Favorite Travel Articles

Today concludes our anniversary week celebration, so we end with our favorite travel pieces from our site’s first two years. This is perfect timing for your summer vacation planning, so read on to see several reviews of Arizona resorts, an Amtrak train vacation review, things to do in Vegas with kids, Washington DC attractions, Flagstaff […]

Warm Winter Fashions That Are Functional, Too!

Manic:  Me, a wimpy Phoenician when the weather gets cold!  But I don’t want to buy winter clothes I can’t wear again on days that are chilly, but not too cold. Managed:  Found some smart styles like gloves that let you text, a hat that won’t give you hat head when it rains or is […]

Washington DC’s Newseum is a Must-See…My Family’s Review!

Manic:  While vacationing in Washington DC two weeks ago, my son and I boarded the Metro train en route to see museums.  We soon discovered that we picked the same day that thousands of Girl Scouts from around the nation chose to see DC, too! Managed:  Decided to skip the main attractions that the Girl […]

Hotel Palomar Washington DC: Our Family’s Fun & Hip Trip Pick

Manic:  Traveling 2,000 miles and organizing our schedule so that we could sight-see and visit all of our awesome family members that live in that area! Managed:  Putting together a game plan that enabled us to do the tourist thing and to spend valuable time with our beloved family.  So after spending several weeks mapping […]

Money-Saving Ideas that Worked Well on our Washington DC Trip

Manic:  Preparing to take a big trip to Washington DC to see family and to sight-see.  Planning a trip for a family of four is always a big job for the manic managed mom in the family! Managed:  Dedicating two days to research and price comparing to shop fares, hotels and more.  Here are a few ways […]

Arizona Grand Resort Review for Families

Manic:  The last frenzied days of school. Managed:  Ahhh….school ending!  The calendar suddenly opens up and isn’t filled with commitments from top to bottom!  Oh how I love summer!  To celebrate, I took my girl and her buddy to check out the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa.  We stayed one fun-filled night and day, and […]

Time Tested Travel Tips for Families

Manic:  Finding time to schedule some family visits this summer and making sure that our family has smooth and stress-free travels. Managed:  Got myself organized and decided to share my time tested travel tips in my Channel 3 segment this week.  One idea that I didn’t cover in my segment is to consider flying a […]

California Bound for Summer? Check Out this Cool Carmel Resort!

Manic:  Hopefully life is not as manic lately as the school year is winding down, but for a lot of parents, we become a busy travel agent as we launch into planning a summer get-away (ahhh…how nice does that word sound?!). Managed:  Remembering that I did an entire California road trip series on this website […]

An Amtrak Train Trip Vacation…Reviewed by my Teenager!

Manic:  My son’s schedule with honors classes, travel hockey, Student Council, National Jr. Honor Society, ushering at our church and more! Managed:  He got away from it all and took a very special trip with his Grandparents on an Amtrak train.  And he offered to blog about it for us, so check out what he […]

Arizona Biltmore Resort Family Review

Manic:  Spring break spring fever last week as my daughter and I stayed home all week, so we decided that we would stay two nights at a local resort our last two nights of the break.  We chose the historic Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa. Managed:  Turning our quick stay-cation into a review for you, […]

An Arizona Must-See: Wildlife World Zoo

Manic:  Finding local fun Spring Break activities and getting exercise at the same time, since I’ve been eating like I’m on a big vacation, too.  Too many calories for me this week! Managed:  Accepting a friend’s invitation to take our kids to Wildlife World Zoo in Litchfield Park (just outside of Phoenix) and although I had […]

Your Favorite 2011 Travel Articles & Today’s Winner!

As we wind down anniversary week, today we’ve got your top three most read travel articles and yet another Five Day Freebie Friday winner, so keep on reading to see if your name appears below! First, here are your favorite travel articles from 2011.  Perhaps there is a Spring Break or Summer Vacation idea in […]

Family-Friendly Activities in Vegas

Manic:  Our annual hockey tourney that takes place in Las Vegas right on the heels of the end of the holiday season. Managed:  If you have to take your family to Vegas, there are some family-friendly activities that are appropriate, but be warned that your kids may see some PG-13 and even some R-rated characters […]

Want A Wonderful Weekend Trip? Visit Flagstaff!

Manic:  Another hockey trip.  We’ve been traveling with my son’s hockey teams for the last seven years and any time we go out of town, it is a bit hectic to prepare our home, pets and other details, so we can get away. Managed:  This trip!  Flagstaff was so relaxing and was a nice and easy get […]

Resort Review for Families — The Phoenician

Fall Break is here so my daughter accompanied me for a weekend away at the popular Phoenix resort, The Phoenician.  Together, we scoped out the property to give you a report on the resort’s family-friendly features.  But first before you book here, or at any resort, beware of what is called the Occupancy/Tourism Tax.  When […]