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5 Reasons to Take a Family Dude Ranch Vacation

purple desert cactus at family dude ranch vacation

As Kristin and I recently discovered at the White Stallion Ranch, a dude ranch vacation is truly an incredible experience. While we were there checking out the White Stallion Ranch for a girls getaway, we couldn’t help but notice all the qualities that make this a great option for families. Here are 5 reasons why we think a dude ranch vacation should be on your list, and why we can’t wait to take our own families back! 5 Reasons to Take a Family Dude Ranch Vacation Space to Disconnect – We live in a world where each...

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White Stallion Ranch, A Girls Vacation

White Stallion Ranch

A few weeks ago Kristin and I left all our worries (kids and husbands included) behind and headed on a girls getaway to the White Stallion Ranch. If you follow us on social media, you might have seen tons of photos of us soaking up the gorgeous Tucson, Arizona scenery. To be honest, I was a little worried initially about going to a dude ranch as a vacation. Would I like riding horses? Would I feel safe? Would the trip be relaxing? The questions were constantly running through my mind, but it was time to push myself...

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The Perfect Statement Necklace for Vacation

Tie Dye Maxi Dress

You may think the time to wear maxi dresses is winding down, but that's not the case for this girl! Not only do they easily transition to early fall with the addition of a denim jacket for instance, but they're a must have for getaways. In fact, Megan and I just got back from a girlfriends' getaway in Arizona and I, of course, packed some of my favorite maxis, along with the perfect statement necklace, to take along for the ride.As you've probably noticed, tie dye is kinda my jam and this teal tie dye...

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5 Tips for European Travel with Kids

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I’m excited to share with you some tips for European travel with kids that I put to the test firsthand this summer. With a family wedding happening in Scotland, we decided to go ahead and take the entire family to Edinburgh, Scotland and London, England. Let’s all let that sink in for a moment. We voluntarily took a 1-year-old and a 4-year-old on a two-week European vacation. Ummm…are we crazy?! We sure got that feedback from a lot of friends and family. People had no problem letting me know that this was going to be a huge...

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New Orleans Inspired: Hurricane Cocktail Recipe

Hurricane Cocktail

I've been on the road non-stop lately. Like throw out the dirty clothes in my suitcase into a mound in my room, refill suitcase, and head back out kinda non-stop traveling. Traveling is my jam though and all have been great adventures so I'm loving it. And if you're an Instagram lover you might already know the first stop on my summer tour was New Orleans. After 5 days in the Big Easy I was definitely feeling inspired by the unique culture, food and fun this city has to offer! The people in New Orleans...

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What to Wear While Traveling

Travel Look

If there is one thing I'm crazy passionate about, its travel. From little weekends to large vacations, I can't get enough of exploring and hearing what everyone else is doing. I'm literally the annoying friend who wants to get coffee when you get back and hear all about it. Like. Every. Single. Detail. I've been asked what I think are the best looks for a "plane day" so since I was headed to New Orleans I thought I'd share my current travel look. These photos were literally snapped as I was headed out and on my...

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Greater Williamsburg, Freedom to Have Fun

Colonial Williamsburg

Williamsburg, Virginia is a location that is near and dear to my heart. You might recall, that right before we had Max, we decided to take one last trip as a family of three. Williamsburg had been on my list of places that to visit and since its just a few short hours away from me in Maryland, it was the ideal spot. We had such a wonderful time and I get so sappy happy when I look at these photos and remember how little Jake was, how BIG I was, and all our family...

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Inn on the Beach Vacation

Collage-Beach

Growing up in Tampa, Florida, St. Petersburg was always such a nice place to visit. I, of course, loved crossing the bridge to see the "big pink castle" and the pretty white beach. Now that I'm living in Maryland and the winter weather drags on a bit too much for my liking, St. Petersburg is truly a paradise perfect for a getaway. Recently, we did a family bridal shower in the area and I was able to experience it with my Mom for a mother daughter weekend. We stayed at the Inn on the Beach...

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How to Make Perfect Cocktails While Traveling

Moscow-Mule-Kit

Who doesn't love to feel like a chic globetrotter while jetting from location to location. Sure when it's vacation, I'm THAT mom. You know the one in the airport who is trying to wear out her boys so that they then fall asleep in flight. The one with strollers and toys and bags of snacks. Yeah that's me. We're still in survival mode at this point so mixing up the perfect cocktail while traveling doesn't work yet in that scenario. But when I'm traveling without the kids I'm a whole different me. Big sunglasses, traveling lightly...

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Girls Weekend at Clifton Inn

Best Friends at Winery

Obviously as besties dating all the way back to high school, Kristin and I love to get together just the two of us to really hang out. Unfortunately, we don't get the chance that often these days. Between our families, jobs and just life in general, friend time often doesn't happen. So, when we had the opportunity to stay at the Clifton Inn for a girls weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia we did a happy dance at the chance. Living just a few hours away, exploring Charlottesville had always been on my bucket list. The area is known...

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