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Guide to the Great American Road Trip

It’s Travel Tip Tuesday! Last month Steve and I put a lot of miles on the car that we share. Steve drove 460 miles round-trip to visit his mom while I took a 600-mile round-trip road trip (as a passenger) with some girlfriends to North Carolina’s Outer Banks. The next weekend, we forewent $1000+ plane tickets… Continue reading Guide to the Great American Road Trip

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What to Know Before You Visit the USA

It’s Travel Tip Tuesday! I was recently brainstorming about what to write in the coming weeks when it hit me: I have no posts about what to expect as a visitor in the United States! It’s something I always try to research before I visit a new place, and I’ve been writing “What to Know… Continue reading What to Know Before You Visit the USA

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How to Apply for Global Entry

Are you ready to revolutionize (and speed up) your travels? Global Entry is just the thing for you! What is Global Entry? How can you apply? All the answers are in this post just for you! What is Global Entry? Global Entry is a Trusted Traveler Program headed by the Customs and Border Patrol agency.… Continue reading How to Apply for Global Entry

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How to Have Sinless Fun in Vegas

It’s Throwback Thursday! A while back my sweet husband whisked me off to Las Vegas for a weekend because I’d never been! I had a great time, even though I don’t gamble, smoke, drink, or do any other risqué things most people go to Vegas for! So if you find yourself in “Sin City” with… Continue reading How to Have Sinless Fun in Vegas

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What to Know Before You Visit O’ahu

It’s Travel Tip Tuesday! I don’t know about where you are, but where I am, it is cold outside! That also means I’m dreaming of beautiful Hawaii. I have a few friends planning trips to O’ahu this year, so I decided I need to create some “know before you go” material for this beautiful, historic, iconic… Continue reading What to Know Before You Visit O’ahu

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10 Things to Do in Pittsburgh

It’s Faraway Friday! This week, we’re not going too far–just over to Pittsburgh, where my sweet husband grew up. We go out there two to three times each year, but I realized I have very little on the blog about Pittsburgh! So to make up for that deficit, here are 10 things you should do… Continue reading 10 Things to Do in Pittsburgh

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Alaskan Flying Adventure

Originally published on 27 December 2007. I went to Alaska for a week after my college graduation. Alaska in December? You bet! Hey, everyone! I’ve been in Alaska a total of 42 hours, and already I’ve flown a plane, gawked at glaciers and mountains, seen moose from the air, learned to ski in the dark, and camped on… Continue reading Alaskan Flying Adventure

DC Seasons · independence day · pennsylvania · Uncategorized · Virginia · Washington DC

Independence Day, USA

It’s the Fourth of July, and in the United States of America, it’s the day we celebrate our independence! I love history almost as much as I love travel, and early American history is my favorite! If you’re looking for a great time to visit the USA, or if you live in the States and… Continue reading Independence Day, USA

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7 Steps to Plan Your Big Island Trip

Aloha! It’s a very special Where I Went Wednesday! If you’ve been following along on the blog, you know my sweet husband and I just took a big anniversary trip to beautiful Hawaii! After our first anniversary on O’ahu (the island with Honolulu, Waikiki, and Pearl Harbor), we decided to spend every anniversary on an… Continue reading 7 Steps to Plan Your Big Island Trip

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Top 10 Highlights of Hilo

Happy Aloha Friday! It’s also Flyaway Friday here on the blog, and this week we’re setting our sights on beautiful Hilo, Hawaii! We only spent one day in Hilo, but I wish we’d spent at least one more day–so consider that for your trip! We did hit the highlights in this cute, seaside town, and… Continue reading Top 10 Highlights of Hilo