National Geographic’s 50 States 5000 Ideas, a Book Review

Have you ever really wanted to explore a new place, but you just weren’t sure where to start? Maybe you wanted to dive in a little deeper as you checked off another state on your bucket list? As [...]


11 Surprising holiday movies that will inspire you to travel this year

The holidays are a time to be with family and friends, and enjoy some downtime in front of the TV watching holiday movies. It is also the best time to start planning your travel for the next [...]


Harry the Highlander: Up the Glen by Cameron Scott, a book review

In the past year I’ve started to pick up books for my boys when we travel. Often times you can’t find a local children’s book before your trip that really highlights the area [...]


Leave Your Mark by Aliza Licht, a book review

Social media it-girl Aliza Licht shares the secrets to success in her first book, Leave Your Mark: Land your dream job. Kill it in your career. Rock social media. Licht may be the SVP of global [...]


Paris in Love by Eloisa James, a book review

I’ve read a lot of bizarre books lately. Not their content necessarily, but the way they were written. First I read Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty, which was written in what I call the [...]


Winter by Marissa Meyer, a Book review

Anticipation is a mild word for how I felt about the release of Winter, Marissa Meyer’s last book in her Lunar Chronicle’s series. I’m a proud fan of YA fiction, especially [...]


The Game is Playing Your Kid by Dr. Joe Dilley, a book review

It seems like every generation of parents encounters new challenges that weren’t faced by their parents or grandparents, which often leaves us wondering whom to turn to for advice. Raising kids [...]


The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, a book review

Ever heard of Muscatine, Iowa? Me either. Ever heard of London, England and the royal family? Yup. Me too. I’ll admit that when it comes to royalty I’m as smitten with the idea as the next girl. [...]


5 Young adult fantasy fiction series to inspire your kids to travel

Imagine yourself standing on top of the Paris Opera House steps. You look left. You look right. You see the streets that make up the City of Light all around you. It would be any ordinary day, [...]


Tap Tap Boom Boom by Elizabeth Bluemle, a book review

Rainy days are the best. Or are they? Too often we blame the rain for ruining our picnics, soccer games and beach trips, when in fact, the rain can cause unforeseen adventures to occur. I picked [...]