Plan Your Next Trip for Mardi Gras

Planning ahead is always going to save you a lot of money no matter where you are traveling so it’s never too early to plan for Mardi Gras. Consider the fact that the more money you save on a flight and hotel room, the more you’ll be able to spend on Bourbon Street partying until the break of dawn. In order to get you ready for Mardi Gras, here’s our pre-planning checklist.

Weekend Word to the Wise (Green Vacations)

Normally, because I’m discussing lodging, I would be posting this under my Budget For Your Vacation series about different types of lodging. So far I’ve discussed hostels, B&B’s, Local Hotels vs. Chain Hotels, and Agriturismi. My intention was to write about eco-lodges and eco-hotels next in the series but because I don’t have specific experience in that area and most of this post consists of tips to help “green” up your vacation, I’ve decided that this post should fall under my Weekend Word to the Wise posts.

Top 10 Packing Tips for your Trips and Tours

Whether you like to travel light or prefer to take all your creature comforts along with you when you travel there are certain travel packing tips you can use to help you pack.

Hooray for Date Night

Becoming a parent kills your dating life, am I right moms? I know for us, it’s not often my husband and I get out without the kids. Since our dates are few and far between, we started having trouble figuring out what to do when we actually had the time to go out. Sadly, we were no longer skilled in dating. I turned to some of my girlfriends for advice and surprisingly the most popular answer was to get a hotel room for a few hours. This isn’t a bad idea, but we tend to chose activities we can tell our babysitter (grandma) about when we return home.

10 Budget Friendly Ideas for Dating Your Spouse

Not too long ago, we enjoyed dinner with another married couple who we’ve known for a few years. During the course of our meal, we had some meaningful conversations about the importance of spending adult time alone with your spouse. They emphasized the importance of maintaining a healthy relationship with your partner in order for your marriage to last long term.

8 Simple Ways to Take Time for Yourself Each Day

It’s not easy to balance motherhood, marriage and taking time for yourself. Creating balance doesn’t necessarily mean it needs to be an equal balance either. By carving out a few minutes each day to focus on yourself, gives you the opportunity to recharge and refocus on your priorities.