10 Things To Do Before Taking A Trip

10 Things To Do Before Taking A Trip

So you’re going on a big trip huh?? Ooo, lucky you! While it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement, there’s some things you need to do before embarking on your journey. This is a list of my usual routine, some things are necessary and others are just niceties that ease your mind, and allow you to get the most enjoyment out of your vacation. I hope these are helpful, tick them off as you go and have a…

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Traveling To Meet Someone: 8 Tips For A Perfect Holiday Romance

Traveling To Meet Someone: 8 Tips For A Perfect Holiday Romance

Holiday Romance…. I’m sure most of you have done this or contemplated this at least once in your life. Meeting someone exotic from another country, or just someone in another state can be a wonderful and exciting experience, but if you are not prepared for all the possible scenarios, it can lead to a very disappointing and stressful situation.  Let’s face it, romance always makes life more fun. Having your eye on someone can make mundane work and school so…

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Hotel Vs. RV Rental – The Road Trip Accommodation Showdown

Hotel Vs. RV Rental – The Road Trip Accommodation Showdown

To RV or not to RV….As an avid outdoors woman and traveler, it’s always been a dream of mine to hire an RV and take a road trip off the beaten path. Unfortunately it hasn’t been an option so far, but I really envy those who own or rent one and create their own vacations. RV ownership is very expensive and it’s more of a lifestyle choice then anything else, so I will just be including the rental options in…

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The Ultimate Travel Guide For Single Women – 10 tips

The Ultimate Travel Guide For Single Women – 10 tips

I get this question a lot from other single lady travelers, and even some men, who can’t seem to comprehend why I am not married and why I choose to vacation alone. Most of the tips here are common sense, but even I have been guilty of getting caught up in the holiday excitement, and making stupid mistakes that could have ended in a really bad situation (but luckily didn’t). As a woman who is 5’10 (177) and in good physical…

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The Ultimate Guide To Booking A Hotel – 10 Essential Tips

The Ultimate Guide To Booking A Hotel – 10 Essential Tips

I have been reading a lot about this recently, and wondering if I’m doing the right thing when booking hotels on my road trips. It can be extremely overwhelming, and deciding what is right for you depends on where you are and who you are with. Here we will look at some factors and recommendations to consider when booking a hotel, so you get the best room, in the best location for the best price possible. Don’t Believe booking sites! …

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How To Do Road Trips With Kids

How To Do Road Trips With Kids

Hmm Road Trips with kids! Most people would describe this experience as hell on wheels, but with proper planning, it doesn’t have to be.  The most important thing is keeping stress levels down so your vacation can be an enjoyable experience for everyone. I don’t have children, so in order to give you the absolute best advice, I recruited 300 of my amazing friends, and asked them what they do when taking road trips with their children, plus I added a…

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Don’t Put Your Life On Hold For Other People

Don’t Put Your Life On Hold For Other People

Ahh life… It’s the one thing that nobody can ever figure out and get’s more and more complex as our society unfolds. This is a bit of a philosophical post, but it effects every single person on this planet and it really is worth discussing. For a while I’ve been thinking about my motivation for writing this article and my number one reason is to help other people. The second reason is so I can come back and reflect when life gets…

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Tips For Hiring A Rental Car

Tips For Hiring A Rental Car

Thinking of hiring a rental car for your next road trip, vacation or work travel? Check out these tips to get the best value for money, and make a wise choice for your personal needs. Why hire a rental car? Unless you have an older reliable car that’s super cheap to run and fix, I highly recommend hiring a rental for your next trip.  According to AAA. the average cost of running a vehicle (including gas, maintenance, insurance, depreciation, registration…

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The Importance of Supporting Local Business And Why You Should Do it

The Importance of Supporting Local Business And Why You Should Do it

Supporting local business is something I am very passionate about, and thank you for allowing me the opportunity to voice my opinions on a topic we are all familiar with.  I never realized the importance of ‘Think local, act global’ until I started traveling on a regular basis. They say traveling is an eye opener and it sure was for me. Driving through local communities and seeing abandoned buildings that were once thriving businesses is extremely unnerving. Sure you could…

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Why I Don’t Write Online Reviews

Why I Don’t Write Online Reviews

Let’s talk about online reviews. We are so very fortune these days to have the internet. It’s such a great resource and virtually everything can be looked up and researched from the privacy of our homes, but in my opinion, some websites take advantage of the public’s generosity for their own financial gain and offer little in return. This is something I’ve been pondering for a few years and in this post I will discuss the Pros and Cons of…

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