Am pregnant, will travel… (Includes tips!)

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I have been pregnant three times-and every.single.time. I feared it would be my last time traveling, that my passport would officially start collecting dust and that my frequent flier miles would come to a screeching halt. It sent me into a complete travel panic. Luckily, my fears have been proven unsubstaintiated. (Thank God.)  I don't, however, regret a single "babymoon" whether it was with my husband, my sister or with my friends. I think every experience renewed me and gave me strength to go ... continue reading...

How to look like you have been in the tropics when you haven’t seen the sun for 3 months…

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Pasty Wisconsin White. Seriously there is a name for it. After three months of vitamin D deprivation that is what happens to all Midwesterners. Case in point: These legs. . If only I had taken my own advice... Here are my top tips for avoiding looking like you have been hibernating: Face: I start with a light moisturizer with an spf. I love the Body Shop'sBody shop Vitamin C Spf 30 Glow Protect. Then I use a good brush to add a subtle bronzer. Physician's Formula SPF 20 Solar Powder is ... continue reading...

The way we treat mothers who travel is more 1977 than 2017…

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"Who will be taking care of your kids when you go on this trip? " the assistant at the doctor's office asked me. "Their dad," I answered. "Oh my goodness he is going to watch them for a whole week?" she bemused. The implicit "babysit" left out. "Yep," I answered. To which she replied, "So, is your mom going to bring him casseroles? "Well since it is not 1977, probably not, " I chuckled. But I didn't think it was funny. What is so crazy about a man caring for his children without his wife? I wish ... continue reading...

Looking for an easy getaway to get away from it all?

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Look no further than the surprisingly reasonably priced Westin Cape Coral Resort at the Marina Village in Cape Coral, Florida. Seriously, we were blown away! Here are 20 21 reasons why you should make it your next long weekend getaway…. It is easy to get to! A hop skip and a jump from the Fort Meyers airport (RSW). Every room has an amazing view of the Tarpon Marina. The marina makes for amazing boat yacht viewing. The screened-in patios are absolutely huge-meaning indoor/outdoor ... continue reading...

Would you stay in a treehouse in the middle of the Amazon Jungle?

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Yes! Yes! A resounding YES! I did. And it was possibly the best travel decision I have ever made. The Treehouse Lodge is an architectural wonder and a once in a lifetime experience. My sister Maddy and I flew into the Iquitos, Peru airport and from there were met by our wonderful guide, Carlos who took us via private car and then by boat on the three-hour journey to the Treehouse Lodge. Upon arrival, we were greeted with icy fruit drinks and a tour of the airy lodge. After a quick lunch, ... continue reading...