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6 Tips for Navigating Family Cruising on a Budget

Anticipating a family cruise trip is exciting and feels like a long journey; the thrill comes from seeing the adventures that may happen along the way. Nevertheless, a surge of anxiety comes hand in hand with the excitement, because money is always a huge hurdle to overcome; many people think that cruising is simply unaffordable. Luckily, your family will be able to enjoy the most of the adventure with few to no threats to their budget after applying the right strategies.

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Barcelona: Old Town and Gothic Quarter Free Walking Tour

Barcelona is the heart of Catalonia, a city steeped in history and culture. It is packed full of architectural wonders, from towering Gothic cathedrals to whimsical Modernist masterpieces. 

One of the best ways to immerse yourself in the city's rich heritage is by embarking on a free walking tour of the Old Town and Gothic Quarter. Keep reading to learn more about these amazing tourist spots you can visit for free.

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Should you drive or fly for a family vacation?

Should We Fly or Drive? A story about a family deciding to fly or drive to Disney World

Yeah, We are Going To Disney World  

Approximately three years ago my wife finally convinced me to go to Disney World. We worked with a travel agent to set up the trip and help navigate the tricky booking process through Disney. Once the trip was booked, all we had to do was book our flights and a rental car. 

At the time, our kids were one and 4. We figured that it wouldn’t be too bad to fly with both kids, since each parent had to be responsible for one kid. 

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Seven Tips for Smooth Budget Travel in America

The U.S. is a popular tourist destination, with data from Statista showing that the travel and tourism market is expected to generate a revenue of US$198.70bn in 2024. This popularity is, at least in part, due to the country’s diverse range of scenery and experiences. But with so many things to see and do, how can you ensure you’re going to experience the country without much hassle? And how do you do so on a budget? 

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How To Become Better At Understanding People

Knowing yourself is one thing, but actually understanding how other people function is significantly more challenging. You know your personal thoughts, but getting a grasp of those of others and how they drive their thinking is much harder. 

How To Become Better At Understanding People

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The Gold Standard vs The United States Dollar

When you think of money, a list forms: the rent, the groceries, the gas bill, the power bill, the Wi-Fi bill, the cell phone bill, the water bill, and so on. The list can, in some people’s circumstances, become endless. There are daily financial stressors that can have a trickling effect on your life. The way a stream has water trickling down to the river, you have daily stressors that all trickle down into one thing.

Connections and Community: Inspiration Through Music

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Apr 15, 2024 / 0 comments

Music for Shifting Times: that is what we decided to all this series when we began it back almost eight years ago at this writing.

It seemed that things were shifting then; little did anyone know how many ways things would shift across the world.

Need for connection and community have remained constant across these years; so has the role of music in making these connections possible.

You may want to reflect on those ideas as you consider the work of these musicians.

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10 Reasons Why You Should Take Advantage of Online Education

In today’s fast-paced world, education has evolved beyond the traditional classroom setting. Online education has emerged as a pivotal platform, offering learning opportunities that were unimaginable just a couple of decades ago. 

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The Magnets of Earth

The Magnets of Earth
North Pole: Positive; South Pole: Negative 

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Traveling Slow

Have you ever been on a vacation or at an event and took a step back from the swirling world around you…and suddenly the world stopped spinning?
Traveling Slow
Enter stage right a level of clarity and focus you have not felt since you were younger, when you were less connected.