Waialea Beach, Hawaii Island
.A new year, a time of reflection, a time to look back and see what you did right, where you can improve, and set yourself up to do better.  I’m no different.  The past few days have been full of reflection, appreciation, and looking ahead.   Some of our major wins […]

Hawaii Life 2017: Wins and Living with Intention


Family Travel Plan
What in the world is a Family Travel Plan and why do we need one?  Let’s rewind a little and look back while looking forward. As 2016 comes to an end, it seems many people have had a year of ups and downs, myself included.  We have lost loved ones, […]

Why You Need a Family Travel Plan (and a free ...


San Francisco is one of the most beautiful and diverse cities in the world!  Maybe I have bias since it’s my hometown, but if it was just a case of my personal bias, it wouldn’t be so dang expensive!  Here is your guide to San Francisco with kids on a […]

10 Kid and Budget Friendly Ways to Enjoy San Francisco




The Holidays are here!  It’s time for cheer!  That is, unless you’ve got kids who only want to travel.  Check out these great gift ideas for tiny (and not so tiny) wanderers.  Some of the links are affiliate links and we will receive compensation if you purchase through them. Bags […]

10 Travel Inspired Holiday Gift Ideas for Wandering Kids


We have had 2 holidays this week in Hawaii.  The first, Tuesday, was Election Day.  Today, as we do every year on November 11th, we thank our veterans.  The contrast in these two days this year is stark.  On Tuesday, our nation’s division became extremely apparent to anyone who wasn’t […]

United We Stand



You Planned and booked this AMAZING trip.  With excitement, you present it to your kids.  Abby, the teen guffaws.  Tyler, the 12-year-old rolls his eyes and Matthew, the 7-year-old, is completely uninterested. “Where did I go wrong?”  You think to yourself as you choke back tears.  “I thought they would […]

Trip Planning with Opinionated Kids, Tweens, and Teens


Packing with Tiny Tots the Easy Way
Packing.  Where to start?  What to pack?  Should I pack diapers or buy there?  Should I pack the cloth stash or go with disposable?  Toys?  Food?  It’s so overwhelming.  There’s So. Much. Stuff! Never fear, help is here with suggestions, pro tips,  and products to make it easier for you. 

Packing With Tiny Tots the Easy Way


“Wait!  Goals? New Year? Yo, it’s JUNE! Are you crazy?” Yes. Yes. Depends on who you ask.  January is too hectic to put thought into resolutions and all that.  With a mid-year birthday, it is the perfect time for reflection and goal setting.  If I call it my “Gift to […]

New Year, New Goals, Parenting (What Did I Get Myself ...