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How To Plan a Trip With Friends

How To Plan a Trip With Friends

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Traveling with friends can be an absolute BLAST.Travel with your significant other and sharing experiences together is wonderful, but it can be even more amazing when you are sharing these with a bigger group. Plus, you always have people around to take a picture of you when you're standing at that Instagram-worthy photo op under a waterfall!We've done a few trips with friends and they have been so much fun - with a few hiccups here and there.There are some pitfalls you should try to avoid. Just like everything else in life, the outcome generally is better when everyone understands the guidelines and expectations of the group. This is in regards to deciding on things to do, booking in advance, staying on schedule, paying your share, and being accountable in general.Just...
How to Pack Like a Pro

How to Pack Like a Pro

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Updated: 01/25/2019A tip when it comes to traveling: always pack lighter. Baggage fees are astronomical these days so it has become critical to define and pack only the “essentials” for a trip. Plus, who wants to haul around a bunch of clunky, heavy bags? These tips will help you go from an amateur over-packer, to a pro!If you are just looking for a comprehensive packing list, jump to our check-off list here.Hint: you always need less, not more, than you think.After reading Rick Steve’s travel guide prior to our Mediterranean Cruise, my husband and I finally hit our stride for doing it right. Here are some of the secrets we learned throughout our various travel journeys as well as recommendations on what you should bring.In the next 3 sections we break out the ite
2 Days in Asheville, NC

2 Days in Asheville, NC

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Jump to Top 10 Things to Do in Asheville Our Trip to Asheville Sometimes you go somewhere that you end up having a special connection with. For me, this was Asheville, NC.This delightful city melted my heart. I think you either "get it" or you don't - I feel lucky that I'm in the former group.About a 2 hour drive west from the Charlotte airport, you will descend from a small mountain and get dropped into the heart of a city that has a pulse. It's the best way I can describe it, alive. There is an energy about this town that is just, charming.Asheville is an artist's community/college town filled with every ethnicity, every age range, every income level, and DOGS - lots and LOTS of DOGS, EVERYWHERE. That might have been my favorite part and biggest surprise on our visit - ...