Best part of Family Vacations

Best part of Family Vacations

It's summertime and we are talking about family fun!  When you consider your best memories, chances are those memories include some family vacations.  In a recent survey kids were asked about their favorite part of family vacations. Best part of Family Vacations Here's what they said:  going to new places (27%) spending more time with parents (18%) staying in a hotel (14%) playing in a swimming pool (11%) not going to school (11%) Moms surveyed said that they want to take the kids on a nice vacation to: provide new experiences (79%) Best part of Family Vacations relax and have fun (66%) get

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Budget-Friendly Road Trips

Budget-Friendly Road Trips

With warm weather season in full swing, now is the time to start planning your fun family getaways. If you are concerned about affording it all, author and financial expert Farnoosh Torabi offers the following tips to help you have fun and save money on your next vacation.Budget-Friendly Road Trips BANK ON GAS-SAVING APPS Look to budget-friendly websites, such as www.GasBuddy.com, which also offers an app that helps you find the closest gas station with the best prices near you. Another gas-saving app is Gas Hog. It costs 99 cents and calculates your car's fuel economy, then provides tips on

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Affordable Summer Trips

Summer Safety Tips For Seniors

For people looking to trim their budgets, a summer getaway may feel out of reach. But it doesn't take a lot of money to have a great vacation experience - and it will pay off in lasting ways. "New research shows that experiences mean more to people than material items," said Dr. Jeff Ashby, Professor of Counseling Psychology, Georgia State University, Atlanta. "Experiences, like summer family vacations, can be shared and bring a greater sense of joy and happiness for a longer period of time." There are plenty of trip ideas that are easy on the wallet and can all

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Europe Tour Options

Europe Tour Options

From the fragrant lavender fields of Provence to the Gothic spires of Prague's skyline, Europe is a treasure trove of sensory experiences. A lifetime of travel on the continent would let you see it all, but for those with more limited time, carefully planned Europe tours can do more than just take you to the major sights - it can immerse you in the culture and lifestyle that have made Europe the ultimate destination for generations of travelers. Rather than rushing through an over-packed itinerary, today's travelers are seeking a real connection with the little aspects of everyday life in

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Fixing Cars for the Summer

Have you noticed that your brakes squeal when you push on the pedal to stop?  Have you been ignoring that unsightly puddle of liquid that keeps appearing under your car?  Small inconveniences can become much larger problems if not taken care of early, and unfortunately, many drivers fail to address vehicle problem signs until it's too late. Frequent checks and proper maintenance can make all the difference between a safe, attractive vehicle and an unreliable eyesore. Fixing Cars for the Summer With a few tips, you can get your vehicle into top shape for easy cruising this summer and beyond. Fixing

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5 Affordable Ways to Visit the Ballpark

5 Affordable Ways to Visit the Ballpark A warm breeze, the roar of the crowd and the smells of corn dogs and funnel cakes wafting from the concessions - nothing speaks to your summertime senses quite like a day at the ballpark. But this beloved American pastime can be hard for many families to afford, especially with high food and drink prices. 5 AFFORDABLE WAYS TO VISIT THE BALLPARK: All-You-Can-Eat Seats - Some major league parks now offer special "all-you-can-eat" seating areas. If planning on eating to your heart's content, this may be the best seat for you. Though it

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Why TSA Pre is Worthwhile for Travelers

Why TSA Pre is Worthwhile for Travelers We have been writing about it since I got to TravelPulse.  I saw it in action every time I got to the airport and waited in a line that snaked out 100 deep while there were no lines and no waiting in the TSA Pre line. I should know better, but I was just as lazy as the vast majority of U.S. travelers. Only 2.1 million people have signed up for the program as of early February. After the 16th trip of saying, “I should have signed up,” I finally did. With all the reasons

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5 Economic Ways to Travel

5 Economic Ways to Travel

5 Economic Ways to Travel Most explorers are not slanted to give up their treasured leisure activity in spite of the fact that a trip may seem like an additional cost that ought to be shelved in today's monetary status. Take a stab at reevaluating your style in the event that you need to adhere to your financial plan and fulfill your hunger for new experiences. Just because one sort of trip is less costly than what you're used to, it doesn't mean you're getting a not very impressive experience, you're simply getting an alternative. You'll spare cash by picking a less

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More Seniors using Airbnb for Travel

More Seniors using Airbnb for Travel

More Seniors are using Airbnb for traveling!  Have you tried it yet?  Let's say that you're looking for a place to stay on a trip out of town. The only problem is that a hotel is out of the question because: More Seniors using Airbnb for Travel More Seniors using Airbnb for Travel It doesn't have the amenities that you're looking for It's too far away from the main place you're going to be doing stuff in It's out of your price range, either in general or for the amount of time you'll be staying there It's already fully booked, and

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