Keep Essentials Organized While You Travel with These Packing Hacks

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all ended 2017 with family, friends, and fun. So far 2018 has been great for my family and I. And it’s about to get even better. Very soon I’m be leaving the snowy winter of Minnesota for the much warmer climate of Florida. Yay! I’ve been planning this vacation for nearly a year, and I can’t wait to hop on that airplane. Some of you might also be planning a getaway this winter. So I thought I’d share some of the packing hacks I use to keep organized and prepared for anything.

Organize your luggage with these Packing Hacks

Using things you already have, you can stay organized and prepared for any travel mishaps. These simple hacks will eliminate packing headaches and add a bit of personal flare to your luggage.

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Sped Your Christmas Cash on Something Fun

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas! Leading up to Christmas was absolutely crazy, but Christmas day was wonderfully relaxing. We spent time opening presents, eating well, and enjoying each other’s company. So Christmas was definitely a success! Now back to real life. But I did get some cash this Christmas. Although some of it needs to go to grownup expenses, I still have some left over to treat myself to something nice.

As I was browsing through HeartlandAmerica.com, I decided to put together a collection of items for your Christmas cash. Because after the craziness of the holidays, we all need to give ourselves a little treat.

For the ladies out there who been going nonstop, here are some great items to make the rest of your winter wonderful.
After Christmas Treats for Women
Landway Women’s White Alpine Jacket, Outerboundry Elevate Women’s Blizzard Jacket, Muck Women’s Black Waterproof Chore Boots, Sterling Silver Snowflake Necklace, Plymouth Mocs Women’s Dark Brown Ankle Tie Slippers

First you are going to love this stylish white jacket from Landway. The breathable polyester shell proves great wind and water resistance for those sloppy winter days. It has a detachable hood and even an interior pocket for your cell phone. Winter can be harsh on you and your valuable electronics.

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Road Trip Essentials for Traveling with Kids

Summer’s nearly here, and that means it’s time to plan for…road trips! I have many fond memories of road trips, mostly heading up to the north shore of Minnesota on Lake Superior. This is a nice three hour road trip, but my family has also made the big road trips to places like Yellowstone National Park and Orlando, Florida. Those trips involve at least a couple of days when you have kids in tow.

Family road trips can be wonderful, but also quite challenging with kids. But planning ahead and being prepared can make all the difference to make your travel time as smooth as possible. I want to share with you some of my tips and tricks for surviving the long car ride together.

Road Trip Essentials for traveling with Kids

Long or short road trips can be tough on kids, but these easy and inexpensive tips can make the time pass as smoothly as possible.

First things first, make the car as comfortable as you can.

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