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Traveling Toys for Kids
on August 14, 2017 at 5:58 pm / in Tips & Helpful Advice, Travel tips

Traveling Toys for Kids

Travel Toys It’s important to keep your sanity during those memorable summer vacation trips. To that end, it’s imperative to keep kids busy en route, whether in a car, plane or train. But, don’t forget to unplug them once in a while. Here’s our list of five toys that will keep them offline and engaged.   1. Forget the spinner, […]

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Take a Spa Vacation — With Your Dog
on August 14, 2017 at 5:16 pm / in Lifestyle Tips, Pet Tips, Travel tips

Take a Spa Vacation — With Your Dog

Salamander Resort and Spa, Middleburg,Virginia Sometimes it’s nice to get away with your best friend. But, when your buddy is your dog, vacation spots can be a bit scarce. However, you and your well-behaved pooch are welcome at Salamander Resort and Spa (500 N. Pendleton St., Middleburg, Va., 540-687-3600, salamanderresort.com), situated among the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains […]

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Getting Away: Vacation in a Historic Lighthouse
on November 22, 2016 at 10:07 pm / in Travel tips

Getting Away: Vacation in a Historic Lighthouse

Next in our new “Getting Away” series, a collection of vacation ideas that go beyond the norm. This month, we visit a historic New England lighthouse. Wait what? Yup, you heard us right. You can stay in a lighthouse! If you’ve ever dreamed of spending time in a secluded lighthouse, then consider taking on the position of temporary keeper of […]

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Getting Away: Off Season in Santa Margherita and Portofino, Italy
on August 29, 2016 at 11:35 pm / in Travel tips

Getting Away: Off Season in Santa Margherita and Portofino, Italy

Next in our new “Getting Away” series, a collection of vacation ideas that go beyond the norm. This month, we visit the dramatic sea views of the Italian Riviera! The short train ride from Nice offers dramatic sea views on your way to Santa Margherita, an ideal off-season Italian Riviera town that’s literally walking distance to trendy Portofino on the […]

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Getting Away: Southern California Vacation Without Stress
on May 24, 2016 at 7:21 pm / in Travel tips

Getting Away: Southern California Vacation Without Stress

    Next in our new “Getting Away” series, a collection of vacation ideas that go beyond the norm. This month, we visit the peaceful tranquility of Crystal Cove, CA. Visualize the impossible: A mellow southern California vacation where you step back in time in a secluded beachside bungalow without ever having to venture near any part of Los Angeles […]

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Getting Away: the storybook beaches of Chincoteague Island, Virginia
on April 1, 2016 at 10:48 pm / in Holiday Tips, Lifestyle Tips, Travel tips

Getting Away: the storybook beaches of Chincoteague Island, Virginia

The next in our new “Getting Away” series, a collection of vacation ideas that go beyond the norm. This month, we revisit the site that inspired the Marguerite Henry classic Misty of Chincoteague. As a child, if you were lucky enough to read Marguerite Henry’s classic, Misty of Chincoteague, about a herd of shaggy wild ponies living off the coast […]

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Getting Away: A Farm Vacation in Tasmania
on February 29, 2016 at 10:56 pm / in Holiday Tips, Lifestyle Tips, Travel tips

Getting Away: A Farm Vacation in Tasmania

The first of our new “Getting Away” series, a collection of vacation ideas that go beyond the norm, we’ll look at experiencing life on a working farm while maintaining the relaxation and fun we all look for on our getaways. If your idea of an exotic dream vacation includes rolling up your sleeves to pitch in and help shear sheep, […]

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No Crafty Wizard Needed For These DIY Halloween Costumes
on October 14, 2015 at 7:38 pm / in Holiday Tips, Home & Garden Tips, Lifestyle Tips, Tips & Helpful Advice, Travel tips

No Crafty Wizard Needed For These DIY Halloween Costumes

Halloween in North America is the second largest commercial tradition. And, according to a survey conducted by the National Retail Foundation, about five percent of U.S. consumers start shopping for Halloween before September. As of September 1, 2014, consumers had shelled out approximately 7.4 billion dollars, with 2.8 billion dollars going for Halloween costumes — for adults, kids and, yes, pets. For the […]

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Taking a Car Vacation with Your Dog
on July 1, 2015 at 7:48 pm / in Lifestyle Tips, Tips & Helpful Advice, Travel tips

Taking a Car Vacation with Your Dog

If your dog loves riding in the car, taking him along can make the family vacation more fun for everyone, if you plan carefully. Follow these trip tips to ensure that you and your pet enjoy a successful getaway. Health & Safety Bring your dog to the vet for a check-up before going on an extended trip. Make sure all […]

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Eight Space-Saving Vacation Beauty Packing Hacks
on March 17, 2015 at 4:41 pm / in Lifestyle Tips, Travel tips

Eight Space-Saving Vacation Beauty Packing Hacks

Preparing for a vacation is one of the most exciting and stressful experiences — so much to pack, so little space. If you’re like many women, then packing means compromising when it comes to jewelry, cosmetics and accessories. Not only do you have to make room for those items, but you also have to make sure that they don’t get […]

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