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29 Awesome Things to Do in Chicago [2022]

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Chicago is one of my family’s favorite destinations, as it’s just a two-and-a-half hour drive from our home in Indianapolis. There are so many things to do in Chicago that you’d never get bored: shopping, deep dish pizza, museums, architecture and so much more! Visiting the city was my first “vacation” once I graduated from … Read more

16 Spooktastic Reasons to Experience Disneyland Halloween 2022

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Never been to Disneyland? I’ve got THE reason why you need to go … Disneyland Halloween. Halloween is my favorite holiday. I’ve just always been a sucker for friendly ghosts, jack-o-lanterns, witches flying on brooms, bats, etc. No gory stuff for me. And Disneyland does Halloween like no place I’ve ever seen (and we’ve been … Read more

25 Stunning Things to Do in Santa Barbara [2022]

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Santa Barbara is one of my favorite places to visit in the U.S., and there are so many beautiful things to do in Santa Barbara! It’s an absolutely stunning California coastal town with jaw-dropping sunsets, gorgeous architecture and a fascinating history. In fact, it’s even nicknamed the “American Riviera.” If you love sunny California paired … Read more

Grand Canyon South Rim and North Rim: Your Ultimate Guide [2022]

A vast treasure in Arizona, the Grand Canyon South Rim (and its better half, the North Rim) is one of the world’s most renowned scenic wonders. People from all over the globe come to experience its magnificence and beauty.  Our nation’s second most visited National Park holds landscapes galore for those blessed enough to lay … Read more

Best Whitewater Rafting in the Southeast: Wildwater Chattooga

Do you crave outdoor time to connect with Mother Nature? Does zip-lining or whitewater rafting over waterfalls appeal to the adventurer in you? We recommend booking an adventure with Wildwater Chattooga, which offers some of the best whitewater rafting in the southeast.   Best Whitewater Rafting in the Southeast: Wildwater Chattooga You’ll find exciting adventures … Read more