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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...

Everybody’s Gone Cruising, Cruising USA

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The US is famous for the great American road trip, but cruises are one of the few vacations that parents and kids alike enjoy equally. I’m happy to share this post which was provided by and sponsored by CruiseDeals.

The sheer amount of things to do on board means the kids never get bored in the back of the car (in fact, they’re not even in the back of a car!). Plus, since there aren’t many places for them to get lost, parents can have alone time in peace. Best of all, you hardly have to plan if you book […]

How to Visit All 50 States in 12 Trips – Second Edition

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It’s been nearly a year since I released the first edition of How to Visit All 50 States in 12 Trips, so it was time for an update. In case you didn’t receive the first edition, here’s what it’s all about:

People are intrigued by the idea of visiting all 50 states. I’ve met many, many people who can tell me the exact number of states they have been to. Visiting all 50 states is a very doable goal. There are fewer people who want to take their kids to all 50 states, but they do exist. Some I’ve met […]

Make family vacation dreams come true with affordable lodging

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Whether your family craves magical adventure rides, learning from hands-on exhibits or tackling the great outdoors, you can find a city within the 50 States that will satisfy your hankerings. The friendly folks at have identified family vacation destinations that are chock full of adventure and yet have nearby lodging that’s easy on the budget!

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Live the Fantasy

In Orlando, Florida, your family can really slip the bonds of the everyday world! Loaded with state-of-the-art theme parks, visitors can enter the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando, ride through the galaxy […]