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How To Be A Respectful Tourist

While planning a vacation, most of us worry about our budget and where we’ll go, and don’t think about the impact we have as tourists. It can be easy to forget that not everybody else there is on vacation. As a tourist, it’s important to be respectful to the locals and of their home. Here’s …

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Mountain West Trip:Grand Tetons & Jackson Hole

Today I’m continuing on with another post about our Mountain West Trip. If you remember we left off on our Part 2 from Yellowstone. That night we stayed at the Head Waters Lodge at Flagstaff. This was a cabin like room with all the amenities you need except TV and internet. We did have a …

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Getting Out of Town for Georgia Reopening during COVID

This last week, Rob and I took Thursday and Friday off because it was the end of the time when our work allowed us to take off without actually using vacation. We bounced the idea around of going up to the North Georgia Mountains and staying in a VRBO. However, there was something that just …

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Mountain West Trip:Day in Yellowstone-Part 2

If you missed my 1st post about Yellowstone click>>>>Mountain West Trip:Day in Yellowstone-Part 1 Part 1 is highlighted in Yellow. Part 2 is in Blue. Click map to see larger view. You can click again to zoom in even more. (Original Map Courtesy of https://yellowstone.net/) The next area we hit was Fountain Paint Pots Trail …

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Mountain West Trip:Day in Yellowstone-Part 1

If you missed my first few posts from our Mountain West Trip you can see those listed here. This post is from the 1st half of our epic day in Yellowstone with so many amazing sites, which means so many pictures to share. From traffic jams caused by bison crossing the road to geysers and …

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Mountain West Trip:In & Around Casper, WY

This is another post from our Mountain West Trip. Day 3 we got up and Drew was in charge of showing us around Casper. First we drove up to the top of Casper Mountain. We saw this Coyote as we drove. Up on top of Casper Mountain is a small Ski Resort called Hogadon Basin …

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Why Mainstream Vacation Websites Aren’t Always the Best

So you’ve got a week or two worth of holidays from work and want to take a big break. Maybe you’ve heard about a cool destination from your colleagues or perhaps you decided on a destination last year. Where do you go from there? Well, you’ll likely need to search for a city to visit, …

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Mountain West Trip:Wyoming Road Trip

This post is continuation of our big Mountain West Trip we did. Here’s the first post in case you missed it>>>Mountain West Trip – Colorado Springs We got up that morning and checked out of our hotel in Castle Rock and headed to Wyoming! Our final destination for that day was Casper, WY, where Drew …

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Mountain West Trip:Colorado Springs

Our older son, Drew, was in Wyoming for an internship for the summer so we planned a trip to the Mountain West; Colorado, Wyoming, Utah in early July of last year. We flew out on a Wednesday evening and landed in Denver, CO, got our rental car drove to Castle Rock, CO where we had …

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How to Have a Great Time in Vegas

Photo: Pixabay Nestled in the Nevada desert, Las Vegas is world-renowned for its hotels, casinos and nightlife. However, there’s more to Vegas than meets the eye. With endless attractions, world-class restaurants and iconic shows on offer, there really is something for everyone. If you’re heading to Las Vegas for the first time, you’ll want to …

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3 Vacations For Your Family This Year

If you are anything like us, now that we are in a new year, our thoughts are turning to our next vacation. We are daydreaming about sunny days, new adventures and a whole lot of family time. No doubt you are keen to make some amazing family memories this year, but if you are not …

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Pacific NW Trip: Grand Floral Parade & More

When planning this trip and knowing that the Rose Festival would be going on we structured it so we’d be in Portland at the right time. We decided that since we were here during the Grand Floral Parade that we needed to go. I was glad we did. It was also Fleet Week, which is …

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What City Should You Visit This Year?

When January hits, we’re all often looking ahead to the months that are a little more exciting. While it’s always fun to start a brand new year, the weather in January isn’t always pleasing. And so, you may find that you want to be able to plan in something to look forward to. Beach trips …

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Extended Travel Essentials (To Get Sorted Before You Depart)

If you get the opportunity to travel for a more extended amount of time, it can be genuinely fantastic. In fact, it can give you the chance to immerse yourself in the local culture or do volunteer or charity work. Of course, before you say your goodbyes and leave your regular life behind, there are …

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5 Reasons To Start The New Year With A Cruise

Pexels With every new year, there’s a new opportunity to start planning your holiday time! If you’re the keen-traveling type, perhaps you’ve already got lots of ideas in mind? While you’re racking your brains and dreaming of the ocean, why not consider taking a cruise? Those looking for a new kind of adventure would be …

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Heading To Florida This Year?

Some Things To Do That You Might Not Expect When someone says to you Florida, many thoughts will turn to the location that is Orlando. Famed for its fun theme parks, the home of Disney World and Universal studios, and basically being one of the best places on this planet for families and attractions. Right? …

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Pacific NW Trip: Exploring Oregon Coast

In this post, I’m continuing to share about trip to the Pacific Northwest. This is the day we spent on the Oregon Coast, which is always my favorite. We first drove out to Cannon Beach. There’s several lots where you can park for a small fee as well as free street parking, which is what …

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Gatlinburg Fun & Soccer Tourney

In early December we headed off to Gatlinburg for a soccer tournament. Friday Friday we worked half a day and then went and check Alex out of school. Came home and loaded the car and picked up #5 to try and make it to Gatlinburg in time for their Christmas Parade. Our friends, the Farrows …

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Pacific NW Trip: UW Tour & Mt. Rainier NP

University of Washington Tour The last day in Seattle began with a tour of the University of Washington that was done for the conference attendees and their families. Walking the campus, I loved the mixture of —style and new modern buildings. Here you see Gerberding Hall (GRB) on the right and Suzzallo Library, which are …

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How to Have a Relaxing Vacation With Your Partner

Everyday life sure can be pretty enjoyable when you’re part of a loving couple, but it’s not always a box of chocolates. After all, even though you might want to spend your days lying in each other’s arms, there is the tiny matter of real life to contend with. That can make it pretty difficult …

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