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Beyond Camping

By |2017-02-27T17:43:24+00:00May 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 |2017-02-27T17:43:24+00:00May 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 [...]

Ten Free Travel Apps You’ll Thank Me For

By |2017-02-27T17:43:25+00:00April 27th, 2016|General, Travel Tip|

It's true, there is an app for everything. While I love my “Words with Friends” app, it's a diversion – not necessary or particularly helpful. The latest travel apps, on the other hand, can save you money, time and frustration. No matter why you travel, your smart phone can be your best friend. These ten [...]

How to Travel With Kids and Keep Your Sanity

By |2017-02-27T17:43:25+00:00March 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 [...]

YouTube and the World of Travel Marketing

By |2017-02-27T17:43:25+00:00January 20th, 2016|Feature, General, Travel Tip|

The challenge for people in the travel public relations business is coming up with new, innovative ways to promote clients. If this describes you, you are probably well aware of the pitfalls of mainstream media. It's expensive. It's hard to get the placement you need when you need it. Don't get me wrong, mainstream media [...]

You CAN Travel Alone!

By |2017-02-27T17:43:26+00:00January 6th, 2016|General, Solo, Travel Tip|

All moms know and appreciate a solo trip to the grocery store, the library or, on really bad days, just sneaking in a solo trip to the bathroom. These types of trips are important, immediate life-savers. But let’s face it their benefits are short-lived. When I traveled to Australia recently it occurred to me, after [...]

Lessons Learned While Road Tripping With Kids

By |2016-01-25T16:16:42+00:00November 11th, 2015|Family, General, Road Trip, Summer, Travel Tip|

Today we left for our long road trip! We decided to dead head it down to Florida, taking three days to get there. We've only been on the road one day and I've already learned some very valuable lessons! Lesson One: If you have children you will not leave on time. We were going to [...]

Why Customer Service and Free WIFI Matter

By |2017-02-27T17:43:26+00:00October 14th, 2015|Family, General, Travel Tip|

Please indulge my little rant today but I really feel that I need to share with you my disappointing experience at a fancy hotel in Saint Augustine Florida. We left my favorite hotel and moved on to Saint Augustine Florida. The drive wasn't too bad, it was just less than four hours. We stopped along [...]

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