Escape Tips Black Friday Travel Deals

Black Friday Travel Deals

Check out these Black Friday travel deals that you can take advantage of from the comfort of your sofa. This post contains affiliate links and we may receive a commission for products purchased or services purchased through these links. Discounts on Activities in Mexico Free Transportation to Experiences Xcaret Activities booked from November 24-17. We booked …

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Places We've Been Stocking Stuffers for the Traveler

Stocking Stuffers for the Traveler

Stocking Stuffers for the Traveler   1.   expandable running belt | 2.  reusable utensils | 3.  silicone travel containers 4. collapsible water bottle | 5. universal travel adapter | 6.  hidden-pocket infinity scarf   Note: These links are affiliate links and we may receive a commission if you purchase any products through these links. Our opinions are all our own–we want to …

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Escape Tips Emergency Travel Packing and Tips

Emergency Travel Packing and Tips

Emergency travel is the kind of travel that you don’t want to do.  It usually involves something terrible happening to someone that you care about. Unfortunately, we’ve got a lot of experience with emergency travel.  Both of our moms passed away after lengthy terminal illnesses, and we frequently got calls to “get here right now” …

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Places We've Been Best Musical Theatre Shows to Catch on Vacation

Best Musical Theatre Shows to Catch on Vacation

The girls and I are huge musical theater buffs and love seeing Broadway shows.  Of course, our favorite place to see a show on Broadway, but since we don’t live anywhere near NYC, our next best bet is to see a touring show.  And seeing shows isn’t just for when we’re home.  I love seeing …

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Places We've Been Texas Road Trip: Austin to the Hill Country

Texas Road Trip: Austin to the Hill Country

I had a conference in Austin, and so Kenny and I decided to make a Texas Road Trip out of it, driving through the Hill Country and visiting Johnson City and Marble Falls.  Even though we’re both native Texans and have visited most of the state, we’ve never really spent time in the Hill Country. …

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Escape Tips Austin Hotel Review: Lone Star Court

Austin Hotel Review: Lone Star Court

I had a conference in Austin last week, and Kenny decided to tag along so that we could see our college kid and make a weekend of it.  We decided to check out a unique Austin hotel and settled on Lone Star Court. We’d describe this place as preppy hipster. Note: This post includes affiliate …

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Reviews Recent Listens

Recent Listens

I listen to audiobooks in the car to pass the time in the car when traveling and during my daily commute.  You may also want to check out our post 5 Fave Audiobooks to Inspire Wanderlust. Also, if you haven’t tried audiobooks before, you can start with a free trial. Try Audible and Get Two …

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Reviews Recent Reads

Recent Reads

September 2017   Home is Burning, Dan Marshall  3/5 Stars A son’s tale of how his family dealt with his father’s ALS.  Not exactly a happy story, but  I found it compelling, probably because I’ve been through long terminal illness with my mother and mother-in-law.  This book was relatable. The language is real, and by …

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International 6 Reasons to Visit Paris in Winter

6 Reasons to Visit Paris in Winter

Do you ever really need a reason to visit Paris? I think not, but winter is actually a really great time to visit, even though spring in Paris gets all the glory. Prices are Great Our total for airfare and lodging for 3 people for 4 days in Paris in November was about $2000! Winter …

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Escape Tips 6 Awesome U.S. Cities to Visit With Teenagers

6 Awesome U.S. Cities to Visit With Teenagers

All parents of teenagers know that they can be a bit finicky.  What we want to do doesn’t always mesh with what they want to do.  But here’s a list 6 U.S. cities to visit with teenagers no matter where their interests lie. New York My teens love NYC so much it’s become an annual pilgrimage …

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