I’ve been traveling a ton for work. And while, yes, I do get pangs of guilt for leaving my kiddies, there has been an unexpected upside - a lot of ME time. Some may call it selfish, but I’ll be honest, ME time is fabulous. There was the Aspen ski weekend I finagled with my husband when I traveled to Denver on business. There was my self-guided, spring tour of Seattle from the … [Read more...] about Turn a Business Trip into a Me Time Vacation
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Like a lot of families, our summer vacation plans were canceled due to COVID-19. We are looking forward to the days when we can travel again. When we are able, our next vacation will be a home exchange. We got started home exchanging three years ago, and now, it's our favorite way to vacation! So far, we have swapped homes with families in Copenhagen, Ottawa, and Barcelona. … [Read more...] about Why A Home Exchange Is a Great Family Vacation
When you load up the suitcases for a big vacation, you might cram in some granola bars or trail mix, but you probably aren't packing the fixings for days (or weeks) worth of meals. So unless you want pay restaurant prices, or fork over some serious cash for hotel food, you need to get creative. Here are a few good tips and tricks to help you save money on food during your … [Read more...] about Going On Vacation? Here’s How To Save Big On Food!
After our latest vacation, I came up with some advice about how to take a long vacation with your child with autism. What advice can I give? First of all, I tried an experiment with my son—that almost backfired on me. My son still adores his comfort toy, a stuffed dog that he sleeps with. I had been talking to him for a while about how he really needs to put … [Read more...] about Long Vacations and Autism – Part Four
If you enjoyed our previous post, How to Fly Your Family First Class for (Almost) Free, you may be wondering how to save on the other major vacation cost - the hotel. This week we tackle how to get the best luxury hotel deals, so that you can save while enjoying the kind of pampering that only a 5-star hotel or resort can provide. After all, who wants to fly first class to … [Read more...] about How to Get the Best Luxury Hotel Deals for Your Family Vacation