We’re thrilled to be doing our first Away is Home #Familytravel reunion about summer road trips.
Which came first the red warning light on our car’s dashboard or the ominous click, click, bang near our right front wheel? I don’t remember.
All I know is that we were in the middle of the New Mexico desert and had about six hundred miles to go before we could stop for the night in Oklahoma.
That’s not all. Read more
We’ve always joked that our kids are six, going on sixteen, or eight, going on eighteen. But this year, it actually happens. Our oldest becomes a tween.
Our son, Aren, turns 11 on May 23rd.
What do we do now? Read more
When you think of Daytona Beach, betcha Spring Break is the first thing that comes to mind. Many people still equate the world center of racing with the raucous seasonal college tradition, if not with its drivable sandy beaches. Oh, and did I mention racing? Yeah, there’s the Daytona 500, the annual NASCAR race thatRead more
Kids say the strangest things. Don’t believe me? Click on the video. Of course we’d never resort to threatening our kids in the car. Nuh-uh.Read more
I’m not a hang-out-at-the-pool kinda mama. I don’t like being hot. I burn. So when we checked into our Orlando hotel recently, and my three kids caught a glimpse of the the massive “lazy river” that wound around our condo, I suspected my goose was cooked. (A lazy river, for the uninitiated, is an artificialRead more
When we told the kids we were attending a conference and would be staying on International Drive in Orlando for a few days, they cheered. As a rule, the children think our conferences are boring. They’re filled with boring meetings where they’re expected to be “good.” Did we mention they think it’s all boring? Unless,Read more
We didn’t have to travel very far to get to this year’s TMS Family Travel Conference. It was held at the Hilton Orlando, which is only about half an hour from our home in Winter Springs, Fla. But you know us, don’t you? Even if you live close-by and know exactly where you’re driving, the presenceRead more
Santa Fe haunts you long after it disappears in your rear-view mirror. It is more than a destination, more than a state capitol. For us, it is a state of mind.Read more
The kids have a science project due for school. We needed the supplies to get started and there’s one place in our town we like best for plants: Lukas Nursery & Butterfly Garden.Read more