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 for families in Rarotonga, and it looks like my research payed off! The Sunset Resort was the place we […]

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, […]

Flat Tires Are No Fun: Keep Tire Safety First This Spring With Cooper Tires!

Automobile tire safety, keep good tread for maximum traction

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cooper Tires. All opinions are 100% mine.   What is one of the top 5 worst things that can happen while driving? I’d say, second to getting in an accident, that a flat tire easily makes the list. I’ve had a handful of flats […]

Adventure Lovers: Get Out and Play, Discover Your Moment In Gulf County, Florida!

Curacao, kayaks ready for the taking at the Hyatt Hotel private beach

  This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Visit Gulf County. All opinions are 100% mine.     Ahhh it’s that time again, spring is here, which means that we’re looking into family summer vacation destinations! If you’ve got an outdoor loving family that is looking for adventures that involve sun, […]