Family

Traveling with my little girl has been a challenge, but also so rewarding. Getting to see the world through her eyes has shifted how I see the world and where I want to take her!

In my family posts, I hope to share some tips on how to make traveling with kids easier and to highlight some of my favorite family friendly destinations, hotels and gear!

‘It takes a village’ and I know we all need all the support we can get!

Oahu Travel with Toddlers: Our Favorites as a Family

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At this point, our 14 month old has 15 flights and 15 hotels/rental houses under her tiny belt. I wouldn't say it has gotten easier, but we all have learned --often the hard way-- how to travel together, better. The most important lesson that we learned…

What I Wish I Knew Before Going to the Hospital

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  Your Birth Plan Will Totally Change Okay, maybe some of you will have this easy delivery and all your wishes on your birth plan will come true. However, from my own experience, and what I’ve heard from almost all other women, doulas,…

I HAD A BABY!

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Sorry for the pause on activity here! I have a lot to share but these first 4 weeks with a newborn have kept me quite busy (and away from my computer). Here is the quick rundown on what happened: I gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby girl…
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Where to take a Babymoon

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Let’s face it. Of all times in your life when YOU (or your partner, bestie, sister, daughter) deserves a vacation, it is when she is carrying around another human life in her belly. Babymoons are necessary and relieve a lot of pressure, put mom-to-be…

Traveling While Pregnant: Where I Went, What I Avoided & When I Stopped

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I have not set foot on a plane… since March! This is the longest stretch of time that I have not been airborne (10 weeks and 1 day but who’s counting...). It’s kind of an odd feeling! Last year I clocked in at 39 flights to over 25 destinations…
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Top 5 Things to do on Kauai, Hawaii

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Hawaii and I are in a serious relationship. We just met last spring, when I first landed in Maui with my husband. We spent 10 days roaming her grassy hills, sand swept beaches and lush jungles. Eager to return and explore more of Hawaii’s shores, I…
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Harry Potter World & Grinchmas at Universal Studios Hollywood

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Universal Studios Hollywood has a lot of celebrities at Christmas time: Harry Potter, The Grinch, Jurassic Park Dinosaurs... and I spent the day visiting them all and filming on my GoPro! Harry Potter World just opened earlier in 2016 so I spent a magical day checking out Hogwarts, Hogsmeade, the rides, the foods, the wands and the Butterbeer! And since it was Christmas season, they even had Who-Ville, with the Grinch, the famous Who Christmas Tree and many Who's walking about, ready to speak with you. We even snuck in a Jurassic Park ride! I hope this GoPro vlog guide helps you make the most of your trip to Universal! Tip: Don't bother with the buttebeer!