Finding the simple joys in life—one adventure, one photo, one inspirational moment at a time.

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Family Scavenger hunt

Fun Scavenger Hunt for Families

During Covid, when everyone was staying home but looking for things to safely do to get out of the house, my girls created a scavenger hunt that our family could

Fall foliage in North Carolina, Great Smoky Mountain National Park Visitor Center

Vibrant Fall Foliage in North Carolina

If “leaf peeping” vibrant Fall foliage is on your bucket list, be aware that it is on a lot of people’s bucket lists. Tourists will be abundant wherever you choose

Adventure kayaks in Oceanside California

The 10 Best Adventures Around the World

Sometimes my husband plans adventures, and I just have to try really hard not to think about them before they happen: adventures like riding elephants in Chiang Mai; cliff jumping

The Freedom Trail sidewalk medallion

Best Things to Do in Boston

Our family’s Fall Break excursions seem to have a little more historical significance attached to them over the warm weather and beaches my girls are usually craving for Spring Break

Love notes you equal my best friend plus the love of my life

Love Notes for Your Favorite Traveler

My husband, Chris, is a seasoned business traveler. Prior to the pandemic, he was traveling every week across the United States and around the world. Friends would often ask “Where’s

About Chris and Jolayne


Jolayne here! I am excited to share my passion for family, travel, photography, creativity, inspiration, and writing. Check back often for the crazy antics of my husband, three girls, and I as we laugh, play, and travel the world together.

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This eBook is full of practical advice we share with our parents, family, and friends who have never traveled overseas before

Download your FREE International Printable Packing Lists to ensure that all of your essentials are packed for your next adventure.

Discover travel gadgets used by savvy travelers. 14 genius gadgets on my Amazon must-have list and the best gadgets for your carry-on.

Have you ever forgotten to pack your toothbrush? Download your FREE Travel Packing Lists to remember the essentials.

Build your photography “toolkit” with these photography tools and accessories to strengthen your picture-taking skills. 

New eBook

What People are Saying...

“Ooooh, I LOVE this for a gift idea! If I didn’t have the travel bug before, I definitely have it now!!! I recommend this travel guide. It is beautiful and thorough, written by my friends Jolayne and Chris Kline. They use their extensive knowledge from experience traveling to address every detail you can think of. There are great tips of when and where and what, from before you leave home to when you are there, local transportation, places to eat, what is worth spending money on and what is not, do’s and don’ts, safety precautions, traveling with kids, and so much more. It truly is worth taking a look at if you are going to travel.” ~Kirsten

“I am a nervous traveler. I worry that I won’t know where to go, what I need to take, and how things are supposed to be done. That’s why I’m so grateful for Chris and Jolayne’s eBook. They have traveled so many places and know so many things about so many places. I’m grateful that they are willing to share their knowledge so I can be prepared and have a more pleasant experience when I travel!”  ~Maria