Whether it is local or spending a week or more exploring another country the Beauty and the Bump family loves to travel.  It’s evident in our blog posts, and on social media.  Plus, we have a handful of international trips coming up soon.  As a result of our wanderlust, we’re implementing a new weekly blog topic: Travel Thursday.

What is Travel Thursday?

Travel Thursday will feature reviews of places we’ve visited like the Turtle Back Zoo we took a mini road trip to a few weeks back or like our couple’s getaway to Turks and Caicos. The posts will include our favorite places to visit, eat, relax, spend time as a family, and more.  We will provide travel tips and essentials with a focus on beauty, family and couple travel to help ensure your future travel plans run smoothly.

Why does Beauty and the Bump love to travel?

My father was a long-distance truck driver, and during our days off from school he’d sometimes allow us to ride along with him in his 18-wheeler. As a kid, visiting different states in a huge truck was an unique and exciting experience! Needless to say, I’ve been a wanderlust ever since, and both my husband agree that we’d like for our daughter to experience the same, and more.

As a family we’ve cruised, taken road trips, and visited other countries.  Of course, we’ve had fun during our trips, but more importantly, each one of those experiences has helped us learn about other people, cultures, and their history; the world is our classroom, and this classroom is huge! So whatever time we have here with our daughter, and as a couple we’re going to use it to explore our surroundings, and learn while having fun.  Plus, traveling, once you reach your destination is fun, and relaxing. I’m thinking of the beaches we’re about lie on, the foods we’re going to try, and not having to worry about the ins and outs of my everyday life.

 

Where is Beauty and the Bump heading next?
The end of 2015 into 2016 is going to bring many exciting travel experiences, and negative paid time off (PTO) balances .:LOL:., but when a good travel deal for a place on your bucket list arises, sometimes it is hard to pass up, and you have to just #BookDatIsh and plan later .:shrugs:. That said, this is where we’re headed:
  • September 2015 – The Beauty and the Bump family will knock
    off a bucket list destination with a visit to the UAE.  We’re splitting our time between Abu Dhabi
    and Dubai.  Our daughter is excited!!!
  • November 2015 – The Beauty and the Bump family travels to
    our favorite vacation spot, Puerto Vallarta, MX, but this time we’re bringing
    our daughter for the first time.
  • January 2016 – Beauty
    and the Bump will celebrate five years of marriage whilst visiting a bucket
    list destination, Marrakech, Morocco.
  • March 2016 – Beauty and the Bump will make a special trip to
    Florida to celebrate our daughter’s 5th birthday!. We’re making a stop at Legoland FloridaShhh it’s a secret
If there’s a location we’ve visited or topic you’d like to see covered during Travel Thursday just shoot me a message.

 

You can keep up with our travels on the following social media networks using the hashtag #BATBTravels
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Kim is the do-it-all mom (and wife) who not only works full-time and is a freelance makeup artist, but also blogs about her love of family, travel, beauty and skincare. Now that she has a kindergartener, Kim has added Class Parent to her resume. These are all tough jobs, but somehow, she makes them look easy.
  • Ah… Abu Dhabi and Dubai… squeeze me into your suitcase – I’m coming :d Have lots of fun you guys, your trip adventures sound wonderful.

    • I wish lol our daughter has already made plans to visit again.

  • Lisa Marie Heath

    So jealous! I’d love to travel more!

    • You can! We travel often because we follow the deals 😉

  • Justina

    I’m excited for the new feature!

  • I want to travel more, maybe if I didn’t buy so much makeup heheh NAH that’s crazy talk 🙂

    • LOL I have that problem too. But, you can buy more makeup during your travels from brands not available to you where you live.

  • My husband and I are avid travelers, too. It’s so fun to experience other cultures!

    • Where are your favorite places to visit?

  • marciaf

    Your trips are amazing. I wish I’d had the money to do this when I was young. It’s so exciting for you.

    • Thank you! A lot of money isn’t necessary. We just look out for the best deals.

  • I love to travel and haven’t been able to for the last few years. I will count on you to tell me about your travels!!

    • Aww we’re sorry to hear that. But yes, you can live vicariously through our travel posts.

  • We used to travel a lot more, but never the exotic locales you’re going to. Very exciting for your family!

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    So jealous of all your upcoming travel! I’m going to Atlanta and San Antonio next week for work – does that count?

    • Shoot we’d love to go back to Atlanta, and we’ve never been to San Antonia. Those trips definitely count.