Little Kunoichi The Ninja Girl by Sanae Ishida, a book review

Ninjas. Whether you are a boy or a girl, young or old, there is something fascinating about ninjas. When I was pregnant with my oldest Dek, I had a very bizarre list of reasons why being a new [...]


Tuscany for the Shameless Hedonist by Ariela Bankier, a book review

Or, the only book that made me want to eat every page: A Book Review When Keryn and I decided to try this crazy Two Moms Travel to Italy thing, I started dusting off everything I knew about [...]


Paris When It Giggles by Jill Coody Smits, a book review and Q&A

Travel inspires parents to do many things. We make photo albums, wall murals, decorate our trees with ornaments we pick up on the road, sketch illustrations, or in the case of Jill Coody Smits, [...]


Adventures in Busy Places by Lonely Planet Kids, a book review

Traveling the world isn’t always possible, or is it? Lonely Planet, the makers of guidebooks for over 40 years, has slowly been eking its way into children’s lives through their [...]


In the Land of Cocktails: Recipes and Adventures from the Cocktail Chicks, a book review

Have you ever thought about where the cocktail comes from? I mean really thought about it. Not the fact that your favorite bartender slaps together some fresh juice, triple sec and rum, but the [...]


Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Long Haul, a book review

Road trips are awesome. They are filled with great family memories and photo opps. Well, unless you are the Heffley Family in Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Long Haul. The ninth book in the Diary of a [...]


The Fairest by Marissa Meyer, a book review

Mirror Mirror on the wall. We’ve all heard those five little words before, but never from the lips of a character like Queen Levana, the villain in Marissa Meyer’s best selling series [...]


Monsters Don’t Ride on Airplanes by Hilarye Fuller, a Q&A and book review

Monsters don’t ride on airplanes, but kids sure do. This silly tale by travel blogger and long-time family traveler Hilarye Fuller is not only fun but educational too. Monsters Don’t [...]


Loula is leaving for Africa by Anne Villeneuve, a book review

Have you ever just had it with life? You just want to run away and leave all of the hassle of home behind? Yes? Well, so does Loula. You see, Loula is a little girl with TRIPLET brothers. They [...]


Best teen books for your summer travel reading list

Sitting on the beach I glance up from my book. The boys are playing in the sand in front of me; my husband is helping them build a sandcastle. I sit in my chair mesmerized by the fact that I can [...]