Organized Travel

How to Pack Your Van for an Organized Road Trip

Summer means family travel and for busy Moms that can mean you are on a road trip more weekends than not.  From travel youth sports schedules that seem to last all summer long (can I get an amen?) to impromptu weekend getaways, there are countless reasons to load up the van and go. And for some families it might just be that first magical visit to Walt Disney World that makes a road trip so important for making memories that last Read more

Summer Weekend Getaway ~ Boone, North Carolina

If it’s time to beat the heat, a summer weekend getaway to Boone, North Carolina might be just the ticket.  A hub for all kinds of outdoor activities, Boone is also full of home town charm and creativity.  One of the most walkable towns in the country, Boone is home to Appalachian State University, giving it a energy of fun and opportunity that only increases its like ability. Just under four hours from the Raleigh, North Read more

Best Water Park Packing Tips

July is a perfect time to hit the water park and today I am sharing some of my best packing tips for this unique family travel activity. I shot this video while attending a media FAM Trip at SeaWorld in June 2011.  Discovery Cove’s Grand Reef was the perfect backdrop to collect great ideas to help you be prepared on your next water destination vacation. A destination like Discovery Cove and the Grand Reef is entirely inclusive so you Read more

Disney Tips ~ Making Vacation Plans

I love making vacation plans for Walt Disney World!  With so many great Disney tips available, the planning is truly and joy and just makes the anticipation that much greater.  If you know anything about me, you know that Walt Disney World is one of my favorite places in the world. It all stems back to my childhood ~ I’m a lifelong fan of the brand and was blessed to serve as a College Program Read more

Family Travel ~ Mom Must Have Bags

Family travel is always so much fun but its amazing to me how some things never change. Take a Mom’s bag. No different than your purse, tote, or diaper bag, its an endless dumping ground for everything your family needs. Odds and ends you had no idea you had and countless items you wish were never added. So when it comes to vacation with your family by your side, its all about carrying the right Read more

Family Travel ~ How to Make a Trip Planner

When it comes to family travel, summer can be the best time of year to make time to get away. July is the perfect month to take flight giving you the break you all need. For my busy family, the last week of July is often the first week our schedules are completely clear of summer sports commitments and when we finally exhale knowing we can stay up late and sleep in all week long Read more

Unexpected Airport Amenities

This week I’ll be traveling to BlogHer 2012 where I’ll join almost 5000 women looking to hone their graft, grow their business, and spend time with their friends.  I’ll be flying and based on how things usually go, I don’t expect any issues at all.  Just last week, I was actually delayed by three hours at my home town airport, RDU International. This hardly ever happens here, so when it comes to travel, I LOVE Read more

Packing Tips for Social Media Conferences

Its the Saturday before BlogHer and because I like to get ready early, I’m packing now so I can leave room for the usual last minute chaos that busy Moms face when they travel for work.  When it comes to packing tips for social media conferences, I’ve found they are a smidge different than packing for vacation.  BlogHer 2012 will be a 5 day trip for me so I’ll use our GO MOM! DIY Planner Read more

Thank You Disney Social Media Moms!

http://www.youtube.com/v/N-_uk7rW5Ms?version=3&hl=en_US Today I want to deliver a virtual Thank You! I recently had the unbelievably awesome honor to attend the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. Its third, and while I could not have imagined it getting any better than two I had been so blessed to attend before, I have been blinded by Pixie Dust for the better part of the last two weeks. I’ve been trying to frame up how to share with you Read more

What to Pack for Disney World {Backpack}

Today its all about what to pack for Disney World and the things you’ll find inside my theme park backpack! Over the last few years I’ve had the incredible blessing to attend The Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. While I’ll be following the magic from home this year, my primary focus has always been the conference, sessions, and learning what’s new and next at Disney Parks that has had my heart since my Walt Disney Read more