Sun Protection 101

By June 9, 2015 Traveling
Adorable girl at tropical beach applying sunblock cream on a father's back.

 

If you enjoy spending time outdoors, then you’re likely aware of how hot it can get in the summer. As temperatures rise, thousands of Americans will flee to the nation’s beaches for time in the surf, sand and sun.

A dip in the lake or sea offers much needed refreshment, but it does not provide protection from the sun’s harmful rays. In fact, even in cloudy or overcast conditions, your skin is still at risk of sun exposure.

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Escape Parenthood: 4 Unique Destinations for a Weekend Away

By June 8, 2015 Places
couple having picnic in the vineyard

No matter where you live in the United States, you’re never too far from a natural wonder full of adventure, or an urban landmark rich with history. Plan your next weekend getaway getting lost in nature while fishing in the Niagara River or hiking to beautiful falls in the Grand Canyon. Interested in a more cultural venture? Take a trip to Philly. Dream of relaxing along the countryside with a bottle of wine? Retreat to Sonoma County.

Here are four diverse destinations for parents planning their next stress-free weekend escape.

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Discover New Worlds at Kennedy Space Center

By June 5, 2015 Attractions
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Many of our top destinations in Florida are either near theme parks or allow you to get your toes in the sand. However, my personal favorite attraction is neither a beach nor a roller coaster and is even – gasp – educational. Kennedy Space Center is a must-see attraction in Florida and will give you and your family a renewed excitement for discovery and an unmatched appreciation for the scientists, astronauts, and explorers past and present.

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6 Best U.S. Cities for Summer Break

By June 3, 2015 Traveling
Indianapolis Indiana skyline

Summer breaks are not to be spent sitting in front of television or computer screens. They are for adventures and exploration (and ice cream!). Luckily, you don’t need to travel far for family-friendly attractions. These six cities scattered across the United States have plenty to offer, no matter what your family is in the mood for.

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6 Great Vacation Spots for Nature Lovers

By May 30, 2015 Traveling
Half Dome at Yosemite National Park

Do you enjoy the outdoors? Are you eager to climb that hiking path or attempt a yoga pose on top of a mountain? If you prefer ditching your hotel room for a quiet refuge in nature, your next vacation should enable you to reconnect with the great outdoors. These six destinations are great for those who are seeking a getaway to explore nature:

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How to Turn a Layover into a Mini-Vacation

By May 28, 2015 Planning, Traveling
Young Man Sitting On Suitcase And Calling By Cellphone

Nonstop flights are seemingly the holy grail of travel, but with a little determination and some planning, you can turn your once-undesirable layover into a mini-vacation of its own.

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6 Helpful Tips for Packing a Carry-On Bag

By May 27, 2015 Traveling
carry-on

Although checking luggage may be necessary for longer trips, I have decided to eliminate the “baggage claim game” all together by packing only a carryon bag for my upcoming trip to Tulum, Mexico. With limited space in your carry-on bag, it can be difficult to know what to pack and what to leave at home.

If your weekend getaway trip is quickly approaching, don’t fret! We’ve compiled 6 helpful tips for packing a carry-on bag.

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5 Tips for Spontaneous Travel Ideas

By May 26, 2015 Traveling
Chicago map

Most people think that travel and spontaneity don’t always go together. After all, to really enjoy a vacation and see the “best” of everything out there, you need to plan, plan, plan.

Not true.

In fact, adding a little spontaneity into your travels, even those well planned trips, can add a lot of fun and even some new memories. Even if you are not spontaneous by nature, or feel like you want to make the most out of any trip you’re on, there is always time to add a little bit of unexpected to you plans.

There is plenty of fun to be had during your time off, even over a weekend. So think about how you can add a few spontaneous travel ideas to your summer with a couple of helpful tips.

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5 Tips to Travel Solo on a Budget

By May 21, 2015 Saving
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Traveling solo is one of the biggest adventures you can take. It can be a bit scary but also very exhilarating at the same time. There are a ton of benefits anyone can get from traveling solo, and it can actually be a lot less expensive than you think. You’d be surprised at some of the ways you can travel solo on a budget.

Let’s take a look at five tips.

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Tips to Save on Airfare

By May 14, 2015 Saving
at the airport

You’ve decided on a destination, booked your hotel, and planned all of these great activities for your next vacation. There’s just one final — and very important — step: securing your flights! If you’re stuck when it comes to snagging great deals on airfare, consider some of these tried-and-true tips to get the best value when you fly the friendly skies.

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