Before moving back to Illinois, the Strange family was always down for a road trip vacation. Between multiple beach trips along the east coast to a 22-hour drive (with a pop-up camper in tow) to Padre Island off the coast of Corpus Christi, Texas, it felt like we were always traveling somewhere. Continue reading “Vacation Ideas for Your Family Trips”
Every summer, across the country, people start laying down their plans for vacation. You’ve worked hard up to that point. Your children are finally out of school so you can plan without worrying about the school schedule. You’ve waited all year for your vacation days at work to kick in. Finally, you are ready….. Continue reading “54 Ways To Save Money”
Two years ago today, I was lying on one of the beaches of Ocracoke Island, my feet planted firmly in the sand as the waves of the ocean rippled around them. The sun shining down on my face provided a feeling of satisfaction that cannot often be matched. I was made for the ocean. There really is nothing else like it. Today, I am sitting in my kitchen, attempting to draw my mind back to that day. Two years later, the memory is still there, if mainly propped up by the pictures that we took that day. Continue reading “Ocracoke Island”
OK, so yesterday I went over our first day at the Powhatan resort. For as much fun as we had that first night, it paled in comparison to the day that we had before us. For that matter, I will take two full days of blogs just to unpack everything that we did on the second day of our trip. Continue reading “Williamsburg, Part Two – Jamestown Settlement”
Recently, at our place of employ, we have switched our work schedule. Typically we work a seven on four off schedule but have recently switched (voluntarily) to a schedule that only provides us with a couple of days off instead. What this means for us is that we have to be a little more deliberate about what we do with our downtime. Continue reading “Williamsburg, Part One – Powhatan Resort”
Are you one of those guys who always talks about going on a vacation but never finds the time or money to do it? For the longest time, that was me. My family did not travel much when I was a child so it was not hardwired in as an adult to go on trips. Plus, who can afford them? There are bills and then there is work and there are more bills. The list goes on and on. Continue reading “52 Places to Visit in 2017”
First off, if any of you are looking for possible destinations for vacation this year and just cannot seem to settle on one location, I have the answer.
We just got home last night from a four and a half day trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina and I must say that it was one of the best vacations I have ever had. There is so much to do there. So much to see….. Continue reading “There’s no place like home”