Unaccompanied Minors

We did it.  We let the little Zeds fly all by themselves. Mr. Zed and I are going on a kid-free European river cruise, and Nana Zed offered to watch them at her house while we're gone.  We live in Atlanta; Nana and Pops live in coastal South Carolina.  In the past, when we've done a kid-free trip, Mr. Zed has flown with the kids from ATL > MYR, dropped the kids off, and flown back, or we've driven the kids to Nana's and started our trip from there. Now that the kids are five, they can fly unaccompanied on major US carriers. Thinking about letting YOUR little one spread his wings and fly solo?  Here's what you need to know. (more…)


Trip Recap: Cancun

Cancun trip recap Length:  4 days.  This was too short, in my opinion.  We went into it knowing that we were just going to lay around the resort.  We didn't have any ambitious plans on hiking Mayan ruins or anything...but after a few days recharging on the beach, I wanted to get out and explore. (more…)


Cancún: What to know before you go

After a busy few months at work for Mr. Zed and I, we knew we wanted to get away for Memorial Day weekend. The criteria: somewhere warm, beach and pool accessible, family-friendly, and of course there had to be delicious food. We decided on Cancún, Mexico. A major deciding factor was that Mr. Zed's parents own a timeshare there, and happened to be headed there for a couple weeks...so we invited ourselves along.  Pro tip: if you're planning on crashing your in-laws' vacation, it helps to have awesome in-laws and cute kids.  (more…)

Travel Gear

What’s in the bag?  Beach bag edition

When you become a mother, you take on several other titles: you're chief cook and (literally) bottle washer, doctor, teacher, magician, and most definitely pack mule. Everyone counts on you to be prepared for all contingencies, and a beach trip is no different. Here's what the Zeds need for a great day at the beach: (more…)


The first flight

We took the Zed twins on their first flight when they were only a few weeks old. It was a short flight, just ATL > MYR, so short a flight that you're lucky to get beverage service. There we were at the airport, just Mr. Zed and the babies and I....and two car seats, a double stroller, an obscenely large diaper bag filled to bursting with every gizmo and gadget that new parents "need", and (more…)


Meet the Zeds

Hello! Bonjour, hola, âllo, or (as we say in Georgia) hey y'all!  We're the Zeds--a family of four with a passion for travel. First, it was just Mr. Zed and I (and a pair of roaming gnomes).  We enjoy planning a champagne trip on a beer budget--although we love to splurge now and then! Almost five years ago, the little Zeds came along.  We have a son and a daughter (twins!) who share our appreciation for travel, food, and experiencing new things. Follow us as we explore the world! Follow my blog with Bloglovin (more…)