Top 10 Tips For Taking Road Trips With Kids

Written by Kat Saveal

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7. Play car games. A favorite of ours is ‘Cops and Vette’s’. One point is given for every police car spotted and two points are given for Corvette’s. But if you call a car and it’s not correct then you deductrepparttar points. It even helps to spot that hidden police car before he spots you!

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I hope these tips help you on your next road trip.

Kat Saveal Co-owner, The Cue Zone

Advantages of a Weekend-Getaway

Written by Jolana Klobouk

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New Discoveries

Often you may not consider visiting a particular area or city for a long stretch but a few days doesrepparttar trick. There are many places you can go and see where three days is enough. Instead of two week long vacations, you could pack in 4 weekends and visit 4 different destinations!

It Can Be As Exotic or Low Key As You want

Depending on your travel time, Mexico, Canada and US destinations are all do-able for North Americans for shorter jaunts. Many cruise lines now also offer 3-day packages.

It’s a Great Way to Celebrate

Do you have a special occasion coming up? An anniversary, birthday or another special day. Is there a long weekend onrepparttar 140477 horizon? What a great way to make it really special.

Whether you are going to travel withrepparttar 140478 family or as a couple for a romantic weekend,repparttar 140479 sky isrepparttar 140480 limit. You will come back feeling refreshed and rejuvenated and wondering when you can go again!

Jolana Klobouk is a former travel agent who has traveled extensively for work and vacations with her family. For more travel information, visit her travel websites: and

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