glass wall swimming

Right from the start, these pools left me amazed and searching for my passport. When can I head out to Turkey? St. Lucia? Australia? Yup. I need to jump in these pools. Don’t worry if international travel isn’t your thing. Head over to Texas, Colorado, or Las Vegas! It’s hot and the kiddie pool in the yard is not going to cut it, not after seeing these. Which pool is your favorite?

See all 24 here…

BuzzFeed – 24 Amazing Pools You Need To Jump In Before You Die

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The 18 Hotels You Must See Before You Die

OMG! You won’t believe these amazing resorts. I absolutely agree with Superette, that you need to find the time to visit some of these in your lifetime. The “Wow factor’ is off the charts! The Attrap Reves is a little too open and public for me but I love it just the same. Which will you start with? I’ve always wanted to go to Thailand.

See all 18 here and be amazed…

Superette – 18 Hotels You Must Visit Before You Die

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disney money saving challenge

On January 1st we featured a 52 week money saving challenge that easily was our all time most popular post. So, when I saw this unique twist on that idea to save $5,000 for a Disney vacation I just had to share it with you. There’s so many great tips and printables on the site to help you along the way over at Passporter Boards. Have fun!

Here’s the link to the challenge details…

PassporterBoards – How To Save $5,000 For A Disney Vacation

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rustic log cabin living

Above is a compilation of a few of my favorite log cabin images from pinterest. There’s just something so cozy about a rustic log cabin with a big fireplace and a stunning view.

My very favorite cabin experiences have been out in the wild and on a remote lake. I would love to some day have my own lake cabin in the mountains but it’s just gonna have to be a dream for now.

Here’s a link to one of my favorite log cabin pinterest boards. Enjoy browsing…

Pinterest – Favorite Cabins

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lake house design and decor ideas

The absolute best vacation we ever went on was with a group of friends and we stayed at a remote lake house in the Adirondack mountains. My dream is to some day own a lake home of our own and I am already dreaming of how I would decorate.

I am not sure what design we would like to go with. My taste is more towards the rustic and log cabin. My husband would prefer a more modern and sleek design. There’s something magical about sitting around a huge firepit right on the beach and chatting the night away with friends and family.

I found an amazing collection of design ideas for you to browse. You can check them out over here at Houzz…

Houzz: Lake Home Design Photos

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diy beach sling chairs

Here’s a really great DIY project for the upcoming spring and summer weather. Right now there’s an icy wind blowing outside my window but I know in just a few weeks much warmer weather and outdoor activities will be here – finally!

With all this time indoors you can hunker down and get to work on some beach chairs. Love these!

Make sure to check out the rest of the blog and some of the other really great posts over at Painted Therapy. Good stuff!

Here’s the link…

Painted Therapy: Folding Beach Sling Chairs DIY

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7 deadly sins of walt disney world trips

Going on vacation to Disney World is supposed to be a magical and exciting and fun trip of a lifetime. However, that is not always the reality when it comes to travel and especially when it comes to traveling with children.

We are planning a trip to Disney and want to make sure we plan, plan, plan so we can have the most enjoyable time possible. If we are going to invest thousands of dollars into park passes, meals, airfare and lodging… we are going to have fun! LOL.

While doing my research for our trip we came across this really great article on the 7 deadly sins of Disney World trips. It’s great advice the Disney Diva herself.

Read the tips here…

Disney Diva: Disney World – 7 Deadly Sins

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how to pack 2 weeks in a carry-on travel light

I won’t really know if this is possible until I try it myself but if it can be done, I would be a happy girl! When we travel it’s a HUGE undertaking. I am so glad we are out of the strollers + car seats stage when it comes to flying. Now that’s something I am just fine and dandy with never having to do again.

See, when we fly it’s usually all the way across the country from Oregon to New York and also typically done during winter which is a whole other rant and rave LOL.

So, when I saw this post with tons of tips on how to travel really light I just had to share with you! Great blog with tons of good advice and photos.

Here’s the link…

Seventeenth and Irving: Travel Light During Winter

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world's most beautiful swimming holes chichen itza mexico

I was browsing pinterest today and I saw the above photo of one of the world’s most beautiful swimming holes and I exclaimed… “I’ve Been There!” Yes, I’ve stood on those very stairs and jumped off that ledge into the pool below. This photo is of a place called Chichen Itza, Mexico where there are many sink holes in the ground that have filled with water and make the most amazing swimming holes. This was truly one of the best vacations I had ever been on because of the incredible natural beauty.

If you ever find yourself planning a trip to Cancun Mexico… make sure to go on the Chichen Itza tours! You’ll see amazing temple ruins and have the chance to swim in a sink hole just like this!

Here’s a great post I found that details several of the most beautiful swimming holes around the world. Take a look here…

Tripping: World’s Best Swimming Holes

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top 20 mst do vacations for families

This is a really great list of the top 20 “must do” vacation ideas for families. Some of these are obvious like going to Disney World or on a cruise. But there was a few gems in this list that I hadn’t thought of before.

I think one of the best things we can do for our kids while they are young is to open their minds to the whole world of what’s possible and how wonderfully large and exciting this earth is. The best way to do this is by traveling, creating memories and experiencing new things!

Here’s the list of 20 fun family adventure ideas…

Take That Trip – Must Do Vacations

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