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Simple Driving Radius Map Helps to Plan an Amazing Day Trip

Have you ever wanted to take a drive without a specific destination in mind just to get a change of scenery? How do you decide which direction and get a general idea of what’s within driving range so you can have an amazing day trip? You use a driving radius map tool, that’s how.

Read on to find out more about this helpful trip planning tool.

Editor’s note: This post was updated in October 2023 to keep it up to date and most helpful!

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A Dreamy Drive from San Francisco to San Diego [9 Must-See Stops on the PCH]

Looking to knock California off your bucket list? Have you always dreamed of driving a convertible along California’s Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) and don’t know where to start?

Look no further.

California has one of America’s best road trips. Read on to learn about the nine “must-see” stops on the drive from San Francisco to San Diego along with what each destination has to offer.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article in October, 2022 to keep it fresh.

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The Best Ideas for Winter Fun At Home When You Can’t Travel

If you’re lamenting the fact that you can’t travel this winter, you are not alone. It’s painful to be stuck at home for months on end if you are a traveller at heart—especially if you dream of a warm winter vacation.

Chin up!

There are still some great ways to have fun at home and make the most of your time.

Of course, there are the usual winter sports: sledding, building snowmen, ice skating–B-r-r-r! Or, read on to hear other ideas for winter fun at home when you can’t travel.

That way, you’ll be sure to enjoy your time at home this winter, snow or otherwise.

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7 Excellent Ways to Travel Without Flying

Do you have a fear of flying? Or maybe you’re not ready to hop on a plane just yet? No worries. That doesn’t mean you have to forego travel; there are several alternatives to flying, each with unique benefits! If you are an adventurer and like to explore, check out these excellent ways to travel without flying.

Editor’s Note: We updated this post in August 2022 to keep the content fresh.

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Bailey Island Maine: How to Plan a Trip to “Lands End”

This is much of what I love about Maine. The rugged wilderness. The untamed Atlantic. A string of islands close to Harpswell’s shore made of shoal and sediment and sand—and perfumed by wild roses that somehow manage to take root. So, it should come as no surprise that the charming, ocean-swept Bailey’s Island makes an extraordinary destination. Learn why you might want to plan a day trip (or longer) to Bailey Island Maine with a visit to scenic “Land’s End,” too.

Editor’s Note: We updated this post in July of 2022 to keep it current and add new information.

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Fields of Lavender: Seafoam Lavender Garden in River John | Nova Scotia

There’s something enchanting about finding yourself in a field of lavender. Whether it’s the mounds of purple blooms, the soothing scent, or the romantic notion of Provence, it’s pure Zen in bloom.

That’s what we discovered at the Seafoam Lavender Garden.

Located in River John, Nova Scotia, find out why it’s a stop you must add to your Canadian road trip itinerary, especially if you’re traveling on the scenic Sunrise Trail.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article in June 2022 to keep the content up to date.

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A Delightful (Easy) Seaside Hike to The Knob Falmouth MA

The Knob in Falmouth is a landmark familiar to locals but largely unknown to Cape Cod’s many visitors. It’s a delightful seaside hike suitable for all skill levels that takes under an hour. This easy Falmouth walking trail winds through a woodland area, ending at a viewing platform with panoramic ocean views.

The Knob is one of many attractions in Falmouth you might enjoy. Read on to decide whether a visit to this hidden gem in Cape Cod belongs on your itinerary.

Editor’s Note: We updated this post in June 2022 to keep the content fresh!

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Yoga By The Beach: 8 Easy Tips for The Best Experience

The beach is not just a place to go for a refreshing dip. It’s also the perfect place to refresh your mind with yoga by the beach. Imagine the sound of the waves crashing against the shore, the sight of nature, and a peaceful environment for your meditation and poses.

Whether you’re on Cape Cod or one of these dreamy island destinations, with these 8 easy tips, you can turn your beach yoga experience into a great stress-busting routine. 

Editor’s Note: This article was updated in May of 2022.

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Best Cuisines in the World for Foodies [Food Tourism]

Discovering the best cuisines in the world is a great advantage of travel–especially when you’re a foodie. Each country literally brings something wonderful to the table. It’s no wonder food tourism is thriving!

In this mouth-watering round-up, you’ll discover 27+ “must-try” dishes, amazing regional flavors, and some incredible culinary delights from around the globe.

Editor’s Note: This article was updated in May, 2022.

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Planning a Road Trip: A Beginner’s Guide

Planning a road trip can be a lot of fun. In fact, I think it’s almost as fun as the trip itself, because in the planning stages it can be anything you want it to be.

Whether you’re new to road trip planning or an experienced road tripper, you’ll want to be sure to consider each of these steps before you take off on an adventure by car.

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Best Inspirational Garden Quotes To Make You Think

There’s little more rewarding than seeing your garden efforts in bloom. Or maybe it’s walking in a vibrant field of cheery sunflowers. Or you’re exploring interesting plant varieties in a beautiful botanical garden.

