US Vacation Ideas That Your Kids Will Love

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Often, heading abroad on vacation isn’t doable for families because of how expensive it is. Many parents worry that if they don’t go abroad for their vacation, their kids will have a rubbish time. However, that doesn’t have to be the case. Believe it or not, vacationing in the US can be a lot of fun. There are some really great places that are perfect for family vacations right here in the US.

If this summer you’ve decided to stay in the US, there are plenty of fantastic places that you can visit. It’s just a case of working out what type of trip is within your budget, as well as what you and your family would enjoy. To help you do that, here are some US vacation ideas that your kids are sure to love.

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Go wild camping at Yellowstone National Park

If your kids love the great outdoors, why not plan a wild camping experience for them? The US has lots of natural areas that are perfect for wilderness trips, but the biggest and best has to be Yellowstone. If you’re an active family that loves nature, enjoys hiking, and is always looking for an adventure, this could be the ideal trip for you. You’ll need a tent, a BBQ, and a range of other camping equipment, but that’s all. You can cycle, hike, fish, swim, or kayak here, as well exploring the area of the park that you’re camping in.

Plan a road trip to the coast

Are you a family that loves sun, sand and sea? Then a road trip to the coast could be the perfect vacation for you. The US has so many beautiful beaches, from Miami Beach to Malibu, there are lots of places to visit and explore. Road trip to the coast in a motorhome or RV, and spend some time sunbathing while the kids build sandcastles and splash about in the sea.

Explore the Grand Canyon

The mistake that many people make is thinking that the Grand Canyon is just one attraction. When actually it’s a huge national park. There are areas hiking, swimming, cycling, kayaking, and plenty of other activities. You can bird watch, find unique and interesting insects, and spend time exploring the rocky area. There are tours you can go on, helicopter rides, and plenty of other fun and exciting activities.

Visit New York for a city break

If you would prefer a vacation that includes a little more sightseeing, a city break in New York could be perfect for you. There are plenty of deals and discounts on city breaks; it’s just a case of shopping around until you find a suitable one. Look for self-catered accommodation as that will help to keep the cost of your trip down. It’s also a good idea to book tickets to any sights and attractions that you want to visit in advance, as this will save you money. Most attractions offer a 10 percent off online deal, so this is worth looking into.
Just because you don’t want to leave the US for your summer vacation this year, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a great time.

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The Best Gifts For An Obsessive Traveler

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When it comes to birthdays and Christmases, it’s always difficult to figure out what to buy. It’s not easy to buy for the travelers, who always get gifts based on their love of exploring the world. It’s never easy to know what to get them, but there are a few good ideas out there. Here are the best gifts you can buy for an obsessive traveler!

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Travel Journals

A really cheap and good way to keep a traveler happy is to load them with journals and stationery. Travelers relish the idea of creating memories and experiencing amazing things above all else. Journals give them a way of recording their thoughts and memories to look back on in the future. Also, they can use journals as a way of remembering all the places they’ve managed to visit, and give them ideas for where they plan to go in the future.

Books

There’s always downtime when travelling, especially when sitting on a plane or waiting for a bus. Books are a great way of killing time, so buy something travel-related. Go for a fantastic real-life story that will not only motivate them but engage them too. Alternatively, you might just want to buy them a Kindle voucher so they can pick a choice themselves for their device.

Clothing

By now, you probably have a good idea of where they’re planning to visit next. For example, if they’re going to visit a particularly hot country, buy them some clothing to suit! Ask friends and family about what clothing they might be in need of. From a winter jacket to a pair of swim shorts, everything will be greatly received as the financial difficulties of travelling begin to set in.

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Activities For An Upcoming Holiday

If you have an even better idea of where they’re about to set off to, you could make their trip even more exciting! It’s possible to buy tickets to famous landmarks and attractions in the area online, which makes for a great present! Also, if they prefer to explore rather than stick in one area, you could buy them a tour. In Australia, you can discover the Great Ocean Road with a tour and similar experiences can be found all over the world.

Days Out

One of the growing attractions for many gift buyers is the idea of gifting days out.  Amazon and Groupon are two of the most famous outlets for selling this sort of thing in the past. They’re fairly cheap, and they often incorporate thrilling experiences. Sometimes, they even include hotel accommodation in the price. If this person seems more interested in visiting the local soccer stadium than touring the world, this is probably your best option.

