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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]