Viator & The Lazy Girls Guide to Machu Picchu

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I was seriously devastated when I found out the Inca Trail would be closed during my trip to Peru. I was really looking forward to four days of hiking and camping in the middle of the rainy season. No I wasn't. Of course I wasn't. I am a terrible sport when it comes to bad weather. -And that is putting it nicely. Also, unlike most people I was coming to Peru primarily to explore the Amazon, and I had only one day to see Machu Picchu. Viator.com allowed me to easily, and lazily see this wonder ... continue reading...

Tourist in my city! Peck & Bushel

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I am an antsy girl, one who is not okay with a mundane weekend of only errands and hustling boys to and from soccer.  I like to have something to look forward to, something special, even when I am not traveling. Peck & Bushel is definitely special. Seventy gorgeous acres tucked into the beautiful rolling hills of the town of Erin. Peck & Bushel is an organic apple company, but seriously so much more. The indoor space is beautiful, more reminiscent of a winery than an apple ... continue reading...

Skip the Hamptons and Go Straight to the North Fork

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The North Fork, it’s hard to believe that such a little slice of heaven exists a mere two hours from the hustle, bustle and grit of New York City. It is a welcome respite, where the air is pure and salt kissed and the charming seaside towns conjure up scenes from a movie. You need to book a trip to the North Fork before it is overrun with tourists the way all tiny treasures seem to be over time. First stop-Rent a car at LaGuardia and head out to Long Island. As crazy as it sounds, it is a ... continue reading...

My Travel Hacks for Plane Travel with kids

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  Plane travel with kids isn't always hearts and rainbows, but with a few tricks it can go pretty darn smoothly. --And maybe even be fun! (gasp!) After traveling on planes with kids for 9 years I have a few simple tricks: Enthusiasm-My boys have been going on planes since they were babies. One of the best strategies I have developed is to build up enthusiasm for the weeks leading up to it. "Guess how many days until we go on the airplane!?" Feel free to ask for the wing pins or even ... continue reading...

We cancelled our hotel for a VRBO in Myrtle Beach, and here’s what happened…

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The five of us in the same room. Doable? Sure. Enjoyable? Never. As the prospect of staying in a cramped hotel room for $345 + 45,000 points for  two nights in Myrtle Beach loomed closer, I started scanning the Vacation Rental by Owner site (www.vrbo.com). I found this listing. "Too good to be true", I thought. I emailed the site and our dates were available! We go to this area every year and always pick somewhere new to stay, but we had never stayed anywhere other than a hotel. I decided by ... continue reading...