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The Beauty of Internet Travel Planning

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The internet has not only transformed how we communicate, but also how we travel. Get started planning your next trip with internet travel planning. When I was planning my first French adventure back in 1992, the internet was not widely available. My university certainly  didn’t have it until about four years later. I went to […]

Sanity Savers for Holiday Family Travel

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Holiday family travel can be tiring, but it’s worth it when you make memories with your kids and spend time as a family. Here’s how to stay sane through it all. This post may contain affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks […]

How to Save Money on Road Trips

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Driving instead of flying is a great way to save money on travel costs. There are even more ways to save money on road trips. Depending on how many are in your party, it’s usually cheaper to drive than fly. I know this because my parents packed up the van every year for most of my childhood […]

Budget-Friendly, Big Family Travel

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Does the size of your family seem to limit your adventures away from home? Here are some of our strategies to make big family travel happen. Years ago I had big dreams of jetsetting around the world. I had been a French major and lived a year in France. That year I traveled to Austria, […]

Read Great Travel Books

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Planning a trip? Be sure to check out some great travel books before you go — and make sure the kids get a chance to read along with you. I am a book person. I always have preferred reading as my main form of learning, so it comes as no surprise that I read to […]

Fall Travel Ideas That Won’t Break the Budget

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Fall travel doesn’t need to be expensive or extensive. Check out these fun ideas for getting away with the family on a budget. This post contains affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your support. I really appreciate it. Visit San […]

Road Trip Packing List

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Ready to hit the highway? Be sure that you’ve packed the basics for kid comfort with this road trip packing list. While school may be back in session, you don’t need to kiss travel goodbye. Plan for weekend road trips! By strategically planning a few fun getaways during the school year, you can get some precious R&R, […]

Printable Beach Packing List

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A trip to the beach is a wonderful way to spend a summer day. Be prepared for the adventure with this free printable beach packing list for families. One of the perks to living where we live is that the beach is just a ten-minute drive from our house, depending on which beach we want […]