A few weeks ago we did an infographic on how parents plan their vacation and in doing our research we asked some of the top mommy bloggers to assist us in answering a short survey. Sarah Visbeek was so nice to help us with our survey that we also wanted to interview her for our site so our readers can meet the Mommy bloggers who participated.
Sarah’s blog is www.sarahviz.com, and it is a great site to visit. If you have a chance we strongly recommend you checking it out.
Sarah when did you start blogging? I started blogging in 2006 before Facebook. I did it as a way to keep records of special events that happen in our lives. We have 3 boys and by the third child I was frazzled and knew I was not keeping up with special events such as losing our first tooth.
What do you like to write about? I have three boys and pretty much I write about what is going on in our lives. I promise you can’t make this stuff up… it is crazy what occurs in our life. I write about my children and the stages they are going through. I try to keep everything very real.
Where do you and your family go on vacation? We usually take two vacations every year. We go to Cape Code every year with another family and we rent a house. It is a lot of fun but quite hectic we have 8 adults and 12 kids running around. We take another vacation to Myrtle Beach, and we rent a condo which one of my husband’s relatives owns. It is a lot of fun.
It is quite interesting you asked this question because this is our first year we are not going to be taking a vacation. My boys play baseball, and they will play through the summer so our commitment to sports is going to prevent us from going on vacation.
What advice would you give another family about renting a vacation home? I would say rent a house with a big back yard or a place that has a lot of outdoor activities. We have three boys so you definitely need to get them out of the house and burn off some of their energy.
What advice would you give a family who is trying to plan their first vacation? Set a budget you want to spend on your vacation and do your best to stay within that budget. Don’t feel obligated to go over that budget, usually you can do everything you want to do as long as you do a little planning.
Have you ever been to Disney World? No, we have talked about taking the boys in the near future. We may do during Thanksgiving this year. I’m know the boys will have a great time but it is a lot of work to plan a Disney vacation and it doesn’t seem like it will be a real relaxing vacation.
Again, we would like to thank Sarah for her time and we strongly recommend you checking her site out at www.sarahviz.com.