Sailing Croatia

I don’t think that it is a secret at this point that Croatia is one of our favorite places in the world. Tawny and I found ourselves in Croatia back in 2013 for the first time and we instantly fell in love with it. So much so that often when we have the opportunity to go to Europe we always […]

How to survive an international flight with a toddler

Let’s just jump right into it. Ever since we welcomed our first born into our lives, people have been asking us what is the best age to travel with a baby. And if we’re honest, most of the time those people (and their babies) have already passed the mark. We felt that the easiest time to travel with a baby […]

Crashing a honeymoon in Scotland

If we’re going to be friends, there’s one thing you should know: If you invite us to travel with you, you better mean it. There’s a strong chance that we’ll accept your invitation and then there’s no turning back. Our friends Jackie and Paul had to learn that the hard way when they invited us to crash their Scotland honeymoon. […]

Traveling to Hawaii with a baby

Hawaii. Our happy place. Holden is only nineteen months old and he’s been to Hawaii four times. That’s more than most people visit the islands in a lifetime. And the crazy part is that he has no idea just how lucky he is. The first time we took Holden to Hawaii he was only six months old. It was our […]

Dashing through the snow for holiday travel

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Shell, in which I was compensated. The opinions and text are all mine. Our idea for the holiday theme is a good ol’ traditional family road trip. For us, road tripping and the holidays go hand-in-hand. We have always done Thanksgiving at my parents’ house and Christmas with Chris’ […]

Trying our hand at the Finger Lakes

It was just like a scene from the movies. We were at Grist Iron Brewing Company for our last dinner in the Finger Lakes Wine Country. Within minutes of arriving, Holden had wooed his way into nearly every patrons’ heart–blowing kisses and giving high-fives.The cover band started playing Melissa Ethridge’s “I’m The Only One” and without even thinking, I popped […]

Summer road tripping in style

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Shell, in which I was compensated. The opinions and text are all mine. How is it already September? It still feels as if summer just arrived and now we can already feel fall nipping at our heels. I can’t believe the season of BBQing, slip and slides, and road […]

Italy’s best foodie experiences

Pizza, pasta, prosciutto, risotto, and gelato- oh my! Excuse me while I drool. Those are just a few of my favorite dishes from our numerous trips to Italy. It’s hard to believe that I was 27 years old the first time I stepped foot in Italy. I’ve made up for lost time and have been back at least four times. […]

A retro escape at Waikiki’s Laylow hotel

There was once a time in my life where I booked a hotel solely based on price. I was a broke college student and all I wanted to do was travel the world. I figured there was no use in spending a ton of money on a room if I was going to spend all day out exploring and only […]

Getting the most out of our Iceland road trip

Iceland is a land of magic and lore. It’s a country where elves are consulted before breaking new ground and trolls are frozen in time. When describing it, Iceland sounds like a fictional land from a Tolkien novel. It’s an island of black sand, blue lagoons, and endemic bite-sized horses with flowing manes and five gaits. And for those lucky […]