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Win A Carnival Cruise with #CruiseSmile

One of my all-time favorite vacations was when Kristin and I took a Carnival cruise with two other girlfriends. We had a wonderful trip that was so relaxing and fun. We still laugh and have a great time thinking about all the silly moments and cool things we did when we get together that week. Making memories on vacation is what life is all about! Now that we have little ones, I’m so excited to see that Carnival has a cruise that is perfect for us to take families on! The Carnival Magic has a new...

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Top Road Trip Tips

Toddler at Reststop Sign

It's summer and a lot of us are hitting the highway for a family vacation. Some of my favorite childhood memories are of my brother and I in the backseat on a family road trip. Of course there was an invisible line dividing the back seat that one must dare not cross. OR ELSE. But maybe that was just us? Ha. Now that we have small children, its important for me to get out and show them the world. There is so much to do, see and explore! And while I love to fly, with all...

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Video: Our Myrtle Beach Vacation

Sandcastle Building

I'm so excited to share this little video we made of our time in Myrtle Beach, SC. We had such a great time and it's so rare that our families get together for such a fun experience. I highly recommend a best friend family vacation! We spent 5 wonderful days in Myrtle Beach (you can read here for details about our time and tips for traveling with two families here) and our kids loved each other before, but now they are total besties too! I came back from this vacation to find out that a few...

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Myrtle Beach Family Vacation Tips

Meg and Kristin on Beach

Disclosure: Travel accommodations were provided by Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for the purpose of this review.  Last week both of our families packed up our swimsuits and drove to South Carolina for a joint Myrtle Beach family vacation. Myrtle Beach is about the halfway point from Kristin's home in Florida and mine in Maryland. We each loaded up a minivan with the beach toys and kiddos and after about 8 hours, we arrived in Myrtle Beach. Having known each other since we were 16, it's important for us to have our children spend time together and...

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What to Do On a Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship


No words can describe the grandeur of the incredible Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas ship. It was super exciting arriving at the Cape Liberty New Jersey port and taking in our home for the next 2 nights. If you're all about the WOW factor, then this ship is for you. Touted as the world's first smart ship, Quantum of the Seas has a slew of amazing futuristic features including wifi! Who wouldn't love being able to stay connected at sea? So, let's talk about what to do on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship...

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What to Do in Chicago and a Hilton Garden Inn Giveaway

Last month the hubs and I jetted off for a little getaway in Chicago. He ran the Chicago Marathon, super fit fella that he is, and we stayed in town a few extra days to tool around one of our favorite cities. It was the perfect time for us to declare our own holiday. He trained SO hard and finished with such a great time, the experience was definitely holiday worthy! I love how Hilton Garden Inn encourages people to think beyond the traditional vacation and declare your own holiday when the mood strikes! We were...

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