Category Archives for "Travel"

October 25, 2017

How to Date Your Kids

How to date your kids

Dating your kids is so very important. Whether you have a picnic, dinner and a movie or take them some place special, you need to date your kids! I love that each year my dad still takes me out to lunch for my birthday! That has been a tradition since I was two years old. Now I have kids of my own, and I do the same thing to them! Recently, I took my kids with my mom for an extra special date! We went to the Great Wolf Lodge for a Howl-O-Ween experience! We had such great time at the Monster Bash Dance Parties, Trick-or-Treat trail, Spooktacular Story Time and Costume Parade. And that isn’t even including all the fun we had at the park and other fun activities they normally have!Continue reading

What Goes on in Palmyra Virginia

This content is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund’s America’s Farmers Community Outreach
programs, but views and thoughts are my own and written from my heart I am #MyTownProud.

It isn’t the hills that beckon or that sound that one hears when they listen. It is the way the grass moves in the wind and the way that the river flows and the rocks that the children throw on its shores. These are the shores where history was made. There are people who are ready to share the tales of time gone by in historical Palmyra.

We are a town of many faces and histories. The city of Palmyra, Virginia is full of people who grew up here and the people who moved here and never wanted to move on. We are a little rural community that believes in one another. We are a hand to hold and a day to explore. We have apple orchards and a country store. We have fresh vegetables that are passed to you by the hands that nurtured them. We have farmers who have jams to sell and the homemade bread on which to lay the spread. We have fresh eggs from chickens that roam.Continue reading

October 19, 2017

What to do in Mount Airy North Carolina

What to do in Mount Airy North Carolina

In my quest to spend more time making memories with my children than working more for money for a vacation. I am traveling to smaller towns that offer exceptional experiences for pennies on a dollar. We are diligently living on our 40,000 budget so we are doing  Budget Travel: Family Vacation Travel on a Budget. I was invited to tour Mount Airy North Carolina “Mayberry” as part of a conference called Travel Media Showcase. I decided to share what I know.

Have you been to North Carolina? I had a great time during my trip and I want to share with you my list of what to do in Mount Airy, North Carolina

The first thing I can tell you is to relax. That is what Mount Airy is about. It is about the people and their love of their community. There wasn’t anyone who wasn’t friendly, helpful, or kind. We met the people who made the town, who had grown up there all their lives and who weren’t changed.  Mount Airy like any town has a history of its own. It features things to do for the young to the old. It has travel destinations worthy of its large neighbors, but they don’t have the heart of Mayberry.Continue reading

A Town You Should Visit

This content is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund’s America’s Farmers Community Outreach
programs, but views and thoughts are my own and written from my heart I am #MyTownProud.

Discover the beauty of Fluvanna County in Virginia. Read the reasons why we chose to live in this US town and I'm proud to introduce to you our local town hero.

The morning was damp, and I pulled on my worn red bathrobe. I opened my back door and almost lost my balance as my puppy jumped down the stairs and rushed into the backyard. I pulled my arms across my chest and took a deep breath. The country air breathes life into me.

I heard a strange noise. I didn’t recognize it at first. Then I went through the database of everything it could be, and I realized it was a cow welcoming the sun. I couldn’t believe I live in a place that is so quiet that I could hear a cow that lives miles away. I live in a gated neighborhood. The gate is more to protect the lake than it is to safeguard the people from one another.Continue reading

How to Plan a Family Vacation on $30,000 A Year

How to Afford Family Vacation Travel on $30,000 A Year

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Summer days are fast approaching and I’m already anticipating the kids’ cries of “Mom!  We’re bored!”  In an attempt to prevent that from happening this year, we started planning our family vacation the day after school started in the fall.  You might ask why we start planning the family vacation so early.  It’s simple … we live on a $30,000 a year budget and have to carefully plan luxuries such as vacations in order to stick to that budget.

First Steps to Planning a Family Vacation

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How To Afford Family Vacation On $30,000 A Year

How To Afford Family Vacation On $30,000 A Year

How To Afford Family Vacation On $30,000 A Year

Do you need a family vacation? Who doesn’t? If you don’t take one soon will your insanity build until it topples in heaps? Were you thinking gosh I need a vacation as you were cleaning dishes for the 90th time today? You were wondering who dropped all these dishes off and when your dishwasher relief was coming in for the second shift?

You waited for them as the dishes piled up once more. You came to the conclusion you were first shift, second, shift, third shift, and the last shift. You are in fact an expert at dry food removal, so this skill and making hairballs should afford you a page in the Guinness Book of World Records but not a home on millionaire’s row.Continue reading

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