Envision breathing deeply into a velvety, fragrant rose.

No matter which kind of garden experience you prefer, gardens of all kinds are restorative!

If you are drawn to gardens as I am, you’ll love these inspirational garden quotes.

Just browse this extensive collection of garden sayings and quotes that are sure to make you think about gardening—and life…long beyond spent blooms.

Editors Note: We updated this post in June 2022 with more garden quotes to keep it fresh!

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17 Sustainable Lifestyle Brands with Eco-Friendly Products for the New Year

If you’ve committed to choosing sustainable lifestyle brands with environmentally friendly products in the new year, you’re in the right place.

When you opt for the products below, you will make a positive impact on the environment and minimize the toxic ingredients in your home. 

But even if they weren’t eco-friendly, we love them because they’re exceptional products.

Keep reading to learn which sustainable lifestyle brands and eco-friendly products to bring into your home in 2023.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article in January 2023 to keep the information fresh and up-to-date!   

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Travel and Fitness: An Easy Guide to Healthy Practices When You Travel

Travel fitness is an excellent way to combine travel and fitness as part of an active lifestyle. Traveling is a great way to live a more active life while learning new things in the process. And if you’re an empty-nester, then you know how important it is to find activities that will make you fulfilled and happy. 

The good news is, staying in shape while traveling is easier than you think when you have a plan. Simply follow this guide to healthy practices so you can stay in shape without any sacrifices. If you’re consistent, you’ll see noticeable and long-lasting results. 

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How To Plan Sustainable Eco-Friendly Travel [9 Easy Ways]

Traveling is an amazing way to enrich your life, meet new people, and grow as a person. However, the alarming situation with the environment means we should all pay attention to the way we live and spend. If you love to travel, you can make your trips more eco-friendly as a perfect way to start your journey toward a more sustainable lifestyle. Below are 9 easy ways you can plan fun yet sustainable eco-friendly travel

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How to Move to Another Country and Start Over

For all the excitement living the expat life brings, you’ll first need to consider the practicalities. A move abroad is a huge undertaking. Moving to another country, even for a short period of time, requires a significant amount of preparation. But once you know how to move to another country and start over, you can make an easy transition to expat life. Find out what you need to know, below.

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Foodie Travelers Know How To Plan The Perfect Trip! (Learn How)

Foodie travelers like me fantasize about eating one of those delicious Austrian cakes in a Viennese café.

Or perhaps we dream of sampling delicious international foods while traveling to faraway places. 

Whatever the case, it’s hard to deny food and travel go hand-in-hand.

For most food enthusiasts, meals are a highlight of any vacation.

But foodie travelers know how to plan the perfect trip!

If you’d love to plan a culinary adventure trip for yourself in the new year, be sure to read these tips.

They will help you plan your fantastic, food-centric vacation so you can enjoy some of the best food in the world.

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How to Create More Space In Your Home [5 Neglected Areas]

If you share your living space, there are times when even the most spacious house can feel crowded. It may seem like especially close-quarters during changes of life: when you become empty-nesters, begin working from home, retire, or are simply spending more time at home than usual.

Perhaps it’s not the cozy home you might have envisioned, but don’t worry!

You’ll find unused space hiding in plain sight. Read on to learn how to create more space in your home by giving attention to these 5 neglected areas—without building an addition.

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Ultimate RVers Gift Guide: 25+ Excellent Gifts for Happy Campers

Those who live or love the RV lifestyle often have a very specific set of gift needs. And if you’re on the giving end, it can be hard to know what are the best RV gift ideas. So, we’ve pulled together this list of 25+ excellent gifts for RVers to help you out.

Whether you’re looking for Christmas gifts for RVers, some other gift occasion or celebration, or are looking for cool things for your RV, you’ll find some great gift ideas below.

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3 Things You Can Do Right Now for A Better Travel Experience

Travel is one of the most exciting things you can do. It’s a great way to broaden your mind, deepen your understanding, and expand your horizons. 

But the time between trips is important, too. So often, travelers fail to take advantage of this time to reflect and assess what they can be doing better. Now–while most travel is on hold–is an ideal time to rethinking some travel essentials. Doing so will help position you for your next trip.

Here are three things you can do right now for a better travel experience.

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What’s the Most Delicious Dessert in the World?

How does one pick the most delicious dessert in the world with so many choices? That is a good question. For one, it’s going to depend on your tastes; whether you love something super sweet, chocolatey, a flakey baked item, or perhaps a rich and creamy dessert.

Next, you have to know that these magical morsels even exist. While you will find similar variations across cultures, no two desserts are exactly the same. And, you’ll discover there are some truly unique desserts to consider, as well.

In a perfect world, you could travel the world and sample a taste of each sweet finish. But since that’s not possible (at least it’s beyond our ability right now), we’ve put together this epic collection of the best desserts of the world.

