Travel Tips

Hello!  How is everyone doing?  Did you have a nice Easter?  I know I did, it was a wonderful day to spend time with my family so I hope you did too.

So today is a repost from last summer.  We are getting closer to summer which means the perfect time for vacation!  So here were some awesome tips and tricks that I found very useful that could help make your traveling much easier.  So enjoy!

Carry-On

I haven’t been on too many flights but I can say that it is hard to pack a carry on bag.  Arzo Travels lays out an awesome list of everything that you should pack in your carry on bag for your next flight.

Snacks-for-Road-Trips

Who doesn’t like snacks?  Especially for a long trip you definitely need to have something to eat on the road.  Live Laugh Rowe gives her list of snacks that she likes to pack for a road trip.

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We all love our pets and we love them so much so that sometimes we want to take them with us on our adventure.  The Every Girl complies a list of things to pack and look at when wanting your furry friend to go on an adventure too!

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If you are traveling somewhere by car and not by plane, it can be hard to figure out how to pack your car.  Stuffed Suitcase shows us how she packs her car for long road trips, which is very helpful!

genius-travel-hacks

If you are going on a trip soon, you may need to pack a lot of small items for your adventure.  Polka Dot Chair gives us some ideas on things to pack to make traveling just a little bit easier.

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Sometimes when you are taking a road trip, you are taking the whole family with you!  Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam, Dylan Too gives us some great ideas of things to bring when traveling with kids.

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Did you know that there is a “proper” way to pack a suitcase?  Business Insidergives us this awesome diagram on how to properly pack for your next trip.

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With everyone using technology for everything nowadays, wouldn’t it be nice if you could have a plethora of apps that were reliable for travel?  Carry On or Bust compiles a list of apps that they use when traveling that make your life much easier.

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This is a HUGE thing!  Obviously you want to be safe while traveling and it would be terrible if things got stolen from you.  Wise Bread gives a good list of things to take into consideration when you are traveling.

Tantor with Space Needle

Finally, it’s not really travel tips and tricks, but my trip to Washington from a couple summers ago.  I had so much fun and even give you a small itinerary for my week long trip.  Click here to check it out!

Sparkle

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Travel Tips and Tricks

Hello!  I hope everyone had a good and safe 4th of July!  I know mom and dad’s furry kids were good with the fireworks, and my cats were a little scared but nothing too bad.

With summer in full swing, people everywhere are taking road trips.  Now, I wish that I could travel more than I do now, but it isn’t going to happen anytime soon.  So to curb my hunger for adventure, here are some travel tips and tricks for you on your next road trip.  Enjoy!

Carry-On

I haven’t been on too many flights but I can say that it is hard to pack a carry on bag.  Arzo Travels lays out an awesome list of everything that you should pack in your carry on bag for your next flight.

Snacks-for-Road-Trips

Who doesn’t like snacks?  Especially for a long trip you definitely need to have something to eat on the road.  Live Laugh Rowe gives her list of snacks that she likes to pack for a road trip.

how-to-travel-with-pets-5.jpg

We all love our pets and we love them so much so that sometimes we want to take them with us on our adventure.  The Every Girl complies a list of things to pack and look at when wanting your furry friend to go on an adventure too!

Pack-your-Car-for-a-Road-Trip-340

If you are traveling somewhere by car and not by plane, it can be hard to figure out how to pack your car.  Stuffed Suitcase shows us how she packs her car for long road trips, which is very helpful!

genius-travel-hacks

If you are going on a trip soon, you may need to pack a lot of small items for your adventure.  Polka Dot Chair gives us some ideas on things to pack to make traveling just a little bit easier.

simple kid road trip ideas.jpg

Sometimes when you are taking a road trip, you are taking the whole family with you!  Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam, Dylan Too gives us some great ideas of things to bring when traveling with kids.

how to pack a suitcase.jpg

Did you know that there is a “proper” way to pack a suitcase?  Business Insider gives us this awesome diagram on how to properly pack for your next trip.

Best-Travel-Apps.jpg

With everyone using technology for everything nowadays, wouldn’t it be nice if you could have a plethora of apps that were reliable for travel?  Carry On or Bust compiles a list of apps that they use when traveling that make your life much easier.

How to Avoid Theft While Traveling.jpg

This is a HUGE thing!  Obviously you want to be safe while traveling and it would be terrible if things got stolen from you.  Wise Bread gives a good list of things to take into consideration when you are traveling.

Tantor with Space Needle

Finally, it’s not really travel tips and tricks, but my trip to Washington last summer.  I had so much fun and even give you a small itinerary for my week long trip.  Click here to check it out!

Sparkle

Lauren’s Seattle Trip

Hello everyone!  I’m sorry I haven’t written in a while.  I’ve been just slightly busy…sorry…

So I was in Seattle for a week!  It was so much fun!  My roommate and I went for a roadtrip,  which was absolutely amazing!  Here is recap of our trip!

Day 1: Leaving town and headed to Medford Oregon.

