Tag Archive: Travel Tips

Jun 02

Snorkeling Tips


Oh…how I wish I was heading to the ocean right now.  One of our favorite hobbies is to go snorkeling, which is not at all easy to do when we live smack dab in the middle of the Plains.  Karen and I first fell in love with snorkeling the very first time that we went …

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Apr 13

Travel Tip – Avoid Rush Hour

Rush Hour traffic

This tip is pretty straight forward, but at times I find myself not following it because I did not plan far enough ahead.  I mean it is pretty easy for us to leave our home when it is not rush hour and for us that means either leaving before 7:30 in the morning or after …

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Feb 11

Travel Tip- Rent a Car

Rental Car

Karen and I love to travel, and our favorite means of getting from one place to another is to drive a car.  When we first got together we would take my vehicle everywhere we went, which was probably not the best decision for a variety of reasons.  I have been driving a Dodge Durango for …

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Jan 07

Travel Tip- Make a Packing List


I find it so much more relaxing when I know that when we get into the car to leave for a vacation that we have everything that we need and ten minutes down the road I am not going to be turning back because we forgot something.  Occasionally when we do not do our due …

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Nov 12

Travel Tip- Make a Vacation Photo Book

Coffeetable books

One of the great things about going on a vacation is the memories that you make, and usually most people try to keep those memories fresh by taking pictures and video while on vacation.  They get home get them processed stick them in a generic photo book or those who are trying to keep up …

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Sep 21

Travel Tip: You Cannot Over Prepare


Whenever Karen and I are planning on where to go on our next trip we follow this simple travel tip, we create a personal checklist.  Karen’s role in our vacations is that she ultimately decides where we go; until our next adventure where we are letting our visitors (you guys!) decide where we will be going by voting on our poll …

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Jul 02

Travel Tip 2 – Make a Soundtrack for your Vacation

Happy Music Note

For our first vacation together Karen went out and bought shampoo, lotion, and soap of all of the same fragrance.  I did not think anything of it at the time.  At that point she had not clued me in to what she was up too.  The scent was Bath and Body Works “Midnight Pomegranate” and it …

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Jun 30

Travel Tip – Have a Vacation Scent to Help You Remember

Midnight pomegranate

Your nose is a good way to make a memory.  Think about it, you walk into somebody’s house when they are baking cookies and you might think of home.  If someone waves a peppermint stick under your nose you might think of Christmas.  It happens all the time so why not give your vacations a …

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