Although you can’t travel to any global hiking destination at the moment because of COVID-19, it doesn’t mean you can’t plan a trip for the future. There are beautiful outdoor spots all over the world to check out. From cascading waterfalls to desert vistas to rainforests – these destinations have it all! If you want to take your love of hiking to the next level and plan an entire vacation around … [Read more...] about The Best Global Hiking Destinations and What to Bring
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If you want to make sure that your family vacation is as memorable as it can be then there are a few ways that you can do this. Sure, there are loads of choices out there but at the end of the day, if you follow these top tips then there is absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t be able to have the best time under budget. Give your Kids Time You may think that you can make it to the airport … [Read more...] about How to Ensure a Memorable Family Vacation
Japan, like many of my favorite destinations, is a thriving paradox. If I were to inherit a limitless sum of money, I’d easily be able to make a dent in it here. Onsens, serene mountain inns, Kobe beef and Michelin star sushi, top-shelf sake -- you name it, it’s all on offer. What really intrigues me about the Japanese lifestyle, however, is its concept of ikigai. Ikigai translates as, “that … [Read more...] about Eight Places To Find Your Ikigai In Japan
You've booked a flight for yourself and your family for an extended vacation abroad. Now all that's left is to create a checklist of things to take care of at home prior to your departure. Make Sure Insurance Coverage is Sufficient Just like people have malpractice insurance to protect them from losing their home and business, homeowners' insurance can do the same thing. Make sure … [Read more...] about Things at Home to Take Care of Prior to Travel Abroad
Picture this if you will - brand new mom, newborn in the car seat/carrier, diaper bag, purse - needs to take her car into the local mechanic to have the brakes replaced and oil changed. It's 9:00 a.m., and there are 2 chairs in the tiny waiting room, both occupied. Our new mom is told it will be about a 45-minute wait or longer. She can wait, come back later, or make an appointment. The only … [Read more...] about Busy Parents Don’t Have Time for Car Repairs, So This Company Comes to YOU
It has been reported that baby boomers spend an average of $6,600 on travel per year, while generation Xers will spend approximately $5,400 and millennials will pay $4,400. Regardless of what category you fall into, you might be happy to learn that you can slash the cost of a getaway with a little know-how. Continue reading to find out how you can save money on your next vacation. Baby … [Read more...] about How to Save Money on Your Next Vacation
Not often considered top of the ‘must-see’ list of travelers, London’s East End could be considered one of London’s best-kept secrets. Mostly known for the enticing aromas that lure you to Brick Lane’s famed curry houses, the East End of London is a wealth of independent businesses, quaint cafes and a colorful cacophony of story-telling street art for you to discover. Not Just a … [Read more...] about Must See: London’s East End
If you're thinking about making a move to Ontario's largest city, searching through the Toronto houses for sale, it's important to consider all the pros and cons to ensure the best decision possible. While moving to any new place can be exciting and bring lots of opportunities, perhaps a better job, it can also be filled with struggles if you aren't prepared to deal with the inevitable … [Read more...] about Pros and Cons of Living in Toronto
The world’s second-largest continent is a bit of a mystery, especially for first-time visitors. Africa is vast, with 54 countries each with different political systems, tribes, and cultures. Within these countries are various natural features, from mountains and lakes to deserts and rain forests. Africa’s vast savannahs, game reserves, and dreamy beaches are magnets to the most adventurous at … [Read more...] about A Beginner’s Guide to Africa: 5 Amazing Things to Do and See!
There’s nothing quite like starting over in a new place. The chance to meet new people, work in a new sector and get to know a new pizza restaurant is exciting! The problem is that you’re torn. Do you really want to move the children to a new neighborhood where they don’t know anyone? Do you want to uproot schools and have to get to know the map of the unfamiliar? You also have to … [Read more...] about 9 Signs You’re Ready To Start Over In A New Place
Situated in the heart of New England, Massachusetts is filled with attractions. From exciting adventure parks, historical trails, fun festivals and relaxing beach escapes, you’ll find endless things to do when you’re in town. I've had the pleasure of visiting Massachusetts several times, and no matter the season, it is always a beautiful state that enthralls even the most seasoned … [Read more...] about Must-See: Massachusetts
Going on a road trip is always a fun and exciting pastime. All you do for a road trip is take a few supplies, get in your car, and get out into the open road! Road trips can also serve as educational pastimes — especially when visiting historical points of interest, for example. There are many positive things to say about going on road trips. But, the only major downside is the cost: some road … [Read more...] about Road Trip Savvy: How to Save Money AND Have Fun!