Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island

I have no stats to prove this claim, but I swear this was the longest winter ever in Chicago.  We hadn’t been planning to go away for spring break but we all really started crashing…  We needed air that didn’t hurt to breathe and sun that warmed...
LA Day 2 & 3

LA Day 2 & 3

Day 2 & 3 were pretty packed (as if Day 1 wasn’t?!)  There is SO MUCH TO SEE IN LA!!  Downtown LA isn’t really worth staying in because parking is expensive and it isn’t a great hub for everything else you’ll want to do, but it is a REALLY...
LA Day 1

LA Day 1

I love LA.  It isn’t really the place I’d want to live full time but visiting is the best.  I’ve been to Los Angeles a few times now but this was the first time with the kids.  We flew in late on a Thursday, took a short free shuttle to the the...
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach

I keep over-thinking these posts and then I freeze because I want them to be perfect with artistic pictures and a precise layout and every detail but then they never get done at all and I have a million drafts just sitting here.  SOOO… Turning over a new leaf...
Packing Bags

Packing Bags

Packing Intro Our first couple of family vacations were admittedly a learning experience of epic proportions and involved an exhausting game of tetris at each stop.  We brought stuff we didn’t need, forgot things we had at home, and there was even one delightful...
Pick a Place and Plan the Trip

Pick a Place and Plan the Trip

Pick a Place and Plan a Trip! On a recent trip, we were listening to a guy playing acoustic guitar at a tiny bar.  It was chilly, we had done a bunch of hiking, were sipping whiskey, and between sets, we struck up  conversation with the people next to us (let me start...