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About Me & My Family

My verb is "to document." I have fabulous friends...my girl friends have kept me sane and laughing. I was a reckless traveller through my 20's but I sure had fun. I haven't left the country since I got married 10 years ago but I'm working on it. I have a 7 year old daughter who I've promised to take to Paris when she turns 16 and we talk about it all the time. My son is 4 and I havent decided where to take him when he turns 16. My husband has the best dry wit and we are a military family.
Our Family's Travel Personality
adventurous, curious, relaxed, energetic, spontaneous, easy_going, artsy, social_butterfly
We Just Got Back From
The Oregon Coast
Our Favorite Vacation Spot
Kailua, Hawaii
A Place We'd Love To Visit
Israel
Favorite Vacation Memory
Hiking as a family up Diamond Head two years ago is one of my many favorite memories. I had my 2 1/2 year old on my back, my 5 1/2 year old doing it on her own in her ruby slippers and my non-hiking husband along with us. When we reached the top, we overlooked Waikiki and shared a moment of excitement and pride that we all did it together.
Worst Travel Moment With My Kids:
When my daughter was 4, we spent a week on the Panhandle coast of Florida at a white sand beach. One afternoon as we were exploring, my daughter thought she was picking up a beautiful blue ribbon but instead was stung by the tail of a man of war. We had her soak her hand in warm salt water and there were a few tears, but she was a trooper and today she loves to tell everyone that she was stung by a jelly fish.
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185 Reviews


January 08 2017
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Tellus Science Museum | kids travel, kids activities
Tellus Science Museum
I-75 Exit 293,
Cartersville,
Georgia
"Pan for Gems and look for Fossils"
My kids don't like to "learn on their holiday" (their words, not mine). So when my sister wanted to take me to Tellus I wasn't sure the kids would be thrilled. But this was definitely a good choice. We explored the Gem exhibit which was quite thorough and obviously Georgia centered. I loved the space section (moon rock!) and my military obsessed son loved the ejection seat of a MIG. All the kids loved panning for gems and then dusting for fossils. These are very crowded activities and they ask that you keep your time to ten minutes. The dinosaurs were also very cool (and large)! The hands-on kids section kept them entertained while learning about magnets and prisms. We didn't pay the extra for the shows or movies, so we didn't last much longer than two hours. But it was two hours well spent.
 
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January 08 2017
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Downtown Helen, Georgia | kids travel, kids activities
Downtown Helen, Georgia
North Main Street,
Helen,
Georgia
"New Years Eve"
There's those travel moments when you happen upon a little town you've never heard of, eat amazing pastries, discover German food from your childhood, and then chance upon the "Dropping of the Edelweiss" for New Year's Eve. Helen was such a moment.
Trust me, I don't like little shops full of stuff or imitation international food, so sitting through the traffic to experience what we did wasn't what I usually do, but this town is definitely cute and if you're at the Unicoi State Park, it's definitely worth visiting. I would suggest avoiding the daytime, then hitting the town for a great dinner of German fare, and if you just happen to be there for New Years Eve, go see what an Edelweiss looks like and how they drop it!
 
 
January 08 2017
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Cool River Tubing Company | kids travel, kids activities
Cool River Tubing Company
590 Edelweiss Strasse,
Helen,
Georgia 30545
"Zipline is a Must"
I can't speak for the tubing here, as I visited in December and that would have been freezing, but the Adventure Course here was so much fun for the group of kids I brought (ages 7, 9, 12, and 14). We were camping at the Unicoi State Park and Cool River was our in-town morning activity. We opted for the Big Adventure Course (there is also a small one) that led the kids up in the sky (harnessed and tracked by cable) through different obstacles. The two littles struggled a bit with getting their cable over certain spots, but once they got that down, they took off through the course. Each kid was able to do it twice which was ideal because the first time they faced their fears and the second time they had fun. The course ends with a mini zipline. There is also a climbing wall but we opted to send the kids on the four course zipline. The kids were pretty high up but there is an employee who zips first to lead and one who zips last so I always felt the kids were safe and in good hands. Part of the zipline looks down at the river and its a beautiful place to fly through the air.
I thought the prices were reasonable and this ended up being a great activity for New Years Eve Day. If visiting Helen with kids, definitely check this place out!
 
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November 07 2016
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Travel Town | kids travel, kids activities
Travel Town
5200 Zoo Drive,
Los Angeles,
California 90027
"Free Entertainment in LA"
Not sure what to do in LA when you're visiting with a 2, 8, and 12-year-old? This is a good choice. First, it's free. So even if you only spend a half an hour, it's worth your time if you're in Griffith Park. There is a mini train you can ride that now is $2.75 (with 18 mths and younger free). But there are many locomotives to enter and look around in. A small museum shows the workings of a boiler and there's also a small gift shop on site. This is a muse for any toddler obsessed with trains.
 
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November 07 2016
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Carlsbad Strawberry Company | kids travel, kids activities
Carlsbad Strawberry Company
Cannon Road and Paseo del Norte,
just east of I-5,
Carlsbad,
California
"Ironically, great place for a Pumpkin Patch too!"
After hitting a few misses looking for a pumpkin patch the day before Halloween, we stumbled upon the patch at the Carlsbad Strawberry Patch and we're glad we did. Included at the patch was a corn maze my 8 and 12-year-old enjoyed, tractor pulled trailer to tour the grounds, chance to paint pumpkins, and many photo ops behind wooden character cutouts. The area was small, but fortunately, they had a set up for possible rain, so when it did, we were able to take cover. The pumpkins for sale still looked fresh this late into the season, and we were able to have a little birthday cake on the provided picnic benches to celebrate my daughter's fall birthday.
All in all a good day and experience, and definitely made me want to come back at strawberry season.
 
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