The time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is the busiest of the year so it’s a good idea to get organized before taking any trips. Here are some helpful suggestions for making things run more smoothly. Research Flights Start checking out flights and prices as early as possible. Some websites allow you to set up email alerts so that you're the first to know when your flight goes on sale. Additionally, follow your preferred airline(s) on Twitter and Facebook to find deals as ... Continue Reading
Some helpful tips for traveling this holiday season – whether you’re flying, driving, or taking the train.
A major household move is an adjustment for everyone involved, but here are some ways to help make the transition a little easier.
Leaving behind friends, favorite haunts and memories is hard enough as an adult. Now imagine the shock kids go through - watching toys get packed, vans loaded, and the car stuffed to the gills? Riding for hours on end into uncharted territory, only to wind up in a strange place, a new town, a new home? Families move for various reasons, but when the children are forced to change it up so dramatically, emotions can run haywire. A major household move is an adjustment for everyone involved, but ... Continue Reading
Spinach smoothies packed with enough fruity flavor your family won’t know they’re going green.
Popeye was on to something. Spinach is loaded with all sorts of green goodness such as calcium, iron, vitamin, magnesium, manganese, potassium, vitamin A, folate, vitamin B2, and vitamin B6. So why don't we eat more of it? Well, as a general rule, spinach isn’t exactly popular, especially with the younger generation. Enter the spinach smoothie. It sounds gross but if you add enough fruit, you'll never taste it. The following are a few different smoothie recipes to get in a daily ... Continue Reading
Here’s how to pack for a beach getaway without extra luggage fees at the airport.
It's spring break season and time to plan that ultimate getaway. Perhaps you’re escaping the wrath of winter and heading to sunnier skies. Now that you have your beach vacation plans confirmed, it’s time to get down to packing. Here are some tips to make getting ready for your vacation less of a headache: Multitaskers. To avoid excess baggage fees make sure you aren’t bringing one outfit wonders. What do I mean by this? If you or your child can only wear something once - either ... Continue Reading
Here’s how to pack for a ski climate getaway without extra luggage fees at the airport.
While others are clamouring to escape the snow, you and your family are ready to embrace it - on the slopes. Whether you’re heading to Vermont, Colorado or the Alps, packing for a family ski trip is tricky. Bulky clothes are heavy and if you’re flying, you have to concern yourself with shelling out money for extra handling fees. Here’s how to get the most out of your suitcase and save your money for a cup of hot chocolate: Lighten the Load. Layers of warm sweaters and long underwear ... Continue Reading
Ease the stress of planning and taking your next vacation.
As my sister and I prepare for taking a cruise vacation next year, I've discovered several ways to make traveling and vacations a little bit easier. Here are some ways to ease the stress of planning your next vacation. First of all, Plan In Advance I probably go a little overboard on this, but I am a planner. Whether it's the lodging, necessary funds, or even what outfits I need, I like to plan it all out well ahead of time. When our family travels, I have the hotel(s) reserved at least a ... Continue Reading