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My Favorite Instagram Travel Hashtags

Instagram Travel Hashtags

My Favorite Instagram Travel Hashtags I am officially hooked on Instagam. I love going through the images and being inspired by so many great photographers. It’s the best of the best that truly spark my creativity. I admire their works and instantly want to amp up my game and skills. It’s the best platform for sharing travel photography There are countless travel hashtags to follow however these are specifically curated because of the high quality of photography as well as subject. I’m looking particularly for great storytelling by observing how the photographer is telling the story of the location they […]

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Things to do in Boston

Things to do in Boston

Things to do in Boston Boston is Massachusetts’ capital and largest city. It is one of the oldest cities in the US and it’s rich political history has greatly impacted the way the US government runs today. Whatever type of travel experience you are looking for there is something on this list of things to do in Boston for you. The city is vibrant with all kinds of activities whether you’re a sports fan, enjoy the outdoors, are seeking culture or are a huge history buff. What to Do Take a Freedom Trail Tour. The Freedom Trail is a 2.5-mile-long […]

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Enter to Win $200 to Spend on Wall Decals @Evgie

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A great way to make a house a home is to custom decorate.  Evgie makes this super easy to do.  They have a large variety of designs and colors to help you design just the right look for your home. Evgie is a great place to find wall decals. Their vinyl decals are made from high quality matte (made in Germany) vinyl which looks like it is painted on the wall. It is removable, so it’s simple to transform any room over and over again. Just peel and stick, it’s so easy! They will apply to most smooth surfaces. It’s […]

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How to Start a Travel Inspiration Journal

How to Start a Travel Inspiration Journal

How to Create a Travel Inspiration Journal An inspiration journal is central place where you can jot down ideas and other things that will inspire you to achieve your goals. It can help you get started, unstuck, or maybe lead you into a completely different direction but mainly motivates you into action. You can create an entire journal of strictly inspiration or like me have a combination of places I’ve enjoyed and would love to revisit along with bucket lists of things I’d like to do and places I’d like to see. When we travel the experience is usually over […]

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Things to do in Chicago Take in the Willis Tower Views

Things to do in Chicago

The Willis Tower was originally built and still commonly referred to as the Sears Tower. This 108-story skyscraper is one of the most famous landmarks in Chicago, Illinois. It took 2,000 workers three years to build and has been open to the public since 1974. It’s the second tallest in North America and the Western Hemisphere and the eight tallest building in the world. If you’re visiting Chicago I highly recommend checking out the views from this iconic skyscraper. The Skydeck is the highest observation deck in the United States and from the 103rd floor features expansive views of the […]

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Most Popular Travel Magazines

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Most Popular Travel Magazines While I sometimes read on my phone or kindle I still really enjoy reading books and magazines.  I take them with me when I’m traveling, to the beach, on the plane, in the car, etc.   I enjoy flipping through the pages and taking my time looking at the photography.  I find it inspiring to read about other peoples experiences and travel stories from all around the world.     Condé Nast Traveler  From the pages of Condé Nast Traveler, you’ll discover breathtaking destinations, including the best islands, cities, spas and cruises. Each issue is filled […]

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Sampling the Miami Spice Menu at Toro Toro Miami

Toro Toro Miami Spice

This week I was invited to experience the Toro Toro Miami Spice menu and it was one of the most amazing food experiences of my life. Miami Spice is a mouth-watering restaurant promotion highlighting the very best of Miami cuisine. Running from August 1st to September 30th restaurants offer three course meals featuring signature dishes by world-renowned chefs at reduced prices. It’s an affordable way to try something new. Toro Toro is located in the elegant Intercontinental Hotel near the American Airlines arena where the Miami Heat plays. The restaurant was brought to heart of downtown Miami by acclaimed Chef […]

