Our Kids’ Idaho Adventure – And why they can’t wait to return!

Sunday, August 7, 2016
Heather

Some destinations you just know will be a hit with your kids (i.e. Orlando, Anaheim, etc.) and others you know are more places you want to go and not so much a destination for the kids (i.e. that vineyard you’ve always wanted to visit in Napa Valley). On our recent trip to Idaho though, I really didn’t know what to expect and how it would tailor to our kids’ needs and interests. I knew we had some great kid-friendly activities planned, but I wasn’t sure how much they would like Idaho as a destination.

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The Ultimate Friends Vegas Weekend Off the Strip

Sunday, August 7, 2016
Heather

There is a huge difference in planning a friends Vegas getaway in your 20’s, and doing the same in your 30’s. My sister in-law learned this the hard way when she (in her mid-30’s) went on a weekend trip with a bunch of her 20 year old friends. By the end of the weekend she just wanted to crawl in a hole. Now don’t get me wrong, us 30 year olds can still party; but we need some downtime too, and if you can throw in some relaxation, it makes for a perfect getaway.

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Our Romantic Venice experience in Long Beach!

Monday, August 1, 2016
Heather

We had many amazing activities planned on our recent trip to Long Beach, but none were quite as unique and special as our Gondola ride through the waterways of Naples, Long Beach. Our 14th wedding anniversary  coincided with our trip, and we knew we wanted it to be a spectacular anniversary. We weren’t sure what to expect, and even though my husband has been to Venice, neither of us had been on a Gondola before.

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Buena Park: Bursting With Family Fun!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Heather

For family fun in California, one destination tops all others; welcome to Buena Park! Bursting with theme parks, family-friendly entertainment and more; it’s this summer’s go to family destination. On our family’s last visit, we even grabbed the grandparents and made it a multigenerational trip! Buena Park has fun for the young and the young at heart.

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Airbnb - The Good, the Bad, the Ugly and Everything You Need to Know

Friday, July 15, 2016
Heather

Airbnb has now risen to become one of the most used sites when looking for an alternative to traditional vacation accommodations, but it’s far from a perfect system. It can do more than just let you down if you don’t do some research first and take the steps necessary to make it work for you. As a family of four who have used Airbnb a plethora of times over the last two years we have seen our share of the good, the bad and the very ugly. Here is what I have learned and how I make sure we don’t regret our Airbnb choice and run for the nearest hotel.

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About Mamas Spot

We are a family of four that left it all behind to go travel the world. No, literally we left it all. We sold all of our possessions, packed what we could into four suitcases and said goodbye to suburban life. All we own is now pulled behind us as we travel to new and exciting destinations. Showing our kids the world and teaching them about new cultures, food, and ways of life is now our 9-5.

We love watching our kids learn, and learning along side them. Together we have now explored many new countries, visited family on the other side of the world, and made memories that will last a lifetime.

Welcome to our journey!