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Why Sleep is Essential for Single Parent Travel

Why Sleep is Essential for Single Parent Travel

Traveling together can be a fun bonding experience for you and your children. Unfortunately, this can also be pretty difficult, especially if your kids are a handful. Lack of sleep – either yours or your children – can add a different set of hurdles to an already challenging experience. That is why we previously advised here on Single Parent Travel to get enough rest the night before your scheduled travel to reduce possible problems while you are in transit. However, this is only a temporary solution, because the amount of…
By September 14, 2017 Read More →
“Life as a Single Mom…Oh My!”–Dear Tired Overexerted Single Mom Who Feels Like Nothing She Does is Quite Enough

“Life as a Single Mom…Oh My!”–Dear Tired Overexerted Single Mom Who Feels Like Nothing She Does is Quite Enough

Oftentimes we exert so much energy trying to do it all that we forget how important even the smallest of gestures really mean in the grand parenting scheme. We stop studying to kiss boo-boos, we skip social outings to attend parent-teacher conferences (newsflash kids-we’re not crazy about them either)-generally our worlds tend to stop rotating when the people who rely on us, need us. We spend countless hours reassuring our children that there’s no monster in the closet, Bloody Mary is a myth, and Poltergeist is just a movie. But,…
By August 26, 2017 Read More →
Rocking Horse Ranch — November 3-5, 2017

Rocking Horse Ranch — November 3-5, 2017

It is that time of year again!  We are gathering up our blue jeans and our boots and headed for some crisp fall fun at the Rocking Horse Ranch. This is a perfect time to unwind after school is back in session and before the holidays! The smell of fall and the harvests of the Hudson Valley are incredible. Horseback riding on the trails, an indoor water park, and so much more awaits you on November 5th for two nights and three all-inclusive days!…
By August 13, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
“Life as a Single Mom… Oh My!” — 3 Amazing Things No One Tells You When You Become a Single Mom

“Life as a Single Mom… Oh My!” — 3 Amazing Things No One Tells You When You Become a Single Mom

No one plans on becoming a single mom. Let me rephrase that: aside from the fiercely independent women that get tired of waiting on “Mr. Right” to arrive, and decide to find his face in a book at the nearest fertility clinic; no one plans on becoming a single mom. If there’s one thing most single mothers have in common, it’s the fact that we truly believed that we’d have and hold onto a picturesque family unit. For me, becoming pregnant at 19 and actually marrying my son’s father was…
By August 13, 2017 Read More →
Where in the world is Brenda

Where in the world is Brenda

My 2016 travels mostly focused on domestic destinations. In April a quick weekend trip to Disneyland and in May we returned to northern California and this time successfully enjoyed Yosemite National Park, which we missed a few years back due to the government shut down of national parks. We rode on several historic narrow gauge railroads in Colorado – great family fun! And stayed at a B& B where “Indiana Jones and the Final Crusade” was filmed. Denver is really popping as a tourist destination, and we now have a…
By March 20, 2017 Read More →
Single Parent Travel – Guatemala 2017

Single Parent Travel – Guatemala 2017

Our Founder, Brenda Elwell is at it again. This time, she has created a wonderful trip for Single Parents to Guatemala.  This specially priced and custom designed 8-day tour with Maxim Tours will include visits to Antigua, Lake Atitlan, San Juan, Lake Peten Itza and much more.…
By March 20, 2017 4 Comments Read More →
Rocking Horse Ranch — April 7-9, 2017

Rocking Horse Ranch — April 7-9, 2017

It is that time of year again!  We are gathering up our blue jeans and our boots and headed for some springtime fun at the Rocking Horse Ranch. This is a perfect time to unwind after a cold winter! The smell of spring and the budding trees and flowers are all that is needed for a good refresher in the Hudson Valley. Horseback riding on the trails, an indoor water park, and so much more awaits you on April 7th for two nights and three all-inclusive days! While there has…
By December 7, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Oh no!  We were hacked!

Oh no! We were hacked!

We were hacked. While we are not sure who is responsible, we were hacked last week.  I suspect it is some Nigerian Prince, but my IT guys tell me it is likely someone from Russia. Anyhow, we gave them the boot; but there were some lingering issues. On the technology side, they have been handled, and I decided to take the opportunity to give the site a refresh.  But, all of the old content is still here and functional! So for now, it is boring and bland. In the coming…
By December 7, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Rocking Horse Ranch – October 28-30, 2016

Rocking Horse Ranch – October 28-30, 2016

It is that time of year again!  We are gathering up our blue jeans and our boots and headed for some later fall fun at the Rocking Horse Ranch. This is a perfect time to unwind before the holidays! The crisp fall air. A bounty of the Hudson celebration. Horseback riding on the trails, an indoor water park, and so much more awaits you on October 28th for two nights and three all-inclusive days!…
By August 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
An update on Travels with Brenda and a new trip planned

An update on Travels with Brenda and a new trip planned

Greetings all– It has been a while, but I wanted to catch you up on my travels! My travels the past year covered a wide variety of destinations, both domestic and international, and included some unexpected events such as experiencing a major earthquake in Nepal! But, more about that later….Let’s start off with my report on a truly World Class destination…. SOUTH AFRICA Prior to our scheduled SPT South Africa group trip this July, I flew down to Capetown in early November of 2014 for a combination vacation/inspection tour.  This…
By December 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →