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What To Do With Your Pets When You Go On Vacation

As the owners of a loving, older cat and former dog owners, we know all too well the hassle of trying to figure out what to do with our pet while we travel.. The three main options for your pet are: have someone take care of your pet in your house, have your pet go to someone else's place or take your pet with you. What you do with them depends on how long you're traveling, how much money you're willing to spend and how much you trust others to take care of your extended family. Here are a few ideas to help you decide...
The best iPad Drawing Apps for Kids

Five Best iPad Drawing Apps for Kids

Most kids love to draw and paint. While nothing beats the feeling of being elbow deep in finger paint, the digital equivalent is sometimes just easier. This is especially true when we travel, since a tablet or smart phone is faster to set up, quicker to clean and the kids usually enjoy it just as much as the real thing. Our daughter (who's turning four soon) loves to draw and paint, so we've reviewed her five favorite drawing or painting apps for the iPad. We've used each app and all five are currently on our tablet. Some of the apps are also available on the iPhone and iPod, but these reviews are strictly for the iPad versions. She uses and loves all of these apps (and so do we!).
Money Belt or Neck Wallet? Reviews and Alternatives to Keep Your Stuff Safe When Traveling

Money Belt or Neck Wallet? Reviews and Alternatives to Keep Your Stuff Safe When Traveling

What's the best way to keep your credit cards, cash and passport safe when you travel? The default is usually a money belt or fanny pack that you wear around your waist, and can tuck away under your clothes. But there are much better options out there for keeping your stuff safe, like neck wallets. This review looks at money belts, neck wallets, leg and wrist wallets, belt wallets, bras and clothes with hidden pockets.
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Long Term Travel Storage: What We Do With Our Stuff While We’re Gone

As much as Charles and I would like to go whipping about the globe at a moment's notice, the reality of it is a bit different. Exactly two kids, a cat and a house full of stuff different. The kids? Easy. They come with us. The cat? A eight hour drive and he's rolling in catnip on Grandma's floor. But, our stuff is a bigger problem. What on earth do we do with all our stuff when we're on an extended trip? We've got some great tips for long term travel storage that have worked for us in the past.
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Canada Travel Insurance Review

A lot of planning goes on behind the scenes to make our adventures possible. A lot. Travel insurance can kill a travel budget. Especially for us, since we're buying travel insurance for a family of four. For six months of travel, we got quotes ranging from $394.94 to $1725.00 for worldwide insurance, including the USA. For trips of 60 days or less, consider getting a ...
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