Don’t Let Summer Storms Sour Your Vacation

By August 30, 2015 Planning, Traveling


You’re finally away on your long awaited vacation. With only a few weeks a year to decompress and take time off from work, you’re ready to lounge by the pool, read a book, and unplug.

Can it really get much better than this?


Those first few drops of rain. Yup, it’s raining, on your vacation. It’s not uncommon, especially for summer storms to hit (almost daily) in the tropics, and for other spots, well a rainy day is just the way it goes sometimes.

Does that mean your vacation is ruined?

Of course not!

Even if your vacation is centered around nothing but fun in the sun, you don’t want to let a bit of rain spoil your well deserved time off. There are plenty of things you can enjoy for a few hours that will ensure you’re still having the time of your life on your next vacation.

Let’s take a look at what you can do the next time it starts raining on your parade.

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Our 5 Favorite Urban Green Spaces

By August 27, 2015 Places

Before the temps get cooler across much of the country, make the most of the dog days with a visit to one of these lush, green parks in the heart of your favorite city.

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Sweet S’mores Spots

By August 23, 2015 Food & Drink

Nothing says summer quite like an ooey, gooey s’more, which is probably why Nation S’more’s Day falls on August tenth. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy these sweet treats at anytime of the year. Below are a few places you can go to satisfy your s’mores sweet tooth without lugging around camping gear or building a fire.

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7 Amazing Budget US Golf Courses

By August 19, 2015 Attractions

Golfing is often cited as a “rich man’s game,” yet there are millions of golfers around the United States who play on plenty of incredible courses across the country that are quite affordable.

If you’re even a moderate golfer, there are few things better than hopping in the car, tossing your golf clubs in the trunk and discovering a hidden gem of a course on your vacation.

So, we found seven of the best budget golf courses around the country every golfer needs to check out.

Let’s take a look…

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Celebrate the National Park Service Birthday with These Unique Attractions

By August 17, 2015 Attractions
Joshua Tree

These days it seems like there is a day celebrating everything: National Tequila Day. National Sibling Day. National Underwear Day. But on August 25, every year since 1916, those of us living in the United States have the privilege to commemorate the birthday of the National Park Service, which was created by President Woodrow Wilson to protect the our purple mountain majesties and amber waves of grain.

August 25, 2016 is the centennial anniversary of the National Park Service and the organization is kicking off the celebration early. Beginning this August, it is launching the Find Your Park initiative, when, in addition to waiving the entrance fees for all parks, there are also events, experiences, and ways to win prizes. Below is just a sampling of the fun things you can do throughout the country. Many more can be found at


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Top Aviation Attractions in Florida

By August 13, 2015 Attractions, Traveling

North Carolina may be known as the nation’s aviation capital (even the state’s license plates boast “First in Flight”), but the history of aviation extends far beyond the Wright Brothers’ first airplane flight in that state.

For example, Washington DC is home to the National Air & Space Museum, while the world’s biggest and oldest military aviation museum is located atop the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.

Though likely more famous for Disney World than its aviation history, the state of Florida boasts a number of noteworthy attractions in its own right. Did you know, for example, the first commercial flight took place in the sunshine state? The flight, from St. Petersburg, Florida, to Tampa, Florida, took place in January 1914. It was 23-minutes in length and tickets for the flight averaged $400.

Whether you live in Florida and have a special interest in aviation or you are visiting for the first time, we have compiled our list of aviation attractions you won’t want to miss in the Sunshine State!

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Best Stadiums to Catch the Big Game

By August 11, 2015 Uncategorized
soldier field chicago

Fall is just around the corner, and football fans have plenty to be excited about. Get decked out in your favorite team’s gear, hop in the car, and head to cheer them on at one of these top spots.

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Fun Weekend Getaways Before Back-to-School

By August 9, 2015 Places, Traveling


It’s hard to believe but back to school is right around the corner. And while the kids might be fighting it and parents might just be counting down the days, there is one thing that’s common for everyone…the end of summer is near.

Now, before you get too upset, don’t worry, we’re not packing up the pool floats and snorkel gear just yet! There are plenty of weeks and months of warm weather still yet ahead that make right now the perfect time for a weekend getaway before back to school.

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How to Travel With Pets

By July 30, 2015 Traveling
How to Travel with Pets

Leaving your furry or feathered or reptilian friends behind might deter you from taking a vacation, but that doesn’t have to be the case. If you want to bring Fido along for the journey, here are some helpful tips to give him (and subsequently yourself) the smoothest travel:

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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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