End of Summer Bucket List

The temperatures are cooling off, the state fair is open, and Target has been a madhouse with kids buying back to school supplies. It can only mean one thing. The end of summer has arrived! I usually get pretty excited for fall at this point and don’t take advantage of these last days of warm weather. But when I saw

What to do in New York City with Kids

Gotham, the city that never sleeps, and concrete jungle donโ€™t necessarily bring up kid-friendly images of New York, but don’t cancel that family vacation just yet! New York has it all and that includes plenty of things to inspire, entertain, and keep your kids from getting bored on vacation! I received a request for suggestions on what to do in

Postcards & Proverbs from Ireland

I’m not writing to you from Ireland (I wish!), but I was going through old photos and was struck once again by the beauty of this country. I’m putting together a guide on road tripping through Ireland–so you can expect that soon–but for now here are a few photos that I guarantee will put your wanderlust in overdrive. And a

A Weekend Trip to Washington DC – Travel Guide

My first trip to Washington DC was a school trip in 8th grade. I stayed in a hotel room with 3 girlfriends without parents for the first time! Hey o! Needless to say it was a bit of a boy-crazed weekend! But that’s not to say I didn’t learn anything. I have fond memories of seeing the White House for

Pickpocket Tips to Keep in Your Back Pocket!

I had my passport stolen once, although not in the way youโ€™d probably expect. I was working as a flight attendant and my assigned location to stow my luggage was in a random spot on a Boeing 777. At some point during the flight my passport was taken. Fortunately I was arriving into the US from China so I didnโ€™t