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Beach at Bahia Honda State Park in Florida Keys

5 Days of Fun in the Florida Keys

Are you heading to the Florida Keys for Spring Break? These words from The Beach Boys’ song, “Kokomo”, might start running through your head! Aruba, Jamaica, oh I want to

Trail from Moleson Mountain in Switzerland

5 Delightful Days in Switzerland

Ever since I read Heidi as a young girl, Switzerland has been on my bucket list. It is doubtful that my husband ever read this iconic children’s book, but Switzerland

Hikes in Forsyth canyon above Boulder Colorado

The 10 Essentials for Your Best Day Hikes

When you have amazing places for day hikes such as Rocky Mountain National Park, Garden of the Gods, Maroon Bells, Durango, Mesa Verde, Pagosa Springs, and Grand Lake right in

Prague Great Ball Game House Czech Republic Europe Travel

Visiting Prague? 9 Popular Sites to See

We arrived in Prague at the train station to hear a young girl playing Bohemian Rhapsody on the piano. Seemed fitting as we had just arrived in the land of Bohemia. 

Carry-on backpack for travel

21 Best Carry-on Essentials for Travel

Are you wondering about what to pack in your carry-on for travel? Choosing Your Carry-on Think of your carry-on as your “home away from home” as you begin your travel

About Chris and Jolayne


Hello! 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. More About Us…


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