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Top 5 Countries to Volunteer and Travel

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 16, 2018 | Categories: Travel
volunteer

Do you want your life to mean more than just a monotonous routine of exhausting hours at work and home? I think most of us do. There definitely is more to life than just work. And although travel is important, volunteering is even more important I think. Why not add volunteer to your travel plans? […]

Wilderness at the Smokies: Fun For the Whole Family

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 27, 2018 | Categories: Around Town, Travel
family fun

This is a sponsored post; consideration was paid to me by Wilderness at the Smokies. 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. My husband and I were talking about a short […]

Overseas Vacation on a Budget? Why the Heck Not?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 1, 2018 | Categories: Savings, Travel
overseas vacation

Overseas vacation on a budget? Why the heck not? We work hard. Damn hard. In fact, Americans are amongst the hardest working and industrious people on the planet. This actually sounds more impressive than it is. In fact, it’s entirely possible that we’re all working a little too hard. We work longer hours and do […]

5 Best Things to Do in North Carolina

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 15, 2018 | Categories: Travel

A visit to North Carolina is a diverse experience. You can savor spending time in cities that are full of life, or you can enjoy the tranquillity of the outdoors, with its mountain filled expanses. The area is a treat to visit at any time of year, with its lush green expanses in Summer, a […]

Top 7 Tips for New York Tourists

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 21, 2017 | Categories: Travel

The iconic draw of New York City is irresistible enough that it brings in some 60 million tourists per year. But the overwhelming size and complexity of NYC also makes it overwhelming to travel to, a virtual “tourist maze” if you try to tackle it alone and without previous experience. Seeing New York is something […]

Planning a Cruise Trip? Five Tips to Help

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 17, 2017 | Categories: Travel
Planning a cruise trip? If a cruise vacation in in your plans, check out these tips...

If you have never taken a cruise for your vacation before, preparing for the adventure can be slightly daunting. You want to make sure that everyone in your party has a great time, and that you return from your vacation happy and refreshed. Planning is vital, if you want to have a successful vacation. This […]

10 Tips for Stress-Free Travel with Kids

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 7, 2017 | Categories: Travel

Travelling as a family should be great. It’s a chance to get away from it all, reconnect, see the sights and have a fantastic time relaxing and having fun together. But, quite often it just ends up being exceptionally stressful, and you need a holiday to recover from your holiday travel. Traveling with kids can […]

Tips for Traveling Light

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 6, 2017 | Categories: Travel
Tips for traveling light

If you often try to travel with just a carry-on (or two), you’re probably used to getting charged extra unexpected fees because you broke some unknown airline rule. Here’s how to travel the correct way with carry-ons, avoid those hidden fees and make your next flight with plenty of time to spare by following these […]

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 […]