Family posing in front of Cinderella's castle

A Disney Surprise

On December 25, 2017, my husband and I decided that Christmas 2018 would be at Disney World. We'd both only been once, about seven years ago, when we took our oldest. That experience (during July 4th) was so fun,...
In case you weren’t aware, many of us are big fans of West Texas (see this post and this post as examples). It’s beautiful, wide open spaces as far as the eye can see, and it's within reasonable driving...
I have always heard that Grapevine is an excellent option for a short trip during the holiday season, and this year, we got the chance to plan a family trip to this city that is part of the Dallas...
Siempre había escuchado que Grapevine era un gran lugar para viajar en esta temporada decembrina y por fin, nos decidimos a planear un fin de semana en esta ciudad que es parte del gran suburbio de Dallas. Fue un...
So there we were: February 16, 2015, on a midair flight from Chicago to San Francisco. We were headed on a fun couples weekend with friends, wine tasting in Carmel Valley, but would also use the opportunity to spend...
It’s easy to stay close to home and enjoy all that our city has to offer, but in an effort to showcase the wide-world of Texas to our kiddo, we like to take to the roads and explore. Lately,...
Hamilton Pool Preserve is probably one of the most impressive places to visit in Texas. You’ve probably come across photos of this natural wonder if you’ve done any googling about Texas watering holes or hidden treasures. Unfortunately, Hamilton Pool...
My daughter Luz at the top and middle overlooks the Lost Mine Trail in January 2018; baby Luz and her dad Vic hike the Window Trail in 2010. I grew up in San Antonio, and for all but the four...
If you’re looking for a quick getaway, head east on I-10 and cruise to Houston. A ton of fun awaits for kiddos (and adults). What’s that you say? Houston’s large, confusing, and traffic, traffic, traffic? Get past that and...
Living in the great state of Texas affords us the chances to experience the great outdoors on any given weekend. For those of us here in San Antonio, it means we are a hop, skip, and a gull's throw...
This post was written in partnership with VisitAlpine.com but the author's opinions and true love for far west Texas are as real as they come.   Images: (1) My daughters and nephew horsing around in front of Twin Peaks, Alpine's iconic...
My husband and I have traveled quite a bit with our children since they were born. Planes, subways, and automobiles—we have done it all. I always tell my children that they traveled even while in my belly. My son...
Real campers have gear. They own tents and sleeping bags and sleeping pads and propane stoves. Real campers have skills. They create fire by rubbing two sticks together, gather wild berries and cook their fresh-caught fish over their newly...
The great American road trip, a summertime rite of passage that can feel overwhelming for parents. It becomes a decidedly more stressful affair as a single mom. Pre-divorce, I had been solo for the travel portion of vacation before;...

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