He decided… We are not going :'(

So after all that planning, all that project management work… he decided we should not go…His rationale: Logan is way too active now to be stuck in a tub for 11 hours… (he took his own pants on within 5 minutes of being home) The trip will be way too expensive in total because rentingContinue reading “He decided… We are not going :'(“

“Project Managing” our family trip – Part 2

If you don’t know why I’m project managing our Europe trip… check out my previous blog post.So… he received an invite to our Trello board but he has not said a thing…I’m going to have to use other ways to push him to decide! NOW I’m adding due dates to each task! Let’s see ifContinue reading ““Project Managing” our family trip – Part 2″

When you are planning a trip, depending on someone else…

Honestly, to me… planning a trip dependent on someone else is the worst thing ever… As a planner, this is my worse case scenario!!! So you all know we are planning for our big Croatia trip… Because my husband is from the formerly known country Yugoslavia, now Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia, and we have familyContinue reading “When you are planning a trip, depending on someone else…”

Passport for the lils!

So, 3 years ago, we took Lena to Malaysia when she was 18 months old. We went through this process… but I completely forgot what I actually did 😀 (mom brain after the second kid is bad…)Did some quick research… and here’s what I’ve found: Did you know that young children passport expires every 5Continue reading “Passport for the lils!”

Working on our Croatia trip in 2020!

So… after looking at last minute travel options… we opted not to do that since we have to go visit Anel’s family in Croatia and Bosnia. So to the next trip! Planning an International Trip to Europe with Two Under Five! I’m starting my research on things I have to do before our trip withContinue reading “Working on our Croatia trip in 2020!”

Your Family Vacation Travel Type!

I have been working as a Designer, Design Researcher, Design Strategist and User Experience Researcher for legacy brands since I left grad school. One thing I have learned from these big companies is, that we (consumers) are bucketed into market segmentation based on our attitudes and behaviors. Based on my research, here are some travelContinue reading “Your Family Vacation Travel Type!”

Thinking about a last minute family vacation…

So the last trip didn’t happen with our lil girl being sick and all… She got the virus, and we pretty much stayed home the entire time we were supposed to be at St. Louis…Oh well… but I really want to another trip before our big trip to Croatia in August! So I just startedContinue reading “Thinking about a last minute family vacation…”

Dealing with unpredictable circumstances…

So… we all were all excited, decided to go on vacation before the holiday season, planned the whole thing, bought and packed stuff… and then lil girl comes home with a slight fever from school… The original plan was… Leave right after lunch on Friday so we can avoid traffic. They will nap in theContinue reading “Dealing with unpredictable circumstances…”

Few more days to go! Here’s my packing checklist!

In our last blog, we talked about Basic Needs…Here’s our family basic needs: Food and drinks, eating/drinking equipments and tools: Food – Logan is 16 months, so he’s fine eating whatever we eat. But we need to bring his eating tools Utensils – fork and spoon (multiple sets! we have lost ours before when heContinue reading “Few more days to go! Here’s my packing checklist!”

Family Trip Planning Checklist and MUST Bring!

Planning for your family vacation is not an easy task, but the way we have done it is to split it up to: Task we have to get done before the trip Packing for the trip Planning for family activities for the trip. We have talked about task that we have to accomplish before theContinue reading “Family Trip Planning Checklist and MUST Bring!”