Summer Road Trip Car Maintenance Checklist

18 point check list guide to avoid a vehicle meltdown, and staying safe should one occur. Jumping in the car for a road trip to grandmas or a day-trip to the beach is as American as apple pie. However, the law of supply and demand dictates that more cars mean more traffic + more heat = more “meltdowns”. . . .

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I Love Shelling! Guide to Shells Around The World

One of my favorite souvenirs to bring home from summer vacation are the shells my family has discovered while exploring far away beaches. Like a treasure chest of memories from each port, the unlimited shapes, colors, and textures of each shell is as unique as the local flavors and exotic lands that we’ve visited. My . . .

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Which Theme Park Should You Visit? Top 20 by Popularity [Infographic]

Most kids get the theme-park bug at one point. My daughter got obsessed with Elsa from, “Frozen” and for months begged me to “Meet” Elsa at Disney? I can still see the desperation on her little face. How could I turn her down?… So if you too are looking forward to the trip to a famous . . .

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Ultimate Grill-Out “Burger” Recipes For Your Favorite Vegetarian Guests

Veggie burgers have come a long way from when they were first created in London in 1982. Many would agree, they originally tasted more like a grilled grainy-bread compressed vegetable-wedge than a burger, and didn’t really resemble one either, other than it’s disguise on a bun with condiments. Evidently, some store bought veggie-burgers are still pretty awful today. But low . . .

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5 Refreshing Alternative Beach Getaways for The Family on a Budget

We all tend to stick to what we know, sometimes even when it doesn’t work…That also goes for summer vacations. It’s human nature to shy away from change, and if you love your usual summer vacation destination stick with it. But if you’re anything like me, now that you’re older, and hopefully a little wiser, you . . .

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Summer Road Trip Survival Guide (with Kids) – Don’t leave home without it!

Summer Road Trips with the family should be fun-filled with lots of great memories – minus the melt-downs, boredom, and cranky kids (parents too). There is no need to finish your road trip with the dire need for a rest from your time-off. A successful road trip adventure, with a little planning and right accouterments, can . . .

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Happy National Grilling Month! Favorite BBQ Finds on a Dime.

Summer is here and we can finally fire up the grill! Celebrating National Grilling Month in July means keeping it clean and cool inside, more outdoor delicious fun, and the electric bill manageable all summer long! Unless you’re a die-hard steak fan you won’t even miss the expensive porterhouse or boneless chicken breast. Add flavorful . . .

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