When you think about it, buying gifts for an obsessed traveller isn’t all that hard. There are all sorts of tailored options out there to make the decision much easier. Try and find out a bit more information in advance from people who know them to give you the best idea of what to buy. Whatever you go for; I’m sure they’ll be very happy with your choice!

 

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A few weeks ago on my birthday I received the best birthday present, an invite to attend the Captain America Event in Los Angeles from April 9-12, 2016!!! I am so excited to share with you a little bit about what 24 other amazing bloggers and I will be doing while in LA. 773610_10107968053678374_7827545933260681023_o

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR (5/6/15) #CaptainAmericaEvent #TeamIronMan

The first night we arrive in Los Angeles we will be screening Captain America: Civil War. I am so excited! Part of our pre-trip “homework” was to rewatch most of the other Marvel movies- IRON MAN, THE INCREDIBLE HULK, IRON MAN 2, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER, MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS, IRON MAN 3, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON and ANT-MAN. This was the best homework assignment I have ever done! All of the bloggers were asked to pick a side- #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan and I of course chose Team Iron Man. I’ll admit I have a little crush on Robert Downey Jr. so I’m hoping he’s one of the stars we will be interviewing. We should find out any day now who the stars from Captain America: Civil War that we’ll be interviewing. Which side would you be on #TeamIronMan or #TeamCap?

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire  for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability. Get ready to pick a side and join the nonstop action playing out on two fronts when Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” opens in U.S. theaters on May 6, 2016.

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In The Family this thriller follows the return of a politician’s young son who was presumed dead after disappearing over a decade earlier. As the mysterious young man is welcomed back into his family, suspicions emerge—is he really who he says he is?

Have you been watching The Family? I love it! It is dark and twisty and keeps you guessing. Who can you trust? Who’s guilty? And what happened to Adam? We will be joining Jenna Bans (@jennabans), the creator & executive producer of ABC’s new drama, “The Family” (Sundays at 9/8c), as well as  Zach Gilford (“Danny”), Alison Pill (“Willa”), Floriana Lima (“Bridey” – @florianalima), for a family-style dinner. During dinner we will be live tweeting episode 7. We will also get a special sneak preview of episode 8 and have a Q&A session with the stars and Ms. Bans. Make sure to follow along on twitter and I’ll ask whatever questions you may have. https://www.facebook.com/TheFamilyABC
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The Catch- Thursdays 10/9c on ABC #TheCatch #ABCTVEvent #TGIT

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The newest addition to #TGIT on ABC is “The Catch” (from the producers of “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away with Murder”).  Alice Vaughan is LA’s top private investigator, but when her fiancé Benjamin Jones cons her out of millions and disappears, she goes on a private mission for payback stopping at nothing to catch her man.

While in LA we will get to go behind the scenes of The Catch which is one of my new favorite shows. It is an excitingly delicious cat and mouse game and I just love it. There are lots of twists and turns and I’m certainly hooked. I can’t wait to show you all the behind the scenes pictures and details! If you’re not watching The Catch, you should be! https://www.facebook.com/TheCatchABC
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The Real O’Neals- Tuesdays 8:30/7:30c on ABC #TheRealONeals

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The Real O’Neals is a fresh take on a seemingly perfect family whose lives take an unexpected turn when surprising truths are revealed. Instead of ruining their family, the honesty triggers a new, messier chapter where everyone stops pretending to be perfect and actually starts being real.The Real O’Neals stars Martha Plimpton as Eileen, Jay R. Ferguson as Pat, Noah Galvin as Kenny, Mathew Shively as Jimmy, Bebe Wood as Shannon and Mary Hollis Inboden as Jodi.

I already love The Goldbergs and black-ish (you can see where I went behind the scenes of black-ish here) so it’s not surprise that my new favorite comedy is The Real O’Neals. Last night’s episode was hysterical. We will screening a few upcoming episodes and then and doing interviews with Noah Galvin, (“Kenny” – @Noahegalvin), Jay R. Ferguson (“Pat” – @jrfergjr), Matt Shively (“Jimmy” –@MattShively1), Mary Hollis Inboden (“Jodi” –@maryhollis) and Executive Producers Casey Johnson (@trocaseyjohnson), David Windsor (@dwindsor789) & Stacy Traub (@stoocytroob). Have any questions for them that you’d like me to ask?

