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Pull Over Post Cards – 2017 The Year In Review

2017 is quickly winding to an end and it's this time of year I'm reminded of a cheer we did at a cheerleading camp in high school (Yes, I was a cheerleader!). The leader would shout out, Attitude check! and we'd all reply, GREAT! As 2017 comes to a close, I've so much for which I'm grateful. Reflecting on the trips and the friendships I've enjoyed, so many…
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Solo Road Trip 101 – How to Have Fun and Stay Safe

There's nothing more fun or freeing than hitting the open road for a much-needed change of scenery or excursion. Though traveling alone can be a great way to clear your head and de-stress, it's important to make personal safety your first priority. Here are a few helpful tips to remember when planning a solo road adventure. Leave Your Itinerary Behind Before leaving town, make sure you've shared your…
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How Best to Enjoy Tea and Scones in Ireland

Tea, scone, jam, and clotted cream. One of the most difficult aspects of planning a family vacation to Ireland is establishing a travel budget. Allocating funds for accommodations, airfare, and ground transportation are relatively straight forward but the uncertain and varying cost of food is the most challenging to project. Making allowances for "nice" dinners and splurges or simply estimating moderately priced meals necessitates calculation on a sliding…
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Discover North Carolina’s First Salt Therapy Spa

A few minutes away from the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, you'll discover Blisstime. What's Blisstime? It's found inside a Himalayan Salt Cave where the therapeutic nature of salt and a tranquil healing space join forming a unique rejuvenating experience. I'd just finished a three-and-a-half hour car ride when I picked up a brochure for the Salt Spa of Asheville and thought this might be just the…
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Visiting Dublin with Kids? You’ll want to become a Viking

Traveling with kids means searching for fun and entertaining options to keep the youngsters entertained.  Finding a tour or attraction that's both amusing for children and adults is a tough balance to strike.  In Dublin, Ireland, Viking Splash Tours has the winning combination. What is a Viking Splash Tour? A Viking Splash Tour is one of the most unique tours I’ve ever taken. Passengers don Viking helmets,board an…
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Holy cow! It’s a butter museum!

In planning our visit to Cork, Ireland, I knew there were certain places I simply had to visit.  Saint Finbarr’s Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Street and the River Lee – these are sites that were known to me.  However, in doing my research, I found one destination that intrigued me.  The Cork Butter Museum. Granted, I like butter, but it’s not the be-all-end-all of my diet. But the idea…
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