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How to Survive Your Next Road-Trip

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 29, 2015 | Categories: Auto, Family, Travel

This post is sponsored by Chevrolet Traverse. Everyone looks forward to summer vacations. A much-needed break from the day-to-day grind and a time to get away with family is important. However, a road-trip with said family can sometimes be… exhausting. Not to mention stressful. Parents know exactly what I mean. Especially moms. It’s up to […]

Affordable Secrets to Plan a Trip to Rome

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 25, 2015 | Categories: Travel

Rome, Italy is the seat of history and romance, and travelers all over the world believe that everyone should see Rome at least once. However, this may not be possible for people who have small vacation budgets, or is it? There are myriad ways to visit and enjoy Rome on a budget. The first step […]

Top Things to Do With Kids in Paris

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 13, 2015 | Categories: Family, Travel

Known around the world as the City of Love, Paris has long proved popular as a romantic holiday destination. It’s also a hit among vacationers who are keen to soak up history and culture while away from home. What’s less well known about the French capital is that it’s a superb spot to take the […]

4 Reasons to Consider Attending an International Boarding School

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 10, 2015 | Categories: Education, Travel

Guest Post If you’re thinking of attending boarding school or if your parents are thinking of sending you to boarding school, an international boarding school may be a better option that one in the U.S. There are four reasons in particular to consider boarding overseas (or in Canada) rather than stateside. 1. Academics You’re already […]

Four Ways to Enjoy a Solo Road Trip

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 31, 2014 | Categories: Around Town, Tips, Travel, Women
scenic drives for photos on a solo road trip

Many people think of road trips as the perfect opportunity to spend time with family and friends. But sometimes you might find yourself on the road all alone. It may be such a rare event that you aren’t quite sure how to handle the experience. Sure, you can listen to the radio (I have many […]

Colorado Church Group Ski Trip Planning

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 16, 2014 | Categories: Entertainment, Family, Travel

Guest Post Planning Colorado church group ski trips is difficult for members of the church to do. Members of the church are not plugged in to the ski community, and a travel agent should be contacted for proper planning of the trip. The travel agent knows how to tailor the trip for the group to […]

4 Cheap Things to do in Knoxville

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 8, 2014 | Categories: Around Town, Frugal Tips, Travel
4 cheap things to do in Knoxville, TN

We moved to Knoxville, TN 17 years ago and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. It’s a beautiful city near the Great Smoky Mountains. There is so much beauty here with an abundance of things to do. Whether you are traveling through the city of Knoxville on your way to a vacation destination or live in […]

Atlantic Luggage and a Family Trip for 4 Sweepstakes #spon

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 19, 2014 | Categories: Travel

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Atlantic Luggage for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I dream of traveling. The kind of traveling that is spontaneous. The kind of traveling that could last for days to weeks. One day when our son is in college and my husband and I […]

Sandestin Wine Festival and My Wine Festival in a Box and #Giveaway #spon #SandestinWineFestival

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 4, 2014 | Categories: Entertainment, Travel

This “Me” time enjoying my wine festival in a box is sponsored by Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours. I will only endorse companies, products and services that I believe, based on my own experiences, are worthy of endorsement. Some days I’m so stiff from […]

A Classic Style for Business or Travel

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 6, 2014 | Categories: Accessories, Fashion, Gift Ideas, Travel

Guest Post Classic is Timeless When we speak of “classic beauty,” classic little black dress,” classic Greek architecture” or anything as “classic,” we are passing along an implicit meaning that each has its own distinct characteristics and is timeless in its style and appeal. People love classic characteristics and items. Almost no woman in America […]