So it seems it's time for confessions and I will make mine readily: I have an awful freckle face. It hides itself in the winter, but as soon as the sun hits it pops out faster than you can say 'go buy concealer!' I've never been a huge fan of them, but they cover easily enough so they didn't give me much trouble. But they were covered. Always. I painstakingly applied makeup on all the brown little dots morning after morning, time after time, to try to erase, or at least neutralize, the sun's damage. It wasn't until just recently that I ever considered doing otherwise - freckles were meant to be covered, right?
Now the real question: how (and where) to vacation on a budget, with kids? We love road trips, live for adventures, are suckers for tourist traps and - in a perfect world - would take a vacation at least once a month. But we also have two little kids who are allergic to their car seats after 5 minutes, want to touch EVERYTHING, and have attention spans that are about as long as their eye-lashes. So where do we go? Here's a few of our favorites! And the best part? They're not Disney!