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Vacation Budget Calculator: How Much Does the Average Vacation Cost?

We’ve all heard that taking a vacation is great for our mental health. It’s a chance to get away from our stressful daily lives and go on an adventure. In addition to figuring out where you’ll go on your next vacation, you need to start saving for vacation expenses. Before we can figure out what …

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14 Romantic Staycation Ideas for Couples to Reconnect and Love

As a traveler, when I think of doing something romantic with my husband I typically dream of a couples getaway. But obviously, that hasn’t been happening lately. I miss just going out for Friday night dates at local restaurants! For Valentine’s Day this year, I’m coming up with some romantic staycation ideas for couples. You’ll …

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Top 31 Best Family Vacation Spots in the US for 2021

Ready to plan your next family vacation and wondering where to go? For 2021, I combined my favorite family vacation ideas with a few recommendations from fellow travel writer friends. From coast to coast we’re ready to help you with our picks for the best family vacation spots in the US! Why are Family Vacations …

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How to Get a National Parks Pass for Free!

It’s time to enjoy the great outdoors! Every year tourists around the world visit a National Park in the United States. Visiting a National Park does come at a price. Here’s how you can get into National Parks for free. Plus, tips for buying a National Parks pass. What is a National Parks Pass? National …

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Best Route from Seattle to Olympic National Park

Planning a trip from Seattle to Olympic National Park and wondering what the best way is to get there? Your best route is going to depend a bit on where you are in Seattle, when you’re traveling, and if you want to take a ferry. Your route will also depend on where you’re headed in …

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Top 10 Camping Apps for Your Next Adventure

Successful campers understand the importance of planning. And in this digital time, there’s no better way to plan than to use some helpful camping apps. It all starts with what you want to experience. With all the different places you can visit, how do you pick one? What makes the location more unique than the …

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37 Road Trip Snacks You’ll Actually Like

Food is a big part of any successful road trip. No one wants to be stuck in a car with a hangry person! The key to great road trip snacks is packing food that won’t make a mess and can travel well at room temperature. Here are some of our favorite snacks for road trips. …

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How to Pack for a Road Trip [Diagram]

There’s been a resurgence of the American road trip! More and more families are getting out on the road and discovering what new sights they can discover. But before you hit the road here are some tips for how to pack your car for a road trip vacation. Our family has taken many road trips …

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27 Road Trip Essentials to Pack for 2020

Are you getting ready to pack your car for your next road trip adventure? There are some important road trip essentials you’ll want to bring on the trip. Our family has been on a lot of road trips, including an annual trip from Seattle to Edmonton, Alberta, and here’s what we pack. This post contains …

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These Kokoon Headphones Will Help You Relax and Sleep with Meditation

Let’s be honest. It’s a stressful time right now. I scroll through Facebook and see so many of my friends posting about having trouble sleeping. While at CES earlier this year I was able to find a set of headphones that are designed to get you to relax and fall to sleep, Kokoon. Thank you …

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Nature Scavenger Hunt Outdoor Kids Activity

Here’s a fun activity for kids that will get them outdoors and in touch with nature. Print off this nature scavenger hunt and send the kids off to explore! This outdoor scavenger hunt will have kids looking high and low for popular items found in nature. I’ve created an image-only version and one with words. …

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Ski Trip Planning: Beginner Tips to Plan the Perfect Ski Vacation

Wondering how to plan a ski trip? Ski vacations are a great way to enjoy the snow and have fun as a group but there are a few important ski trip planning tips you need to know and keep in mind to help you enjoy the trip. This post may contain affiliate links which means …

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