With Holiday travels just around the corner, packing on-the-go snacks doesn't need to compromise being healthy. It can also be fun! Here are five healthy snack ideas for traveling with kids. Make a Necklace This is especially fun for your younger ones: All you need is "O" shaped cereal and string. Measure the string by making sure that is slightly longer the measurement of … [Read more...]
5 Tips for Vacationing During the School Year
What's not to love about travel accommodations at deeply discounted prices? What about quieter travel periods and less-crowded destinations? For families like mine, this is very attractive, but it most likely means traveling during off-peak times, i.e. during the school year. If you absolutely MUST travel during this time, here are a few tips for vacationing during the school … [Read more...]
Interview: One Woman Introduces Hundreds of Girls to the World
We recently had the pleasure to sit down and chat with National Geographic's Traveler of the Year Award recipient, Tracey Friley. Tracey is the Founder and Executive Director of The Passport Party Project, OBG Adventures, and (one of these days) Teen Travel Summit & Extravaganza Weekend. She is a die hard advocate for passports and international youth travel, and received … [Read more...]
Travel Tuesday: Important Travel Tips for Loved Ones with Dementia!
All of us at some point in our adult, single or married lives have had to care for or will have to care for an ailing parent or loved one. That extra love and special attention not only extends to everyday life it also extends to any kind of travel. After a heart wrenching tragedy in DC last week we thought we would share a few important travel tips to help care for loved ones … [Read more...]
Travel Tuesday: Fabulous Couples Getaway to St. Lucia Jazz!
Family vacation season is quickly approaching, so we thought it would be a good idea to sneak in a fabulous couples’ getaway to one of our favorite islands, St. Lucia! A vacation on a beautiful Caribbean island is great, but a vacation during St. Lucia Jazz, on the other hand, is fabulous! The St. Lucia Jazz and Arts festival is considered one of the Caribbean’s most popular … [Read more...]
10 Reasons to Travel By Train to the Next Family Vacation!
Are you tossing around ideas for the next family vacation? Are you tired of long lines at TSA checkpoints and having to pay for checked bags for every member of the family? If you answered yes to both questions, consider arriving at your next family vacation by train. Most people overlook the train as a travel option thinking its not safe, often late or just as expensive as … [Read more...]
Black Girl Travel Offers Trips for Women of Color
Whether you've dreamed of gracing the sands of Egypt or sailing the rivers of Italy, the Internet-based organization, Black Girl Travel can make that a reality. Developer, Fleacé Weaver, organized the first tour, "Bella Italia" in 2006 with more than 50 participants. Black Girl Travel organizes tours to countries including Greece, Egypt, and France customized for specific … [Read more...]
Travel Tuesday: Money Saving Tips on Spring Break Vacations!
For a lucky few, spring break has already started and for others they still have a month or so to plan a fabulous family spring break vacation. So, if you haven't started planning we are here to help with a few tips to help you save money on your spring break vacation. 1. Our first tip...fly/travel on off days and off times. Monday--Thursday mornings have the lowest flying … [Read more...]
Travel Tuesday: Honeymoon Resorts
My BMWK colleague Sheree Adams wrote a fabulous article entitled "Honeymooning Every Year -- Why It's So Important." The article reminded couples that they need to take a honeymoon every year on their anniversary. The statistics are there and the research shows that couples that travel together communicate better and keep the romance alive longer. So with that in mind, we have … [Read more...]
My Money and My Marriage: 3 Lessons a Roadtrip to D.C. Taught Me About My Money Issues
By Kara I. Stevens My husband and I took a weekend jaunt to D.C. this Presidents' weekend to get away and reconnect with some friends. We pulled into a rest stop and he asked for my credit card to fill the tank. "How much would that cost?" I asked. He said, "Around $65.00 or $70.00." He noticed my discomfort and said, "Look, babes, we are married and I am all in, … [Read more...]
Honeymooning Every Year — Why It’s So Important
With all the stress from work, simply taking care of our families, and life in general, it's sometimes easy to forget why we even got married in the first place. A while ago, I posted an article that discussed the importance of having that refreshing "girls weekend" to let our hair down. Well, it's even more important that, as married couples, that we take the time to … [Read more...]
Would You Go on Vacation Without Your Spouse?
These days simply going to Target alone is an adventure all on its own. I honestly can’t imagine going on a vacation without my husband let alone our children. For me my greatest adventures are the ones that I share with them. While I am very much aware that I could use some "me time," I would gladly take it in the form of an afternoon spent at the spa or curled up in bed … [Read more...]
Travel Tuesday: Our Top 3 Valentine’s Day Getaways!
Does your sweetheart love to travel? If the answer is yes, giving a fabulous mini vacation as a Valentine’s Day is a great idea! Since Valentine’s Day is around the corner we decided to help just a little. We’ve selected three fabulous destinations that will make fabulous Valentine’s Day gifts. Our first getaway takes us to the beautiful island of Grand Bahama and the … [Read more...]
Another Fab Reason for a Vegas Getaway!
Las Vegas is one of the country's most popular vacation destinations. It is a great place for family vacations, girlfriend getaways, and that all too important couples retreat. Vegas is also the home of fabulous shows. Everyone from Gladys Knight, Toni Braxton, and Celine Dion have all performed in fantastic sold out shows at some of Vegas' hottest hotels. It's official! … [Read more...]
Must See Travel TV: “Sweet Retreats” Starring Rene Syler
It’s not what you think, food is not involved! There’s a great lifestyle network called the Live Well Network and it has a pretty terrific lineup of shows. My favorites are “My Family Recipe Rocks,” “Mirror, Mirror,” “We Owe What?!,” and don’t get me started on the design/talk show “Steven and Chris (LOL)." There’s a new member of the family, "Sweet Retreats" and it’s just for … [Read more...]