Category: Escape Tips

Escape Tips Family Vacation Over the Holidays

Family Vacation Over the Holidays

The key to a successful family vacation over the holidays is to plan, plan, plan. There are sure to be crowds and many places may not be open or will have limited hours.  Make sure you know what you’re in for and plan accordingly. Leave Time for Travel Allow plenty of time for travel.  Weather and …

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Escape Tips 5 Great Ideas for Gifting Outside the Box

5 Great Ideas for Gifting Outside the Box

We’ve all got enough stuff and there are only so many new gadgets that anyone needs. We’re also becoming more conscientious of the social and environmental impacts of disposable junk and fast fashion and want to minimize our contribution to those issues. So our family leans heavily toward experiences as gifts. Experiences are also perfect …

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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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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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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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Escape Tips Flying Into the Cancun Airport

Flying Into the Cancun Airport

Our flight to Cancun was definitely a party plane!  I’ve only seen such happy, cheerful passengers on the way to Vegas.  Everyone was relaxed and ready to start their beach time! Immigration & Customs in Cancun You must complete both customs and immigrations forms to enter Mexico via the Cancun Airport.  Every person in your …

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Escape Tips 5 Reasons to Visit Dallas in the Fall

5 Reasons to Visit Dallas in the Fall

The Weather is Beautiful in Dallas in the Fall Fall is my favorite time of year in Dallas. We finally get a reprieve from the summer heat, the evenings develop a hint of crispness, and the daytime temps are just downright pleasant. We spend summers hiding from the heat in the air-conditioning or the pools, …

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Escape Tips 5 Fave Audio Books To Inspire Wanderlust

5 Fave Audio Books To Inspire Wanderlust

I may love books even more than travel.  My book collection must exceed the amount that I can ever read in my lifetime, and yet I can’t resist acquiring more. My love for both travel and book intersects with audio books. I’ll admit, I was an audio book resistor.  I love real books.  Why would I …

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Escape Tips Twelve Tips For Visiting the Mayan Riviera

Twelve Tips For Visiting the Mayan Riviera

1. Be Prepared for the Heat We’ve visited the Mayan Riviera the fall in winter when the weather is more temperate, but in July it is HOT.  We thought the heat would be no big deal–we’re Texans after all, and triple-digit temperatures in summer are the norm. But we also stay inside out air-conditioned homes …

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Escape Tips The One Travel App You Must Have

The One Travel App You Must Have

If you are a U.S. citizen who travels abroad and you don’t have the Mobile Passport App you need to get it RIGHT NOW! (And no, I’m not being paid by the government to tell you this!) We just came back from Mexico, and I think we were the only people on our plane who …

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