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How To Save Money On Vacation: Our Top 10 Tips

Isn’t a vacation the perfect time to go-all-out and splurge, and worry about the expense later? Since it isn’t always easy to practice budget-friendly habits on vacation, we tend to ignore them during our escape from reality. Who wants to jump through hoo ...

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The Best Things To Do In Hawaii: Oahu Edition

Home to the capital, Honolulu, and the exciting stretch of urban beach, Waikiki, Oahu has its fair share of city lights glistening against the surf. But Oahu is so much more than the islander’s city. Oahu is an outdoor paradise waiting to be explored up, ...

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Best Things To Do In Hawaii: The Big Island Edition

If you are looking for an island packed with colossal adventures and wow moments, Hawaii’s Big Island is your clear winner. From crystal blue waters to snow-capped mountains, the Big Island is the soul mate to thrill-seekers and nature enthusiasts. Here i ...

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How To Pack For A Theme Park

Seeing a theme park through a child’s eyes is priceless. When things go right, a family trip to a theme park can be a huge hit for everyone involved. Unfortunately, if you go unprepared, stress, whining, crying, and complaining might tarnish your anticipa ...

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Gift of Time: The Travel Resolution

“Have you figured out your 2019 resolution yet?” I asked my husband from across our kitchen table. I’ve brought up this question to him each December for as long as I can remember. He’s known for a long time now what a planner I am, and once a planner ...

Proposal

Gift of Time: The Proposal

“Dad, can you see us ok?” I asked. I’ll never forget showing my dad how to use Facetime on his new phone. He’s actually getting quite proficient at it. “Dad, point the phone up,” I continued directing. “No, not that up!” “A little lower.” ...

Babymoon

Gift of Time: The Babymoon

I still can’t believe it. In just three months, we are going to be parents! My mind is spinning with all of the things I need to do to prepare for our next big adventure. Nursery. Registry. Hospital tour. Childbirth classes. But now, in week 28 of my preg ...

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Gift of Time: The Wordsmith

“Daaaaad! Did you pack Scrabble?” my daughter screams down to be from the top of the stairwell. Ever since our Park City, Utah vacation to Sunrise Lodge, she always makes sure I pack our well-loved Scrabble board. She was only five when we played for ...

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Gift of Time: The Homecoming

I have a paper calendar in my room that I keep hidden safely under my bed. Every day after school I race home, run upstairs, take a Sharpie marker and draw a big, glorious “X” across the entire date box. I’ve been doing this for 92 days now. My mom has be ...