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Best Places To Ride Your Beach Cruiser In Southern California

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 31, 2017 | Categories: Travel
Best places to ride your beach cruiser in southern california

Now that you have your shiny new women’s beach cruiser, it is time to hit the road.  Southern California is the sunniest, most gorgeous place to ride beach cruisers and hybrid bikes.  Despite, their simple design, beach cruisers last a very long time.  For this reason, you will eventually be able to explore all of […]

New York City Tips for Tourists

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 26, 2017 | Categories: Travel
New York City tips for tourists

It’s said that New Yorkers aren’t polite to visitors or tourists. If you ask me, it’s simply because the majority of tourists aren’t aware of how to act accordingly during their visit or stay in NYC. Luckily, it’s not too hard to understand what you should and should not do during your stay. Here are […]

Relax, the Wall Is Down: Vacation Berlin

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 18, 2017 | Categories: Travel
Relax, the wall is down. Vacation in Berlin...

Have you been pondering about your next vacation destination and are considering Berlin for an escape from reality? When travelers read that Berlin has become one of world’s leading conference organizers, as of 2015, they can begin to understand that this city has a lot to offer. So, what do you say, let’s visit Berlin! […]

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 […]