You know what I love about blogging? There’s no right or wrong thing to write about. Sure, the experts will tell you to pick a niche and stick to it. And that’s fine and dandy if that’s what you’re into. But, I personally love the freedom to write about whatever I like. I use content pillars to keep my blog organized.
I don’t know about you, but my life doesn’t fit perfectly into a niche. I’m passionate about many things. I get bored if I focus on one thing for too long. And I run out of things to talk about. That’s why I became a lifestyle blogger.
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Minus my family, traveling brings me the most joy. I prioritize travel because it is good for my mental health and it’s forced family time. We knew we didn’t want to wait until our kids got older to travel. So, we embrace the chaos and take our five and three-year-old wherever we go. It’s not easy and doesn’t always feel like a vacation, but it’s worth it.
Over the years, we’ve learned a thing or two about traveling with kids. We’ve travelled with our kids in all stages. We’ve travelled when our kids were newborns, when we had just one kid, when I was pregnant, with a newborn and toddler, and now with both kids as preschoolers. We may not be travel experts, but we have picked up some tips and tricks along the way that we will share with you.
Travel is a very broad topic, so we are going to focus on four main topics: travel tips, travel guides, backyard travel, and adventuring in your hometown. We understand that not everyone is comfortable with traveling right now, so we are trying to create adventure for everyone.
All of our travel is USA travel, so keep that in mind when searching our content.
Like I said, we’ve learned a thing or two about traveling over the years. Especially traveling with little kids. We are going to share all the tips for traveling with littles. From road trips to theme parks, packing, snacking and everything in between. Check out our travel category for content we’ve already created about raveling with littles.
Are you interested in our travel tips for planning, budgeting, and booking trips? We will share that too! It can take a lot of time to research deals, ways to save money, and cheap vacations. We will help you out.
There are different ways to travel and we will cover many of those. From air to sea, we will give you all the tips and tricks we’ve learned along the way.
If we are going to share all of our travel tips, we might as well include destinations. This year we are focusing a lot of our attention on travel guides for the places we go.
You’ll see two different types of travel guides this year. Pocket guides, quick facts, about a place and ultimate guides. Pocket guides will be a great reference for you to decide whether or not that location is worth visiting. Remember, not everyone has the same interests.
Our ultimate guides will include detailed lists about a destination. Things like where to stay, what to do, restaurants, things to pack, and anything else you might need when you book a trip. These will be the most helpful if your are like me and want to plan out all of the details. It will be very helpful if you are traveling during season and need to make reservations ahead of time.
I am most excited about creating these because I love having an itinerary when I travel. Especially if I am traveling with kids.
Finding Adventure In Our Backyard
Not everyone is comfortable traveling right now. I get it! You don’t need to travel to create memories with your kids. You can create adventure in your own backyard. Literally, in your backyard. If you don’t have a backyard, your living room will do.
The teacher in me finds adventure in everything. I’m going to teach you how to do the same. We will turn our backyards (or living room) into a jungle bungalow. Set up a tent and pretend we are camping in the Smoky Mountains. Lay out beach towels and imagine we are reading on a white sand beach. The possibilities are endless.
Adventuring In Your Hometown
Do you love to travel, but can’t afford it? Let me teach you how to travel your hometown. I promise, there is always something new to explore. You could even extend these ideas into neighboring towns and cities if you’re feeling extra adventurous.
These adventures will also be great if you are trying to ease your way into traveling with your kids. I gained the confidence to travel solo with my kids by exploring my own city first.
This year we will be celebrating 2 years of RV life. Although it’s not always glamorous, RV living has completely changed our lives. There are a lot of people out there who travel full-time in their RV. I LOVE following their adventures and content. But, we are stationary RVers.
In the next few months, we are moving our RV to a new spot on our land. We (mostly Logan) will be sharing step by step how we do this. Everything from preparing the land, laying pipe, designing a septic system, and pouring concrete. If you’re considering by land and living in an RV, I definitely recommend you follow on Instagram. We will show the behind the scenes and the not so pretty stuff.
Money shouldn’t be taboo. We will be sharing the cost breakdown of building your own RV pad and different options you have. We will also be sharing monthly expenses and give you a realistic look into the financials of RV living.
Of course, we will be sharing everyday life in an RV and what it is really like living in a tiny space with two kids. There are plenty of pros and cons.
I love following bloggers who share about their real life. Sure, a curated lifestyle is aesthetically pleasing to look at. But, it’s not realistic. I want to see a life that is well-lived. Not just lived for the perfect picture. You’ll see a lot of real life from us.
This year we have a lot of goals. You can read all about them in our blog post 6 Types of Goals to Set in 2022. We will be sharing those things with you. Logan is a business owner and pursuing is contractors license, all while providing for our family. Our lives are pretty chaotic. We will be giving you an inside look at what it’s really like to own a business and find that work/family balance. News Flash! We are still a work in progress.
I’m a teacher at heart and I’m passionate about kids. I also really love teaching parents how to make intentional connections with their littles. I’ll be sharing family-friend activities, crafts, recipes, and other things to help you create those intimate and intentional relationships.
Homeschooling was never one my radar, but it’s something the Lord has placed on my heart this season. Over the next couple of months I will be diving into homeschool methodologies and reading all the homeschool books. I won’t bore you with the details, but I will be sharing our homeschool journey.
My goal is to be transparent throughout this transition. I know it won’t be easy. I have a lot of learning and unlearning to do. But my prayer is that I can encourage other families who are on the fence about homeschooling. I’ll be sharing resources, lesson ideas, our daily rhythms, and whatever else we stumble upon.
Here’s to a huge life change this year!
This month I’m participating in a 31 day blog challenge! You can follow along all month long to learn more about me, our family, and what you will see in this space. I’ve already shared about our family, our brand, and our goals for 2022. Stay tuned for our travel plans, pros & cons to rv-living, budgeting for travel, and travel tips. I’ll be wrapping up the month answering all of your questions. So ask away! Leave your questions for me in the comment section or head over to instagram and leave a message there.
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Thank you for sharing!
Chelsea Hawley says
You’re welcome! I hope you find them helpful!