Read on to learn more about each scrumptious treat and decide which is the most delicious dessert in the world.

In the end, we have a favorite. But we don’t want to deny you the pleasure of experiencing each one for yourself in the suggestions that follow…enjoy!

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A Perfect Escape: What Are The Different Types of Accommodations?

Your choice of lodging sets the tone for your whole vacation. But before you pick a place to stay, it helps to know what’s available. This comprehensive list of the different types of accommodations will help you decide where to plan your perfect escape.

Read on to learn:

  • The different types of tourist accommodations
  • What to expect from the different types of lodging facilities
  • Who is best suited to each type of lodging option
  • How much to budget, relatively speaking

You might be surprised to find several lodging options in this list you haven’t even considered.

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5 Quick and Amazing Couples Getaway Destinations

Couples vacations are a great way to rekindle lost love sparks and maintain a healthy and rewarding relationship. No matter how long you’ve been together, it’s really important to take time away from daily life to spend time with the one you love. Better yet if it’s somewhere new and exciting. Have a look at this list of the top 5 couples getaway destinations in the US for couples. Which one sounds right for you?

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Expert Travel: What You Need to Know About Banda Neira Island in Indonesia

By Gloria Maberry

You’ll find Banda Neira Island, a beautiful hidden gem, among the Indonesian archipelago of islands. It offers incredible natural beauty, fascinating historic sites, and unspoiled diving opportunities.

Whether you’re planning a trip to Indonesia or looking to expand your bucket list, you’ll want to get Banda Neira Island on your radar. Read on to find out why and plan your trip.

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Spring Flowering Bulbs You Can Plant Now (And How to Do It!)

While most of the garden has finished its growing cycle in Autumn, spring flowering bulbs are just getting started. Each bulb you plant in fall contains everything it needs to grow roots, survive winter, and emerge in brilliant colors to herald spring. If you envision returning home from a winter escape to cheery daffodils and tulips that brighten your landscape, this post is for you! You’ll learn how to plant spring bulbs in fall, which bulbs to select and plant, along with some beginner mistakes to avoid. If you plant spring-flowering bulbs now, you can look forward to their brilliant spring debut.

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Best Haunted Houses in Boston for Halloween Fun

No doubt, you’ll find plenty of historic places to visit in Boston, Massachusetts, but do you know which ones are haunted? This vibrant, pre-Revolutionary city with a past holds a few secrets, and in some instances, they are downright disturbing.

In fact, all kinds of spooky things are going on. You just need to know where to look. Whether you book a haunted tour or plan a self-guided expedition, these mysterious spaces and places will enchant you. So, read on to learn more about the best haunted houses in Boston–and more!

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Gift Guide: Best Gifts for College Girls

If you’re looking for some amazing gifts for college girls then this is the post for you. Because as the mother of two college grads (including a daughter), I know exactly what college kids do and do not want when it comes from gifts. 

Trust me on this.

My daughter lets me know when I’ve dropped the ball and given them something that wasn’t on their gift list!

So, stop guessing when it comes to either back-to-school or holiday shopping. Instead, use this list of 18 fantastic gifts for college girls to give your daughter exactly what she wants this year and every year thereafter. 

Bonus: These gifts will meet your needs as a parent and theirs!

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31 Simple Tips for Preparing a Garden for Winter Time

Along with the cool air and brilliant fall foliage comes to the realization that it won’t be long before the harsh New England winter hits. Subzero temperatures, frost heaves, snow, or worse no snow, which translates into no water—are the conditions that await your garden. Now, you may be heading somewhere warm for the winter, but even so, you’ll want to close the season by giving your garden every advantage to survive the cold winter months. Learn how with these 31 simple tips for preparing a garden for winter time, which follow.

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7 Do’s and Don’ts In Thailand (That Will Save You From Embarrassment!)

Traveling to Thailand can be a wonderful adventure, but it comes with some warnings. You should be aware of certain do’s and don’ts in Thailand. Knowing them will save you certain embarrassment.

Here are 7 travel tips for Thailand, including some cultural customs as well as sightseeing suggestions.

They will help to make sure you have a great time when you visit Thailand!

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Best Soups of the World You’ll Want to Try…Mmmm!

There is such comfort in a delicious bowl of soup. From light, golden broths to rich, hearty stews, it’s no wonder soups are loved worldwide. Read on to discover the best soups of the world.

You might like to sample their goodness while traveling or make them yourself at home. Either way, it will be hard to pick a favorite.

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How to Store Dried Herbs So You Can Enjoy Them Later

Oregano…Thai Basil…Tarragon…Do you enjoy snipping fresh herbs from your garden to make delicious recipes from around the world? Whether you’ve harvested a bumper crop, are going on vacation, or can feel Jack Frost approaching, it might surprise you how easy it is to preserve your herbs. Learn how to store dried herbs and ways to preserve your harvest so you can enjoy their flavors year round.

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