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2 Days in New York City – The Reality Day 1

Can I just say that two days¬†in New York City is not enough? That being said, we did make the most of our time and I felt like we got to see quite a few things, as well as everything on our agenda. Here’s what our plan looked like.

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The Top 6 Plus Best Family Packing Lists

Despite the obsessive amounts of planning I do (see all my Travel Planning posts!) I’ve never been very good at packing. Yes, I can fit everything in to the car or the suitcase. Inevitably, though, I always pack more than I need. ¬†Before I embark on my next trip, I reached out to fellow travel bloggers to pick their brains …

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2 Day Itinerary in New York City – The Plan

My daughter and I are taking an epic Mother-Daughter trip soon that includes Connecticut, Rhode Island and New York City. Part of the trip, in Providence, is a choir competition, and I don’t think we’ll see much of the area outside of the hotel and convention center. We will visit with family in Connecticut prior to driving to Rhode Island. …

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How to use Pinterest for more than Travel Wanderlusting

Let’s face it, Pinterest is the new Google. The visual layout, the addicting saving of pins. It is certainly akin to jumping from site to site, except now you can organize all your searches into handy boards to refer to later. Using Pinterest is my favorite way to plan travel. Here’s how to use the site for more than just …

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Traveling during a Hurricane? What to Expect and How to Prepare

We have a pretty big hurricane heading our way this week. While living in Central Florida, we do get our share of storms, but fortunately few hurricanes. This got me to thinking about everyone who has travel plans this week. If you are traveling during a hurricane, here’s what you can expect and how to prepare as a traveler.

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The Wonderful Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Signs

Recently I surprised my family with annual passes and a stay at one of the Universal Orlando Resorts, which includes The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. To begin with, my kids and I are huge fans of the Harry Potter series, both books and movies. This was also the first time they have been to Universal and the first time …

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5 New Things to Do at Disney Springs

Disney Springs, formally Downtown Disney (and before that Disney Marketplace) has recently gone through some major renovations. We visited there recently and I was blown away by how different the front area is. There’s always been a lot to do here, whether you like to shop, eat or simply people watch. During our visit I found a few activities that …

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How to Do Travel Research using Hashtags

I am a geek when it comes to travel research. Look around and I’m sure you’ll notice my love affair with travel planning. It is why I named my blog the Detail Oriented Traveler after all! One of the more fun ways I like to do travel research is through hashtags and Instagram. While it might seem a little like …