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10 Tips For Attending Festivals With Children

We attended The United Tiny House Festival this month (you can check out my post on that here), and it got me thinking about attending festivals with small children. Especially for new parents, the idea of this could be daunting. You have to have lower expectations in general about what you will be able to see… Continue reading 10 Tips For Attending Festivals With Children

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The 2016 Tiny House Festival

  I was so excited to learn that there is such a thing as a "tiny house festival"! If you're not familiar with tiny homes, they are usually under 500 square feet (with many under 300, especially the mobile ones), and they come in all shapes and types. (Check out my post 10 Reasons To Live In… Continue reading The 2016 Tiny House Festival

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The Truth About Groupon Travel Deals

    At the time, I was making a modest salary, and I normally wouldn't be able to afford the cost of the flight, hotel stay, and food for five days in Mexico. So when a friend found an all-inclusive deal on Groupon (flight, hotel, and unlimited food & alcohol for one reasonable price) and suggested that… Continue reading The Truth About Groupon Travel Deals

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DIY Travel Map

Travel maps are a great way to document where you've traveled to over the years either on your own, or with a partner or your family. I was inspired to make my own by my husband's grandparents' travel maps. Michaels had maps with adhesive on the back, as well as the trifold styrofoam board. I used… Continue reading DIY Travel Map

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15 Tips To Make Your Next Flight Easier

  I used to bring way too many things on a trip- I would just toss items in my suitcase and it would quickly become a jumbled mess. I would grab any plastic bag for my toiletry items, resulting in me getting stopped by a TSA agent for my "quart"-sized bag. (He held up a quart-sized… Continue reading 15 Tips To Make Your Next Flight Easier

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5 Free/Low Cost Weekend Ideas

1. Farmer's Markets: Wandering around your local farmer's market is a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon (free samples!), and the produce offered is often cheaper (and fresher) than that found in grocery stores. It's not always locally grown, so ask if that's important to you. 2. Museums: Look up their free/discounted admission days-… Continue reading 5 Free/Low Cost Weekend Ideas

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3 Tips For Avoiding The Souvenir Trap When Traveling

Have you ever looked at the back or bottom of items found in souvenir stores when you travel? Most are not actually made in your vacation destination.  And most are very overpriced. Identical items are being sold all across the world that are no different than what you can find at home in a local store.… Continue reading 3 Tips For Avoiding The Souvenir Trap When Traveling

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The First Thing You Should Buy On Your Next Trip

  You've just arrived at your destination, excited and ready to explore.  After a long plane ride, you're probably thinking of relaxing by the nearest pool, not going to a grocery store. But before heading out to go shopping and sightseeing, there's one thing that you should always pick up first and then toss in… Continue reading The First Thing You Should Buy On Your Next Trip

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3 Easy Ways to Save on Ticket Prices

Who doesn't love traveling? A chance to get away and explore a new place, relax and have fun, and create great memories with loved ones is something that I will never get tired of. Taking a look at theme park or museum prices though can suck all the joy out of planning a day trip… Continue reading 3 Easy Ways to Save on Ticket Prices