Our First Trip as a Family of Four: Mistakes Made and Lessons Learned

I follow a few travel blogs (TPG, OMAAT) that have adequately warned and prepared me for what to expect when traveling with kids. But, “we don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training”. And since there is no such thing as family travel camp (there’s an idea), … Read more Our First Trip as a Family of Four: Mistakes Made and Lessons Learned

Exploring and Reconnecting in New Orleans: 4 Year Anniversary Trip

MSY Expenses 2019

We decided to take it easy in the big easy this year after going abroad for 2 of the last 3 years. A few factors went into this decision. The biggest one being a new 3 month old baby at home. No matter how often my parents tell me that they have the time, energy … Read more Exploring and Reconnecting in New Orleans: 4 Year Anniversary Trip

A Family That Travels Together: A Look Back at Our U.S. Travel History

Places we've been in the US

“If you want a happy life, do hard things” – Unknown. And as it turns out, traveling with kids is really hard! So I expect to be extremely happy. Although 2019 isn’t over yet, Im just too excited to share what our US Family Map should look like by the end of the of the … Read more A Family That Travels Together: A Look Back at Our U.S. Travel History

Perfect for a Family Weekend Getaway: A Review of the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay

Executive Summary The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay resort in Cambridge, MD is the perfect place for a family weekend getaway. Its a 1.5-2hr drive from a lot of places in the Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia (DMV) area, including major airports (BWI, and DCA for example). Although the cash rates can get pricey depending on … Read more Perfect for a Family Weekend Getaway: A Review of the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay

My “Free” Marriott Bonvoy night – Philadelphia Zoo Review

As an owner of the the Chase Marriott Bonvoy card, I am entitled to a free hotel stay once per year. This perk is usually deposited into my account on the anniversary of my account opening and expires after one year. I noticed that my night’s expiration day was approaching and rather than letting it … Read more My “Free” Marriott Bonvoy night – Philadelphia Zoo Review