With Spring Break taking over March and April, many people are planning their destination of choice - opting for snow or sun or somewhere inbetween. But many families are talking about staying right at home, relaxing via a staycation instead. A few years ago I incorporated the staycation into a learning experience with my children. We expanded it over a summer, but you can easily tailor it down to a week for spring break. Get a Mental Picture The idea of a staycation is to explore a ... Continue Reading
Opt for a staycation this year, spending your week at home with your family.
Here are four pool tips you can do to keep the little ones safe—and your mind at ease.
Sure, it was a mild winter. But aren’t you ready for a break from the daily grind and the chance to sit back, relax, and let your thoughts drift like the overhead clouds? Not to spoil your fantasy, but if your spring break vacation plans include spending quality time with your kids at swimming pools, daydreaming is not an option. Children can hardly wait to jump in the pool, but every pool has its dangers. Here are four things you can do to keep the little ones safe - and your mind at ... 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