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Memories vs. Photos

I'm notorious for returning from a trip with only a few photos or a lot of photos of only one part of a trip. It's because I'm usually so caught up in the moments, I forgot to bring out my camera or phone to snap a picture. Plus, very few people are interested in seeing photos from other people's trips, so what's the point? As I get older, and now that I have a family, I'm disappointed that I don't have photos of all my adventures. I travelled and did a lot during that decade of  my life, and all I have to show for it are my stories, which are great, but my daughter (and others) want tangible evidence. I want to show Taylor the look on my face when I jumped out of plane over the Hoover Dam. I want her to see the view I saw from thousands of feet above the Earth. Not only have I been photo-shy, but I was also too cheap to pay for the photo services at many of resorts and attractions. We do have one professional photo from a cruise we took years ago, not because we paid for it, but...Read More

3 Secrets to Affordable Travel

Travel doesn't have to break the bank. Follow these three not-so-secret tips to save big when traveling: Road Trips Flights for a family of four or five can easily rack up to $2,000 when traveling cross country. Why not load up the car and iPod and hit the open road? You'll also get to see more of your home country - some of the small towns have the coolest sights. For example, the swinging bridge in Souris, Manitoba, or the Boswell Embalming Bottle House, a house built of discarded glass embalming fluid bottles, located in southern British Columba. These and many other unique attractions would be missed if you fly directly to your destination. Keep in mind that there may be the added cost of overnight stays at hotels if you're going on a long road trip. This can be managed by staying at motels along the main highways or camping. Even with gas prices rise, and the new carbon tax, the price will be significantly less than flying. However, I wouldn't recommend this, if you're tight for time. Time is money, after all. Plus you might want to consider if the savings worth listening to your kids argue for six hours...Read More