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10 Great Reasons to Visit Paris

Whether it is Paris in the Fall, a romantic getaway with your sweetheart, or an extended visit to explore the city, Paris holds the hearts and dreams of many. From

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12 Awesome Off Season Destinations for Fall

Are you looking for ideas for awesome adventures with kids over their school’s Fall Break? How about some ideas for off season destinations for a couple’s getaway in October and

Ultimate Travel Planner notebook to journal your travels

How to Best Journal Your Travels and Your Life

Why Journal Your Travels and Your Life? Indeed! Why journal your travel or your life? I have been journaling diligently for over forty years and the information, memories, and experiences

Essential toiletries for your travel adventures

Best Essential Toiletries for Travel

One of the most common questions my husband, Chris, and I are often asked is, “What should I pack for a trip?” We’ve all heard the famous phrase from a

About Chris and Jolayne


Jolayne here! I am excited to share my passion for family, travel, photography, creativity, inspiration, and writing. Check back often for the crazy antics of my husband, three girls, and I as we laugh, play, and travel the world together.

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This eBook is full of practical advice we share with our parents, family, and friends who have never traveled overseas before

Download your FREE International Printable Packing Lists to ensure that all of your essentials are packed for your next adventure.

Discover travel gadgets used by savvy travelers. 14 genius gadgets on my Amazon must-have list and the best gadgets for your carry-on.

Have you ever forgotten to pack your toothbrush? Download your FREE Travel Packing Lists to remember the essentials.

Build your photography “toolkit” with these photography tools and accessories to strengthen your picture-taking skills. 

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