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5 Reasons to Have a Happy Beach Holiday This Season

By: Greg Chaffins | Date: November 21, 2017 | Categories: His Lifestyle
Happy Beach Holiday

What are your plans for this Holiday Season? Does it bring up images of cuddling by the fire, sipping eggnog and listening to Bing Crosby while the snow gently falls outside? While that does sound nice, how about bucking tradition and doing something different this year by going on a beach holiday this Holiday Season. […]

Top 7 Tips for New York Tourists

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | 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 […]

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 […]