Category: Escape Tips

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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Escape Tips Dealing with the Unexpected

Dealing with the Unexpected

We’ve had our share of unexpected travel mishaps.  It is frustrating and disappointing when you’ve spent a lot of money anticipating a trip and something disastrous happens shortly before you leave–or worse–during your trip.  The best way to ease the pain of a bad situation is to plan ahead.  Of course, you can’t plan for …

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Escape Tips Paris Planning Tips

Paris Planning Tips

Paris should be on everyone’s travel bucket list. It is such a beautiful city, full of history and culture, and of course, style. Here’s a list of the most useful things we  learned and used on our trip to Paris. Some of the links in this post are affiliate links for which we may earn a …

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