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Adventures in Babysitting (coming soon to The Disney Channel) #AdventuresInBabysitting

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In “Adventures in Babysitting,” a dull evening for two competing babysitters, Jenny (Sabrina Carpenter) and Lola (Sofia Carson), turns into an adventure in the big city as they hunt for one of the kids who somehow snuck away. 

We will also get a sneak peek at the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie “Adventures in Babysitting” inspired by the hugely popular 1980s film of the same name. Starring are Sabrina Carpenter (of Disney Channel’s hit comedy series “Girl Meets World”) and Sofia Carson (of the hit Disney Channel Original Movie “Descendants”). My daughters were so excited when they found out I’d be interviewing and taking pictures with Sabrina Carpenter (“Jenny” -@SabrinaAnnLynn) & Sofia Carson (“Luci” -@SofiaCarson). Sabrina Carpenter is my older daughter’s favorite singer! https://www.facebook.com/DisneyChannel
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THE JUNGLE BOOK (4/15/16) #JungleBook

35627A14-AA5C-4C21-851F-3098BEA5AA4D One final surprise was added to our trip. We will also be screening Disney’s new live action movie, The Jungle Book.

Directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, “The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray). Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johansson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (voice of Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire. The all-star cast also includes Lupita Nyong’o as the voice of the fiercely protective mother wolf Raksha, and Giancarlo Esposito asthe voice of wolf pack’s alpha male Akela. “The Jungle Book” seamlessly blends live-action with photorealistic CGI animals and environments, using up-to-the-minute technology and storytelling techniques to immerse audiences in an enchanting and lush world. Thewild adventure swings into theaters in 3D on April 15, 2016.

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America’s Best Destinations For Camping

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Are you sick of city life? If you are, it may be time to get out into the countryside for some fresh air. There’s nothing better than escaping from the city for a few nights to go camping. It’s the perfect family holiday. It won’t cost you an arm and a leg. The kids will love the novelty of staying in tents, and they can enjoy all the space to run around in.

You won’t have to travel so far to hit a great campsite. There are many dotted across the United States, so there should be one within driving distance of your home. Want more information about five of the best? Check out this list.

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Moab

Head to Utah to experience everything Moab has to offer. The town is very close to the Canyonlands National Park. Movie fans will be in their element as the region has been used in many films. 127 Hours was filmed in Blue John Canyon, Horseshoe Canyon and other nearby sites. As it is a popular destination for hikers and other outdoor adventurers, there are many campsites in the area.

Glacier National Park

Not only is this national park a fantastic camping area, but its rocky landscape is perfect for large RVs. The area benefits from a fabulous location in Montana’s Rocky Mountains. You’ll find breathtaking scenery made up of snow-capped mountains and glistening lakes. There’s plenty of cool wildlife to spot too, including grizzly bears and mountain goats. Take a walk to the photogenic Hidden Lake for some stunning holiday snaps.

Joshua Tree National Park

Head to the south of California to see some of America’s famous trees. Indian Cove is an especially popular camping area and also offers many gentle nature trails. Cottonwood Spring was important during the Gold Rush. Today the area is often busy with hikers and birdwatchers.  The desert landscape means you don’t need to worry about camping in the cold!

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Yellowstone National Park

This beautiful and expansive national park spreads across Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. This large recreational area is on top of a volcanic hotspot, so you’ll find hot springs, deep canyons and geysers. The fertile soil also means there are many acres of lush forest. Another fabulous destination for wildlife, keep an eye out for moose, bighorn sheep and bison.

Big Bend National Park

Big Bend offers you three campsites to choose from. Once you’re all pitched up, you’ll have plenty to see and do! The Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive has plenty of pullovers so you can stop to admire the scenery and take pictures. If you’d rather keep active, take a hike up the Chisos Mountains or hire a canoe and paddle down the Rio Grande Canyons. One of the most accessible canyons is the Colorado Canyon. You can access it by both car and boat.

These are just a few of America’s best camping destinations; there are many others out there! Once you’ve ticked off all these five from your bucket list, there are many more areas you can adventure to!

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Next Vacation, Take Your Kids On An Adventure

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When you think about going on vacation with your children, your mind probably heads in the direction of the classic options. The word, Disney may pop into your head or perhaps, beach vacation? But why not try something different next vacation and take your family on a real adventure into the outdoors. By doing this you’ll find experiences completely unique to your family. I’m sure you’ll have a whole heap of fun together and if you’re not sure how to get started, I’ve got some tips.

