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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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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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Ultimate Ski Trip Packing List – What to Pack for a Cozy Skiing Trip

Heading out on a ski vacation and ready to pack your bags? Do you know everything you need to bring? Our family loves to go skiing and we know what you need to bring along on the trip. From knit caps to warm socks, my ski trip packing list will keep you cozy on the …

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13 Brilliant Money-Saving Ideas for How to Save for a Vacation

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ebates. All opinions are 100% mine. People may choose not to travel for a variety of reasons, but one of the most common reasons is money. I recently posted what I figured to be what the average vacation costs a family of four for one …

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Disney Scavenger Hunt – Awesome Vacation Surprise for Kids [Printable Clues]

Our family is planning a trip to Disney World and I’ve considered surprising them with the trip! I’ve heard of families doing this, so I decided to put together another one of my fun scavenger hunts. This Disney scavenger hunt has clues that will lead kids around to a final announcement of a Disney vacation! …

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You Absolutely Need this App When Traveling Internationally

Traveling internationally can be a bit overwhelming for some families. It’s a big investment for one thing. You also need to take into account safety warnings as well as travel requirements for entry. Lastly, if something did happen while you were traveling, would you have access to what you need for emergency help? This post has …

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37 Important Things You Need to Pack for a Winter Road Trip [Printable Packing List]

For many, the holidays are a busy time for travel. The winter holidays can be especially tricky if you’re driving to visit family. Here are 37 things you don’t want to forget to pack for your winter road trip. Plus, I’ve made a winter road trip packing list to help you remember everything! Winter Road …

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What Type of Travel Packer Are You? Quiz

How do your packing skills stack up to this test? Are you feeling pretty good about your suitcase skills? Or, do you worry that you might be one item away from overage fees? I’ve teamed up with the techies over at interact to create a fun quiz to put your skills to the test. Answer …

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Tips for Packing Light – Pack with a Capsule Wardrobe

We all want to look good on our vacation. And be comfortable, right? But who has the luggage space these days to pack excessively? I’m all about discovering new tips for packing light! Having said that, I also want to look good in all my family photos. The casual tshirt and shorts look just doesn’t quite come …

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My Best Packing Tips Secret

Have you ever forgotten something for a trip? I have. For years my husband watched as I forgot sunglasses, swimsuits, eye glasses, sandals, and even pajamas when we took vacations. Each time he would tell me, “YOU NEED A PACKING LIST!” And I would shake my head and say, “no, I know what I need.” …

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