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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 […]

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 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 Short Fall Break – Thank Goodness I Live Near Pigeon Forge @HollywoodWax #WaxFan #sponsored

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 17, 2013 | Categories: Family and Health, Fun, Travel

Our son’s school started fall break today. Yes, it is Thursday. He only gets a two day (okay, four-day counting the weekend) fall break. A Facebook friend called it a “fall blink”… because you blink and it’s over. Just so you know, today there is a 90% chance of rain. It’s a cool, dreary, rainy […]

Castle Rock Resort & Waterpark Up to 30% Off Specials

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 20, 2013 | Categories: Travel

This fun vacation filled post has been brought to you by Castle Rock Resort & Waterpark…. Do you still have time to fit in a summer vacation? Or maybe like me, you’re already planning for Fall and Spring breaks? What about a trip to Missouri? Castle Rock Resort and Waterpark is located in beautiful Branson, […]

The Best Vacation I’ve Ever Taken – Caneel Bay St. John Virgin Islands

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 1, 2013 | Categories: Fun, Giveaways, Money Talk, Summer, Travel
Sunset Cruise, Virgin Island, Caneel Bay

I was thinking about the best vacation I’ve ever taken and while looking back over the photos we took I can remember the week so vividly. In March of 1998 my husband and I went to St. John, USVI for a 7 day/7 night vacation. It was heavenly. We stayed on Caneel Bay at the […]

Summer Family Vacation? 4 Must Have Apps To Stay Safe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 12, 2013 | Categories: Apps, Family and Health, Guest Posts, Technology, Travel
apps to stay safe on summer vacation

Guest Post Image Source Last year, one in five Americans had planned on taking a summer vacation, according to several surveys. At least half of those people indicated that they would take take two or more trips during the warmer months. Each year, the number of people taking summer vacation rises. What this means is […]