• Traveling in the car: Packing tips

    So, here we are traveling to GA for graduation of our Niece, Shanny Bug, and driving a 2012 Kia Optima with a 6’2” male behind the wheel, me sitting in the passenger seat up front, our 15-year-old daughter and dog Ollie in the back seat. We are traveling for 7 days and I am bringing food and snacks along to save money, see the related post at the bottom of the page. We decided to put a hitch on my car so we could bring a cooler along that sat on this Cargo Rack. This car is not the best for traveling long distances, but getting 45 to 50 mies a…

  • Hotel, Motel or Airbnb???

    Part of our trip we will be just staying overnight, so an Airbnb is really not feasible.  Hotel or motel whatever you call them is the way we are going. When we stay at a hotel, we always make sure that it has a large breakfast.  My husband’s stipulation is that it has to have a waffle station.  I know, silly right?  But think about it.  Breakfast usually runs us upwards of $30 plus tip.  If we stay at a hotel that offers more than cereal and bagels, we get a great start to our day, and they usually have pretty decent coffee. So, then I looked at the promotional codes…