Chicago Travel Guide: How to Spend 48 Hours in Chicago

Chicago – the third biggest city in the USA and the fourth biggest in North America. Lots to do and see. So what if you only have 48 hours? How can you make the most of those two days? I was recently in the windy city for four days, two days of sightseeing and two days of work. I was lucky to have a local friend, born and raised, to show me around and help me get my Chicago experience in 48 hours. Now I want to share with you how you can make the most out of your time in this great city!

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Why You Shouldn’t Take Your Kids to Disney Land

stop bringing your kids to Disney land

I am currently running a travel competition at my work where we are giving away a $5000 travel voucher. On our Facebook page we ask people to like our post promoting the contest and to comment about where they would go if they won. The amount of people that reply that they would take their kids to Disneyland is staggering. I am honestly shocked that if given the chance to go anywhere in the world, that such a large number of people would choose Disney Land. What is this obsession with Disney Land?

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Packing Light: Tips to Make You a Better Packer

Packing Light: Tips to Make You a Better Packer

Packing light. Easier said than done, right? If you’ve ever lived to regret the day that you over-packed, then you’ll understand the importance and difficulty of packing light. In my previous post on the Advantages of Packing Light, I tell the story of 11 times I seriously regretted packing too much luggage. I’ve always had a hard time packing light and used to be a chronic over-packer. The good news is, that believe it or not, packing and light do not have to be an oxymoron. It just takes a little practice and dedication. In this article, you’ll find 11 packing light tips to help you become a lighter, and better, packer.

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Advantages of Packing Light: 11 Times You Will Regret Over-Packing

Advantages of Packing Light

Hello, my name’s Alannah and I’m an over-packer. It’s been 3 years since the last time I over-packed. Thankfully, this is a problem of the past for me. It took some negative experiences for me to change my packing habits. Several instances of suitcase rage. So what are the many advantages of packing light? Why is it better to not haul a ton of stuff that you don’t need around the world?

I want to share my bad packing experiences with you so that you don’t make the same mistakes. These are 11 times I regretted over-packing. They are situations that anyone could easily run into while traveling. I am sharing them with you in the hope that you will mend your over-packing ways and realize that sometimes, less is more.

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A Traveler’s Guide to Melbourne on a Budget

Ready to discover Melbourne on a budget? Whatever your budget, there are lots of great things to do and see in Melbourne for free or for cheap!

Voted as the most livable city for five years in a row, Melbourne is Australia’s second biggest city with a population of close to 4.5 million.  Not only is it an amazing place to live, it’s also an amazing place to visit! I lived in Melbourne for three months on a budget. I’ve created this list of some of my favorite things to do and see in the city… for free! This list is perfect for any budget and proves that you don’t need to have a lot of money to have a lot of fun.

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