Visiting the Go and Do Good  hotels


It has been wildly busy for us this past month as we celebrated living in Spain for eight months this May. We have embraced the slower-pace life living in Spain and so the last few weeks have reminded us of our U.S. fast pace that we prefer to forget (ha). Between a move to a […]

Our Life in Madrid: Real Madrid + a New Flat

May 26, 2024

We had the best trip to Sardinia, Italy recently! What fun it was to experience the Mediterranean coastline of another country besides just Spain. Sardinia had many similarities to Mallorca, Spain expect a main difference: the food! We indulged in some delicious Italian food from homemade pizzas to pastas and gelato – Italy’s food really […]

A Yummy Weekend in Sardinia, Italy

May 17, 2024

#discounted by FeelFree Rentals; opinions are my own We had the best Semana Santa in San Sebastián! We have always wanted to visit the area of Spain once we learned about how beautiful it is and the amazing selection of food there. From our home base in Madrid, this was only a four-and-a-half hour drive. […]

Semana Santa in San Sebastián

April 2, 2024

It’s hard to believe that it has been six months since we moved to Madrid, Spain! I have less “pinch me” moments now and honestly, it’s beginning to just feel like our norm. I had an emotional moment this past week, though, as I met with other expat moms at a local Tres Cantos park […]

Six Months Living Abroad

March 31, 2024

Hosted by Moxy Hotels Val d’Europe; opinions are my own What a fun, whirlwind weekend in Paris! I visited Paris as a child with my parent when I was our oldest son’s age, around eleven, and I remember it not being my favorite trip. I had experienced a slightly odd bed and breakfast situation, several […]

48 Hours in Paris, France

March 25, 2024

#sponsored I trust Flytographer with my life, truthfully. For the last five years, I have trusted Flytographer to capture our family’s travel images around the world. We started by hiring Flytographer back in 2019 in Edinburgh, Scotland on our family’s first trip to Europe. It was such a special shoot and that moment, I was […]

A Flytographer Shoot in our New City: Madrid

March 20, 2024

Grammy and Pop just left after a great first visit to experience our new life in Spain! It was such a fun feeling, waiting for them at the Madrid airport to show them our new home. After them taking an overnight flight direct from Philadelphia (one of the reasons that we chose Madrid was due […]

Our First Visitors to Spain

January 22, 2024

In my mind before moving to Spain for a gap service year, I expected that I’d be blogging constantly, sharing all about the differences I have been experiencing here. But an unsurprising thing has happened the more time we spend in Madrid, with this now being our almost fourth month living in Spain: there’s nothing […]

Our Life as Expats in Spain: An Update

January 14, 2024

#partner Since 2018, our family has entrusted Flytographer with our family travel photography during shoots around the work. In 2018, we took the bros over the pond for the first time at ages 7 and 4 and savored the moments captured in Edinburgh. We then had photos taken by Flytographer photographers in Peru and Belize […]

Flytographer in Tenerife, Spain

July 17, 2023

Product was provided by Skye Smith; opinions are my own. I had been looking to replace both my travel tote bag and my everyday bag due to being in the same routine for the last decade. For travel, I typically carried a large tote bag that was too big for the items that I needed […]

The Best Travel Bag (and Great for Every Day!)

June 13, 2023

Have you been wanting to enroll in Spanish but don’t know where to start? Our family has had the best nine months learning the language of Spanish with very little formal lessons prior to beginning (only some high school instruction for my husband). Spanish is a language that is spoken in twenty countries as its […]

Learn Spanish Through Virtual Lessons

May 16, 2023

It has been a whirlwind processing the information this week that research states that an international driving permit is necessary to drive out of the country. This summer we head on our first-ever slow travel experience where we will rent a car and practice living abroad for one month in the Tenerife located in the […]

An IDP for International Driving

May 10, 2023

This post is not sponsored; opinions are my own. One of the biggest expenses we faced on our trip to Kauai, Hawaii was the cost of a rental car. We needed to get creative in order to avoid adding $750 to the cost of our trip which is the average cost of renting a car […]

How We Rented a Car in Hawaii for $0 vs.$750

May 2, 2023

When our family decided to become Delta Airlines Reserve card holders, we achieved Platinum Status, and fast! One unexpected change for our family was that we almost immediately began to receive to upgraded seats to Delta Comfort+, leaving two other family members in main cabin.

Upgraded Seats as a Family of Four

April 24, 2023

#hosted by Waimea Plantation Cottages; all opinions are my own What a wonderful week our family had in Kauai, Hawaii! This was our family’s first trip to Hawaii and I spent lots of time researching which island was best for us. After narrowing it down to the least tourist-visited islands, we landed on Kauai, the […]

Waimea Plantation Cottages, Kauai, Hawaii

April 9, 2023

This product was sponsored; opinions are my own. Our family comprised of four travelers are always searching for the next great product to help our travels go a little smoother. One of those needs that we had was to find a better system to organize our four passports, Global entry cards and other travel documents […]

The Passport Product that Simplifies Travel

March 9, 2023

For the last several years, Logan and I have used the Chase Sapphire credit card, a card that we put the majority of our purchases on to gain points. However, bad habits die hard and while I could have reaped the travel benefits from the card, it was easy for me to cash in those points for Amazon purchases instead. In fact, since I can remember, I have checked the “Points toward Amazon Purchases” box, feeling like my Amazon purchases were “free”. While the Chase Sapphire Preferred card does offer many travel benefits, I never used them as I should. Fast-forward to 2022.

