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March 26, 2013

Spring Break Staycation

Spring Break Staycation Ideas

Unfortunately, spring break isn’t always filled with trips to a sandy beach, a certain mouse, or the ski slopes. For some of us, it’s about staying home and enjoying the solitude. Well, maybe it’s more about trying to find ways to keep the kids entertained for a whole week at home without losing our sanity or busting the budget!

Here are some ideas that will hopefully put a little spring in your spring break staycation and keep everyone content!Continue reading

February 22, 2013

I am going on a Trip…

We are going on a trip. We need it. We have had more fake snow days then I can count and I need to get my children out of the house. In fact I need to get out of the house. That is the problem with working at home. Let’s play a game so you can figure out where I am going. I am going on a trip and I am bringing or hoping for:
A apples for snack
B bathing suit
C clothes
D Dolls
E Eye wear
F Fun
G GPS
H Hair Brush
I I Pad
J Juice Boxes
K Kids
L Lounge Chair
M Mountain
N Never a dull moment
O Ocean Like Waves
P plugs for my ears
Q Quiet
R Resort
S Surfing
T Tubes
U Umbrellas
V Victory after each slide
W water Bottle crafts: Search Game
X xi hours of fun if you get there at 11:00
Y Yeah!
Z Zipping around on a slide

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July 26, 2012

Summer Travel to the Big Apple

I am going to the BlogHer Conference in New York City and I’m so excited for this trip. I have been doing tons of research on what to do while I’m there. I’ve found restaurants, sightseeing tours, hotels, shops and pretty much everything you can imagine. It is a little overwhelming the number of sights to see while in New York City. I want to go to places the locals go, but I also want to visit the tourist sights.

I’ve stumbled upon some sightseeing tours while doing my research and it looks like most of the companies have numerous tours to choose from depending on which sights I want to see. They also have Hop on and Hop off tickets that let me get on and off the bus so I can walk around town and visit the local shops and venues. This seems like the best bang for my buck because I get off the bus when I want to see some of the city, then hop back on and go to the next place! I know that I want to visit the Empire State Building, The Statue of Liberty and Times Square. I have a whole list of places I’d love to go on my trip, but we’ll see how many I can fit in during a few days.Continue reading

July 26, 2012

Vacation Idea: SAVE in San Antonio

This post brought to you by SAVE . All opinions are 100% mine.

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Our family is always on the lookout for new places to visit.  Whether our plans are for a day trip or a full blown week-long vacation, planning these trips on a budget can be daunting.  San Antonio, which is known as one of the nation’s most affordable vacation destinations, is making visitors’ getaways even more value packed with SAVE – San Antonio Vacation Experience.  The site offers great deals on hotels and more than $600 in savings on historic tours, theme parks, animal adventures and shopping.  Summer is truly the time to SAVE in San Antonio.

With deals on hotels, resorts and attractions ranging from budget to luxury, SAVE has something for every family’s budget and needs.  Be sure to check the Limited Time Offers to add even more value to your vacation.

I can imagine us heading to San Antonio and staying at the Drury Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk.  With rates as low as $99 per night, the Drury Inn & Suites offers everything we look for in a vacation hotel.  There’s FREE hot breakfast and a 5:30 Kickback happy hour, which includes FREE hot food & cold beverages. There’s even a rooftop outdoor pool and whirlpool.

From there we would start exploring San Antonio by hopping a ride on the Trolley to tour the heart of this historic city.  A stop at the Institute of Texan Cultures would be in order since we love to explore the history of any place we visit.  I can’t resist seeing the animals of the deep, and with multiple discounts available, SeaWorld San Antonio would be a must see destination.  In addition to SeaWorld, SAVE attraction partners include Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Schlitterbahn, Splashtown, Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch, San Antonio Botanical Garden, & more!

The one thing we never leave out of our vacation itinerary is a bit of shopping.  SAVE offers two free VIP coupon books for the San Marco Premium Outlets and Tanger Outlets.  These coupon books, combined with already reduced outlet prices, make for some great bargains.

With SAVE, we save on everything travel.  For more information, be sure to follow @SAVEinSA on Twitter for all the updates on deals, limited time offers & ideas to help plan your next trip to San Antonio!

July 19, 2012

Summer Travel to the Big Apple #2

I am going to the BlogHer Conference in New York City and I’m so excited for this trip. I have been doing tons of research on what to do while I’m there. I’ve found restaurants, sightseeing tours, hotels, shops and pretty much everything you can imagine.

Once you have an idea on where to stay and how to get to New York City. What else do you need? I always check out deal sites like Groupon and Living Social before I go anywhere because you can save loads of cash on just about anything. The example I found this morning was a deal from Broadway Nail & Spa in Greenwich Village for a Mani-Pedi for only $17! Super cheap and I can use it when I go to New York next month! I’ve already saved some money and I haven’t even gotten my bags packed yet.

Then I found brunch for two with two Bloody Marys or Mimosas for only $25 at the Ainsworth in Chelsea! Where are you going to find brunch for two in NY for that little?? The cost is normally $76 dollars, so I can buy the Groupon now and have brunch day while I’m there. The list of discounts is endless, but this gives you a start for planning your trip to NY City on the cheap!!

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July 12, 2012

Summer Travel to the Big Apple #1

I am going to the BlogHer Conference in New York City and I’m so excited for this trip. I have been doing tons of research on what to do while I’m there. I’ve found restaurants, sightseeing tours, hotels, shops and pretty much everything you can imagine. It is a little overwhelming the number of sights to see while in New York City. I want to go to places the locals go, but I also want to visit the tourist sights.

I’ve stumbled upon some sightseeing tours while doing my research and it looks like most of the companies have numerous tours to choose from depending on which sights I want to see. They also have Hop on and Hop off tickets that let me get on and off the bus so I can walk around town and visit the local shops and venues. This seems like the best bang for my buck because I get off the bus when I want to see some of the city, then hop back on and go to the next place! I know that I want to visit the Empire State Building, The Statue of Liberty and Times Square. I have a whole list of places I’d love to go on my trip, but we’ll see how many I can fit in during a few days.

The best deals I’ve found have been with the Double-Decker bus tours throughout the city. I can get a 24 hour, 48 hour or 72 hour bus ticket that I can use for sightseeing and I can get on and off anytime I choose so I can explore the city. The prices run from $39.00 to $99.00 depending on the length of the tour and what sites, if any, are included. This makes life so much easier, because it is one less thing I have to worry about. I can just buy my ticket, learn about the city from the bus drivers and start exploring on my own when I feel like getting off the bus!

I found some other great deals for you, if you are planning on a trip to New York City. Using Kayak.com, I compared the prices of multiple travel services and found my best price for the airline ticket. Kayak and Priceline were only $1 apart on the lowest price and both used the same carrier. When I did my search for hotels, there was a variety to choose from, depending on what area of town I wanted to stay. Using Hotels.com and Priceline I was able to find hotels in every price point from $119 to $300+. Both websites had a large selection of hotels to choose from, making the decision on where to stay is the hard part.

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