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Must Haves for Surviving a Long Family Road Trip

From food to entertainment and everything in between, those long car trips can be hard on the entire family. Make sure you have what you need to keep everyone fed, entertained, dry and most importantly, happy with these family road trip packing tips. Some families are made of true road trip …

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99 Things to Do in Oslo, Norway

If you are looking for a vacation with a whole lot of variety and never a dull moment, Oslo, Norway is the place for you. Rich in culture and history, Oslo prides itself on its ancestry and strong traditions. No matter the season, it’s easy to fill your days with …


How to Get a Copy of Your Birth Certificate When You Need it FAST

A recent experience – renewing my son’s passport last minute – ended up being WAY more than I bargained for, but I’ve learned there’s an easier way for next time. Read on to learn how to get a copy of your birth certificate fast! I stood in the middle of …


12 of the Most Stunning Sunsets Worth Taking an End of Summer Road Trip For

t is better to see something once, than to hear about it a thousand times ~ Asian Proverb The sun is getting close to setting on summer, and it is the perfect time for one more quick road trip. All over North America, there are breathtaking landscapes that make for …

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The Perfect Weekend in Santa Barbara: Luxury, Wine and Adventure

I think we can all agree that life is full of, well, life. You never know what tomorrow, or even today, will bring. Whether it be hectic, joyous, disappointing, exciting, stressful or satisfying – I’m always looking for more. More what? More experiences. More food. More laughter. More discoveries. More …

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The Most Useful Camping Essentials for Your Mini-Adventurer

It can be isolating to have a baby…especially your first. It is tricky to go anywhere. I was terrified of my son catching germs and getting sick any time we stepped foot outside the house. Plus, I was always a mess trying to get out the door with the two …


11 Love Lock Locations Around the World Where You Can Lock Up Your Love

Did anyone watch “The Bachelorette” with Emily Maynard? Remember the one on one date with John in Prague, when he tries unsuccessfully to place their padlock on the fence covered in locks? I’d never heard about “love locks” before watching that episode, but apparently its a hugely popular trend, especially in Europe. …


10 Crazy Places To Stay In Iceland

Iceland is one of the most mysterious and fascinating countries in the world. Known as the land of fire and ice, it has about 30 active volcanoes as well as massive glaciers that make the center of the country a vast wasteland of ice and snow. The dramatic environmental contrasts …


Temecula: Where the Sun and the Earth Meet

What do you do when you’re dying to get away but only have a couple days to do so? Plan a staycation! Staycations can make the perfect couples’ weekend getaway and for those living in Southern California, Temecula is the ultimate staycation destination with plenty to see, do and eat. Temecula …

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17 of the Best Audiobooks for Family Road Trips

If you’re headed out on a family road trip this summer, be sure to be prepared with lots of entertainment for the whole family. Instead of letting them plug into video games and movies, why not try bonding together over audiobooks the whole family will enjoy? We recently took our …


How to Have the Most Epic Summer Road Trip in Michigan

Ah, the days of sweet summer sunshine mixed with endless backyard barbecues and children laughing while running through sprinklers are finally upon us. After a long winter like the one we just had, I’m extra itchy for some sort of epic family adventure – a “Mother-of-all-trips.” Something to be savored …


6 of the Most Perilous Roads in the World to Drive

Are you ready for that summer road trip? Pack up the car and hit the highway with nothing but pavement ahead of you. If your idea of a great vacation is life on the open road, you might be intrigued to discover some of the world’s most dangerous roads. While …


9 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Iceland

Most travelers are never truly prepared for a new destination. From the wrong clothes to awkward interactions with locals, no trip is flawless, but reading up on your destinations can help for a smooth transition. The mysterious Iceland, the land of fire and ice, is a place of wonder that attracts travelers from …


Must See, Do and Eat in Shanghai, the Paris of the East

Shanghai means city by the sea, a fitting name for a city that has grown along the east China Sea and now holds about 24 million people. People have inhabited the banks of Shanghai since the monolithic period, using its location as the main means for providing sustenance. Although it began …

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The Best Family Vacation Ideas for Children with Special Needs

It is never easy to travel with children, but traveling with a child that has special needs presents a whole new set of challenges. However, it doesn’t have to be impossible. There are many places that offer accommodations for kids with special needs and provide families the relaxing getaway they …


30 Essential Pro Travel Tips to Make the Most of Your Vacation

When it comes to travel, its easy to get caught up in the big picture. Juggling itineraries, TSA guidelines, reservations, and transportation logistics can be difficult, but beyond the major details, it’s important to remember that it’s the little things that can make a trip less stressful. Sometimes it’s those …