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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 […]

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Since I last posted here, a lot has happened. It’s hard to believe, but my nest is now empty. All three of my kids are at college this year. I talk to them often and am thankful that we have such a strong relationship. I truly believe that our travels together helped forge those bonds.

Now it’s time for the next chapter for me too. I want to contribute to our family’s finances (college is expensive!) while continuing to encourage other families to travel together. I concluded that the best way for me to do that was to become […]

50 Travel Gift Ideas for Families

50 Travel Gift Ideas for Families

The holiday season is almost here. That means it’s time for Santa’s elves to start working overtime. Whether you’re looking for ideas for gifts to buy or suggestions to give to relatives, I’ve got you covered. I compiled a list of 50 items that would be helpful for traveling families. The list includes big items (luggage) as well small items appropriate for stocking stuffers (deck of cards). It includes items to use to plan your next vacation (travel guidebooks), items to use on your vacation (travel power strip), and items to capture your vacation memories (photo frames).

Some of the […]