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How I Answered My Door from Rome Thanks to Ring Video Doorbell #AlwaysHome

How I Answered My Door from Rome Thanks to Ring Video Doorbell #AlwaysHome
July 21, 2016 Comments Off on How I Answered My Door from Rome Thanks to Ring Video Doorbell #AlwaysHome

This is a sponsored post Even though you can’t physically be in two places at the same time, technology allows us to keep an eye on the people and things we care about most when we’re away from home. Motion ... Read More »

14 Tips for a Walt Disney World Trip with Tweens and Teens

14 Tips for a Walt Disney World Trip with Tweens and Teens
May 26, 2016 5 Comments »

There’s no doubt that Walt Disney World is a magical fantasy land where proud little girls in updos twirl in their finest princess attire and boys wait patiently in line to channel The Force in their battle against Darth Vader ... Read More »

How The Passport Party Project Grows a New Generation of Global Citizens

How The Passport Party Project Grows a New Generation of Global Citizens
March 29, 2016 2 Comments »

I get a lot of emails but my favorites are the ones that I get from Destiny, an 11 year old girl who is part of the National Geographic award winning initiative called The Passport Party Project. Destiny is the ... Read More »

2015 Gift Guide: Best Gifts for Frequent Fliers

2015 Gift Guide: Best Gifts for Frequent Fliers
November 17, 2015 Comments Off on 2015 Gift Guide: Best Gifts for Frequent Fliers

I proudly carry my Star Alliance Gold card, my preferred airline’s Elite card, and the confidence that comes with TSA Precheck whenever I fly. I know the best places to stop in the airports to grab a quick and healthy bite ... Read More »

Virtual Field Trip Friday: An Introduction to Mosques in Turkey #WidenYourWorld

Virtual Field Trip Friday: An Introduction to Mosques in Turkey #WidenYourWorld
June 5, 2015 Comments Off on Virtual Field Trip Friday: An Introduction to Mosques in Turkey #WidenYourWorld

As we flew over the water during our descent into Istanbul, I immediately spotted the domed structures and tall minarets of the city’s mosques. Mosques can be found in many cities throughout the world that observe the Islamic faith but their unmistakable ... Read More »

#IWantToGoHere: Dreaming of Istanbul with Findery

#IWantToGoHere: Dreaming of Istanbul with Findery
May 13, 2015 Comments Off on #IWantToGoHere: Dreaming of Istanbul with Findery

This is a sponsored post written in partnership with Findery How do you begin planning for a trip? If you’re like me, you absorb as much information from possible. Friends, guide books, online research, and more. I tend to leave ... Read More »

BirkSun Elevate Solar Backpack Provide Smartphones with a 30% Charge for an Hour of Sun

BirkSun Elevate Solar Backpack Provide Smartphones with a 30% Charge for an Hour of Sun
October 17, 2014 2 Comments »

We’ve all had those moments of desperately needing our phones when they’re about to die and searching for an outlet, asking to borrow a charge cable, or hoping that the charge will last just long enough to send that one ... Read More »

Microsoft #ChampionsSummit: Xbox One, 3D Printing, Imagining the Future, & Seattle in 72 Hours {sponsored}

Microsoft #ChampionsSummit: Xbox One, 3D Printing, Imagining the Future, & Seattle in 72 Hours {sponsored}
November 10, 2013 2 Comments »

The last time I visited Seattle I was there as a technology consultant for my school system, presenting at a national technology and education conference on helping nonreaders write where companies like Microsoft, LeapFrog, Promethean, Scholastic, National Geographic, PBS, and ... Read More »

7 Ways to Survive Family Travel Without Sedating Your Kids {sponsored}

7 Ways to Survive Family Travel Without Sedating Your Kids {sponsored}
August 5, 2013 2 Comments »

Growing up on the West Coast, it’s pretty common for our family to travel to California to see grandparents, other family members, and friends. At 9 ½ and 7, our kids are pretty travel savvy but when they were younger, ... Read More »

{sponsored} Fostering Global Understanding in Kids

{sponsored} Fostering Global Understanding in Kids
April 21, 2013 Comments Off on {sponsored} Fostering Global Understanding in Kids

As a parent and former classroom teacher, I believe there is a whole world outside the classroom that provides immense learning opportunities for children. Since not all kids have the chance to visit places around the globe, teachers can foster ... Read More »