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Choose A Few Different Destinations

The brilliance of an adventure holiday is that you don’t have to spend two weeks in one place. After a week in the same place, your holiday does start to get boring. You begin to think about life back home and all the things that are waiting for you. You might even start to consider jotting down some notes for work and you don’t want that. Instead, you want to spend your entire vacation having fun with your family. If you choose a few different locations, you’ll be able to create a packed schedule that will keep you active and engaged.

Pick Some Fun Activities

The activities you pick for your family holiday depend on the locations you have chosen. But one example could be a day hiking. You will need to make sure children are old enough for this type of trekking. I wouldn’t recommend taking your children hiking unless they aren’t at least ten years old. An alternate possibility could be a fishing trip. Kids don’t need to be older to enjoy a fishing trip but it does require quite a lot of patience. You may not want to choose this activity if your children are easily bored.

Instead, you could take a more adventurous option like quad biking. Your kids are sure to love tearing it up on rough terrain as they race around an offroad track. But make sure you’ve got a change of clothes for this activity because you will get muddy.

Travelling In Style

I’m not the best camper in the world. That’s why, if I was taking my kid on an adventure holiday I probably wouldn’t do it with a tent. Instead I’d rent or buy an RV trailer. These trailers are perfect because they provide the home comforts people who don’t like roughing it, need. But they also give you the freedom you need to craft your own fun family vacation. Doing this you’ll definitely have a good time and it won’t cost you a fortune. These trailers are surprisingly budget friendly.

Get The Kids Involved

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Finally, when planning your vacation it’s a good idea to get the kids involved. Ask them what they’d like to do on this holiday and you might be surprised by their intelligent ideas. If you take the time to ask I guarantee your kids will have a whole list of fun things to do. Granted they won’t all be winners but you can pick the ones that are most suitable.

 

I hope you find these tips useful and have a wonderful adventure vacation with your family.

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Are you planning on taking a holiday with your kids this year. Rather than going abroad or overseas, you might instead be considering going camping. If that’s the case you need some advice on how to make sure the trip doesn’t turn into the holiday from hell. It can be great fun to go camping with kids, and it offers the brilliant the chance to bond with them. But you have to be careful about how you book your trip and make sure you understand how stressful camping with children can be. Here is some advice that is guaranteed to help you plan your camping trip.

Get The Supplies You Need

This isn’t about making sure you have food packed in the car. Although, thinking about it you should certainly make sure your car has a few snacks if it’s a long ride to the destination. But it’s also about making sure you have things that will make the trip easier. For instance, there’s no guarantee that the weather’s going to be bright the whole time you are on vacation. To account for this, you need to get some things packed that kids can do on rainy days. Colouring books and board games are the classic rainy day activities for the camping trip. As well as this you should remember to book medical supplies. Kids do get sick on a holiday, it happens. That’s why you should make sure you’ve got paracetamol and anything else you might need in your supplies.

Trailer Or Tent?

This isn’t a hard question, you should always opt for the trailer. The reason for this is simple. While you might love spending time with your children, you don’t want them overcrowding you. Remember, this is your holiday too and you want to be able to relax. A trailer RV will give you and your children some space away from each other. This is also helpful on those rainy days we mentioned further up. Your kids will be able to sit at one end of the trailer while you’re preparing dinner in the other. There is also the difficulty of setting up a tent in wet weather that you want to avoid at all costs.

Destinations?

You might think that when you choose to go camping with your children you can head off to whatever location you like. However, you should make sure that there are activities where you are going for children. If you have young children they may not be satisfied with the idea of spending a day hiking up a mountain. Or, heading out in a row boat to go fishing. Some children find these types of activities strenuous at best and painful at worst. It’s best to ask them what they want to do rather than try and force them to try something you think they should in door. Even if you are going camping, that doesn’t mean you can’t stop off and visit a local theme park.

Take this advice and you’ll have fun with your kids, camping this year.

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Five Reasons To Visit America’s Playground

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New York might be the city that never sleeps, but Las Vegas is America’s playground! It’s so jam packed with activities and experiences that it’s one of the most popular places in the world for an incredible vacation. Whether you’re travelling with family or as a couple, Las Vegas could be the perfect place for you to visit this summer. Here are some of the incredible experiences that await you in this neon lit, magical place.

