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Welcome to Here you’ll find unique travel destinations and hotels, amazing food   as well as some tips and tricks to make your life easier.  

Whether you’re a homeschooling parent looking to take your kids on an epic adventure, a solo traveler looking for inspiration for your next trip or you’re just here for the food – I’m so happy you’re here. I’m Dawn Marie, the voice behind this little online world. Some of my favorite things to do are EAT, SLEEP and TRAVEL and you’ll find plenty of inspiration for ALL of that right here. From delicious recipes, fun travel destinations and homeschooling adventures to tips to create a home you love, I hope you find some inspiration as you scroll.

I’m a homeschooling mom, self-trained cook, photographer, cat and dog mom and fiancé to the love of my life who loves to write, loves to travel and lately loves to DIY . I moved into a new house last year that needed………..some work to put it lightly. Over the last year I’ve been turning the house into our forever home (unless we find a farm).

I’ve been sharing my tips and tricks on travel and food here for over TEN years. It’s kinda crazy that I get to do this for a job so I’m so grateful for each and every one of you who take the time out of your day to read one of my travel articles or try one of my recipes.


I love to eat! I mean don’t we all. Here on you’ll find some amazing food and drink recipes inspired by some of our adventures that are handcrafted in my kitchen and most are kid-approved (except anything for the 21 and older crowd). Nothing makes it on the blog unless it get a resounding YES from my taste-testers, my fiancé, my kids and even my parents! 

So rest assured if you take the time to try one of my recipes, it went through a lot of takes to get it just right. And I love when you guys re-create the recipes at home in your own kitchen and take the time to share it on social media. Be sure to take me @anewdawnn on Facebook and Instagram so I can see. 


I mean we all need to rest to be our best selves and making our new house into our forever home is one of my top priorities. During our downtime and when we’re not on the road, I want my home to be the place where I can relax and unwind. So you may see a DIY, products or other fun projects on here that hopefully can benefit you in some way or another to create a home you love. 


 Most of our family travel adventures are perfect for entire family to enjoy so you will find plenty of inspiration for that here. I wholeheartedly believe that one of the best gifts you can give yourself and your children is the gift of travel and experiencing new places and things. Material things don’t last but the memories you create when you travel – together or alone – will live on forever.

Traveling, whether it’s a weekend road trip, a fun cruise or an epic Disney vacation, travel allows you  to get away from the hustle of everyday life and what seems like never ending activities and to-do lists. It lets you create memories with kids , or just for yourself, and I hope you find some inspiration for your next trip right HERE! 

Road trips are one of my favorite ways to travel and you’ll find plenty of weekend adventures you can create in just 3 days! In fact, I’ve found that for most destinations, 3 days is the perfect amount of time to just getaway!

Alaska 2018

I hope to inspire other parents to pursue their love of travel and traveling with their family by helping them find the perfect vacation spot to create family memories through travel that will last a lifetime.

So stick around and join the other 200,000+ community members who come for the travel and stay for the food! 

When I’m not on the blog, you can find me on Instagram where nearly 150,000 fans alone follow along on our adventures! 


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