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Here’s Why We Have Decided to Not Buy an RV

We have wanted an RV for as long as we have been married (over 25 years). The idea of just getting in the car and driving to a new location with all of the stuff you need and not worrying about getting a hotel, carrying everything inside, dealing with check-in and check-out times, etc. is…
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Trump Canceled My Cruise, So Now What Do We Do?

I have dreamed of going to Cuba for a really long time – the colonial architecture, the classic cars, the colors and vibrancy, the food, the mystery since it was closed for so long and many other reasons I probably don’t need to keep listing here. So when I found a cruise to take with…
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The Ultimate Dollar Tree Hacks for Easy Traveling

Packing well is part skill / part having the right items. There are so many great products out there to help you, but when you add the cost of them all up, it can quickly get expensive. Enter the Dollar Tree store – a place where so many things can be found, and of course,…
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Walk in the Sky on the Longest Pedestrian Bridge in North America

We have always dreamed of floating through the sky high in the mountains, and with the SkyBridge in Gatlinburg, TN, we could almost accomplish that dream. On our accidental trip to Gatlinburg, we looked around at what to do, and when we heard about the SkyBridge in Gatlinburg – the longest pedestrian bridge in North…
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Feel Like a Diver in the Tank Tunnels at the Gatlinburg Aquarium

On our accidental trip to Gatlinburg, one attraction we definitely wanted to see was the Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. We had no idea what an immersive experience this was watching piranha with their frightening teeth, transporting through a different world through the tank tunnels, and watching the funny penguins all patiently line up to…
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See the Best Waterfalls in the Smokies on the Roaring Forks Motor Trail

We are waterfall lovers. The number of hiking books we have in our house about waterfalls is too many to actually give a number here, but trust me it is a lot. During our surprise visit to Gatlinburg, Tennessee I heard about the Roaring Forks Motor Trail and the number of waterfalls you can see,…
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Secrets to the Best Food and Booze in Gatlinburg

We had the chance to visit Gatlinburg, TN in May. This trip was a bit unusual since it was an actually accidental purchase. We were looking at different trips on Groupon dreaming of taking one (we will be empty-nesters next year). We were looking at trips to Iceland, Spain, and also a little cabin in…
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Seattle Aquarium: The Story and Experience

One of the best attractions on the Seattle waterfront is the Seattle Aquarium. This museum offers an educational and interactive experience for children and adults. In addition, it can be a great place to visit when the weather is bad or you just want a break from a hot day. The Story of the Seattle…
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Velkommen to Poulsbo, Washington

One of the iconic symbols of Seattle is the ferries in downtown. They are very inexpensive to ride (if you are walking over), and it is a fun way to see parts of the Seattle area that you wouldn’t normally. One of those parts is a popular destination: Poulsbo, Washington, which is west of Seattle…
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Reign Over the Sky in the Seattle Space Needle

When you think of Seattle, the Space Needle is usually what comes to mind so our trip to Seattle wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Space Needle. The funny thing is that we lived in this area about 20 years ago for 3 years and never actually went up it. So this trip…
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