Category: Places We’ve Been

Escape Tips 5 Reasons to Visit Dallas in the Fall

5 Reasons to Visit Dallas in the Fall

The Weather is Beautiful in Dallas in the Fall Fall is my favorite time of year in Dallas. We finally get a reprieve from the summer heat, the evenings develop a hint of crispness, and the daytime temps are just downright pleasant. We spend summers hiding from the heat in the air-conditioning or the pools, …

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International A Day in Cancun

A Day in Cancun

We chose the charming village of Puerto Morelos as home base for our family of five on an eight-day trip to the Riviera Maya. Puerto Morelos was the perfect location to visit Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and the Yucatan Penninsula. A 30 minute taxi-ride to Cancun led us to gorgeous beaches, excellent tacos and shopping …

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Escape Tips Twelve Tips For Visiting the Mayan Riviera

Twelve Tips For Visiting the Mayan Riviera

1. Be Prepared for the Heat We’ve visited the Mayan Riviera the fall in winter when the weather is more temperate, but in July it is HOT.  We thought the heat would be no big deal–we’re Texans after all, and triple-digit temperatures in summer are the norm. But we also stay inside out air-conditioned homes …

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Escape Tips The One Travel App You Must Have

The One Travel App You Must Have

If you are a U.S. citizen who travels abroad and you don’t have the Mobile Passport App you need to get it RIGHT NOW! (And no, I’m not being paid by the government to tell you this!) We just came back from Mexico, and I think we were the only people on our plane who …

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Escape Tips Paris Planning Tips

Paris Planning Tips

Paris should be on everyone’s travel bucket list. It is such a beautiful city, full of history and culture, and of course, style. Here’s a list of the most useful things we  learned and used on our trip to Paris. Some of the links in this post are affiliate links for which we may earn a …

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Carribbean Places We’ve Been and Road Trips

Places We’ve Been and Road Trips

Places We’ve Been As we’re getting off the ground, I’m working fast and furiously to add content about the places we’ve been.  We’ve got a solid 10 years of family travel under our belt, and we’ve been to a lot of places throughout the United States, thanks to some epic road trips.  Here’s a taste …

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Places We've Been Memphis: Couple’s Trip

Memphis: Couple’s Trip

Why We Went to Memphis: We visited Memphis as a weekend anniversary trip-no kids! Where We Stayed in Memphis: The Peabody The Peabody is the crown jewel of Memphis, best known for the ducks that reside in the hotel’s fountain. The ducks certainly add an element of fun (there are even duck-shaped soaps in the …

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Places We've Been Washington D.C.: Couple’s Weekend

Washington D.C.: Couple’s Weekend

Why We Were in Washington D.C.: Our couple’s trip to Washington D.C.  was really an extension of  my solo work trip.  Work trips are a great way to subsidize your vacation funds and get a weekend away with your spouse. We only had to cover Kenny’s flight and one extra night’s hotel.  And conference hotel …

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Places We've Been Washington D.C. Solo

Washington D.C. Solo

Why I Was There: This solo trip was for a work conference.  A work conference is a great way to get a taste of a new city. There’s always a time to explore a little bit in between other obligations. Where I stayed: J.W. Marriott Washington D.C. because that was the conference hotel and I …

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