Ten “Must Haves” For A Safe Auto Trip’s Journey

If you are going on a car trip with the family, safety should be your number one priority. A lot of people think that they can just get into the car and go without doing things beforehand to make sure that their experience is a safe and enjoyable one. One thing that all car owners need to do before going on a long road trip would be to check the quality of the tires and the air pressure that is in each Read the rest of this entry »

25 Jul, 2013 | Comments are off

Planning Ahead For Your Vacation Meals – On A Shoestring

Planning Ahead For Your Vacation Meals: On A Shoestring Budget

Making The Most of What You Have
One of the most dangerous traps on going on vacation is spending money. It is easy to get swept away with the feeling of being on vacation. This allows people a liberty that is only an illusion. In fact, most of us travel on a budget. However, most people get carried away with the feeling of being on vacation and end up in debt when they return home. Simply put, how do you avoid Read the rest of this entry »

26 May, 2013 | Comments are off

Eating Out Vs. Eating From Home: Which Is More Cost Effective?

If you have a large family, then you probably already know that eating out in restaurants can result in a high bill. However, when you are on vacation, you frequently have little choice but to visit restaurants at mealtimes because you have nowhere to prepare your own food. Part of going on vacation is to get away from routine household tasks anyway, so eating out in restaurants is an important part of the vacation experience. Ways exist, though, to save a bit of cash Read the rest of this entry »

27 Mar, 2013 | Comments are off

Things To Know Before Stopping At Roadside Cafes With Pets

Traveling with your pet can be fun for both of you. You’ll have the best travel experience with your pet if you plan your route in advance.

When you know you’re going to be eating on the road, look up pet friendly eateries and accommodations. If you’re traveling during warm weather, a roadside cafe with an outdoor eating area can be a good choice. Check with an employee to see if pets are allowed on the patio before letting your pet out of the car. If pets are allowed, keep your dog on a short leash at all Read the rest of this entry »

22 Nov, 2012 | Comments are off

Top 10 Most Healthiest and Entertaining Snacks For Kids

Children love to snack, and there is nothing wrong with that. However, it is very important for parents to make sure that they are feeding their children the right snacks. Cheese is a great snack choice for children because it is very high in protein. A peanut butter sandwich is another great snack option. Peanut butter is high in fiber and protein. You want to make sure that you make the peanut butter sandwich with whole wheat bread instead of Read the rest of this entry »

20 Nov, 2012 | Comments are off

Stopping At Motels/Hotels With A Pet? Better Plan Ahead

Traveling with pets presents more challenges than when taking kids on vacation. Many motels and hotels have limited rooms dedicated to accepting animals, and these may be booked well in advance. When you plan to visit popular destinations, especially, you should make reservations as far ahead as possible. Some hotels also place restrictions on the pet’s weight, and reservations agents may inquire about the breed as well.

Packing a kennel for your pet is also a smart idea. While you may be reminded Read the rest of this entry »

16 Nov, 2012 | Comments are off

Be Sure To Give Fido His Shots Before Vacation Begins

Planning a vacation is fun, and it is even more so when you decide to bring Fido along for the adventure. Finding pet-friendly places to stay can be a challenge, so be sure to make those reservations well in advance. Packing favorite toys, food and a kennel for safe travel are typically on the list. It is also important to be sure all vaccinations are up to date. Some hotels may require a copy of rabies vaccination even if your dog is wearing Read the rest of this entry »

14 Nov, 2012 | Comments are off

Dad, Are We There Yet? Keeping Kids Happy On Road Trips

“Are we there yet?” No phrase in history can make a parent cringe faster. Boredom on long road trips can lead to stress and frustration that can ruin a perfect opportunity for family time. It is often simple ideas that entertain children the most, and can make road trips a memorable part of any trip.

Talent Show Time
Let the kids express themselves. Have them share a story, sing a song, tell jokes or other activity that makes them feel they are the Read the rest of this entry »

11 Nov, 2012 | Comments are off