• Destinations,  Hawaii,  North America,  Oahu,  Our Adventures,  USA

    Things to do on the North Shore, Oahu

    Aloha! Are you heading to Oahu soon? You’ll definitely want to schedule in time on the beautiful North Shore. While it is known for its big waves (perfect for surfers), there are several other incredible things to do on the North Shore of Oahu. Our family of 3 recently spent time on the North Shore as part of our trip to the beautiful Hawaiian island of Oahu, and we loved every minute. Although we stayed on the East Shore for most of our trip, Oahu is very drive-able, so it was easy to drive to the North Shore when we wanted. Our highlights included exploring Waimea Valley and snorkeling at…

  • Minimalist Travel,  Our Adventures

    Minimalist Carry-On Luggage | Chester Minima Spinner Suitcase Review

    Are you searching for new carry-on luggage? Our family was recently given the opportunity to try out the Minima Carry-On Spinner Suitcase by Chester, and we love it. It is stylish, durable, and lightweight, making it the perfect carry-on suitcase for minimalist travelers. My husband and I both love to travel with carry-on luggage only as often as possible, and I can honestly say that we think it is the best carry-on luggage option for our needs. I am happy to highly recommend it to you! Minimalist Carry-On Luggage | Chester Minima Spinner Suitcase Review Minima Carry-On Spinner Suitcase’s Stylish Hard Shell Design & Color Options Let’s talk a little bit…

  • Destinations,  Hawaii,  North America,  Oahu,  USA

    Things to do on the East Shore, Oahu

    Aloha! After spending one week on the beautiful Hawaiian island of Oahu, our family can safely say that the East Shore (Windward) is our favorite part of the island! The region is packed with things to do and see, including beautiful beaches (that are especially family-friendly), fun activities, and stunning landscapes, making it the perfect place to settle if you would like to explore beyond Honolulu/Waikiki. We stayed in the beautiful town of Kailua, which was a great destination for exploring the East Shore. In order to get the most out of your stay on Oahu, I highly recommend renting a car. When we compared driving in Hawaii to other…

  • California,  Destinations,  Our Adventures,  Sonoma County,  Traveling with a Baby or Toddler,  USA

    Fall Family Activities To Do in Sonoma County

    Pumpkin Patches, Apple Picking, Fall Festivals, and more! There are so many Fall activities to do in Sonoma County, California. Fall is my favorite time of year! I love the change in the weather, the beautiful orange and red leaves, and the fun activities that come with the season. Fall in Sonoma County is beautiful, and locals and tourists will find that there’s no shortage of fall activities to fill your weeks this fall in Sonoma County. This is our toddler’s second fall, and we do not hesitate to drive throughout the county to enjoy the best activities, so you’ll find that my recommendations stretch from Sebastopol to Healdsburg to…

  • Gift Guides,  Our Adventures,  Travel Resources

    Stocking Stuffers for Travelers

    Looking for stocking stuffers for the travelers in your life? It is hard to believe that the 2019 holidays are right around the corner! In our family, Christmas stockings are a big deal. Every year (since I was six years old), the members of our family have drawn names for stockings.  Our parents thought this would be a fun tradition, and we have loved it from the start. It is so fun to fill a stocking for another family member. We keep it a secret and carefully select fun stocking stuffers  for each other. Now that my sisters and I are grown up, our husbands have joined in the on…

  • Destinations,  Hawaii,  North America,  Oahu,  Our Adventures,  USA,  Vacation Photo Shoots

    Beach Vacation Photo Shoot in Hawaii + $50 Flytographer Discount Code

    Dreaming of your next beach vacation? Or maybe you already have it on the calendar and now you’re dreaming of a beautiful vacation photo shoot! It is hard to beat the beauty of professional photo sessions on stunning sandy beaches next to gorgeously clear water. Our family recently had a beach vacation photo shoot done in Hawaii with Flytographer, and we love the memories that were captured! My husband and I discovered Flytographer two years ago when we were planning our babymoon to Paris. We discovered that they work with local photographers in over 200 cities around the world, and we immediately began dreaming of a maternity photo shoot in…

  • International Travel,  Our Adventures,  Travel Resources,  Traveling with a Baby or Toddler,  Vacation Photo Shoots

    15 Reasons to Book a Photo Shoot with Flytographer on Your Next Vacation: Review + $50 Discount Coupon Code

    A picture is worth a thousand words, right? And when you travel, whether its often or once in your lifetime, you will want to capture those memories. Who wouldn’t? My husband and I booked a photo shoot with a local photographer through Flytographer on our trip to Paris. The results were amazing, and so we are so thankful that we decided to go for it. We were on our babymoon, and our photos magically captured our love for each other, our growing baby, and the beautiful city (you can read about our maternity photo shoot experience here). We have decided to continue to invest in professional photoshoots on future trips,…

  • Our Adventures

    Essential Oil Inhalers for Travel | Rivertree Life Review + Discount Code

    Any essential oil fans out there? I started using essential oils a little over 5 years ago, and they dramatically changed my life and my health. I am forever grateful for the positive impact that essential oils have had on our family! We use essential oils daily, but traveling definitely can complicate our oily routine. We are thankful for essential oil inhalers, because they help us continue to use and benefit from essential oils while we are on the go. Our family recently had the opportunity to try Rivertree Life’s essential oil inhalers, and I’m excited to share our review, how we use essential oil inhalers for travel, and a…

  • Minimalist Travel,  Our Adventures

    Pakt One Minimalist Duffle Bag Review + Discount Code | The Best Carry-On for Families

    Are you searching for the perfect, minimalist, carry-on duffel bag for travel? Look no further! I’m so excited to share about our new favorite bag with you- the Pakt One! My husband and I are both loving this bag for our family, and I’m excited to share an in-depth review with you! If you have been reading my blog for a while, you might know that we are a family of minimalists. We love the freedom that we have found in minimalism, and finding quality, minimalist, eco-friendly travel gear is always exciting! Awhile back I wrote a blog post on how to pack like a minimalist, and I was encouraged…

  • Destinations,  Europe,  International Travel,  Our Adventures,  Road Trips,  Scotland,  Traveling with a Baby or Toddler

    Traveling to Scotland with a Toddler or Baby

    We recently went on our first international adventure together as a family of three, and my husband and I can honestly say that we loved traveling to Scotland with a toddler (or a baby- she was just over one year old). We had traveled to England and Ireland together, but hadn’t made it to Scotland. We vowed to return to the British Isles, and it worked out perfectly to take our daughter there for her first trip across the pond. We traveled to Scotland after spending a week in England (London and the Lake District). We were there for a week, and we split our time between the Isle of…