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…

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…

exploring toronto

As many may know five year old can only take looking at a waterfall for so long, therefore we decided spend a day in Toronto. The drive was a straight shot, I did however use my phones GPS which unfortunately racked up $50 in roaming fees. One of my sons favorite things to do is visit aquariums. So…

1st stop niagara falls

I’ve never taken an international vacation with my son, although it’s been on my mind for a few years. So last March, I thought we would start small and go to Niagara Falls, Ontario. Being a single mom I tend to be frugal, so I tried to think of the best way to go about and…