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BROchetas Restaurant Review, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

I had been hearing about BROchetas since our last visit to Playa in early 2016. We finally made it in for lunch last week, and it became a fast favourite- especially for Seth! So much so that he convinced me to go back 2 more times that same week! Brocheta translates to ‘skewer’ in English, so it’s not hard to guess what we’ll be having for lunch!  I noticed they had a special that included 2…

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Free Food Tour of Greenwich Village, NYC

After our walking tour of Central Park went so well, we decided to search FreeToursByFoot for another tour to fit into our free day. There were 2 the fit the bill.. a graffiti walk around Harlem, or a food tour of Greenwich Village. As much as I like seeing street art, food tends to always swing the vote for us! By the time I booked, there was only one spot left on the tour.. So…

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40 Tips for Travelling Single and with Children

The thought of travelling as a single mom, woman or parent can be a little unnerving and intimidating at times. When we first set out to road trip the United States for 3 months, I was quite nervous about how to travel as a single woman, alone with her child. After a week in New York City I learned that most of my fears were in my head, and that as long as we practiced…

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Budget-Saving Roadtrip Tips

After a 3 month and 25,000 km roadtrip around the USA, we learned a few valuable lessons! Here’s a few tips and tricks that we came up with.. Hopefully they can help you when you hit the road! Snacks and Food: >> Buy (or make) your favourite dry drink mixes like hot chocolate, lemonade, tea or mocha, and bring along in resealable containers. Add the dry mix to travel mugs and use hot water from…

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Best Factory Tours and War Museums in USA

One of the main focuses of our 3 month road trip was to do as many tours and museum visits as we could. Because Seth is a war nut, we mostly hit war memorials and aircraft museums. Here I’ve put together a list of the museums we visited and the tours we took, and all the information you need to add them to your list of must-dos! Alabama Battleship USS Alabama Museum Mobile, Alabama Cost: Adult(12+)-…

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Halloween on the Road

Halloween, 2015. When most kids are getting costumes on and preparing for trick or treating, we’re doing things a little different! We were supposed to head to Patriots Point, a military museum in Charleston. But, because we value sleep more than we do keeping a schedule, we didn’t get moving early enough to make it there. Funny how that happens! First things first, we kicked the day off with a Scary Pancake from IHOP! They…

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30 Days In: What We’ve Learned So Far

Hard to believe, but we’ve been on the road a whole month already! From a little city on Lake Huron to an oceanfront view in Myrtle Beach, we’ve had quite the adventure so far, and we’re not even halfway through yet! We’ve toured factories and a warship, relaxed on ocean beaches, walked insane distances, ate some delicious foods, and created SO many awesome memories! Here’s a few things we’ve done and learned so far… States…

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Roadtrip Day 5: Museum of Natural History

Today was a super rainy day, so it’s a good thing our plan was to stay indoors at the American Museum of Natural History all day! Since we only brought sandals with us, our feet were pretty soaked by the time we got from the subway station to the entrance, though! Plenty of time to dry off while we wandered the museum. As soon as we walked in I was taken back to watching Night…

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Roadtip Day 4: Walking the Brooklyn Bridge

Now that we had (sort of) figured out the subway system yesterday, Penn Station felt slightly less intimidating today. We didn’t waste any time in finding the underground platform that would take us to the South Street Seaport and the base of the Brooklyn Bridge. We were both feeling tired from all the walking yesterday, but the energy of the city is hard to deny. I was feeling thankful that I had brought 2 pairs…

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Roadtrip Day 3: Times Square, NYC

  Heading into day 3 of walking NYC and I’m thankful I brought 2 pairs of sandals! My feet are pretty achy, and I’ve been substituting each day so I don’t get blisters. Had to use a bit  of ducttape to protect a couple spots though! Europan Bakery It’s crazy how much those subway tunnels can turn you around! I always feel disoriented when we get back on the street. It always takes a couple…

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