Cozumel, Mexico- Disney Cruise

On our Disney cruise Cozumel was our first port of call. I wanted to go out on our own and escape the typical cruise bubble to I started researching what else we could do during our time on the tiny island just off the coast of Mexico. 

Legoland Florida Hotel

Caitlen and I checked in with the kids last night (Wednesday, Jan. 13) to the Legoland Hotel in Winter Haven, FL and it is AWESOME!!!!!!! Yes, I believe seven exclamation points are necessary. If you don't already know about the epic-ness that is this hotel, I feel I must enlighten you. Before I begin, though, you should be aware that I am not a Lego fan-boy; I do not consider myself a master-builder; and while I know what the "Kragle" is, I've not spent very much time with this "highly sophisticated interlocking brick system."

Tryon International Equestrian Center

Saturday Night Lights at the Tryon International Equestrian Center is a horse show with added family fun. They happen spring, summer and fall, check the website or Facebook for their calendar of events. We have been visiting the up-state of South Carolina for the better part of a decade and this is a fantastic addition to the area. Tryon is located just over the North Carolina border. The Saturday Night Lights event runs certain Saturdays with competition starting at 8pm. The gates open at 6pm, but you should arrive even earlier to have dinner at one of the restaurants and secure the best parking.

Canopener Rally 2018

We finally attended an Airstream rally! After 18mths fulltime living in a Airstream we managed to hook up with dozens of other Airstreamers at the 2018 Canopener Rally at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida! Topsail is one of the best state parks in Florida! Our spot was full hook-up and HUGE. If you don't want to spend much time at your spot than you can walk one of the many trails or take a stroll along the 3.5 miles of beach... but back to the rally!  

How to Organize Toys in an Airstream

Airstream Storage Solutions: Toys

TOYS! Let's talk to toys. Here are my Airstream storage solutions for toys...

How to Organize Toys in an Airstream or RV

The 2 main questions that ran through my mind when we first started this journey (in regards to the toys) were what to bring and how to organize them? I of course was also concerned that going from a TON of toys to a few toys would be traumatic, but let me just tell you it wasn't.

Tips for Disney World with Toddlers

Going to Disney World can be so stressful. If you have never been before navigating the fastpass system, dining reservations and Disney transportation can feel like a ride on Everest that never ends. We now have 3 young children with us when we trackle a day at Disney. They range in age from 4 - 6 months old. Here are my tips for a trip to Disney World with toddlers: 

SoCal City Pass Review

When we ventured into California, high on our list of  must-dos was a visit to Disneyland. The SoCal City Pass was one of the ways we discovered we could save some money on the tickets. We are Florida residents with annual passes to Disney World so yes, we are Disney fans! We  also had the idea to visit Legoland California and SeaWorld San Diego so when the SoCal City Pass came up in our search and allowed us to visit all 3 for one low price (YES, it is low compared to buying all 3 separately) we jumped at the opportunity.

Tucson, Arizona with Toddlers

When we left California and landed outside of Tucson, Arizona in the Gilbert Ray Campground is was a huge relief. California had been very busy for us, traffic, money and traffic... constantly. The Tucson area is so special. The fields of saguaro cactus make it a must-see location. Our week included a visit to Old Tucson, Saguaro National Park, the Tucson Botanical Garden, visiting friends and a tour of the Kartchner Caverns. We stayed at Gilbert Ray and also on the army base in Sierra Vista (our friends are in the military.)

What to pack for a toddler on a plane?

What do I pack for my toddler on a plane ride? This question is one I get a lot. Our son didn't take his first flight until after his 3rd birthday but in less than 1 year he has taken 10 flights. We rarely check bags so everything we bring must fit in one roller bag and one personal item bag per person.