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  • Quiet stay at Cliffrose Lodge and Garden at Zion National Park

    January 26, 2015

    We should have stayed two nights. It’s not often I think that after only an hour at a hotel. We were settling into the Cliffrose Lodge and Garden just outside of Zion National Park. I was kicking myself for not booking a two-night visit. Why? Well, for one thing Zion deserves more than a day. […]

  • 6 ways to create more beds in a hotel room for your family

    December 15, 2014

    Traveling with your children can be tricky when you are on a budget and have limited places to lay your head in a small hotel room. While driving across the country with my 2 and 5-year-old boys I had to get creative with bed arrangements so one of the boys wasn’t always stuck on the […]

  • Autumn days at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler

    October 29, 2014

    Driving through the rain and mist along the Sea to Sky drive up to Whistler, my heart began to skip a beat. Soon we would be there, at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, a hotel I had heard about from friends and drooled over on Instagram, but had yet to actually visit. Would the hotel live […]

  • Friday Postcard from an NYC family trip to Switzerland

    September 11, 2014

    I recently took a trip with my husband and 17-month-old daughter to visit Switzerland, a country with deep rooted family ties. My 93-year-old grandmother was born and raised outside of Zurich. I grew up listening to her tell stories about life in Switzerland in a thick European accent. Beginning at the age of 5 and […]

  • 5 Ways to help a solo parent traveling on a plane

    August 18, 2014

    Over the past five years I have traveled a lot with my kids. At least half of that travel I have done without my husband, possibly more. In the beginning I would never ask for help. I would assume I was a burden on every other passenger because I dared to get on a plane […]

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