Why We Chose the Delta Reserve Card for Travel

February 2, 2022

These are a few of our favorite things! There isn’t much more that we love more than living only two hours from a day full of skiing and snowboarding. The bros own their own equipment and Logan and Landon especially can shred it up on the slopes! I am somewhere between keeping Griffin alive on […]

Winter in the Snow near Greenville, SC

December 20, 2021

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas…and for the first time in 18 years, this is actually possible! We are loving the lower temperatures in the Upstate of SC this Christmas season as we experience our first Christmas and winter on the farm. I’ve formed a list of our favorite Christmas activities and we can’t wait […]

SC at Christmastime

December 1, 2021

After moving from Florida and longing for the fall season, I have officially fallen for fall in Greenville, SC! There are an overwhelming list of resources of things families can enjoy in the fall season here, so I wanted to create a running list for the activities that we experience in person. My favorite scripture […]

Fall Activities Near Greenville, SC

November 9, 2021

Admittedly, summer is my least favorite season in the Upstate. It is likely due to having spent 18 years living in Florida, wishing for a break from the heat. While I love having the boys home with us more and the freedom to travel and explore our beautiful area, the heat can be deal breaker. […]

Summer near Greenville, SC

August 1, 2021

Spring is a time of freshness and new and that’s exactly what we experienced at Pretty Place, a beautiful erected cross in the mountains in South Carolina. This cross which has been around for dozens of years at the YMCA Camp Greenville, helped the bros and I center our hearts on what is right during […]

Spring near Greenville, SC

April 1, 2021

We spent the week before Christmas serving with One More Child in El Carrizal, Dominican Republic, an impoverished community with great need. I had discovered the ministry of One More Child through our home church, Chets Creek Nocatee, a supporter of their ministry. I immediately fell in love with the concept of One More Child and how a sponsor could help one […]

Our Dominican Republic Mission Trip

December 22, 2019

I’m not entirely sure what reaction I was expecting from our young boys during their first visit to the Big Apple but their actual reaction exceeded my expectations. We had an amazing 36-hour trip in NYC and I wanted to highlight our four favorite family-friendly activities there (and an over-rated activity that we think you […]

Christmas in New York City

December 5, 2019

Hosted by Loews Miami; all opinions are my own. We were so excited to partner with Loews Miami on their #loewslovesfamilies initiative and share all about family-friendly activities to do at their South Beach hotel. Although we had visited the Miami International Airport dozens of times, we have never actually explored Miami! And so, we arrived and jumped […]

Experiencing Miami, FL

October 14, 2019

I’ve shared before how Flytographer was our go-to option for capturing gorgeous pictures of our families personal travels. Well as I prepared to launch Go and Do Good™, a hotel directory featuring hotels that give back generously to charities, ministries and their local communities, I realized pretty quickly that I needed a professional photographer. In order to achieve […]

Flytographer to Capture Travels

August 9, 2019

Growing up in South Jersey, I looked forward to spending a week in Ocean City every summer. This shore town beamed with boardwalk fun, from mini-golf to amusement rides, funnel cakes to soft-serve ice cream. And while I brought my husband, Logan alongside for a mini-trek when we were dating, it was officially time to […]

Continuing Memories in Ocean City, NJ

July 9, 2019

A letter to Didara: Five years ago when I heard of a friend hosting through The Greatest Exchange, I had very selfish thoughts: Why would they waste their summer having to entertain someone else? Why would they open their home to a complete stranger? Isn’t that a huge burden on them? At the time, I wasn’t […]

Hosting Didara from Kazakhstan

June 27, 2019

Accommodations, dining and tickets were gifted by Go to Louisville. All views are our own. On Thursday morning, we loaded the plane to Louisville, KY, the home of bourbon, baseball bats and Birds to ride on. It was a big milestone: ten years of marriage and so we were thrilled to have the opportunity to visit […]

A Trip to Louisville, KY

May 26, 2019

This product was gifted by JetKids™ by Stokke. All views are my own. I often get asked, “Do you get paid for your opinions? For your opinions of places, resorts, products and excursions?” I actually make $0.00 per year on my blog posts and my goal has always been to give my honest, unfiltered opinion. Do I […]

The Best Preschooler Travel Product Ever

April 5, 2019


Hola! Soy Meg James and I formed this website to connect with other digital nomads, expats, Americans in Spain and really anyone interested in family travel! I am a freelance travel writer, specializing in sharing about hotels that give back. Follow our family's adventures in Madrid and beyond - as we help show our bros the good in the world.

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