HEALTH & BEAUTY

Tips for Traveling with Kids on the Autism Spectrum

By definition, vacations are a break from the predictability of our work, school and home routine. But for children on the autism spectrum who thrive on structure, the idea of venturing outside their familiar framework can be overwhelming. While traveling with kids on the autism spectrum presents challenges for parents, the overall benefits are worth a few […]

Find Vitality and Wellness at Mountain Trek Retreat, British Columbia

Signing on for a week of hiking, fitness and weight loss at Mountain Trek Retreat in British Columbia’s Kootenay Mountains may be one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself or someone you love. This realization hit me before I’d even had the chance to get out and actually experience the retreat. Whether it was the fresh […]

5 Phoenix Girlfriend Getaway Activities

In winter months, Canadians flock to Arizona like Real Housewives to Botox. Yet I, The Saucy Travel Mama and hater of Canadian winters, had never had the pleasure. I quickly remedied the situation early in the new year. I got my desert detox during a pilgrimage to this legendary region known for its restorative nature. As […]

Summer Travel Tips

Ahh…summer! It’s that much-anticipated time of year when the kids are out of school and families set off on vacations at theme parks, beaches and beyond. Parents and kids can have a whole lot of fun exploring the world together this season, especially when you follow these five summer travel tips. Pack smart When Dramamine® asked me […]

An Indulgent Girlfriend Getaway at the Oaks at Ojai

I didn’t know the Oaks at Ojai was a serious weight-loss type of health spa when I accepted an invitation to come for a visit. Would I like to lose a few pounds? Sure. But losing weight was not my goal. I invited my friend and neighbor, Sara, to accompany me for a gloriously kid-free […]

Finding Myself on a Horse in Hana

I was struck with a thud of loneliness when I walked into my room at Travaasa Hana and realized there was no television or WiFi to keep me company. My iPhone had broken the day before my trip to Maui and I would not be able to get it repaired until I returned to the […]

What to Do When You Get Sick on a Cruise

Cruises enable travelers to experience new cultures, see interesting sights, taste new foods, and have a whole lot of fun. Cruising is a convenient way to travel to many destinations while unpacking just once. Plus, many cruise lines offer kid-friendly entertainment as well as free childcare. This makes cruising with kids an especially enticing option. […]

Plantar Fasciitis & Heel Pain Treatments for Travelers

Never heard of plantar fasciitis? You lucky duck! If you have heard of it, you’ve probably had it. And you know it’s no fun. Plantar fasciitis is basically heel pain. It sounds innocuous enough, but it hurts really bad. Like, super bad. Heaven forbid you get plantar fasciitis right before a big vacation because, as we […]

How to Travel with Kids Who Have Cystic Fibrosis and Other Long-Term Illnesses

Does a diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis or other long-term illness mean giving up travel? No way! My friend and neighbor, Jennifer Ferguson, is a mom, triathlete, and cure-seeker of Cystic Fibrosis. Both of her children, Ashton (age 10) and Lola (age 6) have this life-limiting illness that requires swallowing 35 pills daily, multiple sinus surgeries, feeding […]

Sedona’s Enchantment Resort Review – Worth a Splurge?

Located on one of the most spectacular spots of real estate in the world, everything at Enchantment Resort in Sedona, Arizona seems to have been created to allow the scenic landscape take center stage. So, is it worth a splurge?