Best Travel Movies for Inspiration

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Travel movies provide inspiration for wanderlust, driving college students to backpack the world, young professionals to take career breaks, and American families to road trip across the country like Chevy Chase on his way to Wally World. The best travel movies provide viewers with an escape from reality while discovering the beauty of a destination, its people and the cultural differences that make this great world go round. Continue reading

Gifts for Family Travelers

gifts for family travelers

It’s Christmas season and that means it’s gift time. And with the big day less than a week away if you’re still looking for ideas for presents, you might be in trouble. Well, unless you’re a guy, or at least a typical guy. If that’s the case, you’ve still got a few days before you even realize it’s Christmas and that you have a significant other and three kids who would appreciate opening a gift on Christmas morning. These gifts for family travelers aren’t really the type one “opens,” per se, but they might be appreciated more than the latest gadget.

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Shopping Road Trips to Ikea

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The proposed Ikea Memphis store (Image Courtesy of Ikea)

Big news happened in my hometown of Memphis, Tenn., when the improbable announcement was made this week that the Swedish-based retailer Ikea will open in the city. I’m not much of a shopper, but as I sit at my Ikea desk next to my Ikea bookshelf with an Ikea lamp lighting my home office, I’m very familiar with making shopping road trips to Ikea.

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Practical Gifts for Guys

The Gift of Stanleyness

This post is sponsored by Stanley Brand, but the enjoyment of these three products and their practical use for me is 100 percent authentic.

Creating a Christmas list is one of my biggest challenges every year. I don’t desire or need much. Travel is a big part of who I am, and I’ve tried asking for airline gift certificates before. I have received cash for travel, and in theory that’s nice. I’m a practical person and practical gifts are enjoyed the most. And as a frequent road tripper and sometimes outdoors adventurer one of my biggest needs is a reliable travel coffee mug. So when the opportunity to review a Stanley travel coffee mug, along with a couple of other beverage products came up, I jumped at the opportunity to review these practical gifts for guys and road trippers from Stanley.

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