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I'm Terri. I took my kids to all 50 states and I want to help you achieve the same goal. Learn more...

Travel Goals – 3 Steps to make a Vacation Master Plan

Vacation Master Plan

It’s the start of a new year, and many people’s resolutions seem to focus on health. While that most certainly isn’t a bad thing, I’d like to suggest that you broaden it to include relational and emotional health. In my own experience, I’ve found that travel experiences have provided a tremendous benefit to myself and my family. And research backs that up. From the anticipation of the trip to the experience itself to the relishing of memories, a vacation is a source of happiness. The only part that might not contribute to happiness for some people is the planning, and […]

Travel Planning for 2018

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“Would you please pass the incredible adventures?”

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. I am looking forward to having my kids home from college and spending some quality family time together. Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on and give thanks for the many ways we’ve been blessed. One of the things for which I’m always thankful is the time my family has spent traveling together.

I recently had the opportunity to attend the annual summit of the Family Travel Association, an organization whose motto is “Changing Lives Through Travel.” It was wonderful to be surrounded by people who share […]

Scuba diving with giant manta rays in Hawaii

People often ask about our favorite state or favorite trip. That’s such a tough question to answer because we’ve had so many memorable experiences. I think the one that tops the list, though, was scuba diving with giant manta rays in Hawaii. It was a thrilling climax to an unforgettable trip to Hawaii.

Recently, my daughter Corinne had to write a paper for her Philosophy 101 class in college about her most exhilarating experience. It wasn’t at all surprising to me that she chose our manta ray dive in Hawaii as the subject. Her professor added a twist to […]