Texas Forever Vacation: Go West Young Man!

Vacation is finally blogged! You can read all about our travels out west, then south and back central. Texas forever, y’all. —- Summer. I really do miss you. This is why I have a blog, so I can reminisce a bit longer and take y’all with me. If you’re new to the blog, I kinda/maybe…

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Traveling to Italy? Your 411

Traveling to Italy for work or pleasure? This Catholic travel guide has tips on churches, miracles, seeing the Pope, must-do tours (like the Scavi and Vatican Gardens) and awesome restaurants throughout Italy. Whether you're visiting Rome, Siena, Florence, Orvieto, Assisi or the Amalfi Coast, you're sure to find the tip you need here.

Call us addicts, but we’ve been to Italy five times in the last 16 years and I can attest this is a true statement: Italy, a lifetime is not long enough. Some of those trips were two-week stints as chaperones with our high school youth group. Some were work related and some were pure pleasure, just…

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5 Tips for Planning a Vacation, Sans Kids!

A few weeks ago, my husband and I hopped on a plane and headed to Europe, sans kids, for nine awesome days. I’ve had several folks ask what we did with all six kids and if we missed them, how we planned for the trip and what led us to our destination. You ask, I answer.…

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Whitakers Head West 2016: Part Six (the end!)

You can read all about our journey from Texas to California, and back, in parts one, two, three, four, five and six!  Thanks for being troopers y’all. I mean, it’s almost October and I’m just now wrapping up our summer vacation. I think we call that LIFE. There are probably close to 400 photos of our day in…

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