It’s the horror story you never want to experience, but occasionally, you might lose your luggage during your travels. Luckily, there are a few steps you can take if an airline loses your luggage. In most cases, you’ll get your belongings back, but you’ll find yourself without the things you’ve carefully packed for as much as a month. No matter what else you do, stay calm and don’t panic. Non-Airline Issues In the hurry of leaving a location, it’s easy to forget a bag or two. The moment you realize your luggage is missing, pull over at the next opportunity, such as a rest stop or store. Contact the last location you had the luggage. Explain what you’ve lost and ask if anything has been […]

Read More...

  Hey guys, IHeartFamilyTravels teamed up with Marriott Hotels to give all of our Mommy-to-be readers some insight into traveling while expecting.  When it comes to traveling, many expectant parents, especially moms, find themselves wondering what types of trips are appropriate, what to pack and how to feel comfortable away from home with a baby on the way. Whether you are an avid traveler for work or leisure, planning a baby moon, or have a wedding or special event that you can’t miss, there are plenty of tips you can follow to keep your mind at ease and make yourself feel comfortable. What to know before you go First and foremost, make sure you talk with your doctor to see what types of travel are safe depending on how far […]

Read More...

There are soooo many cute options to choose from for kids luggage these days! Of course, “cute” doesn’t always mean “functional,” I can’t even begin to count how many Trunkis I’ve seen suspended awkwardly from parents’ shoulders in airports after the kids grew tired of them. It doesn’t mean I still don’t want one!  Here is a round up from our favorite from around the web!

Read More...

*Update 9/14: The Peabody Hotel was purchased by Hyatt this year and rebranded. No more ducks, you guys! No more ducks. 🙁 You can still find the original in Downtown Memphis.* Oi. Guys. Just oi. Hubs and I are in work survival mode: he in whatever fun is to be had of Pharmaceutical Reverse Logistics (that is a real industry, honest) and I in launch land! You guys! I’ve been working on a new venture which I am so excited about I can hardly keep it contained…but I will. Shhh. It’s a secret. After a week filled with navigating the inner workings of filing S-corps and saying good bye to a dear family cat, Dan treated O and I to a much needed staycation. It […]

Read More...

My husband and I went to Naples for our anniversary this year. It’s such a beautiful area! We were so blessed with a wonderful trip. The beach on the Gulf Coast was so much more relaxed and kid friendly than the beaches here on the Atlantic side. O was able to play in the water without the constant panic attack that a massive wave would knock us both over. Like any summer day in south Florida, the morning of adventuring around the Fitfth Avenue area near our hotel was cut short by the heat so we decided to find an inside alternative. Enter C’mon! The Children’s Museum of Naples. Getting There: C’mon is about 20 minutes from the major Naples tourist areas. Driving directions can be […]

Read More...

This is the first part of our series on Travel Blogging. Follow us on Facebook or Pinterest for updates on upcoming articles. I was first introduced to blogging back in 2003 during a summer residency in college, where we had to keep one to document our thesis projects (proof. *cringe*) It was also my foray into a dating blog. *double cringe*. You guys… that was before WordPress AND Facebook. Did that time ever really exist? 10 years and a few tens of thousand dollars in income later you would think I would be taking this a bit more seriously. Nope. Nevah! But in case you want to, there are a few steps to get you on your way to blogging bliss. This is just the […]

Read More...

Another beautiful day in Florida. My husband, frustrated with our current home improvement scheme of trying to stretch shrunk carpet gave me a choice: sit and watch him grow incrementally more angry at the carpet that wouldn’t budge or deal with it later and head to Legoland. Tough choice, right? Getting There: Legoland can be reached by car (parking is additional), the Legoland shuttle from the Orlando Prime Outlets (call guest services to confirm) or some hotels in Winter Haven and Lake Wales offer free shuttle service (Noted in hotel titles here). Public transportation is dismal in most areas of Florida outside the major cities. The area is serviced by Route 30 of the Winter Haven Area Transit (W.H.A.T.) and the Citrus Connection as of this writing. Orlando […]

Read More...

Now that you prepared your carry on, outfit and kids for getting through airport security in part 1, let’s see what to expect when you get there. First and foremost, let me begin by saying that there is and never will be a “routine” to airport security. Your experience will differ from airport to airport and even from day to day. There are some times when we go through without incident and others where my husband gets pulled aside for a pat down or my hands get a mystery substance test. Sometimes I am required to taste test my son’s sippy cup, sometimes I am not, while even once they did some “mystery PH strip over the open container” test to it.  Experiences are similar […]

Read More...

Airport security, the most play a married parent will get in months. Swoon. When you’ve been groped, swiped with god only knows what chemicals, seen naked…and inside out by an incredibly attractive TSA agent (I was incredibly single at the time) and forced to walk barefoot on a floor where millions of others have stepped before, it’s hard to find airport security fun to write about. I’m a chronic agoraphobic who get’s claustrophobic standing in lines for long periods of time. Airport security is my favorite carnival ride if you couldn’t tell. Honestly though, it’s more of an annoyance than a brutally painful experience when you put it in the greater perspective of life: more annoying than mosquitoes, less annoying than labor pains. It sounds […]

Read More...

You guys! SQUE! Do you know what I do instead of work? Procrastinate! Gasp! Shock! Guess what I do to procrastinate? Amateur cartography! Whu? Not really, to procrastinate I like to create happies, and I know nothing gives my online family the happies like a mad case of cartography. Exhibit 1. So here (pulls picture out from behind her back) I made this for you (grins). Shabby chic map…and it is BIG this time: 11″x14″ since you guys asked last time so nicely. You can go all professional printing with it if you’d like. You can find the map here. Bad Karma Licensing This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Feel free to use these files for your own personal […]

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Read More...