Incredible Accommodation

If you can afford it, Vegas offers some of the most luxurious, insane hotel accommodation in the world. To give you a taster, imagine going bowling…without leaving your hotel room. That’s right, in some Vegas penthouse sweets, you can get a strike in your room. Or, how about a pool on your hotel room balcony? There is even a hotel in Vegas that has it’s own roller coaster that catapults you around the outside of the building. There is nowhere quite as dazzling and crazy as Vegas when you’re looking for somewhere to say.

Put It All On Black

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Of course, when you get bored of exploring your hotel room and all that it offers, you can head downstairs. Nine times out of ten you’ll find a casino that never closes. Even if you’re not interested in gambling a Las Vegas casino is a sight to behold. You’ll see people losing and winning fortunes seconds apart. You will certainly find yourself cheering someone on who has found themselves on a role. The atmosphere is tantalising, and you just might find yourself making a bet or two. We guarantee you’ll certainly have a story to tell once you leave this city.

Take In A Show

There are some incredible shows to choose from in Vegas. For instance, you could visit the Pop Queen herself as she performs all her best hits at Planet Hollywood. If you’ve ever wanted to see Britney Spears in all her American dream glory, you need to head to Vegas. Or, what about a good old-fashioned rodeo. The national finals rodeo are held in Vegas each year, and you can get the best NFR tickets online right now.

Lights And Sounds

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If you thought the shows were the only spectacles in Vegas, think again. Every Night the strip lights up with dazzling water shows and incredible scenes of action. From fiery displays to massive fountains, you only have to walk outside your hotel, and you’ll find yourself captivated. Las Vegas can also be an incredibly romantic place when the sun goes down where you can make memories to last a lifetime.

Outside The City

Don’t forget that when you stay in Vegas, you’re only a few hours away from the Grand Canyon. It’s a natural wonder that you need to take the family to see if you’re visiting Las Vegas this year. Now, you can even get a helicopter tour that flies over the city of Vegas and through the Grand Canyon. That’s an adventure your kids won’t forget for years so why not start looking into it.

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Are you convinced Vegas is the place to be? Then start looking at plane tickets for a summer vacation, now.

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Planning A Road Trip? Don’t Forget These Essentials

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Road trips are an incredible way of seeing a country up close. Whether you’re heading to another state or driving through foreign lands, it gives you all a fantastic sense of freedom. It’s also an excellent way of spending some quality time together. However, long hours, boredom and uncomfortable seats can spoil the whole experience. To make sure you have a safe car that’s full of happy and excited family and friends, don’t forget to pack these essential items.

Pillows and Blankets

Your whole family will benefit from pillows and blankets from home. They can add a bit of additional comfort to long journeys and instantly create a more welcoming feel to your car. Car seats can be very uncomfortable to sit in for extended periods of time, so having these items will keep everyone more comfortable for longer. They will also be useful to have if the temperature drops suddenly. Also, research the best neck travel pillows and eye masks for each member of your family. Neck pillows can give some additional support making it easier to fall to asleep and the eye masks can block out unwanted light for street lamps. These will be vital items to have, especially if you are driving through the night to your destination. Lack of sleep a recipe for disaster especially with young children, so having all the essentials for a comfortable night’s sleep is a must.

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Spare keys

Misplacing a set of car keys is easy. They call fall out of pockets or be in a bag that gets stolen. So make sure you take your spare car key with you on your road trip. Only taking one set of keys could bring your trip to an abrupt end and cause huge disappointment to your family. Always remember to keep them in a separate location to your first set and make sure you can access them quickly.

First aid kit

This should be something you have in your car already. But if you haven’t you need to get one as soon as possible, especially if you are travelling with your children. Make sure you have plenty of bandages, pain relief tablets and anti bacterial wipes. You never know when an accident might occur or a headache might develop. So it’s always better to have it than not. Also, remember to pack your family’s medication, especially if it needs to be taken multiple times during the day. Motion sickness medication may also be something you want to include in your first aid kit. If your children have never been on a road trip before they may not react to the constant motion too well.

Audiobooks

Instead of listening to your kids favourite CD or playlist for countless hours, buy an audio book for you all to listen to. There are hundreds available from Harry Potter to classic fairy tales which you can choose depending on your child’s ages. They will provide some much-needed entertainment that will keep your kids quiet for an hour or so.

These essential items will make your road trip more comfortable and enjoyable. So no matter where you are traveling to, make these items a priority.

