How to Avoid Extra Fees at the Airport

Airports have been charging extra fees for a couple of years now on everything from baggage to snacks. What used to be free with every ticket now costs something. It seems they are really nickle and dimming every passenger on the plane these days. While prices of tickets are starting to go down, you may […]

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6 Great Day Hikes Near Spokane WA

  We live in Spokane, WA so naturally we look for great places near us to hike that won’t require we drive far when the mood strikes us. It took us a couple of years to finally get enough time to really explore and we started doing it last year. We are lucky that there […]

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How to Save Money on Bus Travel

I went on a trip just 4 hours away on the bus a couple of months ago to my hometown. I bought the tickets kind of last minute and found that they were decently reasonable in price, however, buying any travel thing last minute often doesn’t work in your favor quite like buying with more […]

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DIY Bug Bite Balm

When I was a kid, my mom would always make sure to bring the after bite stick with us when we went camping. For some reason those mosquitoes really liked me and I would go to sleep every night itching and scratching. The after bite stick was my saving grace. As I have moved towards […]

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Camping and Hiking Myths

I grew up camping. I can’t even tell you all the places I have been in the western part of Montana and Idaho. Every family reunion, most weekends in the summer months and many weeks were spent camping or in the outdoors. If you are a camping or hiking newbie, you may have heard a […]

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Solo Travel Tips for Women

I went on my first solo travel trip just a few months ago at the age of 34. I will admit, many younger women are much braver than I and they have done solo trips in their 20’s. Because I have some health issues, as well as anxiety about traveling alone, it took me a […]

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7 Tips for Traveling with Chronic Pain

This post has been sponsored by Healing Arts Garden. All opinions are my own. I have been dealing with chronic pain for many years. This has caused me some major issues over the years with travel time no matter how I choose to get somewhere whether it be car, plane or bus. Fortunately, it has […]

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Bear Safety When Hiking

This post contains affiliate links. I grew up in Montana. This means I was told from a young age how to avoid ending up face to face with a bear. I can say in all my years of doing outdoor activities, I never have. Just in case I ever do, though, I also know some […]

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How to Camp for Free or Nearly Free

This title can be a bit misleading as it’s nearly impossible to camp entirely for free when you include supplies, equipment and food, but this post will show you how to find free camping sites as well as the discounts that are available for certain groups of individuals at the National and State Park level. […]

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How to Get Discounts at National and State Parks

There are so many parks to explore in the US that are run by state and national governments. Most states actually have hundreds to choose from. Depending on what state you are in will determine how you pay to get into these parks. In Montana, we paid an amount on our vehicle registration to get […]

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