The Five Most Valuable Travel Apps You Need (And They’re All Free!)

The apps you need to have when you travel- they just make traveling so much easier!

It’s no secret that the use of smart phones can be life saving for travelers, literally and figuratively. Whether you’re lost in a new city or confronted with a language barrier, these apps will ensure you seamlessly fit into your new surroundings without ever needing to refold a complex map. All Around Me One of

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Barcelona: The Incredible Top Eight Sights You Must See

sunset beach sized

I didn’t think it was possible for a place to encompass such diverse beauty. While I had high expectations for Barcelona, I assumed its beach-y vibe would carry itself throughout every street. Oh my, a rookie assumption. Barcelona feels like a million different cities meshed into one. From the quaint cobble-stoned old towns and historic

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Local Adventures: Randolph Street Market Festival

Dinosaurs Randolph Street Market

I recently got the chance to visit the Randolph Street Market Festival that happens once a month in Chicago.  Memorial Day Weekend is the big seasonal kickoff, since the weather turns nice and folks can enjoy being outdoors again! To celebrate the new season, some bloggers were invited to “pin” their favorite items from local

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They Say Travel Changes You… Reflections On My First Trip Abroad


I’ve read on travel blogs, that seeing the world changes you.  How could it not?  You set foot on soil and see a new place and people as a foreigner, to partake in the everyday reality, the mundane that they take in daily, but we ourselves have never seen.  On my cruise to Bermuda, I

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I’m Lucky Enough To Have An Amazing Dad +$50 Giftcard Giveaway #BestDad #BestGifts

Happy Father's Day with Kmart

My parents split when I was four years old. Many of my earliest memories were of my mom and my dad separate.  Being a single parent is never easy, but for my dad, he quite literally put in the miles- even when my mom wasn’t cooperative.  My time with my dad growing up, was separated

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