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Why You Have To Take A Winter Adventure Vacation In 2016

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If you’ve never taken a winter vacation before, then 2016 is the year to do it. The best thing about a winter vacation is that you can enjoy the adverse weather instead of being stuck indoors because of it. There are dozens of great activities you can enjoy that make the most of the snow and ice. And some of them can even improve your health!

Northern Europe is one of the best places in the world to enjoy a great winter vacation. According to Artisan Travel, you can even enjoy a handcrafted stay package to make the most of the activities you are interested in. There are several countries that offer the kinds of terrain to really experience the best of the snow and ice. It all depends on what you want to do.

This part of Europe also offers some of the most incredible National Parks. There are six in Finland alone. They offer the freshest and crispest air you can find. Low populations of people and high populations of reindeer make for a very interesting vacation hot spot. And if you love the heat, do what all Finns do best. Take a Sauna. Just be prepared to jump into the nearest freezing lake right after though!

Northern Europe is also home to the best views of the Northern Lights. The Aurora Borealis is visible in all its shimmering glory for about 200 nights of the year here. To get the very best view, don a pair of snowshoes, and hike through the wilderness at night. It’s a fantastic adventure activity, and could even give you a chance to hear the local wolves howling to each other.

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There is plenty of wildlife to see in Northern Europe during the winter too. From the huge population of reindeer to the tiny population of endangered seals, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Take a wildlife tour, or just enjoy meandering through the huge forests by yourself. You can pick wild mushrooms and berries to eat as you go, and make the most of the stunning scenery.

For a truly stunning backdrop, a cruise to the Norwegian Fjords is a must. There are many other ways to see this spectacle, but the cruise offers the best views from the sea. You can try some hiking and mountaineering if you want some physical challenges. Cycling and lake swimming are very popular during the warmer months as well, but there are options for both even in the winter.

Perhaps the most exciting activity to take on in this part of Europe is riding a snowmobile across the wilderness. It can get you from place to place quickly and easily. It’s a great way to get into the heart of the countryside to see the most beautiful views. For a slightly quieter approach, try Husky sledding or even a spot of racing if the mood takes you.

For something different in 2016, a winter adventure vacation is a must. It offers something different from skiing and snowboarding even if you do like to take a winter vacation each year. Make the most of your year with a vacation to Northern Europe.

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Awesome Tips For The Untidy Traveler

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Are you an untidy traveler? Do you find yourself throwing your clothes into a bag, and spending hours searching for your passport at the boarding gates? When you finally arrive at your destination, do you litter the floors with all your possessions? And, do they stay there for the duration of your trip?

If so, you have come to the right place. This guide will help you become a tidier traveler, and give you some ideas about how to change the way you do things. There are plenty of benefits of tidying up your travel act, so read on to find out more.

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Put a cost on your untidiness

Money talks, as they say. So, why not put a price on your inability to travel in a tidy manner? There are many different little costs that can add up, which might make you think about addressing your bad habits. Take your luggage as an example. If you are stuffing in your clothes without folding them, you will need bulkier, heavier suitcases – or maybe even more than one. That’s all going to cost you in baggage handling fees. There’s also time to consider. You pay for every single second you spend on vacation. So, it seems silly to pay for the pleasure of rooting through your clothes every time you need to get dressed.

Get better luggage

If you are an untidy traveler, then find luggage that helps you be more organized. Buy suitcases with dedicated sections, or try something like packing cubes. They will make it easier for you to spend a little more time packing your clothes and accessories away. And that means you will spend less time finding things while on your trip.

Pack less

The less you pack, the less you have to tidy up. So, it makes sense to be as minimal as you possibly can when it comes to taking a trip away. Make a list of absolute essentials, before going over it and refining it further. Be ruthless about everything, and be realistic about your need for bulky items. Most trips away only need a few changes of clothes and only a couple of pairs of shoes.

Look around your hotel

The next time you go to a hotel, look at everything in the room. There will be a wardrobe for your clothes and some drawers for your other belongings. They are there for you to use, so don’t feel shy! Hang up your clothes, and put all your important documents in the hotel safe. If you know where everything is, you will find it much quicker.

Treat your accommodation like your home

Plenty of messy and untidy travelers aren’t the same when it comes to their own home. But, if you can treat it with respect, you will have a nicer environment to spend the rest of your vacation. Plus, you will avoid any embarrassed glances between you and the housekeeper when they finish with your bedroom!

Are you a messy traveler? Or have you reformed your ways? Why not share your story in the comments section below?

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