Category: Travel

12 Essential To-Do’s Before Traveling Internationally

12 Essential To-Do’s Before Traveling Internationally

It has been over 10 years since our first International trip to Europe, back when I only had to pack and plan for myself.  Now that we are preparing for our next big trip as a family of four, I find a checklist essential.  Here […]

Quick Guide: Set Up Traveling Mailbox in 10 Steps

Quick Guide: Set Up Traveling Mailbox in 10 Steps

One of the most common questions that we are asked is “What do you do about mail while you’re traveling?” It is actually a whole lot easier to manage mail than you may think.  There are a few options out there, but we have recently […]

We Are Now on YouTube

We Are Now on YouTube

I have been playing around with IMovie software and decided it was time for me to learn how to make videos.  I have begun with a slideshow of photos and short video clips that give a summary of our travels over the last few years. […]

Podcasts to Prepare You for Full Time Travel

We have found podcasts to be an incredible source of inspiration to us over the last few years.  Here are some of our favorites that we found useful in pursuing our personal and travel goals. Finance The Dave Ramsey Show – If you need some practical advice and easy […]

Apple Picking in Woodstock, Illinois

For our first time apple picking with the boys this autumn, we found a fun place called All Seasons Orchard in Woodstock, Illinois. Admission included a bag for apples and a hay ride to the orchards, where we were met by guides who explained which […]

The House on the Rock – Spring Green, WI

On a weekend trip to Wisconsin Dells, we made a slight detour back to Chicago via Spring Green, Wisconsin, to visit The House on the Rock.  About an hour southwest from the Dells, this impressive home designed by Alex Jordan is a sight that everyone […]

Guttenberg, Iowa: Beautiful Mississippi Town

Guttenberg, Iowa: Beautiful Mississippi Town

As a child, visiting the “little” town of Guttenberg, where my mother grew up, was a fun trip from the Chicago suburbs to visit relatives.  My Aunt and Uncle would always take us driving through the countryside to enjoy the winding and curving hills.  We […]

9 Reasons to Visit Italy

Day 17 – Final Day in Rome We took a taxi to the airport. It was an Italian man who drove us, probably in his late twenties, who could speak some English and was very friendly. He asked us both if we’d ever been to […]