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Fifty in Fifty

Posted by on Nov 7, 2014 in All Inclusive Experiences, Cities, Countries, Food and Drink, Lodging, Nature and Conservation, Parks and Recreation, Places I haven't been but would like to visit, Tips | 0 comments

I have struggled to find my voice with this blog and have decided to try a slightly different approach.  Growing up it was important to my parents that we take a week long family vacation each summer.  Nothing extravagant and always road trips.  

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New England – trip planning

Posted by on Aug 27, 2011 in Tips | 0 comments

We were planning on heading to a beach for our next vacation but randomly decided to switch gears and head up to New England to catch the end of the fall foliage.  So we’ll be arriving just after peak tourist season ends (right after Columbus Day).  Our plan is to fly into Boston, MA because we can get a direct flight that will only be about two hours long.  Two thumbs way up for short, direct flights!  Our flight lands early so we are going to pick up a rental car and take our time making our way out of the city and up I-95 towards our final destination of Bar Harbor, ME and Acadia National Park.

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Roadtrip!!!!

Posted by on Aug 14, 2011 in Tips | 0 comments

All of our family vacations involved a road trip.  We didn’t fly for a vacation until I was somewhere in my teens.  And these days it is still more cost effective (in most situations) than hopping on a plane.  So what have I taken away from my many automotive adventures?  ….That I have a really hard time staying awake as a passenger, lol!

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Packing tips – Carry On

Posted by on Feb 22, 2011 in Tips | 0 comments

As times change so have the ways I pack.  It used to be I tried to pack so that I could carry on everything I needed and avoid checking bags.  I was hoping to cut down on time by not having to wait in baggage claim and also to avoid the dreaded lost luggage situation.  These days though, while both of those are still concerns and even with the advent of charging per bag, I now prefer to do just the opposite. 

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Airport Security

Posted by on Feb 21, 2011 in Tips | 0 comments

It’s the annoying part of travel we all like to push to the back of our minds until it comes time to pack…airport security.  I’m going to leave out my personal thoughts and feelings on the subject and focus on how to help you work with the TSA agents to get you through and on to your flight as smoothly as possible.

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Zion National Park – Know before you Go

Posted by on Nov 27, 2010 in Parks and Recreation, Tips | 0 comments

Zion National Park – Know before you Go

It is different to travel through Zion National Park during the high season than the off season.  That sounds like an obvious statement but the primary difference is that during the off season you are able to drive your own car anywhere in the park where there is a paved road.  During the high season your driving privileges in the park are restricted. 

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