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#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

Accommodations and some meals were gifted by Dalmahoy Country Club and Hotel. Tickets were gifted by Camera Obscura and Red Bus Bistro. All views are our own. Matthew 7:24-25: Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on a rock. The rain came down, the […]

Our Trip to Edinburgh, Scotland

March 21, 2019

Last year around this time, Logan and I headed off on our first mission trek to Guatemala where we felt closer to God and each other more than ever. We were now prepared and excited for our second Christmastime mission trek to Honduras. We weren’t always excited, though, as fear and doubt started to trickle in before […]

Our Mission Trip to Honduras

December 10, 2018

We had an unconventional Thanksgiving this year, as we had just been up north visiting with family and celebrating the marriage of our cousin, so it just didn’t feel right to fly back a few weeks later. We started to think about local mini-treks that were on our list and we landed on a hands-down choice: Savannah! Located only […]

Thanksgiving in Savannah, GA

November 24, 2018

Although I had visited as a child, Logan and the boys have never been to Lancaster or Amish country before. We were in the area for a family wedding so we took advantage of being in the vicinity of Lancaster, PA to do a quick mini-trek in the area. It amazed us that just an […]

A Visit to Lancaster, PA

October 17, 2018

Hosted by Belle Mont Farm When I was first researching locations for our 2018 Trek without Kids choice, I asked my hubby what he wanted to achieve on this trip. “Relax!” he said, confidently. And so I began my search for a hidden treasure in the Caribbean, a gem, where we could disconnect, relax, talk […]

Our Trip to St. Kitts

August 16, 2018

Is it an exchange program? That’s the number one question we received from friends and family unfamiliar with The Greatest Exchange. And while we did have a young lady from a different country living in our home for one month, the experience provided so much more than a standard exchange program would. Take a walk with […]

Hosting Eliza from Kazakhstan

July 2, 2018

I grew up in the suburbs of South Jersey, not far from Philadelphia. As a child, I would visit my dad at One Liberty Place and look out his office windows at the stunning views of Philly. In college, I interned at One Liberty Place, taking the PATCO Speedline into Philly and spending my lunch […]

Our Visit to Philadelphia, PA

May 8, 2018

We absolutely loved being tourists in Chicago. Sure, we’d probably enjoy walking around any city without our young kids for a few days, but there was something special about the city of the Chicago. When our kids were much younger (around 1 1/2 and 3), we decided that we needed a break. And although we […]

Our Visit to Chicago, IL

April 7, 2018

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