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Gloomy, gray, ghastly cold. We all know what Indiana winters bring with them, a whole lot of indoor playtime. If your household is like mine, you find yourself loving those early winter weekends when the frigid temps are a...

Take the Trip

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I just returned from our first family vacation to Disneyworld. I am tired, broke, and happy. It was not perfect or easy, but it was worth it. I’m here to tell you to take the trip, and I’ll let...
We have all seen the news reports about post-covid air travel, the photos of hundreds of missing bags in airports, and heard the nightmare stories of traveling on airlines, but how bad is it, and how accurate are these...
We love to travel as a family. Typically, we talk about destinations, pick dates, and then wait. And wait. And wait. And answer “how many more days until vacation?” for months at a time. BUT – there’s another (maybe...
The first time our family of five attempted a road trip, things did not go according to plan. Things began to fall off the rails when we realized, 30 minutes from home, we had forgotten something important and had...
Going to Disney World is not everyone's cup of tea and I hear you! Taking a family on a  Disney World vacation is expensive. If you are one of the many that are cringing at the thought of Disney...
I’m here to ease your fears. I’m here to calm your nerves. I’m here to assure you that road tripping with kids doesn't have to be scary! If you are like my husband, he would rather drive 385 hours (okay,...
As I sit in the midst of a particularly brutal Indiana winter day, I am dreaming of summer and summer vacations. Perhaps, if you’re like me, you’re dreaming of your own summer vacation to Walt Disney World!  Yes, I am...
Just a little under three years ago, sitting in my elegant townhouse in Heidelberg, Germany, my husband and I discussed places we would like to relocate to. I’m not sure how we would describe ourselves; nomads, adventurers, explorers? But…...
Traveling with kids is kind of the opposite of what traveling before kids was like. Pre-kids, the idea of jetting off to a tropical destination was thrilling and relaxing. Doing it with a child, while exciting, was also terrifying...
The holidays are quickly approaching. With the holidays approaching, many families will make the decision of whether or not to travel for the holidays. My husband spent six years in the military, so we traveled to see family for...
If you're anything like me, travel is a significant source of anxiety. Of course, many things in my life are anxiety-inducing. I seem to operate best with a high level of anxiety brimming just beneath the surface, waiting to...
We traveled west this summer and stayed in a travel van. Have you ever considered driving, living, and sleeping in a travel van that boasts 80 square feet of space? Is that your idea of fun? No? Me either...
The water lapped against my skin as I sat on the warm sand. Finally-we were on vacation. I saw my husband lift our nearly three-year-old into the air, hearing his laughter radiate across sunfilled Lake Michigan. As I sat...

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Wine Tasting Around Indianapolis

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I’m not going to lie – I enjoy a nice glass of wine often. Sometimes two. I like to call myself a wine tasting...