I am fortunate enough to have an amazing group of people who report into me at work. But I am on their case right now: I want them to take some time off. I'm asking them to look at their calendars from now until the end of the year and plug in the days they want off. I am not worried about being understaffed over the holidays or about them taking days all at once - I am worried that they will not use their vacation days at…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on October 26, 2016 at 6:39am — No Comments
My son wants to know when we are going on vacation again. It is a subject he is highly interested in as of late. It may be because we've had some really memorable ones as a family and he wants to recreate the adventure, but my guess is that he just wants a break from school.…
Added by Lauren Markman on October 11, 2016 at 6:36am — No Comments
Camping isn't on our list of trips for this year (maybe next year), but I still wanted to introduce my kids to one of the great camping experiences ever... S'mores! There's just something about the ooey, gooey, stickiness of the marshmallows and the sweet, smooth chocolate that is enough for me to deem camping as one adventure that everyone must try... at least once in their life. (Of course, there is the beauty of nature and all the creatures you may not normally see, but I'm speaking…Continue
Added by Jazelle on September 10, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
Having a successful caravan trip with young kids comes down to planning, every, single, time. Your planning and the kids involvement should begin well before you set off on the road. While planning your itinerary get the kids involved. Ask them what kinds of things they’d like to see and do and plan in accordance. Of course, you might have something even better in mind, but it will help your kids get excited about the trip and ease any anxiety they may be dealing with at the thought of…Continue
Added by Kirsten Tanner on August 16, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments
The USA is the family holiday destination of choice for many families due to the plethora of activities on offer. However, as you plan your trip, it’s necessary to make sure that each member of the family has an ESTA visa waiver. This is an important document that grants permission to citizens of countries under the US Visa Waiver looking to enter the USA.
One popular US activity is a road trip. Unlike in many parts of Europe, road trips…Continue
Added by Julia Gomes on June 28, 2015 at 9:16am — No Comments
In this darkly comedic road trip novel, seventeen year-old Vivian Apple returns home after the alleged “Rapture” to find her devout parents gone and two mysterious holes in the roof. Vivian never believed in the Rapture, or the uber powerful Church of America. Now that she has been left behind, Vivian’s quest for the truth begins. Find out more at http://katiecoyle.tumblr.com/…Continue
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I cannot be the only one…who was filled with dread after they glanced ahead at their child’s school calendar and saw the words “Kindergarten Field Trip to The Zoo” printed on the page. I immediately envisioned Sonny Boy, tears streaming down his chubby little six year old cheeks, crying in a little alcove outside the gorilla exhibit, lonely and lost at the zoo on his first field trip. My heart started racing and I knew I had to find out all the…
Added by Janice Perry on May 9, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments
** It's not a road trip in our family unless it ends with a souvenir bag of puke.
** Thanksgiving without a nap is like Christmas without a Santa.
** You never…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 29, 2013 at 11:33am — No Comments
** I have approximately 0% of my time to dedicate to writing anymore.
** When someone says, "You look tired", what they're really saying is, "You look like shit."…Continue
Road trips are often fun, especially with friends, but with a family full of kids, this might not be the most exciting activity. These occasions are inevitable, but don’t despair as there are more ways than one to avoid a having a hard time and actually enjoy the trip all the way. Here are five tips to follow in order to ensure a safe and smooth family road trip.
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Added by Karen Rodriguez on June 18, 2013 at 7:20pm — No Comments
** Shamrock Shakes are 600+ calories of awesomeness.
** "Quiet" is most definitely NOT a word I'd use to describe my house.
** My son has apparently given up sleep for Lent. Lucky me.
** Sometimes when people say they don't need help, it's cause they're too overwhelmed to see that they do.
** Kids' ear…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on March 23, 2013 at 10:26am — No Comments
Let me just start by saying, whoever thought that taking a road trip when your 8 months pregnant… wait, no. I should really start by saying how sweet it was that my hubby took the time to plan a little family getaway after the holidays. In all honesty, it was an awesome idea; one I would normally love if I weren’t 8 months pregnant with a God awful back problem. I knew this would be quite an adventure as it was, taking 2 toddlers and a psycho dog to the mountains. Now…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on December 31, 2012 at 12:56pm — No Comments
We recently went on a family vacation to Jamaica and it gave me time to reflect on the importance of family vacations, whether they are simple or extravagant. Stepping away from real-life stressors for a while can be critical to appreciating the joys of family. The kids fought less because they were excited and distracted. We…Continue
Added by Reena Virdee on October 3, 2012 at 2:39pm — No Comments
** A successful night is when the Tooth Fairy remembers to do her duty AND even has change for a twenty! Holla!
** Nine year olds evidently need to be reminded not to stick jelly beans up their noses.
** It's amazing how a closed bathroom door means nothing to my kids until they're the ones behind it.
** I like road trips…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on June 15, 2012 at 11:28am — No Comments
I normally do these "reflective" kind of posts on Fridays, but I was just too swept up in Paradise last week to sit down and really use my brain for anything productive. But now that I've been sucker-punched by reality once again, I decided to look back on the finer things I discovered on our family vacation....
** Every day should end in a…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 2, 2012 at 11:06am — No Comments
Of course! It would take a mom with three children to come up with the perfect backpack designed for road trips. Janet Cortes created Go Baggie after she was tired of traveling with her three young daughters and them always asking her for drawing material or a snack to eat…Continue
Added by Audreyvp on August 13, 2011 at 7:44pm — No Comments
As we traveled cross country on our 2600 miles, 10-day family road trip to Ontario, Canada we found our smart phones indispensable in making our trip a little smoother. With the assistance of GPS capability, a map app, the RoadAhead app and…Continue
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