We stopped at a small rest-stop about 2 hours outside of Sacramento and took pictures.  It was absolutely gorgeous!  And obviously, we had to pull over to see the Oregon sign.

Day 2: Left Medford, drove to Florence Oregon, through Salem and Portland, made our way to Seattle.

Aren’t these pictures gorgeous?  Both of these were taken in Oregon and I cannot get over how beautiful the scenery was.  It is so green!

Day 3: Seattle!  Space Needle, Chihuly Glass Museum and Pikes Place Market

These pictures are by far some of my favorites.  The Space Needle is always a beautiful landmark and I love taking pictures of it.  The Chihuly Glass Museum was Amber’s favorite thing, and the pieces were just amazing!  We also walked the 1.5 miles to Pikes Place Market where we got to look around for the first time.  Finally, we were able to go back to the Space Needle to watch the sunset.

Day 4: Zoo, Aquarium, Underground Tour

Lots of animals!  We had tons of fun walking around the zoo and the aquarium.  I loved the peacock for Haley and flamingos for mom.  We then went to the aquarium and I loved the weird feather looking thing and the clown fish.  It was fun to walk around and see what they had to offer.  We then finished the night going on an underground tour.  If you are ever in Seattle, I highly suggest doing the underground tour.  It is a lot of fun and perfect for a family!

Day 5: Harbor Cruise and Whidbey Island

The harbor cruise was about an hour long and a perfect time to relax.  We got some pictures of the skyline and lots of random pictures as well.  We also went to Whidbey Island, which was a bit of a disappointment because everything closed early on a Sunday.  Boo Hoo!

Day 6: Canada and Kerry Park

What an amazing day!  We decided to try to go to Canada since we were so close anyway.  We actually found a park called Peace Park where we could cross the border without a passport.  If we wanted to go any further, we had to have a passport.  But we did it!!!  We also headed to Kerry Park, which is supposed to be the best spot to get a skyline picture of Seattle.  Honestly, it was a good view, but not our favorite.

Day 7: Leaving Seattle to Grants Pass Oregon

Before leaving Seattle, we stopped at Gas Works Park.  We weren’t sure if it was going to be any good, but it was absolutely awesome!  It was probably our favorite place and we wished we would’ve been able to spend more time there.  Both Amber and I thought that this was a better view of Seattle than Kerry Park.  We then drove home and stopped in Salem Oregon to see the capitol.  It was beautiful!

Day 8: Sundial Bridge and home!

If you have never been to Sundial Bridge in Redding California, you should definitely go!  It is so pretty and not many people stop there.  We took lots of pictures, but I won’t show too much.

Now, I know I showed you a lot, but now it’s time for the best pictures!  I took a small stuffed elephant by the name of Tantor.  And I took pictures of him all along the trip!  So enjoy lot of pictures of Tantor!

Yeah…we took a lot of pictures of him…

And finally, we recorded ourselves in vlog fashion to keep a memory of the trip.  If you want to watch the 8 videos of our trip click Seattle Roadtrip YouTube. Hope you enjoy it!

Thanks for going through our adventure through Washington.  It was a lot of fun and we cannot wait to go on another adventure!

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Hello Seattle!

Hello everyone!  Welcome to another blog that I am excited to bring you.  And I have an announcement to make!

I am going to Seattle Washington for 1 week!  Hooray!!!!!

I am so excited to be going for a week with my roommate since she has never been there!  So, I have planned an exciting vacation for us.  And I am going to share some of the things that we are planning on doing.

1. The City Pass

city pass

This is an awesome thing were you pay $79 and you get 2 trips up the Space Needle, a harbor cruise, visiting a glass museum, visiting the aquarium, and visiting the zoo.  It is not a bad price and we get to see so many things.

Space Needle

2. Pikes Market

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Obviously we have to visit Pikes Market.  We will probably not buy any fish for them to throw, but we will still check it out.  And, of course we will visit the first Starbucks because we are right there.

3. Underground Tour

Underground Tour

When my family went to Seattle years ago, we took this awesome tour of the underground tunnels.  So because Amber loves history and I love the underground tour, we are going to add that to our things to do.

4. Whidbey Island

Whidbey Island

Whidbey Island is a little island not far off of the coast that only takes a ferry to get across.  It has beautiful scenery and there is a cute lavender farm that you can get lavender ice cream from.  There are cute little shops and it is an adorable island.  It is the perfect place to go for a day and relax.

5. Seattle Mariners Game

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Both of us are baseball fans and would love to go to a MLB game.  Neither of us have been to one, so why not go when we are there?  This is something that we would love to do, but if we don’t make it then it’s not that big of a deal.

Now of course, I will be taking lots of pictures and will write a blog post when we return.  We aren’t leaving for a few weeks, so sorry to disappoint.  But, nonetheless, we will have an awesome time while we are gone.  I hope you have a wonderful rest of your day and a wonderful Mother’s Day.

sparkle