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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Is There a Cruise Vacation in Your Holiday Plans?

What better way to enjoy a much-needed rest than through an excursion aboard a luxury cruise ship?  Cruise vacations are perfect getaways for individuals and families who want to enjoy their holiday break to the fullest in a uniquely fun way.  This is one of the reasons why 2015 is predicted to be one of the busiest years ever in terms of such excursions.  So, why should a family consider a cruise as the ideal option for an upcoming holiday? … [Read more...]

Trip To Toronto Canada Was A Blast!

Here's the sign that my husband and I saw each day on our walk back to our hotel when my husband and I visited Toronto, Canada for the Word on the Street National Book Festival.  I wanted to get a picture of our hotel but waited too long and then it rained, so the picture above was my best bet for a motel memory picture.  We didn't have much time to enjoy the area, but we made the most of the time that we had there and had a blast! We … [Read more...]

Have Fun Near the Waterfront in Burlingame

Each year for vacation, I try to find somewhere new for our family to visit.  Once you go on the same vacation over and over, the vacation experience just isn't as much fun as when you explore different areas and new experiences.  Burlingame on the San Francisco Peninsula would be an ideal choice for a coastal getaway.  There are plenty of great ways to enjoy the water when you stay in this seaside city. Stay on the San Francisco Bay Your hotel … [Read more...]

Gifts From Oman Solved Rat Issue

Awhile back, we had a mouse get into our house from an area near the air conditioning unit where he had chewed through.  Unfortunately, the critter got stuck inside my guest room wall and died.  The smell was horrible and seemed to stay forever until…………. We have a family friend who now lives in Oman, who came to visit and brought gifts.  He brought two jars of incense and 3 boxes of Luxury Dates.  I was thrilled about my gifts and thought … [Read more...]

5 Ways To Save Money On Vacation

The following guest post was written by Jonathan Newby from Traveling is an excellent way to discover new places and get to know the fascinating stories behind them.  But, as is always the case, you have to think about money matters and find ways to save some money while on vacation.  Financial constraints can make it hard for you to have your dream vacation.  Well, here are five easy, yet effective ways you … [Read more...]