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Road Trip Time: 4 Ways to Reduce Travel Costs

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If you’re planning a road trip this summer you’re probably already cringing at the price of gas. But even with high gas prices, a road trip can still be cheaper—and often more fun—than a vacation that involves flying. However, unexpected expenses and poor planning can quickly inflate a road trip…

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10 Tips to Planning Your Own Summer Camp

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Nothing says summer better than camping, right? Every year, we invite our cousins to come for a few days and hold "Camp Pattee" in the backyard. We have a fabulous time crafting, cooking, and playing—a tradition that we look forward to all year long. One comment I frequently…

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7 Tips for Successful Summer Staycations

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Since 2009, I’ve organized summer field trips. When I started, my daughters were just 4 and 2 years old, now they’re 8 and 6 and we’re still having fun. Our summer field trips were born out of necessity. As a young mom, I learned that if I didn’t schedule activities,

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Family Fun: Spring Break Travel Ideas

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AH!  The anticipation of Spring Break!  It is a break for the kids so they can forget about school and have fun.  But sometimes it is a time for adults to get away from everyday life, too.  As you plan, think about how your family likes to spend time

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Staycation Ideas: Having Fun at the Park

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How many of you think you know everything there is to do around your community?  My sister moved to Lakeland, Florida last month and was telling me about an awesome park she found.  Common Ground Park in Lakeland, Florida is about an hour from where I live and on the

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