You Mean We SAVE Money?!

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I will admit that on our first big family trip, we drove simply because it was too expensive to fly with a family of five and because the children were small, I looked for things to do along the way so they could have much needed breaks from the car. BUT, I am so glad I did! The trip to and from our destination, which happened to be Florida, was a blast!

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Rentals vs. Hotels

Once upon a time in a land far away called Pennsylvania my parents and I were sleeping somewhat soundly at the only motel we could find with available rooms, when SUDDENLY we were torn from our slumber by screaming and banging on our door. Upon further inspection we found a woman, lightly clad, screaming at a man and trying to get into our room… Read more

Canyons and Cliffs: Starved Rock State Park

The sun is shining through the trees, the trail is quiet, towering around you are canyon walls 3 stories high. You begin to hear the sound of falling water as you hike deeper into the canyon and the walls begin to close in. Just around the you are rewarded with a cascading waterfall at the end of the trail…Nature at it’s finest. Welcome to Starved Rock State Park in Illinois.

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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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