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How To Pack Like a Pro

packing like a pro tips

If there’s one thing I’m good at, it’s packing like a pro. Except that’s a lie. If it were true, my suitcase wouldn’t look like this when I get home from a trip. And this is my suitcase. I figure if I knew how to pack like a pro, my luggage contents would arrive home in […]

Cambria Suites – Budget-Friendly Luxury

Cambria Suites Columbus

Sweet! Or should I say Cambria Suite. Recently on a trip to visit my daughter, I stayed in a Cambria Suites Hotel in Columbus and that’s what I call comfortable. Every moment of that stay was enjoyable — from check-in to check-out. Cambria Suites hotels are part of the Choice Hotels chain with which I’m quite familiar, […]

Marriott Rewards Year of Surprises Isn’t Over Yet! #MR30 #MC

Marriott Rewards 30th

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Marriott Rewards®. I received Marriott Points to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. In honor of its 30th birthday, Marriott Rewards® has been celebrating with its members all year long in a Year of Surprises. Everyone […]

7 No Fuss Travel-Friendly Snacks

Travel-friendly snacks

Whether you’re packing for a day trip, a weekend getaway or a long family vacation, be sure to bring along plenty of travel friendly snacks to stave off hunger. Nothing ruins a day faster than a cranky traveler with a hungry tummy. Snacks for traveling are essential! So I thought I’d take what I’ve learned […]

Exploring the Georgia Aquarium – Atlanta

Georgia Aquarium - Atlanta

I spent the most amazing day at the world’s second largest aquarium, Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta about a month ago as a guest of the aquarium and the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown. The Georgia Aquarium is shaped like the bow of a ship. Can you tell? This is the view from our hotel room at the Hilton Garden Inn, and […]

Capturing the Moment #AlamoDriveHappy + Giveaway

capture the moment #AlamoDriveHappy box

This is part of a compensated partnership with Alamo. As always, my opinions are entirely my own. With summer in full swing, many of us are eagerly anticipating our summer family travel plans. As one of the five Alamo Chief Travel Moms, I’ve been having a blast sharing ideas on how to make the most of every […]

Making a Vacation Perfect for YOU #AlamoDriveHappy

Alamo Personalize Your Vacation #AlamoDriveHappy box

With the arrival of June and the end of school, many of us are planning and anticipating some fun family travel plans over the next few months.  It’s likely that some of us may even be headed to the same destinations, but how we get there and what we do when we arrive will be unique to each of us.

Tentacles, Tentacles, Tentacles! – Monterey Bay Aquarium

Chambered Nautilus-Monterey Bay Aquarium

If you haven’t visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium yet, located in historic Cannery Row, you’ll definitely want to make it a point to visit this year to see the new Tentacles exhibit. I was lucky enough to preview the exhibit before it opened to the public on April 12th, and it’s full of wonders! The […]