Family Travel

Traveling Trails and Back Roads

With gas prices continuing to stay relatively low and the cost of air travel continuing to climb (think baggage fees etc. plus the hassle of airport security with children) many families are turning to road travel for their annual vacations.Beyond the typical visits to amusement parks and well-known landmarks like the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone,… Continue reading Traveling Trails and Back Roads

Family Travel

Beignets and Brown Feathers – An Afternoon in New Orleans

Pelicans swoop in and scoop up brackish water with their sagging beaks. A lone seagull snatches up a sardine from the sand. A quiet spot except for the cawing of ocean birds and the occasional blaring horn of a passing barge. I love this time of day. I watch as runners sprint along the sea… Continue reading Beignets and Brown Feathers – An Afternoon in New Orleans

Disney, Family Travel

Thirty Days at Disney World on a Budget

Our family is crazy for Disney so when we decided to take a nice long vacation this year, Walt Disney World was a natural choice. Spending this much time at the Parks allows us to be flexible with our days. We can do our schoolwork in the morning and spend the remainder of the day… Continue reading Thirty Days at Disney World on a Budget

Family Travel

Four Famous Faces – A Rainy Day at Mount Rushmore

I like to make plans and reservations well ahead of time for our family vacations...and then find myself changing them at least three or four times before our departure. I think the early planning and booking makes me feel secure that we will at least have a place to rest our heads as we travel… Continue reading Four Famous Faces – A Rainy Day at Mount Rushmore