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These awesome travel hacks will help make your life easier!!

  My travel bucket list is currently pages long. Top of the list destinations include Greece, Fiji, London, and Ireland. Sadly, the majority of my travel does not take me to such lavish and exciting destinations. In fact, currently, the next trip on my calendar is to Bentonville, Arkansas. I know. Try to contain your enthusiasm. I know I’m personally finding it challenging. With business travel at the top of my to-do list and leisure travel to non-Disney themed destinations a distant dream, finding ways to make my travel easier, cheaper, and quicker are top of my list. Here are some…

How To Travel Light: 5 Tips

  I travel a good bit throughout the year, mostly for business, but sometimes for pleasure. Like everything else in my life, I appreciate a practical, simple and manageable travel experience. None of this “two suitcases for a three day trip” nonsense. And, you can forget about checking baggage. I want to be able to breeze in and out of the airport with ease. To pull my bag from the overhead compartment, and make my way to long-term parking without waiting F O R E V E R for the baggage claim conveyor to crank up. Traveling light isn’t just a…

  As a D.C. Metro resident, I’ve become one of those people who avoids the city as much as possible. It’s not that I don’t enjoy it, it’s just that I, um, kinda don’t enjoy it. The traffic, and the tourists, and the waiting, and the driving. It’s just more than I feel like investing in most days. And it’s so easy to put off—we can go after the Cherry Blossom Festival people leave, or when summer comes, or just before fall, or always some other time in the future because it’s just “right there.” That’s silly and lazy of…

Backpacking the Dolly Sods Wilderness in West Virginia

  A couple years ago, my husband and I joined my sister, my brother-in-law, and a couple other friends for a backpacking trip in the Dolly Sods Wilderness in the Monongahela National Forest. I’m not usually the backpacker type, though I’ve done my share of camping over the years — mostly in my teens and 20s. Not in my mid-30s after having two kids. But, it was a trip planned for my sister’s 30th birthday, and I’m typically game for anything (and in fairly decent shape at the time, running regularly). So I figured, why not? How difficult can it be? When…

Fun Fall Activities To Try Nearby - East Coast Fall

  Although California will always be home that holds a special place in my heart, fall is the best on the East Coast – the colors are popping out all over and the weather is perfect for outdoor activities. As long as you bring your sweater. I love getting out from under the oppression of summer humidity before the winter snow and ice make an appearance. Looking for some fun, affordable ways to get out and soak up the last vestiges of the sunshine with the backdrop of beautiful fall colors? Fun Fall Activities To Try Nearby 1. Go to…