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Why Traveling is the Most Important Way to Spend Money

In early 2020, I looked at my husband told him I wanted to do a solo backpacking hike. That for my birthday I wanted to get a backpack and start training and planning for it. See, I felt I just needed to get away from people. I needed to clear my head and just be by myself. Well, we all know what happened in 2020. A pandemic in case you didn’t know. 😉 Which meant, I was alone (alone with my husband) and had plenty of time to clear my head. So that backpacking trip didn’t happen. In fact, very few trips happened in 2020. We road tripped to a couple of places but it definitely was not the year

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Why the Same Trip Can be the Best Trip

Why are you going there? You’ve already been. Hands up if anyone has said this to you. Okay, put your hands down, I can’t really see you. However, if you’ve ever returned to the same vacation spot over and over again, someone has probably said this to you. Usually, for me, it’s people who just don’t understand why my family would go camping in the exact same location every year, but we did. Or why we feel the need to go to Disney World every few years. Or why when summer hits in central Texas, I hit Schlitterbahn. Over and over again. Why? Because sometimes the best place you can go is actually one you’ve already been. I think there’s

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How Many Days to Fall in Love with Yellowstone?

I’m going to be honest right off the bat with you: I LOVE Yellowstone. It ranks right up there with Australia. I do believe it is the best National Park I’ve been to and that you must see it in your lifetime. It gets neglected a lot because it’s far, it’s huge, and it’s NOT a “drive thru” park. It greatly pains me to speak to anyone that has been to Yellowstone and doesn’t love it. The reason for this is quite simple: they did it wrong. Yes, there is a right way and wrong way to do Yellowstone and I’m here to tell you how. I’ve been to Yellowstone 4 times in my life. Once when I was a

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The Best Travel Experiences You’ll Love to Add to Your Bucket List

Do you love to travel? Are you constantly adding places to your bucket list? I get it. I’ve been there. In fact, I’m still there. Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the best travel experiences I’ve ever had. Then, with all the things being cancelled and everyone staying in, I began to wonder if my cancelled trips really mattered. However, that then raised a bigger question of does travel matter? And I’m here to tell you it does. It’s critical to my well-being personally but I also truly believe it’s critical to a well-balanced world. So Why Does Travel Matter so Much? During all the covid-19 mess, I kept seeing things on social media about how I shouldn’t complain

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10 Touristy New York City Activities to Do

A few weeks ago we took an extended weekend trip to NYC with a couple of dear friends and had the best time. It’s true there’s loads to do in that city and sometimes things get left out or the touristy New York City activities get bumped from the list. However, I’m here to tell you there are a few tourist activities you really shouldn’t miss in NYC. While you may not have time for them all in one weekend, we had two full days and did all of the below. Don’t disregard these items just because they may be for tourists, they are truly worth it. With a little planning you can definitely get them all done in a

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Big Bend Travel Tips: What to Know Before You Go

In April, my husband and I traveled to Big Bend National Park and since going, we’ve been talking about making it an annual thing. There’s loads to do and today I’m sharing Big Bend travel tips. There’s a few things you definitely need to know before you go. Big Bend Travel Tips It’s Very Popular The first thing you need to know about Big Bend is that it is very popular and not just with Americans. This means it could be crowded when you go and if you want to stay inn the one hotel there, you’ll need to book it about a year in advance. However, you wouldn’t know it by how secluded you can feel on the hikes.

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Tennessee Travel: Why It’s the Perfect Destination for Everyone

Tennessee Travel During our recent trip to Tennessee we started in Nashville and ended in the Smoky Mountains. One thing I realized about Tennessee travel is that there is a wide variety of things to do. We took in the music scene, ate way too much, wine-tasted, hiked, and so much more. There are heaps of posts out there about the food, music, art and more about Nashville. Therefore, when I was thinking about what I’d share with all of you lovely people, I realized I wanted to show all the ways that Tennessee is perfect for everyone. Perfect For Everyone Tennessee travel has something for everyone. Maybe you’ve never traveled to Nashville because you’re not into country music, but

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My Favorite Month for Disney & How to Love it Too

Disney tips are something you are definitely going to need if you’re going or even thinking of going. I’ve been to Disney more times than I can count, I even used to work there (no, I was not a princess). I feel pretty confident that I know what I’m doing when I go. However, things have changed things up on me a lot in the last three years and since we’ve been living in Australia, its been a while since being there. I’ve come to rely on my sister to do a lot of the planning as she’s been several times while we’ve been living abroad. Regardless, I still feel pretty confident in recommending certain times of the year to go.

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