Adventure

If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet.

Role Reversal and the Traveling Safety Net

Tips to help safeguard family travel - and why you should travel, even though it can be dangerous
Sometimes I'm jealous of my younger self.Which I realize makes absolutely no sense.The thing is...it's no secret that I came from a volatile home. But there was a brief period where I didn't connect the trouble in my house with life in general. I was fortunate that my mom's job took us around the world. Through my travels, I saw glimpses of good that...

Truck Bed Camping in Style

Truck bed camping
Another upcoming weekend, another camping trip! Our next stop is Paso Robles with friends, and we inevitably wind up getting asked a lot of questions about our choice to opt for truck bed camping. How we do Truck Bed Camping Nate's been a truck kinda guy as long I've known him, and if you ask him he'll tell you that I was...

Planning Road Trip Overnights

Planning stops and accommodations for an extended road trip
Planning road trips can be tricky: you have to consider driving time, spots you want to see along the way, food, expense, etc. On top of that, planning where to spend each night on a road trip revival means more than just plotting out driving distance and figuring out accommodations near each destination. Especially if you have children and...

Road Trip Revival: Chapter 1 – The Station Wagon Is Dead

Sleeping in the bed of the truck
I was speaking with a friend recently and discovered a terrible tragedy had befallen me. I found I had been born into the wrong century. A century of lawn chair summers, electronic instant gratification and computerized socialization. A world where most people you ask could not tell you the root of the phrase 'Howdy' is from 'How do you...

My Childhood Vacations

childhood vacation on the beach
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Wyndham Vacation Rentals.Nate and the boys and I are back from our extended roadtrip, and I am EXHAUSTED. Eighteen different places in twenty-one days. We've seen it all, and now I need a vacation from my vacation. We'll share more details next week, after we've decompressed a little bit. It was...

I Watched Him Run Westward

What you need to consider before hitting the road as an adventure family
We have officially become an adventure family. Today, we're leaving on a 3500 mile road trip on a 45 degree angle through the great American landscape. After hooking a hard right around Yellowstone National Park and bob and weaving through the Rocky Mountains, we'll bounce back home after bottoming out in Arizona.What makes this trip so different is that we're...

Wandering and Wondering

Stop to smell the flowers and the trees and life in general
I wonder sometimes. I wonder if the technology we posses today really improves our lives as much as we think it does. My mother pointed out to me that nowadays, people are addicted to instant gratification. At first I thought I would argue, but realized quickly she was right. It's hard to argue when I spend a good two...

How to Maximize your Disney Vacation

How to maximize your Disney vacations
We just got back from the Disney vacation of a lifetime.I was thrilled to be invited to the Disney Social Media Moms conference for the first time this year, offering me the chance to hang out with a bunch of my favorite bloggers to learn about what's new in social media and the world of Disney. I also got...

Peaceful Seaside Wellness in Del Mar

seaside wellness in Del Mar
I am so blessed to live in San Diego. I say this at least once weekly and I feel like it comes off as if us living here was some sort of accident. It wasn't. I've been determined to live in San Diego since I visited when I was 12 years old and fell in love with everything about...

Farmers’ Market 101

Last week I was invited to walk the Wednesday morning farmers' market at the Temecula Promenade. I had no idea of a weekday market there and enjoyed a chance to try some perfectly ripe strawberries during the week and check out other vendors. My older son got his first taste of a peach at my local Saturday morning market, wrapped...