Oh the places you'll go!

A weekend full of soccer, cheering and celebrating!

Happy March! I am seeing signs of spring but not yet feeling the warmth.  I spent a very chilly weekend watching my older daughter play in a soccer tournament, which I love.  Her team won the championship, which was even more fun. Also, over the weekend SD Travel Consulting had a birthday, yay!   We ended the weekend by celebrating at one of our favorite bakeries in Richmond, Whisk. I want to thank each and everyone of you for supporting me on my journey and I hope I have encouraged you to travel.  This weekend I took time with my family to reflect on our travels. I provided you with a document at the bottom so your family can do the same. I hope you enjoy!

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Reflecting on my families travel memories

  • Hardest Travel Moment// When we arrived into the Venice airport with a 4 year old, 9 month old, 2 carseats, 2 large suitcases and a stroller...think total Americans who had NO clue how to pack light.  We realized we needed to get on a water taxi and find our hotel, without a fancy gps-friendly phone, in the dark and very sleep deprived. Our motto after that trip became “If we can do Venice, we can do anything!”

  • Longest Flight// A 12 hour direct flight from Newark, NJ to Honolulu with a 10 month old who was learning to walk. That was fun and definitely kept me moving up and down the aisle.

  • Most amount of miles logged in a car// Over 2200 miles, we did an epic road trip to the Northeast visiting 8 states.  I hated road trips, until this one.

  • Breathtaking beauty// Oh my, this is hard.  I think there is something to be said about our National Parks and the natural, breaktaking beauty that drives us to preserve the land.  A boat tour across Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park stands out so clearly in my mind.It was so tranquil looking at a moose in the lake, seeing the snow capped mountains and breathing in the fresh air, it was BEAUTIFUL!

  • Destination that surprised us// London, it didn’t rain at all while we were there! : ) It was also so easy to navigate and very family friendly.

  • Favorite Adventure// Kayaking the La Jolla Caves.  I was proud that I was able to safely navigate the ocean waters, explore in the caves and learn some rather interesting facts from our guide. We even got to see the place Dr Seuss called home.

  • Place we could visit year after year// North and South Carolina beaches.  I grew up going to these beaches, we have made family trips here with friends and family and created so many memories.  Though we don’t have 1 particular beach we always go back to, I know that we can always find relaxation and unlimited fun no matter what beach we go to.

  • Favorite way to remember a trip // Pictures of coarse but our second favorite way is though Christmas ornaments.  Sometimes it can be quite a task to find the perfect ornament but we love getting them out every year.

  • Bucket List Destination// By far the hardest question for me, since I want to see the world.  Today, South Africa for its beauty, culture, adventure, beaches, wildlife and delicious wine.

  • What I have learned from being a travel advisor// Buy insurance, take even more photos, journal, and share with others about my travels. There are so many places to see!

    I challenge you to sit down and think about these questions with your family. Click HERE to start reflecting on your travel memories. Pick a question each night to start a discussion over family dinner and remember the moments together.


Memories that I hope will last forever…not always easy but they write our story