Goodbye, Worry-Free Jamaica

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Right now I’m on a flight to Baltimore from Jamaica. The past 4 days have been fabulous. The Husband and I, along with 2 other couples, stayed in Couples San Souci in Ocho Rios. San Souci is an all-inclusive, adult-only resort nestled into a coastal mountain with its own private beach area. This is the second time we’ve vacationed at this type of place (last year we were in Punta Cana) and I can say without a doubt, we are hooked. It’s a little too pricey for

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Backpack Packed, Jamaica Bound

Jamaica Backpack

Last year my friend Jen booked an extended weekend at an adult-only all-inclusive in the Dominican Republic for her 40th birthday and invited her closest friends to come if they wanted. She picked the resort, the dates and then gave everyone her travel agent’s info to book on their own. The Husband and I joined her and it was a lot of firsts for us. First time in the Dominican Republic, first time at an all-inclusive and first time using a travel agent.

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A Scale-less, Mirror-less, Computer-less Week at the Beach

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Hey guys! I’m back into the swing of things after our do-as-much-laundry-as-humanly-possible week, aka the annual family beach vacation. Every year we hit up Seaside Heights for a week. It truly feels like a second home there, so much so The Husband and I have discussed the possibility of buying a beach house one day. Not that we can afford a beach house but we dream about it every time we’re there as I Zillow my way around town. One day. Maybe. If we

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Our Road Trip To Montreal and Back the Long, Awesome Way

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Last Wednesday I packed the kids in a rental car and we embarked on this year’s Mother-Sons Adventure! Our before trip photo taken in the parking lot of the gas station. This is the 5th year I’ve traveled alone with children and I’ve learned that the only way to have fun is to act like one of them. I was declared winner of the jolly rancher blue tongue contest. Of course I still have to be the responsible one so

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Our Disney Road Trip

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If I was any sort of good travel blogger I would probably break this down into multiple posts focusing on different parts of my trip to provide tips and share my experience. This way I would actually have something to share between my travels. Then again, if I was any kind of travel blogger at all I would have traveled more since our Wyoming trip seven months ago. But, alas, I’m just a busy mom trying to take as many trips as possible on

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7 Days, 6 Nights, 5 Bags, 4 States, 3 Cameras, 2 Kids, and 1 Awesome Vacation!

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This post is going to be a long one. You may want to grab a drink and put your feet up. Last year at this time I started planing an adventure in an area of the country I knew very little about. It was for our annual mother-son trip and the first where I would take both boys on a plane. As you can see someone was very excited. Evan is just about 4 and half years old and this was

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Eating Our Way Through New Orleans

muffaletta from French Market

This post is WAY overdo. I can come up with a million excuses why it’s so late but truth be told, I just had more important things to do than salivate over these memories from New Orleans again. Today, however, I was ready. It’s been well over a month since The Husband and I spent 4 glorious days eating our way thought New Orleans. These are some of the highlights. Borgne Our first stop was at a John Besh restaurant that was

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New Orleans 'Must-Do' Photo Update

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A few weeks before we headed to New Orleans, I posted the Top 5 things I wanted to do while soliciting any travel advice from you. This is my photo driven update. French Quarter Festival and Jackson Square I purposely scheduled our travel to overlap the French Quarter Festival and it was totally worth it! The streets were lined with amazing music for my first-ever visit to the French Quarter. There was a stage every few blocks and musicians everywhere! Then I found the food

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26 Hours on a Train — Would I Do it Again?

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YES! I’m not even going to beat around the bush. This isn’t link bait. I’m not going to change my mind by the end of the post. I loved — LOVED — traveling by train and honestly, I didn’t think I would, especially considering how I feel about cruises. Let me start at the beginning as I know I’m getting ahead of myself. The Husband and I embarked on our annual anniversary vacation last Wednesday night. We had a date with

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