Just For Fun Posts

10 Reasons to Visit Vancouver in the Spring

Vancouver is a magnificent cultural haven that makes a fabulous vacation spot all year round. But, if you want to get the absolute best that Vancouver has to offer, you can’t beat visiting in the spring. The whole city seems to get a case of ‘Spring Fever’ which results in events and activities at every corner.

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Spring comes early in Vancouver, so plan your vacation between March and May to get the best experience. If you’re considering a trip to Vancouver and you’re on the fence regarding dates, take a look at these top 10 reasons to visit this vibrant city in the spring.

Take Photos Like a Pro on Vacation

Everyone wants to take those quintessential, stunning vacation photos when they’re in a new locale. Whether it’s to show off on Instagram or to frame as a reminder, it’s important to have great photographic keepsakes. But, more often than not, only a handful of pictures turn out to be share-worthy.

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If this sounds familiar to you, don’t fret. You don’t need a degree in photography or a ton of gear to score jealous-inducing photos. Just follow these great tips for your next trip and come home to the envy of all of your followers.

Best Towns to Celebrate the Fourth of July

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Across the country, virtually every city and town in the U.S. holds some type of celebration to commemorate the day the founding fathers told King George and his boys to push off. However, across America, not all Fourth of July celebrations are created equal, and the atmosphere of the small-town festivities usually does the better job at recapturing the American spirit of independence. No matter what part of the country you call home, from sea to shining sea, here are five of the best towns to celebrate the Fourth of July:

Motivational Travel Quotes to Jumpstart Your Next Trip.

If your last “vacation” comprised of running errands and catching up on laundry, it’s time to plan some real time off.  Use these 25 travel quotes to inspire your next trip:Jordan_McQueen_unsplash_800

1.  “The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.” – Shirley MacLaine

2.  “I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.”  – Mark Twain

5 Interesting Things I Can’t Travel Without

There are always some essential items everyone takes with them when they leave home, even if only for a few hours, such as cell phone, keys, and wallet/purse. When traveling and away from home for a longer period of time, the number of essential items can start to get a little interesting.

Here are some of my interesting (some not so interesting) must-have items whenever and wherever I travel:

  • Vitamin Water: I know it’s mostly sugar but I feel healthier! Especially when I’ll be stuffing my face with food when traveling.
  • Tablet: reading ebooks, web surfing, and angry birds. A must have for passing time.
  • First Aid Kit: I like to think I’m the least clumsy person alive but that’s just not true at all. Depending on your travel activities you may need this as well.
  • Picture of my pets: even though I have someone watching over my pets it’s nice to be reminded of them when I’m away.
  • Empty Bag/Water Bottlecall me strange but I love capturing air whenever I travel away from home – like my own souvenir.

I think everyone has their own interesting list of items/habits that they bring with them on their travels. It’s what makes our travels more personalized, unique, and memorable.

How about you? If you have something interesting then share it below, I’d love to hear about it!