Educational Travel

Don’t Miss The Annual Harvest Festival at Monticello

Don’t Miss The Annual Harvest Festival at Monticello

Thomas Jefferson is alive and well… …through the spirit of the people at the Thomas Jefferson Foundation! We recently visited Monticello, the home of the author of the Declaration of Independence, near Charlottesville, Virginia for the first time. I was so impressed with all the ways that a guest could interact with the environment there. I’ve heard […]

Reliving the Battle of Gettysburg

Reliving the Battle of Gettysburg

In July Gettysburg, Pennsylvania honored the memory of one of the most decisive battles in U.S. history. On July 1st through 13th, 1863 the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg took place. It’s believed that this Battle was the turning point of the American Civil War. Many historians agree that it was on these hallowed grounds that our […]

Service Oriented Travel

Doesn’t a 100th Birthday Deserve a Present?

Doesn’t a 100th Birthday Deserve a Present?

Did you know that last year nearly 282 MILLION people from all corners of the globe visited OUR National Parks? I believe that’s because the United States (via the National Parks System) has set aside some of the most spectacular natural and historical locations on the planet and they’re right in your backyard. Did you also […]

Packing with a Purpose

Packing with a Purpose

I’m always on the lookout for new ideas on ways to Travel with Purpose and sometimes I’m pleasantly surprised by where I find new material. This morning I was reading my latest copy of the Costco Connection, a member magazine which includes advertising, as well as lifestyle and business articles. (Costco is a membership warehouse club […]

Saving Money

10 Ways to Battle Traveler’s Withdrawal

10 Ways to Battle Traveler’s Withdrawal

As soon as the holidays calm down and the gorgeous weather rolls in here in Arizona, I start thinking beyond spring to “vacation season”.  Usually by April we’ve already decided on our destination and have our accommodations booked.  Travel guides have been purchased and my husband and I spend our free minutes perusing the web […]

Create a Precious Gift with an Awesome Discount!

Create a Precious Gift with an Awesome Discount!

Are you thinking that we skipped a few months somehow? Maybe you’re like me and you wait until the last minute to think of creative ideas for gifts, especially for Mother’s Day. I’m thinking ahead this year! Yay! Planning to put together a Blurb book of some of the old photos that my mom recently […]

Gifts for the Traveler

5 Travel-themed Etsy Gifts

5 Travel-themed Etsy Gifts

Since Christmas is just around the corner,I thought I’d post a few more ideas for sweet custom-made travel-themed gifts for your favorite traveler.  If you’ve never visited Etsy.com and you like hand-crafted items, you’ll LOVE all of these!  Let me know what you think. Hello World Print – $26.00 – Wouldn’t this be so sweet in […]

Winner of Blurb Planner Giveaway!

Winner of Blurb Planner Giveaway!

So, I promised to draw a winner today for the free Blurb Planner and I’m keeping my promise.  I was concerned that folks were too busy on the weekend, so thought about extending the entry period if I didn’t have any comments, but I did have one so I want to keep my word to […]

Inspiration

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from our home to yours! For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 Have you missed me? I’m so sorry to […]

My Rescue, My Shelter, My Home

My Rescue, My Shelter, My Home

“I was not sure where I was going, and I could not see what I would do when I got [there]. But you saw further and clearer than I, and you opened the seas before my ship, whose track led me across the waters to a place I had never dreamed of, and which you […]

Tips on Travel

My Favorite Travel Deals Newsletter

My Favorite Travel Deals Newsletter

Here we are again on Money-Saving Mondays and I want to share a secret with you. Even though I run the risk of more people being in competition for the awesome deals out there, I feel it’s my obligation to share with you about TravelZoo’s Weekly Top 20 Deal’s Newsletter. I’ve been receiving this email […]

9 Money-Saving Holiday Travel Tips

9 Money-Saving Holiday Travel Tips

Welcome to Money Saving Monday! This week I thought I’d pass along this list of 9 money-saving travel tips from the Real Simple Magazine website. I especially like the reminder to NOT wrap your gifts until you arrive at your destination.  That makes so much sense and will make packing infinitely easier. Hope they’re helpful in […]

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| January 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

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| January 2, 2013 | 1 Comment

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