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Establishing a methodology so that your trip will go smoothly with a maximum fun factor

Many people ask "How do I plan an affordable vacation in Florida?" Depending on where you want to go and what you plan to do, it can be fun and easy. Followers of our blog know we are a senior couple traveling the Sunshine State. We don't do the big theme parks. However, we...
When traveling, our eternal question has been - what is the best hotel value where we are traveling? Should we look for a quaint boutique hotel or stick with a chain operation? In the past, we have had great stays at great little boutique places like The Sea Spray Inn at Vero Beach, the Inn...
How you pack for travel can determine how good or how badly your vacation outing might go. We are pretty much ready to leave at a moment's notice. When we go on our trips about the state, some of our items already are packed, while others have an itinerary. Of course, we have...
  We have seen a lot of travel blogs on how to pack. But they never suggest taking your fun with you.   We do.   There are dozens of great suggestions. We have read articles on how to roll your clothes and carrying your toiletries in plastic bags. There are recommendations on what to carry in your car, from automotive...
When we travel, along with our suitcase and travel bag, we also carry a traveling picnic basket. Why a picnic basket? We were asked this question as recently as our last trip. My wife politely explained to the gal at the breakfast nook; "Well, we don't do styrofoam," she said - putting her hand on a stack...
   When we travel, we've found for the best time, we have to start with travel preparations. For instance, we have a check list to make certain that everything we need is in the vehicle. We've developed a way to make certain its optimum space and ready to go. Those who follow us know we always are in search of...
There is nothing that surpasses the importance of research in planning a getaway. We use TripAdvisor to review the restaurants, lodging and points of interest in area we plan to visit. It helps us determine where we'll go and what we'll do. Recently, we attended an extended family function where somebody else suggested...
We have been traveling the Sunshine State for a couple of years now. One of the things we have developed is a Travel basket. As we have gone from place to place it became quickly apparent that there were some things that we needed to bring along to make certain we were well prepared...
We have visited quite a few places and found a technique that has proved to be both fun and useful. That's the notion of staying off site. There have been times that we have wanted to go to a festival or visit a point of interest and found that the lodgings in the area are a...
  When we stay at various hotels and motels during our travels, one item we generally pick up on the way is a gallon of purified or distilled water. The stop usually takes just a couple minutes at a big box or grocery store. Let me tell you why it is worth it's weight in gold.  If there is...

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