ten best Beach essentials

Ready, set, sunscreen!  Sand and sea are just the start of a fun family vacation with these top essentials.My family always looks forward to a summer retreat to surf and sand.  A lazy morning sipping coffee on the beach, reading, swimming, and walking as far as we can looking for seashells.  My boys compete to dig the biggest hole ever, stopping only to eat and to catch a few waves to cool down.  Are you planning to visit the shore, and spend your day catching the rays with friends and family?  You'll need a towel , blanket, cooler, and straw hat.  If you are missing anything , you are in luck as we have rounded up a few of our favorite must haves for the shore.Stake in the Sand Beach Cup Holder - $10.95Just perfect. Made of sturdy, weather resistant plastic. Holds most … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Save Money on Summer Travel

10 Ways to Save Money on Summer Travel by Tonya PMany families look forward to the last day of school so they can put their summer travel plans in motion. After all, what can be better than spending time away with the family?I can think of one. How about returning home from vacation with money in your pocket? Here are some of my best tips to help you save money on summer travel with your family.1. Book your hotel in advance, but continue to look around.If you’re booking directly from the hotel, you either save the most by booking far in advance or by waiting until the last minute. It sounds like a gamble, but it doesn’t need to be.Go ahead and book in advance, most hotels will not charge you until you check-in (confirm this with the hotel). You can continue to check … [Read more...]