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Beyond Camping

By | May 19th, 2016|Family, General, Road Trip, Solo, Summer, Travel Tip|

The idea of a vacation spent communing with nature without cell phones, laptops or other electronic distractions can be appealing. The idea of a simple, inexpensive way to see beautiful locations is appealing as well. The thought of wet tents and leaky air mattresses? Not so much. There are alternatives that let you live the [...]

Imagine the Worst – Five Travel Disasters and How to Avoid Them

By | May 13th, 2016|Family, General, Travel Tip|

The more you travel, the more you learn. Still, no matter how much experience you have on land, sea or in the air, things will go wrong. While it's nice to approach life with a positive point of view, you are doing yourself a disservice if you're not anticipating the possibility of a less than [...]

Channel Islands National Park – Visit a New World

By | May 4th, 2016|Family, General, Summer|

Channel Islands National Park offers visitors a rare opportunity to see unique species of plants and animals. Like South America's Galapagos Island, these five islands and the water that surround them have species that have evolved in isolation. With 13,000 years of human history behind it, the park offers has known civilizations like the Chumash, [...]

Iceland – The Ultimate Escape

By | April 20th, 2016|Cold Countries, Family, General, Summer|

In every relationship, there comes a time where you need a REAL escape. You need something so big and out of the ordinary that you are spurred to remember why exactly you are together. Never fear. Iceland is here to rescue you! Invest in some time in Iceland and rediscover yourselves! Sometimes all it takes [...]

How to Travel With Kids and Keep Your Sanity

By | March 30th, 2016|Family, General, Road Trip, Summer, Travel Tip|

So often I talk to other moms who lament that vacation with their family isn't really a vacation. For them, it feels like more work on top of their already overloaded lives. It doesn't have to be this way. I'm not saying that getting ready for a vacation is not like taking on a third [...]

OBX – Is It Time For You to Claim Your Bumper Sticker?

By | February 17th, 2016|Family, General, Road Trip, Summer|

Come one, you know what I mean. You see those oval stickers on the backs of all the cool minivans and SUV's. Did you ever wonder about the OBX sticker? OBX is Outer Banks – a 300 mile long group of barrier islands off of the North Carolina coast. The Outer Banks have been a [...]

When a Hotel is More Than a Hotel

By | February 3rd, 2016|Family, General, Solo|

Often, when traveling, we think of our hotel as a place to drop your bag and a place to return to, exhausted, after a full day of activity. But, sometimes, the hotel IS the destination. There are hotels all over the world that offer such a unique environment that you may find yourself never leaving [...]

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