The Durham Hotel: Worth a Night Away

Counter Culture Coffee

A few weeks ago, in the midst of the holiday chaos, I needed a night away. I needed a night away quite desperately. Between holiday shopping, work and making it through the Thanksgiving week, I needed something just for me. And I got it in the form of a girl’s night in Durham. Lucky for me,… [Read More]

Tips for traveling without your kids

Mom Traveling with Starbucks

My husband and I are about to leave town for 8 days. EIGHT DAYS! We will be on our own, seeking out adventure and relaxation without our little minions tagging along. Yes, I’m excited. I am counting down the days, pre-packing my stuff, and loading up my Kindle. I am so incredibly grateful we can do… [Read More]

How to Pack for Great Wolf Lodge

Life vest display at Great Wolf Lodge

This year, we took our 5th trip to Great Wolf Lodge, and I finally feel like I’m starting to get the hang of it. Especially if you’ve never been there, figuring out what to pack can be a nightmare! The good news is, Great Wolf veterans are always there to share some tips. You MIGHT… [Read More]

NYC Dessert Tour: Bright Lights & Broadway Bites

Ben's Deli

This past weekend, my best friend and I took a girl’s trip to New York. No kids. Lots of shopping, Broadway and FOOD.  Friday night, we saw Book of Mormon (so FUNNY!)  which put us into the theater mood. Then on Saturday, we took part in a tour of awesome dessert places in the theater… [Read More]

Carowinds with Kids: Tips for Your Visit

Tips for Doing Carowinds with Kids

Last month we took a two-day family trip to the Carowinds Theme Park on the NC/SC border. We had a fabulous time, despite the 100 degree temperatures. Sure, there were some meltdowns, but all in all, it was a really fun trip. Here are our tips to going with young children. 1. Go on a… [Read More]

Roadtrippin’ Children – Another View Point

KidsDogCar

This post should be short and sweet. It should read something like ‘Tips on how to have a successful road trip with children: DO NOT TAKE THEM.’ But, alas, we live in a big wide world and often take our children out into it. My husband and I moved to Japan when I was still… [Read More]

10 ways to survive a road trip with kids

travel5

Airplanes terrify me. I think it’s a control issue. On a plane, I have none, nada, zip.  I can’t even see out the window half the time and it really bothers me. And what if the plane crashed? (I’m almost panicking now….I can’t even think about this.) Needless to say, the thought of flying with… [Read More]

Discover NC: Mt. Airy

My house no longer has diapers and my littlest one no longer requires naps. This means that vacations can be much more pleasant. It means that we can take a day trip or a weekend excursion without hauling an extra bag or two of stuff. I, for one, am ready. First on my agenda is… [Read More]