In a sea of several travel blogs, we hope ours floats to the top and helps you plan an enjoyable adventure.

Who says you have to be in your early 20's and without kids to explore the world? We are happy to prove them wrong.

A traveling family exploring one tack at a time.

Thumbtacks
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine

June 19, 2017

Let’s pretend for a moment that you have decided to travel and started to save. That ‘pipe-dream’ is getting more real. Then comes the hard decisions of what to do with your home and your material possessions. To make an extended trip or long vacation financially possi...

May 31, 2017

At this point in the research, I felt good about the value we were getting with our tickets. And then I saw the Kayak quote for Kuala Lumpur to Sydney. The airfare we had purchased for that specific flight cost $301/person, which made up a large chunk of our budget for...

May 31, 2017

There are tons of search engines acting as virtual travel agents helping you find an affordable flight. You also have come across articles telling you what days to travel on, what days to buy your ticket, and even what hour to buy tickets. If all of these tools are out...

May 29, 2017

While we were on a trip to New Orleans in December 2016, we stopped by the famous Cafe Du Monde for a cup of hot chocolate and a few beignets.

May 21, 2017

He definitely is a regular at our neighborhood library, and it was no surprise to the librarians when we all showed up dressed in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle costumes to film this short video.

May 19, 2017

As we approached St. Peter’s Square, which is more of a circle, Elijah began to fill up with a rush of emotions. He took a seat at the base of the obelisk that stands at the center of the square and became a bit overwhelmed. Whether you are religious or not, you have b...

May 10, 2017

In August 2010, we arrived in Las Vegas, Nevada as newlyweds with Rian’s family. We held a small secret wedding in our yard that morning with both families in attendance. After exchanging vows, we joined Rian’s family on their planned trip to the neon city. Vegas Honey...

May 4, 2017

The examples that we use may not work for your lifestyle and the things that you value. That’s fine. My tips are not meant as gospel or an exact blueprint to follow, but they did help me reach my travel goals. The best way to make sure your budget succeeds is to have y...

April 30, 2017

I want everyone to experience his joy and thrills of being in an entirely new place. We hope to capture Jai’s perspective of walking through busy markets, playing at a park with other children who speak a different language, and trying new food that he may be uncomfort...

April 26, 2017

The only thing that I was set on seeing while in Mexico, was Chichen Itza. I was shown a cheap tour company by a hostel friend and we set out the next morning. The 3-hour bus ride through the Yucatan allowed me time to bond with my group of co-travelers for that day.

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Jai is the fearless four year old explorer. Elijah is searching the cosmos for answers. Rian is finding inspiration in everyday objects. All three make up the Hedrick family.

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