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Viewing the 2017 Solar Eclipse
On August, 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will be visible in the US, crossing the entire length of the country from coast to coast. Much of the country will have to travel to see totality and many are already making plans.
Factory Tours in Colorado
Our family absolutely loves going on factory tours when we are on vacation. They are almost always free and it is so fun to see how things are made. Here are some of our favorites in Colorado:
Helpful Picnic Tips
Use two small coolers -- one for fruit and beverages, which will be opened frequently, and one for such perishables as meats, poultry, salads, sandwiches, and cheese.
Free Admission for National Parks
The U.S. National Park Service will celebrate its 100th birthday on August 25th and admission for visiting over 400 parks will be waived. The Washington State park system is also waiving fees this weekend so be sure to check with the parks in your area.
Emergency Bag for Car Trips
Every time my friend and I go on a trip in her car, we need something and don't have it. So today, I made a kit for all the stuff we have needed. It doesn't have everything, but it does have the things we have needed over the last few trips.
Request Check for Airline Overbooking
If you are ever in a situation where you are involuntarily bumped from a flight, be aware that it is U.S. federal law that the airline compensate you with a check instead of a voucher, if that is your wish.
Seattle Travel Guide
Seattle is a unique and popular city as a place to live or just visit. Use this helpful video to plan your next trip to Seattle.
Washcloth Travel Toothbrush Holder
Take any washcloth to create a clever holder for your toothbrushes when traveling. Learn how to make it in this short video.
Campfire Chicken and Dumplings Recipe
Camp outs are a perfect time to make this easy chicken and dumplings dinner for your hungry campers. This page contains campfire chicken and dumplings recipe.
Breitenbush Hot Springs (Oregon)
My husband and I recently had the opportunity to visit Breitenbush Hot Springs. The resort and conference center is high in the Oregon mountains, next to the Breitenbush River in. It is near Detroit Lake (Hwy 22) and about 90 minutes east of Salem, OR. We visited in late March but there was still snow on the ground and dusting the trees high on the hills. The road is unimproved and bumpy for the last 20 minutes of the drive and chains are required for much of the year.
Use Hair Dryer to Remove Wrinkles in Clothes
Just hang your crumpled shirt, spray it with water and start blowing it with your hair blower! This is for an emergency situation, especially if you are going to a special occasion, like a wedding. So now there's no need to worry if you carry a wrinkled shirt.
Florida Frugal Travel Guide
Florida is known around the world for being a wonderful vacation destination. However, you don't have to break the bank to have a great time when you travel to Florida. This is a guide about Florida frugal travel guide.
Visiting Breitenbush Hot Springs (Oregon)
Breitenbush is a year-round intentional community of like minded individuals. According to their website, their mission is "to provide a safe and potent environment where people can renew and evolve in ways they never imagined". Whole families live and work on the property, leaving a light footprint with sustainable living choices. This is a guide about visiting Breitenbush Hot Springs (oregon).
How To Get A Cheaper Hotel Rate
Finding an affordable hotel room can be a hassle, but with these tips it can be much easier. This post will focus on IHG hotels, as I work for an IHG brand hotel but most tips should work in general.
Frugal Travel Tips for New York City
We are on a budget. Does anyone have suggestions on where to eat, sleep, and enjoy entertainment on the cheap in NYC? We want to see Ground Zero and as many sites of the city as possible. Does anybody know how to enjoy the city on the cheap?
Attire for a Wickie Wackie Golf Tournament
I've been invited to a golf tournament. The dress is: wacky chic. There is a prize for the wackiest ensemble.
Storing Food in a Travel Trailer
We just bought a 5th wheel trailer. My question is after we camp do you leave canned foods in the trailer or do you take everything out each trip?
Gas Stops With a Long Travel Trailer
I have a 34' camper that we're looking to take from Michigan to South Carolina. We've planned an overnight stay at a campsite in Nashville the first night and plan to be at a state park in SC the following day.
Storing Linens in a Camper
Can I leave linens in my camper while storing it in Florida?
Using a LP Refrigerator While Driving
Can you run you fridge on LP gas while traveling down the road?
Removing Mold from Boat Seats
Cleaning a Pontoon Boat
Saving Money a Ski Vacation
Vacation Ideas in the US for Under $4000
Visiting Opal Creek (Oregon)
Traveling With a Camper or Trailer
Homemade Waterproofing Spray for a Tent
Keeping Dough Ball on the Hook
Camping Cooler Tips and Tricks
Keeping Bugs and Flies Away From Your Picnic
RV Travel Tips and Tricks
Buying a Used Travel Trailer
Camping Cooking Tips
Church Picnic Theme Ideas
Frugal Camping Tips
Visiting Knott's Berry Farm Marketplace...
Traveling By Train
Chicago Travel Tips
Planning a Backyard Campout
Keeping Cool on Road Trips
Best Way to Pay for Things Overseas
Beach Tips And Tricks
Charleston, South Carolina Frugal Travel Guide
Keeping Snow Out of Boots
Packing a Suitcase
Orlando, Florida - Frugal Travel Guide
Renovating a Motorhome
Inflating Pool Toys
Saving Money at Disney World
Visiting State Parks
Yellowstone National Park Photos and...
Estimating Gas Costs for Road Trips
Niagara Falls Frugal Travel Guide
Picnic Tips and Tricks
Tent Camping Tips
Free Attractions When Driving from Texas to California
England Frugal Travel Guide
Starting A Campfire
Buying a Used Boat
Alabama Travel Tips and Photos
Paddling a Canoe Alone
Packing a Travel Toiletries Bag
Frugal Romantic Vacation Ideas
Inexpensive, Pet Friendly Weekend Getaway in NJ
Saving Money on Tennis Balls
Homemade Water Guns
Breaking in a Baseball Glove
Homemade Luggage Tags
London, England Frugal Travel Guide
Find Worms for Fishing
Cleaning Sand Off Skin
Saving Money on Airline Tickets
Maui, Hawaii - Frugal Travel Guide
Using a Canoe
Good Places to Go for a Weekend
East Coast Vs West Coast Behavior Differences
Dune Buggy Plans
Homemade Camping Picnic Table
Visiting Anna Ruby Falls (Helen, GA)
Norway Travel Photos
Homemade Waterproof Matches
Harry and David Factory Tour (Medford, OR)
Lighting Matches in the Wind
Use Pill Minder for Camping Spices
A Scenic Trip to Historic Boston
Making Two Ingredient S'mores
Visiting National Parks
Keeping Bait on Your Fish Hook
Viewing a Solar Eclipse
Camping Food Ideas
Camp Cooking With Tealights
Hiding Cash While Traveling
Packing Light When Traveling
Inflating an Aerobed
Planning a Cruise
Taking a Cruise With Children
Fourth of July Ideas!
Father's Day Ideas!
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