Traveling with Children: Portland Airport playground – Terminal D (Delta)

Spotted an adorable airport playground at PDX Terminal D, near gate D7. 

Happy Traveling!


Complete Comfort Outfit for a Long Haul Flight for $50

Sometimes we need to arrive at our destination looking pulled together and sometimes we just need an outfit that offers total and complete comfort. 

I pulled this look together for $50. It includes a great drapey cardigan to snuggle in on chilly flights, joggers that can be used for your outfit rotation once you arrive in your destination, a basic tshirt and neutral shoes that work with most outfits.  
                                                                                       Cardigan / Joggers / Shoes / T-shirt

Happy & Comfy Traveling!

What to Wear on an Overnight Flight: My go-to “Sleep on the plane/arrive looking pulled together” outfit.¬†

(Disclosure: This post contains affilate links.)

Living in Australia and flying back and forth between the US, I learned comfort on a long haul flight is a must. Through trial and error I complied my favorite, and most importantly, extremely comfortable flight outfit.

The key is finding an outfit that “acts” likes pajamas with the apparence of a casual everyday outfit. 

A sleepbra is a must to avoid the discomfort of underwire. I also slip on my compression socks once we are en-route. This keeps my feet nice and warm too (no socks on a long flight is a no-no for me, I end up freezing). Leggings are best for comfort and I make sure to layer with a long top or tunic to cover my bum and a cardigan or sweater to keep me warm when the temparure fluctuates. 


Cardigan or this one or this one both are on sale. I have this Bobeau cardigan and it feels like a soft, cozy blanket.

Long tunic to cover leggings or Target Denim Tunic or $7 Tunic Split Tank or Caslon High Low Sweater or $9.90 Caslon long sleeve shirt all on sale.

Leggings – these really are the best, they have a wide waistband that doesn’t dig into your waist. Remember, you will be sleeping (or trying to sleep) most leggings that are fine during the day, might not translate into comfortable sleeping attire. 

Sleep Bra

Compression socks

Slip on shoes or Leopard flats or Ballet loafer or Tory Burch or Ahnu Flats or these Cole Haan flats I just purchased (Read my review here).

Happy & comfortable flying!

How I travel for “almost” Free

I’m not embarrassed to admit that I’m a travel enthusiast. Over the years, I’ve looked for more ways to afford the travel I desire. It started way back in 2007 when I opened a Chase credit card and slowly earned miles. By the time 2010 rolled around, I was able to fly business class to and from Europe. Wow! What an experience. I felt that I was let into a secret world of how the rich travel.

It’s only been in the past few years I really hunkered down and became more dedicated to mile & point earning. Even so, I wasn’t able to convince my husband to “see the light” until we had a large purchase to make in 2015. During that time, we were able to earn the following;

  • 100,000 American Airline Miles
  • 70,000 SPG Points
  • 100,000 Citi Thank You Points
  • 80,000 United Miles
  • 150,000 Delta Miles
  • 140,000 Marriott Points

These points and miles were earned during credit card sign ups. This program isn’t for everyone. If you can’t pay your balance in full, keep maticioulus records and keep up with the accounting required- I’d say wait until you’re in a better place. It’s NEVER worth going into debt to earn miles and points, you’d be better off just paying for your travel.

I’m NOT an expert. I follow other bloggers to learn about the current promotions and strategies. However, I will start sharing how I earned and redeemed “free” flights and hotels through these strategies. (I say “free” because you do still have to pay taxes on flights).

Happy Traveling!

Traveling with Children: United Club Family (only) Room РHouston 

Traveling with a toddler is never easy and delays can make for such a long, hard day. Currently, we are in Houston with a 6 hour delay. 

Thankfully, I had been saving some United Club passes and thank goodness I didn’t use them in Phoenix this morning.

 We arrived in Houston and headed to the United Club. After walking around, my husband found this gem, the Family Room. This room is for families with children under 12 years of age only. 

When you first enter there is a dining table, perfect for eating or working. 

A little family room area with a TV. 

And a children’s play area.

Considering our delay is so long, this has been such an amazing place to stay and pass the time. 

The United Club offers basic food and drinks, nothing fancy, but enough to snack on. (Coffee, tea, juices, hummus, pita, soup, cheese, trail mix, fruit, etc). 

Happy Traveling!

Traveling with Children: Phoenix Airport playground – Terminal 2 (United & Alaska)

Burning off energy before a flight is the key to a happy toddler on a flight. 

If you’re traveling United or Alaska, head to the very end of terminal 2, past the United Club and you’ll find a playground next to gate 9. 

It also has much more space than gates 1-8. Lots of space for children to run around without disrupting other passengers. 

Head here to watch the planes too!!


Happy Traveling!