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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: Ebru Turkish Marble Painting in Istanbul #WidenYourWorld #LoveFromTurkey

Virtual Field Trip: Ebru Turkish Marble Painting in Istanbul #WidenYourWorld #LoveFromTurkey
June 19, 2015 3 Comments »

Painting on water? While it seems almost inconceivable to create a work of art on the surface of water, this is the process of ebru, or Turkish marble painting that may have originated from China’s Tang Dynasty with the earliest ... 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 »

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 »

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 »