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...
Galveston Texas

Galveston Texas

You may wonder how The V Fam ended up in Texas over winter break.  It was really quite simple.  I was trying to escape winter and the snow so I pulled up google flights and looked for the cheapest place we could fly (obviously on Spirit.  AKA the Greyhound bus in the...
Sandy Oregon

Sandy Oregon

We spent last week on Mount Hood, just outside Sandy Oregon (if you are from Chicago and frustrated with the constant slaughtering of Illinois, I looked it up… it is officially pronounced “aura-gun”).  I need to state right here in the intro...
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...
Hopped on a Plane to LAX

Hopped on a Plane to LAX

I love Chicago and seasons and the snow and cute boots, but I just try my hardest to escape it a few times a winter.  This year, we scheduled two.  A trip to Orlando with extended family that ended up being 29 degrees (not a winter escape and story later) and...