2016 Travel Roundup

2016 Travel Roundup

2016 is coming to a close and I’m excited to share a roundup of my travels for the year. Between discovering extra vacation days and finding flight deals, random trips seemed to come up a lot this year. Including day, weekend trips, and days off,  I visited 5 countries and enjoyed each and every experience. Here’s how I traveled in 2016 while still working a full time job.   January: Atlanta, GA I...

Fun Ways to Celebrate Fall in NYC

Fun ways to celebrate fall in nyc

Happy Fall Y’all! Even though the weather is getting cooler, there’s still plenty of fun activities to do with the family. If you’re a native New Yorker or visiting this shoulder season, here are some fun ways to celebrate fall in NYC. The Bronx Scarecrows & Pumpkins! at the New York Botanic Garden September 17–October 30, 2016 Scarecrow Nights for Families Date: October 21, 22, 28, and 29, from 6:30 to...

10 MORE Museums in the U.S. Focused on African American History

10 More Museums in the US Focused on African American History

I wrote about 10 Museums in the U.S. Focused on African American History back in February and didn’t know how much great feedback I would get. In celebration of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture opening this weekend, here’s a list of 10 more museums within the U.S. focused on African American History. DuSable Museum of African American History – Chicago, IL Founded in 1961 by Dr. Margaret Taylor-Burroughs and other...

Breeze Through US Customs with the Mobile Passport App

Breeze Through US Customs with the Mobile Passport App

Do you hate waiting in the US Customs and Border Protection line after a trip abroad as much as I do? Is the price of Global Entry too much for your budget? The Mobile Passport App may be your answer. I first learned about the Mobile Passport App back in October coming through Miami from my trip to Curaçao. Had I known the process was so quick, I probably wouldn’t have...

3 Airbnb Alternatives Perfect for Budget Travelers

3 Airbnb Alternatives Perfect for Budget Travelers

Do you have a large family and want to save some money on lodging costs for vacation? A vacation rental may be your answer. The number one thing I look for when planning out any vacation, especially after finding a flight deal is the cost of lodging. Our most recent family vacation included 10 adults and 5 children. Staying at Disney resorts are already expensive so we rented a house for the week. The vacation...

3 Tips to Fit a Week’s Worth of Clothes in a Small Carry-On

It’s something that takes a lot of work, but when it comes to vacation, I’m always team carry-on. I shared packing tips on Snapchat before heading to Florida with the family and received tons questions on how I was able to pack a carry-on with seven days worth of clothing. If you’re interested, here are three simple tips. Make Use of a Personal Bag All of my clothes and shoes are in a carry-on, but I use...

Family Fun on I-Drive 360 Orlando

Family Fun on I-Drive 360 Orlando

My family rented another villa in the Kissimmee, Florida area for our annual vacation. We visited Disney and Legoland again, but I wanted to do something different. During my search, I discovered I-Drive 360 on International Drive that has a lot of activities for families. I-Drive 360 is the home to the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds, Sea Life Aquarium, Skeleton Museum and Arcade City. We initially wanted to do the package with the Orlando...

3 Tips for Going to the Beach with Kids

3 Tips for Going to the Beach with Kids

I love the beach with kids. On our first attempt driving to Splish Splash earlier this summer, my sister and brother in law took the kids to Oyster Beach. It was towards dusk so we didn’t get to go in the water, but it was still a fun day. In addition to having the basic essentials, if you plan on going to the beach this summer or a family vacation where a beach is...