valid statement. Unfortunately, I believe that it only counts as being utterly romantic if you do not already argue in the car on the way to Paris and you do not stop halfway at a rest area to call your sister for advice on whether to continue or not. Continue reading
As noted in the post What to Do When You Can’t Travel, we aren’t able to travel right now. We spent a night in Cincinnati, Ohio last month, but that’ll be it for awhile. However, I wanted to let my readers know about a few updates to the blog, as well as answer the question, “who is Jerrie Mock?” Continue reading