Educational Destinations for Summer

By July 26, 2015 Places, Planning, Traveling
Mom And Son In Museum

School may be dismissed for summer, but that certainly doesn’t mean learning has to stop. It’s important that your children are continually exposed to opportunities that expand their mind and cultural competence.

Real-world experiences are often far more valuable than classroom lessons, and field trips can provide some of the best cultural experiences and educational opportunities.

Of course, learning is important at any age, regardless of whether or not you have children. This summer, make it a point to stretch your mind and increase your knowledge base. To help, our team at has compiled our favorite educational destinations for summer vacations.

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Best Water Parks

By July 22, 2015 Attractions

When your whole gang could use a little chill time — literally — to escape from the stifling summer heat, hop in the car and head to one of these wet and wild parks where you can really make a splash.

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Keep the Family Safe During Summer Travel

By July 19, 2015 Traveling

It should be no surprise that we think the best way to bring your family together is traveling. After all, what could be better than having time together away from work, school, and chores to try new foods and experiences? Unfortunately, stepping outside of your daily habits and going to a new place can cause a few hiccups in your plans. Plan ahead and keep your family safe and on track for a great adventure by adding these few things to your going away to-do list.

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Best Places to Stargaze this Summer

By July 17, 2015 Places

One of the best parts of summer is that you can still enjoy the outdoors once the sun goes down. And there’s really nothing better than gazing up at the night sky on a perfect summer night, is there? So grab a blanket, pack a picnic, and settle in for a night out in nature.

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The Top Gourmet Popsicle Shops in the US

By July 16, 2015 Food & Drink
happy little girl eating popsicle at summertime with sunset

What’s one of the very best ways to cool off when the temperature starts rising? Well, head off to your local gourmet popsicle shop, of course!

Remember when you were a kid and loved boxed popsicles and that certain frozen stick of ice? The popsicle has grown up and now, what was once a treat you probably haven’t had in a decade (or more) is growing into one of the trendiest snacks you can have.

There are gourmet popsicle shops popping up all over America, to rave reviews. If you haven’t tried any yet, now’s your chance, here are seven of the best popsicle shops in the U.S.

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Best Ways to Listen to Music on the Road

By July 8, 2015 Traveling
Young Couple Driving Along Country Road In Open Top Car

So, you’ve got the car packed up and your destination plugged into the GPS. The only thing missing is the soundtrack! Fortunately, these days, there are just about as many digital options for tunes as there are FM stations on the old-fashioned radio dial. Here are just a handful of the ways you can rock out while on your next adventure.

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4 US Cities for Sushi Lovers

By July 6, 2015 Food & Drink

When planning vacations, some people focus on local historical sites, others want to relax on sunny beaches and some dream of riding the biggest and baddest roller coasters. If you are a foodie you might plan your vacation around local cuisine. We’ve rounded up the most sushi-centric cities in the country. Book a ticket to one of these cities if you love ahi tuna rolls and sashimi.

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6 DIY Festival Fashion Ideas (What to Wear to a Music Festival)

By July 2, 2015 Uncategorized
Happy hipster woman crowd surfing at a music festival

Some of the nation’s most popular musical festivals take place during summer and early fall. Perhaps there is just something to be said about the mix of sun, sweat, salt and good vibes as the industry’s biggest names take the stage to perform in front of throngs of adoring fans.

Among the sea of people dawning peace signs and cheek-to-cheek grins, onlookers will also find an unmistakable commonality: Fashion.

From sequins and neon tanks, to decorative headbands and glitter body paint, you can’t escape the undeniable festival fashion trends.

So, you want to achieve the look for yourself without the expensive price tag? We admit the prospect of playing dress up in front of thousands of people may seem intimidating. No worries, though! We’ve compiled a few DIY Festival Fashion ideas to help get you started.

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3 Cool Spots to Escape the Heat this Summer

By July 1, 2015 Places
Bass Harbor Lighthouse, Maine, USA


As temperatures rise across the country, many people are looking to find places to cool down as the height of the summer approaches. But, not all of us love bright sun, humidity and 95 degrees! And for those of us who don’t, there are plenty of “hot” spots across America that are decidedly cool.

Today we’re going to take a look at three places you can go this summer to cool off. We’ll feature one city, one quaint town and one National Park where you can spend your vacation with plenty to do away from the heat.

Ready? Let’s go!

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Best Places to Celebrate the 4th of July

By June 29, 2015 Places
Little Girl with American Flag

You know that you’ll be wearing red, white, and blue, but do you know where you’ll be when you celebrate the good ol’ US of A? If you’re still without plans and in the mood for a road trip, we’ve got some bright ideas.

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