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More Movies that will make you want to Travel

more movies that make you want to travel

A curated list of Movies that will make you want to Travel.  I’m a huge movie junky.  Whenever I have time to relax you can find me watching movies if I’m not reading.  I love stories and can’t get enough of them.  Believe it or not I’ve actually watched all of these films and they made me want to travel.  This is the second post in this series.  Click here for the first batch of movies. 1. Far and Away Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman are mesmerizing in this sweeping romantic epic about two unlikely travel companions who find love and new […]

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Allstate Foundation Get There Safe Sweepstakes

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The Allstate Foundation launched it’s #GetThereSafe program which asks teen not to engage in three risky behaviors that course teen crash fatalities:

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Cool Ways to Preserve Your Vacation Memories

Cool Ways to Preserve Your Vacation Memories

Cool Ways to Preserve Your Vacation Memories Vacations might not last as long as we would like them to but we can preserve our memories of them to enjoy and to pass on.  When we experience fun with loved ones and family we want to hang on to that good feeling and share our stories with others.  I know I always bring back postcards, tons of photos and all kinds of trinkets, mementos and souvenirs.  I have scrapbooks and little collections around the house to remind me of those good times.  Here are some fun  and clever ideas to preserve […]

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Best Travel Packing Organizers

Best Travel Packing Organizers

The best travel packing organizers for your next trip. These are clever gadgets to help you maximize the space in your suitcase. Let’s face it packing is not fun so why not make it easier on ourselves. Save yourself some time and energy with the latest clever storage gadgets.   1. Pro Lightweight Travel Packing Cubes Set  Fit more into your carry on & backpack.  Show airline security your contents quickly and discreetly. 2. Portable Travel Drawer Divider Organizer Bra Underwear Storage Perfect for organizing clothes or other small belongings. Convenient foldable design for space saving. 3. Travel Bathroom Hanging Organizer for Toiletry, […]

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Road Trip Emergency Essentials Checklist

Road Trip Emergency Essentials Checklist

Get ready for your next trip with this list of road trip emergency  essentials. Taking road trips is one of the most common ways to vacation.  It’s more affordable and a great way to explore new places, relax and have some fun making new memories.  Make sure your car is ready to go with this checklist. 1. Spare tire 2. Tire jack 3. Tire iron 4. Tire inflator and sealer 5. Jumper cables 6. Your car’s manual 7. Car emergency kit 8. Tire pressure gauge 9. Duct tape 10. WD-40 11. First aid kit 12. Flashlight 13. Multi-tool 14. Matches […]

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Popular Electronic Travel Games For All Ages

Popular Electronic Travel Games For All Ages

This is a curated list of popular electronic travel games for all ages.  Games are sure to make the time fly and make the journey more pleasant.  Some journeys can be long or sometimes get delayed.  I tried to chose a variety of games.  Some of these games are educational, build your memory or are just plain classics.   1. Akira Electronic Sudoku Number Puzzle Handheld Travel Game  Sudoku is a logic-based number placement puzzle. The objective is to fill a 9×9 grid so that each column, each row, and each of the nine 3×3 boxes (also called blocks or regions) […]

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The Latest Pet Travel Products

the latest pet travel products

A curated list of the latest pet travel products because family vacations include furry babies too.  According to a study by AAA more than half of U.S. pet owners take their cats and dogs with them when they travel.  The safest way for your dog or cat to travel is in the car.  If traveling by air or ship contact the airline or cruise directly to find out what their policies are. If you’re looking to hit the road, cruise or fly the skies with your canine companion or feline friend here are pet travel solutions to make getting around […]

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Movies that will make you want to Travel

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A curated list of Movies that will make you want to Travel.  I’m a huge movie junky.  Whenever I have time to relax you can find me watching movies if I’m not reading.  I love stories and can’t get enough of them.  Believe it or not I’ve actually watched all of these films and they made me want to travel. 1. National Lampoon’s Vacation Boxset  The Griswold family’s cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated. 2. Under the Tuscan Sun While on an Italian vacation, a woman buy a villa and decides […]

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