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    Where to Stay In Jacksonville FL

    Jacksonville being the largest city in the U.S. by land area means finding a place to stay gives you some vastly different options.  You could stay by the beach in a resort or vacation cottage, stay downtown in familiar hotel brands, or stay in one of the charming towns or suburbs nearby.  To help you… Read More »Where to Stay In Jacksonville FL

Louisiana | New Orleans | United States

St. Charles Street New Orleans – A Family Friendly Guide

St. Charles Street New Orleans – A Family Friendly Guide Keep in mind that some links are paid affiliate links. When you buy through these links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.  Any opinions expressed are not impacted by this. The Saint Charles Streetcar Line has been running for over 150 years. … Read More »St. Charles Street New Orleans – A Family Friendly Guide

Georgia | Savannah

10 Best Free, Cheap, and Seasonal Things to do in Savannah with kids

10 Best Free, Cheap, and Seasonal Things to do in Savannah with Kids  River View Room in Savannah This room was a much-needed peaceful respite with incredible river views.  You certainly don’t plan on having a sick child while traveling but when it happens and you have a river view to enjoy, staying inside isn’t… Read More »10 Best Free, Cheap, and Seasonal Things to do in Savannah with kids

Caribbean | Florida | Travel | United States

17 Best (Values) for Spring Break Cruises from Florida

What You Need to Know About Cruise Pricing Cruise prices are quoted from the lowest price available for each category, per person based on double occupancy.  Subject to change at any time. Single Occupants are charged a surcharge rate on most cruise lines. The lowest priced category could be a guarantee room that does not… Read More »17 Best (Values) for Spring Break Cruises from Florida

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Make the Season More Meaningful with 12 Days of Christmas Gifting

Remember, not to get hung up on the numbers either, it doesn’t have to be “2 turtle doves” exactly.  Use each day to find symbolic meaning in your gift. Let it guide your efforts towards things that will have specific and deeper meaning to both you and the recipient. 12 Days of Christmas gifts doesn’t… Read More »Make the Season More Meaningful with 12 Days of Christmas Gifting

At Home | Travel

27 Meaningful Gifts and Unique Treasures They’ll Love

Speaking of creative sparks, here’s 5 amazing ways to find your flow again: (the perfect present, create a new product, a new marketing idea, whatever you are working on.) Go for the unexpected.  Shocking the system is classic for awakening your creative spirit and other’s interests so go ahead and do something unexpected or unusual.… Read More »27 Meaningful Gifts and Unique Treasures They’ll Love

Florida | Orlando | Travel | United States

Why You Should Add a Universal Studios Orlando Christmas to Your Wish List.

COVID-19 Protocols – Here are the latest safety updates from Universal Studios for your visit: We encourage all guests – regardless of vaccination status – to wear face coverings while indoors We do not require proof of vaccinations We encourage all guests to keep a safe distance between travel parties We remain focused on maintaining… Read More »Why You Should Add a Universal Studios Orlando Christmas to Your Wish List.


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Amazing Places and Beautiful Spaces

See how to make the most of your time in a place, whether you’re there for a day or a week. You can follow in my footsteps or take away ideas for formulating your own plan based on my research and ideas.

Most of the things you can do are free or very affordable. See how to save or enjoy all the freebies any given place has to offer. Most importantly, you can travel with family and find things that make it fun for all ages. Flexibility is a must in order to take advantage of luxuries to be found for less.

Let the photos inspire you to wander and visit these places for yourself. Or live vicariously and simply enjoy the view. Visit interesting places, amazing spaces, and leave no traces.