8 Essentials You Need In Your Carry On

Packing for a trip can seem a daunting task. Remembering everything and abiding TSA approved specifications are a lot for anyone. As someone that only travels with a carry-on, it makes travel easier but you also need to be sure everything fits. Since I travel frequently, I like it’s because I can be sure luggage isn’t lost because I haven’t checked anything. Not to mention I am also not dealing expensive checked bag fees.

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50 Things To Do In & Around St. Louis

While I was born and raised in the suburbs of St. Louis, we’ve been back to St. Louis numerous times. Every short yet exciting visit always seems nostalgic and to leaving us wanting more. I unquestionably feel like we are overdue for a St. Louis area visit – keep an eye out for one in the near future!

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Save Money On Your Next Vacation and Tips For Your Stay

When we are traveling we often like to stay in a homey atmosphere. We like to stay in some sort of home/condo vacation rental.

We’ve stayed with one several times a year, and plan on staying with them over this summer as well.

I typically start with the  Airbnb website (this is an affiliate link that will give you a $40 off Airbnb coupon code for your next stay) first when planning our trips.

While I may use Airbnb frequently, but there are still a few people out there who have either never heard of Airbnb before or are afraid to use it.

I hope to dispel those fears. There are many positive aspects to any vacation rental and I’d like to share those with you:

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Indian Shores Vacation: What to Do When it Rains

If you read my posts from our Spring Break vacation to Indian Shores, you’ll know I didn’t allude to the fact that it was cold and rainy all but 2 days of our stay. It completely sucks when you plan a beach vacation and it gets rained out.  I had a vision in my head of warm sunny days, beach breeze flowing through the balcony and condo, relaxing on the beach or at the pool, but instead, I found myself finding ways to keep the entire family (6 of us) entertained. While my list will tell you what to do in Indian Shores, the basic premise can be applied to just about any destination. If you are worried that the vacation was ruined, believe me when I say, we all agreed it was the best vacation we’d ever had! I think this was due to our thought on this particular vacation. Our plan was to be laid back and not plan any events and just go with it.

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The Beginner’s Guide To St. Louis

St. Louis
I am completely in LOVE with St. Louis.
Here’s why.
Having been born and raised there, there’s not much a resident misses and this is where I got a chance to deep dive into the treasure of the Show-Me State.
St. Louis has a multitude to offer for any palate from the most discerning to the person who just wants a great hot dog. The city’s food caters to everyone from the sports enthusiast, to foodies, to entrepreneurs, to art snobs, and more.
This beginners guide to St. Louis isn’t just for newbies, but to rediscover elements of the city you may have forgotten!
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What To Do With Kids In Indian Shores, Florida Day 3


Day three in  Indian Shores, Florida was so full of moments for our family and I am so excited to share it with you all.

By day three we felt like we really had a good grasp of what we wanted out of the vacation and found ourselves looking for the right moments. I think we did a great job filling the time with memories. Looking at the pictures, I reminded just how much we really did do. Indian Shores is a popular road trip destination for Floridians, but also a big tourist area.  Since we are within hours, we can drive easily but even in Florida you can use Silver Airways and fly in to save time on the drive and have more time to really enjoy the area. I think either way you can’t go wrong, but making sure you have as much time as possible here is a good idea, no matter how you get here or how old you are!

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Indian Shores, Florida Family Vacation Day 1 And 2

For Spring Break we set off on a new adventure to kick off  Spring in Indian Shores, Florida for the perfect beach vacation.

Indian Shores is one of the top 10 beach vacations for families and certainly is one of the best family vacation beach spots.

Does anyone else listen to what I call tropical (Havana, Margaritaville,Kokomo)  songs and just want to be transported to a tropical locale?

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The Ultimate Family Guide To DC

I’ll be honest, my first trip to DC was unexpected. We took a spur of the moment trip to visit family in Gaithersburg Maryland and thought, well, why not? We’re here, right? That unexpected trip from sunny South Florida to the Maryland/DC area in the dead of winter was so unplanned that I didn’t even have proper attire. Boy, was I cold! That trip turned out to be the first of many weekends to DC as it is now one of my all-time favorites.

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