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San Antonio Day Trip Destination: Hamilton Pool Preserve

Hamilton Pool Preserve is probably one of the most impressive places to visit in Texas. You’ve probably come across photos of this natural wonder if you’ve done any googling about Texas watering holes or hidden treasures. Unfortunately, Hamilton Pool is not as hidden as it used to be, so it takes some planning to really […]

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Alpine, TX: My Heaven on Earth

This post was written in partnership with VisitAlpine.com but the author’s opinions and true love for far west Texas are as real as they come.   Images: (1) My daughters and nephew horsing around in front of Twin Peaks, Alpine’s iconic mountains; (2) Luz and Paloma play tourist in front of one of the many beautiful murals […]

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Family Travels Across the Pond

My husband and I have traveled quite a bit with our children since they were born. Planes, subways, and automobiles—we have done it all. I always tell my children that they traveled even while in my belly. My son traveled to Tennessee in such a warm and cozy fashion, and my daughter enjoyed her first […]

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Our first pop-up, a vintage 1973 Jayco Jaycardinal. In her prime, she was la creme de la creme.

Outside Our Comfort Zone: How Our Family Fell in Love with Camping

Real campers have gear. They own tents and sleeping bags and sleeping pads and propane stoves. Real campers have skills. They create fire by rubbing two sticks together, gather wild berries and cook their fresh-caught fish over their newly created roaring fire, and dig holes behind trees when mother nature calls. Real campers are resourceful […]

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Road-trippin’, Single Mom Style

The great American road trip, a summertime rite of passage that can feel overwhelming for parents. It becomes a decidedly more stressful affair as a single mom. Pre-divorce, I had been solo for the travel portion of vacation before; however, the planning and funding was done as a team. Now I’m responsible for all the […]

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