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Family, Food & Fun in The Great Smokies!

Summer seems to go by within the blink of an eye and sadly, we don’t always get to relax as much as we would like to. Before worrying about getting back into the school-time routine, your family deserves to have one last getaway before summer comes to a close. What better way to get some quality family time than to make a little trip over to Pigeon Forge, TN? Located along the smoky mountains, Pigeon Forge entices hundreds of thousands tourists each year whether it be for bonding time, delicious food, or endless entertainment. Read More »

Take your family on a Food-cation!

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Everyone knows that one of the best parts of vacation is the food! And it’s a major score when your choice of travel destinations is also the home to really amazing restaurants which is the case with Destin, Florida. Beyond the beauty of the Emerald Green waters, sugar sand beaches and fun activities the whole family will enjoy are some of the best-kept secrets (or maybe not now) of Florida fares. Here is a list of our favorites! Read More »

Get Away with a Great Smoky Mountains Vacay!

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Every summer, my husband and I love taking our kids somewhere new for vacation. We believe that habitually going the same places every year gets boring and when it comes to vacation we want to be anything but routine. This year we chose Tennessee as our destination for “new” fun. It is remote, far away from where we live, and has all the components for the great time we were looking for. Wanting to add a little spontaneity to our trip we didn’t book a hotel or anything in advance. We packed our bags, hooked up the GPS, loaded up the van and took off for our Tennessee adventure! Read More »

The hidden dangers of oversharing on social media

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Locking doors and windows and leaving a light on used to deter criminals from breaking into homes when you were away on vacation, but our obsession with sharing photos and experiences in real time on social media has created a whole new security risk for travelers. According to Mercury Insurance, burglaries involving social media have become all too common these days. Read More »

Need a vacation where it’s warm? How about a quick weekend escape to this sunny coastal getaway?

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Step outside. Is it cold, windy and gray? Snowy even? Yep, those are sure signs winter is upon us. The bright leaves of autumn have faded, the pumpkin-flavored beverages are starting to wane, and the kids already are developing a serious case of cabin fever. But there’s a remedy for all this gloom. Winter’s bitter cold is the perfect excuse to head south with the family for a quick vacation getaway. Read More »

Gateway to Education Adventures: St. Louis

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By Kristen Bailey St. Louis, the Gateway to the West, is also the gateway to adventures in education with so many ways to play—and learn at the same time! Meet the Budweiser Clydesdales or plan a mission to Mars in the many museums of this Midwestern city. The historic Grant’s Farm invites families to visit the cabin of America’s 18th ... Read More »