Sand & Sun At Galveston Beach

Galveston Island is always a great getaway spot for our family.  It is close to home and makes you feel as if you've stepped right into vacation mode.  The beach, the wind, fun gift shops, great restaurants and more!  The cleanliness of the Galveston Beach water is nothing when compared to a Florida Beach, but Galveston is less then two hours away from home.  The boys love playing in the beach, dreaming about catching small sharks off the pier … [Read more...]

Save Time – “Learn” Your Waterpark

We’ve spent enough time at Wet N Wild Splashtown this summer to get our routine down to beat the lines and catch the wave pool at just the right time. Getting to the waterpark when the gate first opens is the prime time to plan your arrival.  It’s perfect for riding those large attractions that always have lines that seem to be never ending, like the Tornado or the FloRider!  We keep our waterpark season passes on a keychain which is … [Read more...]

Activities in Nashville, TN

Are you local to Nashville, TN or surrounding areas? If so, what are you planning on doing this summer? If you plan on visiting the Nashville area, there are a TON of fun activities you can do while you are there! One of the best spots in Nashville is the Ryman Auditorium. This is one of the biggest music hot spots in Nashville. Tons of County Music stars have shows here. You can also tour the auditorium and see all of the awesome “behind the … [Read more...]

How to Staycation

Staycations come in all shapes and forms, but however you choose to relax, sometimes taking a vacation is absolutely necessary. Maybe work has been a black cloud hanging over you head recently, or maybe your schedule has gotten so busy you can’t even remember why you’re doing what you do. These are examples of situations when it might be time for a staycation. First, a general definition: a staycation is exactly the same as taking a vacation, … [Read more...]

2016 Houston Rodeo Fun

Last week was Summer Break and we went to the Houston Rodeo for the day to check out the shopping, the rodeo and the Georgia Florida Line concert.  Check out the photo above, this is one of the stands that we saw on our way into the festivities.  Each year I think about this, but I have yet to try anything.  If you were to get something from this Fried A Fair stand, which would you get? How about this?  How many footballs would guess this … [Read more...]

Why Spring Is The Best In Texas

Spring is a wonderful season just about anywhere, but here in Texas we make it a little extra wonderful.  After a long cold winter (just kidding) Texans get spring a little earlier than most of the country and take full advantage of the perfect weather before it starts boiling again. Here are some of the things that make spring the best in Texas: Rodeos – No one can do a rodeo like Texans.  All across our state we’re putting on our best … [Read more...]

Houston Area Must See Attractions

Planning a visit to Houston?  Having a friend come to visit Houston?  Just want to do some exploring?  Here are some great places to go in the Houston area! Houston has many world-renowned art museums if you’re looking for an afternoon of high culture.  The Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the Menil Collection, and the Rothko Chapel all hold beautiful works of art, however one of my favorite art museums to visit is a little more unusual.  Houston … [Read more...]

5 Tips For Traveling By Airplane

Traveling is a super way to explore new things, but alas it always comes with a side of hassle.  Traveling by airplane can especially easily start your trip on the wrong foot if the flight is delayed, your luggage lost, or if you’re unprepared for the challenge of the trip just through the airport.  Here are a few tips for making sure your trip starts smoothly: First and foremost, book a morning flight!  Your flight is much more likely to … [Read more...]

Houston Area Roadtrip Tips

The following post was sent into the mom blog from Emily Blount - Enjoy! As a recent college graduate I've been driving between Houston, San Antonio, and Austin a lot recently and have become quite the professional roadtripper along the way.  I have found some interesting things on the road (pop-up car repair service… their garage was an empty field with a large piece of cardboard reading “fix ur car here”) so in case y’all take a roadtrip of … [Read more...]

Take That Trip You Have Always Dreamed Of!

Have you planned a trip in your head for years but have never actually gotten to take that trip?  Now is the time!  There are many payoffs to traveling.  Here are a few: The best way to get wise to the ways of the world is to get out in it and experience things firsthand!  You will learn so much and you can teach others along the way! Is your life a boring routine where every day feels like Groundhog Day (the movie)?  Not anymore!  When you … [Read more...]

Tips For Your Best “Glamping” Trip Ever

. If you're an Outdoor Traveler in Virginia who follows a lot of traveling blogs and Instagram accounts, you might have seen a lot of recent posts and hashtags referring to "glamping."  Glamping is basically a portmanteau term that combines "glamorous" with "camping."  Glamping is referring to camping where the things you bring for the trip are stylish yet functional.  Basically, a camping trip where the pictures you take are worthy of … [Read more...]

Hotel Must-Haves With Kids

This past summer, we went to a basketball tournament with my teenage son's basketball team and stayed in a hotel in downtown Dallas.  Someone from the team locked down group rates for the parents, so we booked our room.  Once we got there, we realized that this was not the type of hotel that we had hoped for.  As a mom of a young child, we still look for "fun" hotels.  The parents that chose this hotel didn't have younger children and thought … [Read more...]

Top South East Asian Cities to Visit in September

How far have you travelled outside of your local area?  Toronto, Cananda is the farthest that I've ever traveled outside of the United States.  Hopefully one day I'll be able to venture off a little farther away.  For now, I just have to read up on the areas I'd like to travel to one day.  Here's some info on Eastern Asian cities - Enjoy! South East Asia is really at its best in the month of September, when the really high temperatures and the … [Read more...]

Traveling By Airplane With Your Baby

My son and I enjoy airplane rides, but when traveling with an infant, the situation is MUCH different! Going on a vacation is supposed to be fun and exciting, but it can be really stressful if you are traveling with a baby or a toddler, especially by airplane!  The first thing you need to remember is that you cannot control a baby’s behavior, and their only way to communicate is to cry so don’t get upset if that’s all they do!  I know, easier … [Read more...]

Skip Delayed Luggage – Pack Carry On Bags

Are you planning on traveling by plane soon?  If so, you need to remember to always pack important items in your carry-on bag instead of packing them in your suitcase.  For example: necessary medications, contact lens, glasses, etc. My dad and stepmom just came to visit by plane and when they arrived, they found out that their suitcase didn’t make their flight.  The flight was full, so a few of the passenger’s suitcases had to be held back for … [Read more...]

Vacation Options in Northeast Ohio :  Islands, Beaches & Metroparks

There are so many wonderful vacation options in Northeast Ohio so we've created multiple posts.  If you missed post one, just click "Find Northeast Ohio Vacation Options. Enjoy part two, Vacation Options in Northeast Ohio :  Islands, Beaches and Metroparks. Islands It is possible to have an “Island” experience in Northeast Ohio.  Lake Erie is home to many islands, but there are three islands that tourists in Northeast Ohio like to … [Read more...]