Dreaming of a White Christmas? Check out Creekside at Beaver Creek

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas….. I love the snow. I’m like a little kid, all giddy at the sign of the first few flakes. Christmas without snow just isn’t Christmas to me. I’ve loved the movie White Christmas since I was a little girl, and always dreamed of spending the holidays at a beautiful lodge somewhere, surrounded by mountains and snow and evergreen trees. And, there’s a lodge that recently caught my eye…. Creekside at Beaver Creek. It’s breathtaking any time of year, but they really do it up for the holiday season.

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Seattle Art Museum Summer Camp

If you’re in the Seattle area, then you know that the Seattle Art Museum is a must-see place for families. We’ve been several times when we visit that side of the state – {we’re about 2 1/2 hours from Seattle, but head over often, for Abby’s trips to Seattle Children’s Hospital or to visit grandpa.} And now, they’ve got some serious fun planned for your kiddos this summer – check it out:

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Family Travel Builds Great Memories…

“Because it’s summer, and the memories are just waiting to happen.” - Unknown… You want to hear something crazy about me? I never traveled out of my home state of Washington until I was 19 years old. And I was 23 the first time I finally boarded a plane! AND… Even though I live her near the coast, I’d never been to the beach until I visited the beautiful Oregon Coast 3 years ago while I was pregnant with Abby. I’d always yearned to travel, but never had much opportunity until about a year and a half ago…  Last summer I flew to four different states, and will head to even more this year! What a change, right?

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WIN a Full Family Vacation Package to Branson! #Giveaway

Who needs a vacation?… {I see a lot of tired mommas raising their hands right now….} Well, you’re in lucky ladies – One very super duper lucky fan is going to win a free vacation package to Branson! Keep reading to see all of the goodies that are included, and enter to win it!

Branson Giveaway

Do you need a vacation or just want to get away? Then this giveaway is for you!! Save More Spend Less with Heidi, All Things Abby, Savior Cents, Sisters Saving Cents, and Living Through Motherhood  have teamed up with some other amazing bloggers – including me – and we’re giving away a Branson, MO prize pack! How sweet is that, right? This prize is made possible by the awesome folks at Choose Branson, a division of Summerwinds Resorts.

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Do You Make Friends at Airports Too? – #ConnectingFlights

“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.”Lao Tzu… We didn’t take vacations when I was a kid. We were pretty poor, so it just wasn’t something that was a priority. As I moved into my early twenties, travel sounded exciting – but seemed so out of reach, since it was something that I’d never done. {I mean, I live here in Washington state, but had never been to the beach – even though the Oregon coastline is filled with beautiful places. And I’ve still never visited my northern neighbor, Canada!} The last time I’d flown was 10 years earlier, on a short trip to Nevada with my mom. Until the past year… I’ve flown to 6 different states in the last year! Here are a few of my faves…

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Travel Event: Complimentary Stay at Country Inn and Suite – #Giveaway US & Canada

Fall is the perfect time to get away- great weather, not too hot or buggy, the beautiful fall foliage, and fall foods are some of my personal favorites. I love long weekends this time of year, and highly recommend grabbing the spouse and kids, hitting the road, and finding an interesting destination. One thing you never want to worry about when you travel, is the sort of hotel you will wind up staying in. It can be hard to book online- so many places “fluff” the reviews by having friends and family members post positive ones, and people generally only post ratings on hotels if they loved it or truly hated it. Sometimes I read them and am amazed at the crazy things people will write about.

It can sometimes be simpler to stick with a hotel brand that you know, like Country Inn and Suites. I would venture to say that no matter where you plan to stay, there will be a location nearby (even out of the USA, they have quite a presence). More then once, I have ended up in a hotel that was pretty “rough”, had beds that looked like they had never been deep [Read more...]

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Learn How Being an Alamo Insider Gives You Big Savings

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Summer vacations are just around the corner, and Alamo is offering exclusive deals when you sign up to be an Alamo Insider! Join free today and from now on the best deals come to you. Plus, you can bank on special privileges like a 10% or more member discount on every rental, and self-service kiosks that get you on the road to vacation faster than ever. Whether your next escape is one week or months away, Alamo’s got exclusive deals for you.

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So sign up as an Alamo Insider today to save big on summer travel plans – then use those extra bucks to have more fun with your family. We love Alamo – and this Insiders program is one of my best secrets for saving on vacation car rentals. Love it.

What are YOUR best summer travel savings tips?

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