take off tomorrow!

I’ve been super planning for our trip to Japan since the beginning. Researching things from the best metro pass to get, to how to pack 10 days worth of clothes into a carry on. Now take off is officially tomorrow and I feel as prepared as I can be. I’m packed and our luggage is…

how i told my child

Something happened yesterday that made me want to cry. Our new president was elected. Just thinking about it makes me feel ill. In all honesty I’m not a big pop never payed too close attention to what was going on in politics but I knew one thing for sure. I didn’t was “him” to be…

japan an educational experience

In order to get my son excused from school for our trip to Japan I opted to request a excused absence for an “educational experience”.  I had heard from many that it can be hard to get these approved, so to help I added an extra couple details to my request. I actually typed up…

a test flight before japan

Since we just flew to Upstate NY to visit family, I had decided to view it as a test flight, before we go to Japan in November. Though my son has been flying since he was 3 months, being on a plane for 13 plus hours will definitely  be different. I saw this as a opportunity to…

as time goes, comes sleepovers

I know my intentions for this blog were to share my travels, however as I sat alone last night it hit me once again, how fast time is going by. Its only a month into summer vacation and my son has been to two sleepovers already. Leaving me to my thoughts. Last night was a last…

st. augustines st. george st. and the beach

The last night in Florida I decided to spend in St. Augustine. Last year we didn’t see much therefore I have been wanting to explore the town more. We didn’t leave until later from my aunts so by the time we got there it was around 3:00 pm. Therefore again, we didn’t get to do as…

a day at the florida aquarium

The Florida Aquarium in itself was a good experiences. We really enjoyed the Wetland Trail where we got to walk through what felt like the swamps and streams of Florida. Coming face to face with wading alligators (behind glass of cause), active otters,  and  free-flying birds such as roseate spoonbills, blue herons and white ibis. We also came…