Best Mileage Values to Get from US Mainland to Hawaii

Tweet There’s obviously something magical about Hawaii because that’s where so many of my readers want to go. Getting enough miles to get to Hawaii is one thing, but finding the best mileage value is the fun part of the challenge. Best Option: One Way Add-On to an International Trip I’ve previously written about this […]

The Final Hawaii Budget | 7 Nights and 5 people for $356.71

Tweet Last week I wrote a couple of posts about our time in Hawaii: How to add a free flight to Hawaii next time you travel internationally How Hilton HHonors dramatically reduces the cost of vacation Of course, when you travel there are more expenses than just airfare.  So today I’ll share the final cost. […]

27 Websites to Visit Before You Book Your Next Vacation

Tweet Not everyone is a travel geek like me.  For me, vacations are as much about the journey as the destination.  The journey, of course, is the planning process where you get to scour hundreds of websites looking for the best deals. Folks who don’t like all that souring often overpay for travel because they […]

Traveling with an Infant? 4 Things to Investigate Before Buying Tickets

Tweet When shopping for plane tickets when traveling with a baby, it is important to be aware of different airline policies that could possibly impact your trip. When traveling with an infant, you need to know a lot more than just the price.  Trust me, you’ll want to be sure you are traveling with an […]

How to Get Passport Photos for Kids

Tweet Last week I told you how to get a passport for kids.  Probably the hardest part of getting passports for kids is getting the passport photos.  My two youngest children had passport photos taken at just 4 or 5 days old in order for them to travel internationally by air. It can be difficult […]

Best Travel Stroller for Airports

Tweet Sometimes when I walk around airports, I can’t believe the size of some of the strollers parents are pushing around. I don’t know if those SUV-sized strollers are more for the baby or for the parent.  Either way, those are not a good idea for traveling by air – unless you like to have […]

How to Get Your Kids to Fall Asleep in a Hotel Room

Tweet When possible, our preference is to sleep in condos when we travel as a family.  But, sometimes we end up in one hotel room.  We don’t ever enjoy having to move around in stealth mode while we wait for the kids to fall asleep. Most recently, we had adjoining rooms in a hotel in […]

10 Tips for Traveling as a Single Mother With Kids

Tweet I always wonder how single moms manage to do everything alone.  Traveling is no exception.  Thankfully, I am not a single mom, and I am blessed to have a wonderful husband. However, I have traveled as a single mom and have learned a few things.  Traveling as a single mom can be easier if […]

10 Tips for a Memorable Staycation

Tweet One of the cheapest ways to vacation is by planning a staycation.  Vacationing at home will save on the cost of hotels and car rentals.  While some might say this completely defeats the point of a vacation, I think there is some value in staycations. Staycations are especially helpful for people with part-time jobs […]