This summer, we embarked on a fun adventure to Mexico’s Riviera Maya, together with my husband’s family visiting from Portugal. My husband and I wanted to offer them a wonderful Mexican experience, so we thought that staying at one of the all-inclusive resorts in Riviera Maya is the best option, where we can all just relax, enjoy the beach and neighboring towns, and savour delicious meals without the hassle of venturing out for food. Our week-long trip was filled with adventures and quality family time, leaving us with cherished memories for a lifetime.
I have two kids who love to play online games most of their free time. And, as an old school Mom, I have been against it for the longest time. However, my husband has been lenient about it, ensuring their games are safe and age-appropriate. And as time went by, I embraced some of its benefits and sometimes played cool online games myself. HA! Parents must understand online gaming to encourage their kids for safety and healthy habits in terms of technology.
We are all aware that online games are a form of entertainment; in today’s age, it is inevitable for kids not to be able to play one or two. With adults’ support and guidance, online gaming can benefit children in developing their logical thinking, building creativity, and (believe me or not) strengthening friendships (it is a whole new world, after all). However, it shouldn’t replace human interaction and physical activities. I am still an old-school mom who wants their kids to go to playgrounds, meet with friends, go to malls, hang out in the backyard, and do all the fun outdoor activities. Read More
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Travel is back!!! And yes, it’s back with a vengeance! If you travelled during the last holiday season, you can testify that most flights were fully booked, and airports were busy as ever. So while we were all thrilled to return to a bit of normalcy, travel in 2022 was quite unstable.
As for my family, we were fortunate on all the trips we had last year. Apart from one car rental hiccup, everything went smoothly regarding flights, accommodations and tours. We had some bad weather days but worked around them with the tour company. Unfortunately, some people had awful travel experiences post-pandemic.
I am excited for 2023 travel; even though inflation is hitting everyone, people are planning to travel! Are you one of those who can’t wait to venture out and explore? Well… here are a few pieces of advice.
My family has visited several Mexican beach destinations, and we’ve love all our experiences! Yearly millions of visitors go to the bustling beach towns of Mexico, like Cancun, Los Cabos, and Puerto Vallarta, these hot spots are full of 5-star resorts. But Mexico is a large country with much more to offer than just margaritas by the beach. So, when I was planning our family summer getaway this year, my kids asked if we could go somewhere in Mexico that is not a beach destination and a short non-stop flight from DFW. I was super excited they said that, primarily since I have only been to one non-beach destination in Mexico; that being its capital, Mexico City.
First thing that came to mind was that Mexico has a rich history of both the Old World and the New World; of when the Aztecs ruled the region to the 300 years under the Spanish flag. Thus, I thought of visiting the historical destinations in Central Mexico. And since both kids are learning Spanish at school and they have touched on Mexican history, I thought it an excellent opportunity to dig deeper into this beautiful country of Mexico!
With that said we decided to follow the Mexican Independence Route – well sort of – and visit some of the cities and towns where it all began. Below is a map of the area, with Miguel Hidalgo’s war campaign route, which started in Dolores (in blue); and our family vacation of the area in red, which started in Queretaro.
Citation: Melish, John, et al. Map of the United States of America: with the contiguous British & Spanish possessions. 1820. Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2008622175/>
We started our journey from the City of Querétaro, the capital of the state with the same name. There is a non-stop flight from DFW to QRO, which makes it a lot better, especially these days when there are so many delayed/canceled flights. The last thing you want is to get stranded in the middle of your journey. Read More
My family loves having staycations to nearby resorts where we can escape from our daily routines. I think it is a great way to have some fun and get some relaxation without spending lots of time traveling.
It was my girl’s 11th birthday, and we were fortunate to be hosted by The Westin Dallas Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa for a weekend stay to celebrate her special day! The resort just finished its $30 million renovations about a year ago, so we were all excited to see it! Plus, we heard that the resort is pet-friendly, which made us super-duper excited since our fur baby, Hamilton, hadn’t travel with us before or stayed in a resort.