Posts filed under: Travel Tips

~ Meghan Jones (Guest Post) Experience is the best teacher, they say. Sometimes, you will have to survive three or more “not so great” travel adventures to make the next one the best trip of your life. You’ve probably experienced so many mishaps and inconveniences, from delayed flights to missing valuables, getting lost, getting ill, missing......
~ Wendy Dessler (Guest Post) You’ve booked your trip to the US. Still, you’ve heard your friends and family mention how Americans are and what it is like visiting the States. You can’t help but wonder if what they say is true. Are Americans “me first” and want everyone to speak English? Will you see......
~ Carmen Joe and I had already been dating four years when we got married.  Before getting engaged, I was well aware of his debt as he was with mine.  It was a lot.  It seemed like a huge hurdle, but we had both been through the financial impact of divorces and were determined to......
~ Carmen It’s time to ring in the new year.  Everywhere I look (travel blog wise), I’m seeing young 20-somethings posting goals about climbing mountains, visiting 3rd world countries to eat exotic cuisine and delicacies, and learning 2 new languages.  Joe’s climbed or skied mountains, I’ve been on mission trips (never ate bad food on......
~ Lauren Recently I traveled from Tallahassee, Florida to my mom and step-dad’s house in Memphis, Tennessee with Sammy, my eleven-year-old miniature schnauzer, and Riley, my one-and-a-half-year old black cat that I just adopted in September. Spending eight hours alone in the car with a dog and cat is enough to drive anyone crazy. But......
~ Carmen I’ve always thought that if you really want experience a place, the culture’s food should be the primary focus.  So much of our values are wrapped up in what and how we eat.  Joe and I strive hard to eat local whenever we go to a new place.  That applies to our local......
~ Lauren I recently moved from Memphis, TN to Tallahassee, FL, and I knew I would get bored quickly on the long drive. So what did I do? I made a road trip playlist of course!   If you are looking for a playlist that includes artists ranging from Rihanna to AC/DC to Johnny Cash......
~ Carmen If you’re like me, when you are traveling you like your options.  This is especially true if your destination has frequent weather changes.  I use to have an overpacking issue, but after many trips and “no elevator” situations, I’ve finally learned how to fit everything I need  for a 7 day trip into......
  ~ Carmen When I’m packing a suitcase, our camper, or even my daypack, I’m always a little nervous about leaving something important behind.  On the other hand, I don’t want to be weighed down with a lot of items that I really don’t need.  Although my daypack contents change based on the weather and......
~ Lauren (Carmen’s daughter) I am not what you would call “out-going”.  As a kid, I would beg my mom to talk to strangers for me if I needed something.  Telling a waiter my order was a nightmare.  I still cannot stand to call people on the phone or speak in front of any decently......
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