If you are planning a family trip during school vacation week expect to pay a premium to fly. I knew this when I checked into airfare for our recent trip to Florida for my sister’s wedding but I was shocked at how sizable that premium would be! It was going to cost over $3000 for our family of 4 for airfare alone! For a little less than that we could rent a nice minivan from Priceline, drive down, stay in a nice hotel along the way, and tack on a two day Disney Resort Package! Continue reading
As promised, here is my Instagram road trip travel log! Months ago we decided to drive down to Florida for my sister’s wedding since it is during school vacation week when airfare is so steep. I was surprised at how well the kids did on our more than 1,500 mile drive! It was their first time. They had their Kindles, books on tape, and took plenty of naps! Their favorite was Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin which we listen to twice! And since we had to leave a day early we had a nice afternoon in DC. We also spent 2 days at Disney and I promise to post about that soon.
Start of the storm
I think we were in denial about the storm actually hitting. By the time we started taking it seriously it was too late to get out entirely ahead of it. Continue reading
Feeding time for an Osprey family
Are you looking for a family friendly summer destination for you and your family? Look no further than Cape Cod! This beautiful beachy peninsula off the coast of Massachusetts has a rich tradition hosting summertime family fun!
Begin by choosing from the many welcoming waterfront places to stay!
Welcome visitors from Design Mom and elsewhere! Lately the big news on Cape Cod has been all the sightings of a small black bear who has taken up residence on Cape Cod. Read on for an exclusive interview with the bear’s parents…
Doodles and Jots: We are here today in Western Massachusetts with the parents of the Cape Cod Black Bear Cub. Please Mr. and Mrs. Black Bear, tell us about your now famous cub!
Mr. and Mrs. Black Bear: Okay, well right from the start he was different from the other bears, not afraid to stand out, a real individual. I remember one time in school the cubs were asked to draw a picture of their favorite snack. Most of the cubs drew pictures of happy bears eating honey or berries or fish. Our young star drew a picture of himself sampling fried clams!
Planning an overnight/weekend trip with my family is a significant source of stress and worry for me. I mainly worry that I will forget to do something or bring something. Continue reading