The Grass IS Greener

If you haven’t experienced the true joys of road tripping, you are missing out.  Let me paint the picture for you. Imagine cruisin’ along, music from you newly composed “Adventure” playlist blasting (or if you prefer, playing mellowly), while you watch the landscape gradually changing. A cityscape, tall buildings, intriguing graffiti on the overpasses and trains sitting on the tracks gives way to fields and farms until you find yourself voyaging through forests, the light flashing between the majestic trees, keeping your eyes open for native wildlife, a moose perhaps.

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Know What You’re Getting

We live in an age of information overload. Often it is too much.  It becomes static, white noise in our lives, but we can definitely use all of this information to our advantage. It seems everyone these days feels compelled to to give their opinion on just about everything so the internet is chock full of reviews.

Whether you’re headed out for a bite to eat in your own hometown or packing up the car for a good ol’ road trip, I suggest checking the ratings and reviews.

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When Should We Go?

Age Appropriate Vacations

I’ve witnessed many people spend time and money on a vacation that wasn’t entirely age appropriate for all participants. It’s like seeing the woman in the airport wearing 3-inch heels… it just doesn’t make sense.  This happens most often with young families but applies to everyone.

Really consider what each traveler can actually take in. If you have very small children, reconsider that amusement park. Check to see how tall/ old they need to be to ride the rides and participate in the activities. An amusement park, for a small child that is still taking naps or is in diapers, will not be much fun. In general, it will cause more stress and discomfort than it’s worth. Just wait to spend all of that money when everyone can enjoy the rides, walk themselves the whole time and really remember the trip. Continue reading When Should We Go?

Where Do You Want To Go?

If you could go anywhere, where would you go? For many, the answer would be somewhere international. I agree. But let’s take a moment and consider where you would go, where you haven’t been, right here in our own amazing and diverse country. I’m writing from the wonderful US of A, where you can see forests, ocean, prairies, swamps, desert and mountains all in one great nation.

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Memories Last, Stuff Doesn’t…

I think we all know the truth of it, but somehow keeping up with the neighbors or co-workers in our accumulation of “stuff” still tends to win out when it comes down to where we spend our money. Some may argue that you make memories with the “stuff” and while that may be true some of the time depending on what the “stuff” happens to be, in my experience and what I’ve learned from the people I’ve talked to, it isn’t often the case, even if it was the intent.

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Are You Sure You Want To Do This?

Who doesn’t love a great road trip? If you’re thinking you don’t, you’re doing it wrong! It’s such a great way to see what’s around you, the awesomeness of creation, AND if you’re not in the car alone (which would be a blast too), it’s a fantastic way to spend quality time with your favorite people making amazing memories. I am SO passionate about this, I don’t know where to begin! In the midst of the stress and demands of today’s world, we need a break, time to decompress and enjoy the life we’re generally rushing through without looking around. We tend to carry that attitude into our vacations and getaways, rushing to the airport and enduring the grueling process of today’s air travel; essentially ruining the bookends of your awesome vacation.

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The Grass IS Greener

If you haven’t experienced the true joys of road tripping, you are missing out.  Let me paint the picture for you. Imagine cruisin’ along, music from you newly composed “Adventure” playlist blasting (or if you prefer, playing mellowly), while you watch the landscape gradually changing. A cityscape, tall buildings, intriguing graffiti on the overpasses and trains sitting on the tracks gives way to fields and farms until you find yourself voyaging through forests, the light flashing between the majestic trees, keeping your eyes open for native wildlife, a moose perhaps.

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