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Travel Planning

Road trips, international travel, outdoor adventure and staycations:

planning for any type of travel means you can relax and have fun

knowing you haven’t forgotten anything.

Travel Planning Tips & Resources

Top 15 Tips for Taking Babies to the Beach

Top 15 Tips for Taking Babies to the Beach

Beach babies are the best.  I live near the beach and love taking my baby, toddler and kids often.  Taking a baby to the beach, however, is a little more work and requires a bit of extra planning. Always pack the beach essentials - sunscreen for baby, baby...

Travel Journal Ideas, Resources and Tips

Travel Journal Ideas, Resources and Tips

Travel memory books can mean something different for everyone. Some people enjoy writing about their experiences in a travel journal. A blank page doesn’t intimidate them and the words flow freely to write on the pages. Others like to use travel journal books with...

Breastfeeding Tips For Traveling With a Baby

Breastfeeding Tips For Traveling With a Baby

Traveling with children is tricky enough, but flying with a baby who is still nursing means one more thing to worry about. But it doesn’t have to be difficult if you follow some basic breastfeeding tips while traveling with your child! Don’t be afraid of flying,...

10 Reasons Why You Need Travel Insurance

10 Reasons Why You Need Travel Insurance

Do you need travel insurance? Ask anyone who has had to use it and they emphatically say 'yes'! The decision to buy travel insurance is based on 2 factors: financial risk and medical concerns. Are you concerned about losing money due to canceled trips, interrupted...

Travel Planning Checklist: 10 Essential Steps

Travel Planning Checklist: 10 Essential Steps

Planning a trip can be fun and overwhelming.  Where do you begin? What steps need to be completed during the planning process? I like lists and organization which make it easier for me to enjoy the process. I'm sharing my travel planning checklist that includes the 10...

Buy a US National Parks Pass: Yes, It’s a Good Deal

Buy a US National Parks Pass: Yes, It’s a Good Deal

The US National Parks list includes 59 areas around the United States that are protected and called National Parks. They feature landscapes from deserts and glaciers to caves and coral reefs. National Parks are one of the biggest attractions in the...

Where to Stay in Moab Near Arches & Canyonlands

Where to Stay in Moab Near Arches & Canyonlands

If you’ll be visiting Arches, exploring Canyonlands or enjoying the outdoor adventures around Moab, use this guide to help you know where to stay in Moab, Utah. There are all types of lodging in and near Moab from budget-friendly hotels to higher-prices resorts....

Family Road Trip Items You Need to Pack

Family Road Trip Items You Need to Pack

A family road trip is easy, right? Simply load up the car, fill the tank, and drive to your destination to see relatives, explore exciting new places, or revisit old favorites. Well, it's not quite that simple A successful road trip with kids takes planning and...

Travel Memory Book and Keepsake Ideas

Travel Memory Book and Keepsake Ideas

One of the biggest mistakes travelers make is assuming you won’t forget the experiences or emotions of the places you visit. It’s important to document your travels so those memories stay with you after you’ve returned home. Take time to create a travel memory book,...

6 Tips For Staying Healthy While Traveling

6 Tips For Staying Healthy While Traveling

Vacation time is here! All the trip planning is done. The flights and hotels are booked, the itinerary is complete and my bags are packed. Then the dreaded sore throat and cough begins. Nooo….! Does this sound familiar? If so, be sure to follow these tips for staying...

Disney Packing List: What to Pack for Day at Disney With Kids

Disney Packing List: What to Pack for Day at Disney With Kids

Planning a Disney vacation with kids can be overwhelming. There is so much to see, do, eat…and pack! A Disney Packing List is a must when you visit the park with kids. I’ve been to Disneyland hundreds of times. I’ve visited in every sort of weather, from torrential...

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Travel Planning Guides

Fantastic US National Parks to Visit in the Fall

Fantastic US National Parks to Visit in the Fall

Our favorite time to travel is during the fall months. Why? Crowds dwindle, temperatures become more moderate, fall foliage bursts with color, and wildlife is more active. Autumn is an excellent time to plan a US National Park vacation. Our Number One Tip for...

Visit a US National Park in the Summer

Visit a US National Park in the Summer

Summer is when most people plan their vacations. Take a look at these US National Park vacation ideas to get you started on where to go for your next summer trip.  When you visit a US National Park in the summer, it’s important to plan ahead...

US National Park List: 25 Bucket List Ideas

US National Park List: 25 Bucket List Ideas

National Park vacations offer a variety of outdoor activities like hiking, biking, kayaking, camping and stargazing. Which is the best National Park to visit? The answer to that question depends on so many factors that it’s difficult to give a definitive answer....

20 US Spring Break Vacation Ideas

20 US Spring Break Vacation Ideas

A spring break vacation is different for everyone. Some people want to enjoy the sun and beach, while others want to explore the outdoors. We've put together a fun list of US spring break destinations, whether you go with family, friends or solo! The hard part will be...

Visit US National Parks in the Spring

Visit US National Parks in the Spring

If you want a spring break destination filled with outdoor adventure, we recommend you plan a US national park vacation. When you visit US national parks in the spring, you may find pleasant temperatures, few crowds and colorful floral displays. Spring is a...

Massive Travel Guide for Visiting Arches National Park

Massive Travel Guide for Visiting Arches National Park

Dave and I absolutely love visiting Arches National Park every chance we get. Since we live so close, we have a ton of Arches National Park vacation ideas to share! Arches may be a small park in comparison to others, but it’s a Utah national park...

Refreshing Adventures at US National Parks in the Winter

Refreshing Adventures at US National Parks in the Winter

We are going to share our biggest travel secret with you. Visit US national parks in the winter. If you want to avoid the crowds, we recommend a US national park vacation during the offseason. Many park locationss that are hard to visit in the summer due to...

American Southwest Road Trip Guide: 8 Day Itinerary

American Southwest Road Trip Guide: 8 Day Itinerary

An American Southwest Road Trip. There's nothing like it! Road tripping is by far the best way to see and experience everything that America has to offer. A Southwest USA road trip takes you past unique deserts, mountains, canyons carved by rivers and spectacular...

Epic Travel Planning Guide for Visiting Zion National Park

Epic Travel Planning Guide for Visiting Zion National Park

As avid outdoor enthusiasts, Dave and I love exploring the awe-inspiring natural wonders we see when visiting Zion National Park. Located in the Southwest of Utah, near the towns of Kanab, St. George, and Cedar City, a trip to Zion national park is a truly...

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