TEXAS, Grapevine with Kids: When traveling to or through North Texas, the obvious choice for your stay may seem the bright-lights big city of Dallas. But through our years of navigating the sprawl of the Dallas/ Fort Worth area, my family has found a favored base in the nearby historic city of Grapevine.
Through our years of camping- whether in a tent, cabin, camper, or RV – I’ve found that there are 5 things you really must have to be prepared for camping in the rain.
Updated for 2018
I don’t claim to be a Disney aficionado; I’ve been to Walt Disney World twice in my life – once was for a foodie tour, the other we camped at Fort Wilderness. Those trips showed me that Disney is in the business of providing magical experiences. A few years ago I started noticing the Adventures by Disney- trips around the world with the magic of Disney. When I saw the Adventures by Disney Ireland vacation, I had to look a bit deeper.
When you think of camping gear you probably think of things like sleeping bags, cast iron pans, and hot dog roasting sticks. But your most important gear, by far, is your camping trip planner. The best system I’ve found is to use a Bullet Journal to plan a camping trip.
Tent camping is an amazing family activity! Fresh air! Explorations! Cooking over fire! Dirt, sticks & rocks!!! But it’s an activity that also takes a little practice to get perfect. We’ve been camping quite a bit and these 5 family camping tips will help you make your first camping adventures less hassle – and maybe make camping your favorite vacation getaway!
Being named the Christmas Capital of Texas is not a designation taken lightly by the city of Grapevine. From mid-November until the New Year, over 1400 events are hosted city-wide, drawing more than one million people to create magical memories with family and friends in this Dallas suburb during the holidays. You don’t want to miss a Grapevine Christmas!
Christmas is Bigger in Texas
With as much road tripping as we do, Doug and I had always said we wanted to buy an RV. Nothing could be better, we imagined, than a small rolling house on wheels. No stopping for bathroom breaks every hour! Make your meals while you cruise down the highway! No more single night hotel stays!
Before making such a big investment based solely on what we thought, we chose a Class C
There are plenty of road trip apps, but as any RVer knows, a road trip app and an RV app are very different things! And the worst time to figure that out is when you’re in the RV on a road with a low clearance bridge and no place to turn around. That’s a nightmare!
Felicity Hayes-McCoy and The Library at the Edge of the World | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 40
Jody is talking with Irish author, Felicity Hayes-McCoy. Learn about her new book, “Library at the Edge of the World” as well as her other books that haven’t yet made it across the Atlantic.
When planning a vacation, one of the many questions asked is “Should I buy travel insurance?” Jody is here to help you answer that question and offer travel insurance tips in this week’s podcast.
If you are considering giving a trip to Ireland as a gift, then you definitely want to listen to these Ireland vacation package tips! On this podcast, Jody answers frequently asked questions about this subject and offers tips for purchasing the best Ireland vacation package for you.
If you have a daring knight or a darling princess- or just really, really love castles!- this is the Ireland itinerary for you!
The itinerary includes 7 nights in Ireland (yes, there are a few castles to sleep in along the way!) with easy options to extend your trip up to 14 days!
This year’s “See the World” series is getting close to the finish line. This week we are heading to Westport, County Mayo, Ireland with one of the foremost experts in family travel to Ireland, Jody of Ireland Family Vacations! Come see her favorite family friendly things to do in Westport, County Mayo, Ireland.