Do You Need Terrific Travel Themed Costumes? Try These!

I love to dress up in costumes. Naturally, Halloween is also one of my favorite holidays. Whether you are traveling or going to a friend’s costume party, here are some awesome travel themed costumes. These will work any time of year!

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The Best Anti Theft Backpack: Guide to Theft Proof Bags

Okay, you’re ready to travel! You’re going solo, solo with kids, as a family, or however and you realize: I need a backpack! Not just any old tourist bag. Oh no, I need the best anti theft backpack.

Once you start sifting, you realize there are so many different theft proof backpack styles. How do you choose?

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Flying Solo With Kids: The Amazing Thing That Happened

My husband, children, and I spent a week in Ohio in July. He returned home to Mexico, while the kids and I stayed an additional week. While I hadn’t doubted I was capable, I didn’t know the amazing things that would happen. Here’s what I learned flying solo (and actually flying solo) with kids for a week.

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What is the Safest Sunscreen for Kids in 2018?

We all use sunscreen, whether we are traveling or not. It’s necessary. As parents, we always want to get the best and safest sunscreen for kids that we can find. With all the stuff in the news, which are the best sunscreens for kids? I always worry about sun safety when the kids and I spend time in the sunshine. I also worry about which sunscreens are the best and safest for our bodies. I’ve spent a lot of time doing research!

When it’s time to lather on the sunscreen, here are some of the safest options you can buy!

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Franklin Park Conservatory Children’s Garden

Imagine my excitement my husband called me and said, “I booked flights to the USA. We leave in one week.” I was so excited that I almost cried. We weren’t sure if we’d be visiting Ohio this summer or not and we kept putting off planning the trip. Not only did I want to have a lot of family time, I also wanted to do all of the things, including visit the new Franklin Park Conservatory Children’s Garden, located in Columbus, Ohio.

Of course, I couldn’t fit in all of the things I wanted to do (or see all of the people I wanted to see), but I did get meet my friend Julie and her children at the Franklin Park Conservatory. It was a beautiful and sunny day, just perfect for visiting a children’s garden. Was it everything I hoped it would be?

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As An Expat, I Make Many Mistakes and That’s Okay

This week is the last week of school in Mexico. It actually ends on July 6 this year. A lot of people don’t even send their kids during the last week. This week, we had the prescolar ceremony with diplomas given on Monday. I put in my calendar that there is a graduation ceremony today after another different event in the morning.

Apparently, as is common, I was mistaken.

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Guide to the Best Infinity Scarf with Hidden Zipper Pocket

I saw a video today. It was crazy. It was hilarious. And it seemed like it would be practical. Sort of. I mean, it could also be kind of sweaty and potentially gross. There is a travel underwear with zipper pockets in the front. Is this really a thing?!

Yes, yes it is. However, it also led me to an item that is even cooler than pickpocket proof undies. The travel scarf. A travel scarf is usually an infinity scarf with a hidden zipper pocket. What a genius idea!

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Itinerary for an Awesome Yucatan Peninsula Road Trip with Kids

For Spring Break, we decided to fly to Cancun, Mexico. My husband originally wanted to  go to an all-inclusive resort. I checked the prices and they seemed really high (spoiler alert: many all-inclusive resorts in Cancun are actually reasonably priced because the restaurants in Cancun are very expensive).  I started trying to figure out an option that was better for the budget AND included seeing Chichen Itza. We decided to take a sightseeing road trip around the Yucatan Peninsula, which included spending a lot of time in Tulum.

That all being said, this is NOT a budget trip. Though in the end, it was pretty close to equal the cost of staying in an all-inclusive resort with one or two excursions for four. I am, however, extremely satisfied with the flexibility our choices offered us during the trip.

Well, I was satisfied once I got over feeling guilty about blowing our travel budget, of course.

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