Author: Lindsay Cale

Things to know for your first Royal Caribbean Cruise

We were invited by Royal Caribbean in partnership with IGLTA  to experience a few days on their newest ship, Symphony of the Seas. As a first-time cruise goer, I pestered Meg with questions on what to expect in the weeks leading up. What I found was traveling on a cruise ship is so much about creating your own experience. If you want to be on the go nonstop no problem, if a strong cocktail and tan is your main objective you’re good too. I actually enjoyed the experience so much I convinced my Dad to take his first cruise....

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8 Ways to Kickoff Christmas in Chicago

For the first 29 years of my life, I celebrated the holidays in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania. While we’re not a religious family we have deep-rooted holiday traditions that I cherish more than I could ever put into words. There will never be a day I forget what our homemade popsicle stick star looks like, the taste of filling balls or the words to Raffi “Old Toy Trains”. Leaving home and traveling nearly full time meant I would be missing out on many of these moments. It is something I still struggle with whenever the holidays roll around. In return, I’ve...

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If You Love to Shop and Eat, Visit Gothenburg

  If Stockholm is the big sister, Gothenburg is every bit the carefree younger sibling it was destined to be. When you step from the pale blue tram car on to the cobblestone streets of the Haga neighborhood expects to see patios packed with young people. Let the fresh sea air hit your face as you wander along the canals browsing shops and eating a shrimp sandwich. Gothenburg is thriving with creativity and ambition. You’ll quickly recognize there is a distinctively European flair not found in many other Scandinavian cities.  Do not allow yourself to skip over Sweden’s “second...

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Can’t Miss Water Parks in Texas

The summer temperatures in Texas can feel overwhelming. Fortunately, there are many great water parks in Texas to visit. These water parks have the best attractions, amenities, and are sure to offer the best value for your money. Hawaiian Falls Hawaiian Falls has five locations across Texas with one right in Roanoke. This family-friendly water park values family and puts a priority on creating lasting family memories. The lazy river is a great option for the whole family to enjoy. Younger children are sure to enjoy the Pineapple Express section. The more adventurous of visitors can check out the...

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3 LGBT-Friendly Stops on for Your California Road Trip

California is widely considered to be one of the most progressive states in the US. With myriads of fun activity choices, big cities, and outdoor adventure you’ll be able to choose your adventure in California. California is a great destination for domestic and international LGBT visitors. Driving around California is one best way to explore all its top attractions. If this idea of road travel interests you, then read on to learn the top-rated LGBT-friendly pit stops for your next California road trip. San Diego Before setting out on a road expedition from San Diego, fuel up at the...

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