Five Reasons Idaho Should be on Your Family's Travel Bucket List!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Heather

When looking for the perfect family destination, most families usually start with theme park vacations thinking it will be a blast and have plenty of fun moments for every member of the family. The reality, though, is usually very different from what you expect. Instead of feeling rested and recharged, everyone comes home completely drained (both physically and monetarily) and you almost need a vacation from your vacation. While theme parks have their place, they aren’t what ultimate family vacations are made of. If you are looking for a vacation that will not only recharge your family, but also strengthen relationships and bring you closer together this summer, you need to head to Idaho!  The great outdoors are calling this summer, and you won’t find more beauty and adventure than what Idaho holds for you. There are a lot of amazing family summer destinations, but none quite like Idaho. Here are my five reasons Idaho should be added to your family’s travel bucket list this summer!

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Five Hard Lessons I Learned While Living In Japan

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Heather

I’ve been in Japan for a little bit now and while I didn’t feel any sort of what you would call technical “culture shock,” I was and continue to be dealing with some hard lessons that I find myself struggling with almost every day. There are many things I noticed right away that I loved about Japan and some ingenuity that left me wondering, “Why haven’t we thought about this?”, but that’s another article for another day. Here are the five hard lessons I have learned about being here and how I am coping with them.

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My Fifth Floor Experience at Embassy Suites Secaucus

Monday, May 30, 2016
Heather

If you don’t know by now, I am a huge fan of Embassy Suites in general. You can read here why it’s our family’s first choice when visiting NYC, but I want to talk to you a little more about the particular perks of a family stay with Embassy Suites Secaucus.

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Istria Croatia - Looking Beyond the Headlines

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Heather

While some destinations seem to maintain a bright sunny reputation, the kind of reputation that would get you an instant loan if you walked into a bank with it, others are left forever scarred by an image that the best PR company in the world can’t quite fully change. There are places on this planet filled with more beauty and intrigue than Travel + Leisure’s top locations to visit in 2016, and yet they don’t get the credit and they certainly don’t get the tourism dollars they should.

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Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner: Your Ultimate DC Family Hotel

Thursday, May 5, 2016
Heather

I have a list of hotels that I rely on for a certain feel - an appeal that only they can provide, or their so-called niche. They bring something to the table in my favorite destinations that no one else can give me. Whether it’s an international destination or here at home, I have my "go-to hotel.” Be it NYC, Paris, London, Tokyo, LA, or even New England in the fall, I know where I am going to feel completely taken care of and relaxed.

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About Mamas Spot

We are a family of four that left it all behind to go travel the world. No, literally we left it all. We sold all of our possessions, packed what we could into four suitcases and said goodbye to suburban life. All we own is now pulled behind us as we travel to new and exciting destinations showing our kids the world and teaching them about new cultures, food and ways of life.

We love watching them learn, and learning along side them. Together we have now explored many new countries, visited family on the other side of the world for the first time and made memories that will last a lifetime.