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Family travel in South Dakota: the 50 state series

Every Tuesday until we run out of states, I plan to post about family-friendly vacation ideas, attractions and events in each one of the US states, taking input mostly from Twitter and Facebook. Yes, I know how to search for travel ideas on a destination or attraction Web site, but […]


Getting cheap airfare to New York

Airfares have been astonishingly low lately, but those low fares certainly aren’t making customers any more satisfied with the airlines. In an effort to cut losses from the low fares and suffering economy, many airlines have taken to extra checked bag fees, never feeding costumers on flights and making passengers […]


Great Travel Links for 29 June 2009

Welcome to a short list of useful reads from around the Web – I used to post this on most Mondays but have been a bit, ahem, diverted lately. ***  A huge thank you to the blogs who hosted the bi-weekly/fortnightly Carnival of Cities recently:  Nerd’s Eye View,  UpTake Attractions, […]


The Vacation Departure Maniac

I’m a holy terror before we leave on vacation. That’s because I want to leave a tidy house (Beds made! Vacuumed! Light timers prepped!) the fridge cleaned out, cat & fish sitters covered, everything packed properly and not just jammed into suitcases, car cleaned before we pack it, decent snacks […]