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When In Texas You Should Document


Texas is one of the largest southern states in the US. It houses many different cities and places to visit. From cosmopolitan cities to amazing cowboy towns there is always something to see and do in the state of Texas. Amongst many things, Texas is the home of NASA and many different museums and fund things to do. Whether you are visiting Texas as a family vacation or for a city break as a couple, I thought I would share with you some of the things you should do in Texas. Read more


Making Your Next Family Holiday Incredible



If you’re going on a family holiday, you don’t want it to be anything short of incredible. Going away with the people you love most might not happen all that often, so when it does you want to end up with some amazing memories to share together. Here are some ideas to help you make your family holiday one to remember. Enjoy!

Pick It Together

Why not pick your family holiday together? If you have very young kids, let them have a say in the kind of things they want to do and see on your next family holiday. If they are a little older, really get them involved. Get some brochures and sit down, pointing out the places you like the look of best. When you all feel really excited for your trip, you’ll have a much better time. Picking it together will peak everybody’s excitement, there’s no question! Read more


4 Ways To Improve Your Travel Experience

4 Ways To Improve Your Travel Experience

No matter your reason for travelling, you’ll want to make the journey as simple and straightforward as possible. This spans from start to finish, and incorporates things like your bags, your bed and your basic phrases! With this in mind, here are a few ways that you can improve your travel experience.

Don’t Underestimate The Power of Language

If you’re only travelling to a new place for a few days, you might think it’s pointless learning the language. However, you’ll be surprised just how much knowing the basics can help. If you get lost, you can find your way again quicker, easier and cheaper. If you want to haggle down the price on something at a market stall, you can converse in the local language. Or, if you have a complaint to make at a hotel or restaurant, you can do so in a way that will be understood. Knowing the basics might even make you and your family safer, as locals will respect your effort. Finally, if you are travelling with children, you’re setting a great example to them. They might even pick up a few valuable words or phrases themselves!

Take Your Own Accommodation

No, we’re not suggesting you pitch up at the beach and start building a new hotel! Instead, consider a caravan or camper trailer. Obviously, you can’t take these on a plane with you. However, if you are planning to drive, they are ideal. For an initial investment, you’ll save money further down the line. You won’t need to pay for hotels and can do all of your cooking inside your own space, for example. Plus, they’re roomier than you might think. Palomino Columbus fifth wheels, for example, can sleep up to seven people, meaning ample space for everybody.

Prepare For The Unexpected

All the forward-planning in the world can’t cover you if something out of your control goes wrong. Get prepared for it and you’ll be glad you did. For a change of weather, make sure you’re prepared for all extremes. That might be hot sunshine or torrential rain. In case of injury, keep a stocked-up first aid kit on you at all times. Heading off on a family road trip? Have the necessary tools for a breakdown packed. In case you are a victim of a crime, make sure you have up-to-date insurance. Also, keep photocopies of important documents, like your driver’s licence and passport.



Hire A Luggage Porter

Lugging luggage to and from your destination can be a huge hassle. There is enough to think about as it is, without needing to carry and watch your belongings. Luggage porter services are no longer a service for the rich and famous. They’re becoming more affordable, and more popular as a result. They’ll take your items to your destination for you, whether that be a hotel, an airport or a train station. You can also use them once you arrive at your destination. If you arrive before check-in time, you might want to start sightseeing, or get to an important meeting. Hiring these services means you can get on with your day without being held back; whatever your day might hold.

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6 Ways you Can Survive a Family Road Trip

Traveling is fun, but traveling in a car for hours with your entire family isn’t always as enjoyable. If flying is out of the question or too costly, a road trip is the perfect way to save money while on vacation or visiting relatives. However, being cooped up in a car too long can leave you a little stir crazy. Plus, you don’t have access to all the things you may normally need while going throughout your day-to-day life. Take a look a six ways you can survive a family road trip. Read more


First Visit to China? Don’t Miss these Popular Destinations


It is easy to feel a little lost when you’re planning your very first trip to China, so we compiled a list of our favorite Chinese tourist destinations.


Image by Aaron Webb via Flickr

China is full of memorable travel experiences, there’s no debate there. However trying to book your first trip to China can still be difficult because it’s hard to know what sort of destinations will suit you. Your interests, budget, methods of travel, and expectations all form a matrix of unique qualifying factors for the “ideal China trip”. Read more


My Busch Gardens Adventure

 Disclosure: As a Busch Gardens Ambassador I received tickets for my family free of charge to visit Busch Gardens. 

As a Busch Gardens Ambassador I had the chance to take my family to Busch Gardens for the day. I cannot tell you how exciting it was. I am a big amusement park fan and love riding fast thrill rides. I love the feeling of being scared as the rush is very exciting to me. We were not able to ride every single ride as the park closes at 6 and we did not have the Quick Que to go in front of the line. We will be going in another month, so I will be able to show you those rides when we go next time. We stayed over in a hotel on Friday night in Tampa so that we could get there when they opened. Read more


Things to do in Australia

Things to Do in Australia

Australia is a great country. It is also a continent encompassed by the Indian and Pacific oceans. With the amazing landforms, huge parks, well preserved wildlife, scenic beaches, and unique Aussie culture, you may find it a bit difficult to know where to start. Here are some of the best things you can do when you travel to Australia. Read more


Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, located in Cleveland, Ohio, is my third favorite place to be, right behind Disney World and the
ocean/beach. I’ve visited with my family almost every summer since I was a
little girl, and it only took one trip for me to fall in love with the many
exhibits. It’s always cool to experience so many different countries without
actually leaving the country!

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Best Places to Travel on a Budget Part 1



This is my first post to Traveling on a budget. I have compiled a list below of some places I have found that I think are good choices when you want to travel but do not want to spend a fortune. Traveling on a budget does not necessarily mean you cannot enjoy dining out because not all restaurants are overly expensive. One thing to keep in mind is, if you are traveling on a budget you have to cut your costs somehow and that may mean bringing your own food and doing picnics at parks instead of dining out. This will be a series of 2-3 posts.  Traveling on a budget also does not mean you are not willing to spend money either. Your budget may be 3,000 for a vacation while some may have a smaller budget. Along the series of posts I will be listing many different types of places and attractions for all budget sizes.  Read more


Olive Garden New Flavors For the New Year Review


In my previous post I have mentioned new items that have arrived at Olive Garden. My husband and I do not get to go out to dinner alone all that often and since Olive Garden has a few new things to try we decided to head on over for dinner. My husband and I have been to Olive Garden a few times and each time we go we have a pleasant experience along with good food. I could not wait to try some of the new items. I wanted to try the new flatbread items, but because of some acid reflux problems I decided to try a couple of their other new items. As always, we started out with their awesome breadsticks and their amazing salad. Read more

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