As a US citizen, there are several “trusted traveler” programs, but how do you know which one is right for you? We will cover the two most commonly used- TSA PreCheck and Global Entry – and let you decide if either, or both, are right for you! TSA PreCheck What is TSA PreCheck? First and…
If you’ve been to the airport any time in the past year, there’s no doubt you’ve seen signs about the upcoming switch to “REAL ID” forms of identification. The “REAL ID Act”, passed by Congress in 2005, sets minimum security standards for identification, including drivers licenses. Here’s what you need to know: Beginning October 1st,…
Every year, we try to take a long weekend trip sometime in the fall. We typically choose our destination by cheapest/best flight we can find. Knoxville happened to have VERY cheap flights through AllegiantAir, so our decision was made for us. We would rent a car, check out the foliage in the Smoky Mountains, do a road trip to Nashville and be home in under 4 days.
Perched on the Pacific Coast and surrounded by mountains, lies the cosmopolitan, yet outdoorsy city of Vancouver, British Columbia. Vancouver is a great place to explore any time of year (but expect rain). However I would recommend visiting from June to September when life moves outside! You will be able to make the most of your time at the beach, hiking trails, and enjoy the outdoor restaurants and breweries.
Alaska was always a bucket-list destination for us. This gorgeous state offers an array of adventures with its rugged mountains, glaciers, and an abundance of wildlife. If you’re going to spend the time getting here, we recommend a minimum of a week’s stay. We planned an 11-day getaway through the ‘Last Frontier’ and it continues to be one of our most asked about destinations! Before booking your trip, we have a few tips for you to consider.
What’s better than celebrating your 30th birthday in the Caribbean?! We decided to take a 4 day weekend and celebrate in Puerto Rico, a diverse, tropical island known for its clear-water beaches, rainforest, hiking, and wildlife.
Sometimes we just NEED to get away, even if just for a 4-day weekend. Montreal was always someplace relatively close (8 hours drive from my home), but far away enough to keep pushing off the trip. One Friday, I was invited to tag along on an already planned trip for that weekend (Jenny did the planning). My travel bug was acting up again, so I spontaneously agreed and left that afternoon.
With Jenny being a teacher, vacation time during the school year can be hard to come by. We sometimes can squeeze in short 3 or 4 day vacations, and Asheville proved to be the perfect home base for such a trip!
This was an interesting one because we were camping for 9 days straight and needed to pack all of our clothes and essential camping gear in 1 checked bag each. Then, when we landed we shopped at the Dollar Store, Walmart and Goodwill for all items we couldn’t bring with us. Without further ado, here…
Let me start off by saying that this was the biggest adventure we had planned yet! While we love the outdoors, camping for 10 days straight in another country seemed like a monumental task. However, it is TOTALLY do-able, as long as you’re prepared.