5 Fun Places To Take Your Kids In Downtown Chicago

Cloud Gate, The Bean, Millennium Park, Downtown Chicago, Illinois

    Have you ever taken your family to visit Chicago?   We recently returned from a fun trip to Chicago, Illinois, it was my kids’ first time and we had a blast! We chose the city because we found decent flights, plus my son has a goal of visiting every single MLB stadium in […]

Culture in Paradise: Highland Paradise Cultural Show Is A Must-See In Rarotonga

Highland Paradise Cultural Show and Island Feast Dancers

    Visiting the Cook Islands? One of the most popular experiences on the main island of Rarotonga is to take a cultural village tour. If you’re looking for a little local culture, an amazing feast and traditional entertainment, Highland Paradise Cultural Show is IT!     At Highland Paradise, you’ll get an authentic look at […]

The Sunset Resort: The Perfect Hotel for Families in Rarotonga, Cook Islands

The Sunset Resort, swaying hammock in a peaceful paradise, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

    When planning your trip to the Cook Islands, it’s important to research all of your options to make the best hotel choice. I definitely spent a lot of time looking for the best hotels in Rarotonga, and it looks like my research payed off! The Sunset Resort was the place we ended up […]

Adventures in Rarotonga: Koka Lagoon Cruises Let’s You Snorkel, Sail and Enjoy The Island Life!

Koka Lagoon Cruises, snorkel in Muri Lagoon

    One of my favorite things to do in Rarotonga, Cook Islands was to spend time in the beautiful blue ocean. I found that the best way to explore under the sea and around the Muri Lagoon was with Koka Lagoon Cruises! If you’re looking for  the best Rarotonga snorkeling excursion, relax, unwind, and […]

A Cook Islands Retreat: Loved My Beach Front Bungalow at Palm Grove Resort!

Palm Grove Resort, Rarotonga, Cook Islands aerial view of beach bungalows

    The Cook Islands are becoming more and more popular with tourists from around the world. I recently returned from my first visit to Rarotonga, the main island, and fell in LOVE. The gorgeous white sand beaches, turquoise waters, plenty of adventures, warm weather and year-round sunshine, delicious local foods, warm and welcoming people […]

5 Awesome Things We Did In The Gorgeous Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Rarotonga Cook islands trip, swaying palm trees and turquoise ocean water awaits

    When I told my family and friends that I was taking a trip to the beautiful Cook Islands, they were excited. I heard stuff like, “Wow that’s awesome, you’re going to an island?” and “I wish I could travel like you do for a year!” And then, “Where in the world is Rarotonga?” […]

Sharing Memories and Tons of Traveling Fun With IHG® Rewards!

Girls trip, traveling in Costa Rica

  This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of IHG Rewards Club for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.      What makes you happy, fulfills your spirit, educates the mind and creates memories that last a lifetime? For me, it’s TRAVELING.        There’s really nothing like experiencing life with […]

Big Crazy Family Adventure: Sharing Life, Travel and Adventure with Your Kids

Big Crazy Family Adventure, Travel Channel, Christine hikes with sons Taj and Bodi, who excitedly skip along a ridge pass while trekking the Zanskar Valley in Ladakh, India

    Travel, family and living my best life are my greatest passions, so I’ve partnered with the Travel Channel and their new show Big Crazy Family Adventure to follow an incredible family and their journey, across the globe, and share my excitement!     You know, traveling and experiencing life with my family is […]

Your 5-Star Family Vacation: 3 Must-Do Excursions in Puerto Rico!

Sea turtle and snorkeling in Puerto Rico

  This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Puerto Rico, The All-Star Island. All opinions are 100% mine.       Are you looking for a family vacation spot that has beautiful weather, gorgeous beaches, delectable cuisine and plenty of history and adventure?   The all star island of Puerto Rico […]

Luxury Awaits The Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans: Walk to the French Quarter!

The Roosevelt Hotel, Waldorf Astoria

    I really NEED to get back to New Orleans. I went a couple of years back with Coca Cola and I realized that I never showed y’all the luxurious hotel I stayed at: The Roosevelt Hotel.     If you’re looking for a luxury hotel in the heart of New Orleans, in a […]

Family Friendly Hike In San Diego: Torrey Pines State Beach Was Awesome!

The end of the Torrey Pines Beach Hike

    Looking for a fun, family friendly hike for kids in San Diego? The Torrey Pines State Nautral Reserve beach hike is IT!   Took a beach hike with the ones I love, and saw the sweeping views of the ocean at the top of the mountain. Cherish life's moments that fill your heart. […]

Taking The Kids: Big City Life and History In London, England

London Bridge, Flickr, thomasjhannigan

  Welcome to our Taking The Kids series, a once-monthly exclusive spotlight of travel destinations that are great for the entire family! If you are wondering if a specific destination is child friendly, or are looking for suggestions of where to take your next family vacation, visit our Taking The Kids archives.       Destination: London, […]