Big Sky Lives Up to It's Name - Big Sky, Montana Review

This past week we ventured to Big Sky, Montana. We more or less followed the Florida Ski Adventures group after we found out they were headed that way. Skiing with our littles is a passion of ours. We love getting them out on the slopes. I have only been skiing for about 4 seasons. We went on our honeymoon, then a long break, then on and off again between pregnancies. My oldest son’s birthday was that same week and he is ski-obsessed. With no school on Monday, we decided what the heck… let’s go!

Havana, Cuba with My Little Girl

Cuba is undergoing a massive change and we saw evidence of that in our tour. Our guide was still telling us of the grandjour of Fidel Castro and how amazingly he personally coached the baseball team, how Hemingway’s wife donated their house and ALL of their belongings to the Cuban government and how Cuban’s are free to travel as they please… if only the other countries would let them have visa’s.

A Christmas Vacation. Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

While our Airstream is in Portland, Oregon at Ultimate Airstream being upgraded (we are adding a W/D combo and some storage.) We are spending a month in Jackson, Wyoming. Our VRBO rental is actually in Wilson, WY which is just between the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (Teton Village) and the town of Jackson.

The Jackson Hole Mountain resort, located in Teton Village has 2 weeks of holiday activities around Christmas and New Years. (They also have other events throughout the season but this time of year they host daily activities.)  The mountain is overall busier than the weeks preceding and post the holidays. These apres-ski events make it an appealing time to visit, despite the crowds.

Tickfaw State Park, Louisiana

After our trip to French Quarter RV in New Orleans (read about New Orleans) we decided to escape the city camping and head for the woods for a few days. In doing some research I found a lot of positive reviews about Tickfaw State Park in Springfield, LA near Hammond. Tickfaw had suffered from a major flood in 2016 so basically everything has been redone. The spots are large and level and feature a built up deck, firepit, lantern hook, water and electric hook-ups. 

4 Days in New Orleans on a Budget with Kids

Our family recently went to New Orleans. As a family of 5 we always have to be aware of what activities we pick and the overall cost. Before heading to New Orleans I started researching things to do. New Orleans is a melting pot of people and architecture. So well known for it's nightlife, day-time New Orleans doesn't usually pop up on most people's radars as a family-friendly destination. Once you actually look closely though New Orleans is a great destination for families.

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: