Archive for tag 'travel'


Packing for an Airplane: Using the Dollar Store

Mr. Pen’s family lives in New York, so he tries to make a point to visit every year. This year, due to my school and work schedule, I’ll be unable to join him – but he’s planned a fun-filled trip with J and spending lots of time with his family he scarcely sees. In preparation […]

Quick Tips for Preparing for a Trip without Your Kids

You may have read on a previous post that Mr. Piñata and I went on a 7-night, 9-day trip to Italy and that Little Piñata stayed home with my parents. This involved a whole lot more preparation than I would have imagined! I think I started about a month before our trip and I’m sure […]


Destination: Gatlinburg, Tennessee

My husband scored four days off over Memorial Day weekend, so we took advantage of his vacation time and went on a mini road trip up to Gatlinburg, Tennessee.


Some Tips on Traveling WITHOUT Your Kids

Just three weeks ago, Mr. Piñata and I returned from a 9 day trip to Italy! We have always wanted to take a trip to Europe together, but due to various circumstances (mostly financial), this was the first time it really made sense, so we were quite excited about the chance. Mr. Piñata’s sister and […]


Flying Solo with a 2 Year Old – What’s in my Bag

In a few weeks, we are heading on our family vacation to Hilton Head, South Carolina. Because of puppy logistics, rather than flying together as a family, Colin and I will be flying down on our own and meeting Mr. C in Georgia. Here is what I plan to bring to help us pass the time […]


10 Tips For Cruising with a Baby

Cruising is one of my favorite ways to travel, and I knew that once I had a baby I wasn’t going to let that stop me from hopping aboard a ship. We recently went on a cruise, so I’m excited to share some tips and tricks we learned along the way! I really tried to […]


Traveling through the ages, gear edition

Many mamas have already put together great posts about what to buy for airline travel with children of various ages, but while packing for our seventh or eighth plane trip with my son (and my third set of solo flights), I was pleased to note how many things I bought have been useful in various […]

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