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Hawaii Packing List

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Hawaii Packing List

Aloha! Wondering what to pack for your trip to Hawaii? You have come to the right place for your Hawaii Packing List! I consider Hawaii to be a fairly simple destination to pack for, but there are a few essential items that you absolutely do not want to forget! This post contains affiliate links. Should you make a purchase through a link, I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. As always, we only recommend products that we absolutely love and think that you will too. Hawaii Packing List: Clothing I’ll assume that you...

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Hawaii on a Budget

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Hawaii on a Budget

You might be wondering if taking a dream vacation to Hawaii on a budget is even possible. Is Hawaii expensive? It sure can be! Are the sunsets and mai tais and pineapples and turquoise waters and palm trees worth it? You betcha! Hawaii is one of our favorite places to travel as a couple and as a family, so we have accumulated quite a list of the best ways to visit Hawaii on a budget. Something about that tropical air and island time vibe just makes the Hawaiian islands our favorite place to relax and take the time to savor our time as a...

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Travel Gift Ideas for the One you Love

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Travel Gift Ideas for the One you Love

If you are looking for some help finding the perfect travel gift ideas for a special occasion or just to celebrate a fun trip coming up, I hope this carefully curated list will help you out! It often seems that it is the most difficult to purchase special gifts for the ones we love – probably because that is when we care the most. If your loved one has even a bit of a wanderlust streak, I hope you’ll find the perfect gift idea for your travel lover! This post contains affiliate links. Should you make a purchase through a link, I...

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Plan an Amazing Large Family Vacation

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Plan an Amazing Large Family Vacation

Figuring out how to plan an amazing large family vacation can be a bit of an overwhelming task. Last April, my parents celebrated their 40th Wedding Anniversary with a vow renewal ceremony on Shipwreck Beach, Kauai. Our entire family of 13 joined them for a week and we had a fantastic family vacation. While the trip went extremely smoothly with no stress, conflict or disorganization, that was only because we had planned our large family vacation so carefully and put in many hours of preparation. Our group was made up of 8 adults and three...

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Best Travel Gift Ideas for Kids

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Best Travel Gift Ideas for Kids

Are you looking for the ultimate list of travel gift ideas for kids? Then you have come to the right place! In our house we LOVE to travel…the kids as much as the adults. We love how their eyes light up with amazement when they encounter something beautiful in a new place or when they face a new challenge head-on like snorkeling in the Caribbean or walking across a swinging bridge in Kauai. We try hard to take the simple path when it comes to gift giving with our children as we would rather spend our hard earned money on travel and...

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Best Things to Do in Kauai with Children

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Best Things to Do in Kauai with Children

Aloha! Our family of five traveled to Kauai last year along with eight other extended family members, including five children ranging from ages two to seven. We researched extensively the best places to go and the best things to do in Kauai with children and ended up discovering some amazing places for you to add to your own Kauai itinerary. If you are planning your first trip to Kauai, you are in the right place! It has been our favorite family trip so far and we feel pretty confident that you will absolutely love it too! Because, in Kauai...

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Our Experience with Airbnb in Bruges

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Our Experience with Airbnb in Bruges

This post contains affiliate links. Should you choose to use my Airbnb referral link, I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. I am not in any way affiliated with the B&B reviewed below. I just loved it so much and know you will too! My husband and I took a couples’ trip to Europe and were spending most of our kid-free week in Paris. We decided to spend one night away from the city and began exploring the French countryside and other side trips from Paris and landed upon Bruges, Belgium. The cobblestone...

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How to get to Bruges by Train: A Step by Step Guide

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How to get to Bruges by Train: A Step by Step Guide

When we booked our weeklong trip to Paris, we decided that we wanted to spend a night outside the city experiencing another culture and taking in a different view. We decided on Bruges, Belgium. The adorable, picture-perfect canal city is just a couple hours’ train ride from Paris. It did not disappoint! I did a ton of research on how to get from Paris to Bruges. We had not done much train travel before and I wanted everything to go smoothly. I hope our tips help you have a smooth trip too! You can read about our itinerary once we arrived in...

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One Day in Bruges: The Best Relaxing Itinerary

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One Day in Bruges: The Best Relaxing Itinerary

When we booked our week long trip to Paris, we decided that we wanted to spend a night outside the city experiencing another culture and taking in a different view. We decided on Bruges, Belgium. The adorable, picture-perfect canal city is just a couple hours’ train ride from Paris. It did not disappoint! The only thing lacking was a little more time to experience the city more fully, but we are glad we made the trip nonetheless! If you are traveling to Bruges from Paris or another city nearby via train, click here for a step by step travel...

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Our Experience with Flytographer: A Vacation Photoshoot

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Our Experience with Flytographer: A Vacation Photoshoot

*Don’t miss the discount code below for your own amazing travel photo shoot!* Can I just tell you all that I have discovered my very favorite company – ever?!? Two of my very favorite things in this life are travel and photography. Nothing makes me start dreaming with excitement like booking airfare to somewhere I love (or somewhere I have never been but know that I am going to love). Coming home and printing a gorgeous canvas for my wall of said place is just icing on the cake. Problem is…quite often I come home with some...

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