My Road Trip Tips!

Golden Gate Bridge

My family & I just took an amazing 5 day Road Trip

and I thought I would share some of the resources

I found that were very helpful in planning our trip

and making it go smoothly!

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Travel Pinterest Board

My Travel Board on Pinterest

Check out my Travel board on Pinterest!

I’ve pinned some sites that have some very helpful printable lists,

traveling tips & great iPhone/iPad apps for kids…

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Expedia is a website I use when I need to find a good deal on a hotel…

You can also search for car rentals, flights & vacation packages.

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The Weather Channel 

Use this app to check the weather hourly, daily or by the week…

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Google Maps

Google Maps has saved me from getting lost more than once!

I use their website app to map out all of the destinations on my road trip and

I use their mobile app on my phone to get turn by turn directions…

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Waze ~ “Outsmarting Traffic Together”

Waze is a free GPS  traffic & navigation app…

Not only can you get turn by turn directions to your destination,

but you can also get up-to-the-minute traffic updates!

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With Yelp you can search local restaurants, shopping & entertainment

including user reviews & recommendations…

Very helpful in finding restaurants!

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Starbucks Mobile App

This is one of my favorite apps!

Not only can you transfer your gift cards & use your phone to pay for your coffee,

but you can locate Starbuck’s in any city & it even gives you directions!

I’ve used this app so many times!

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Flavortown ~ Diners, Drive-in’s & Dives Locator

If you like Guy Fieri from Diner’s, Drive-In’s & Dives,

you need this app!

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Pandora Internet Radio

My family uses this app all of the time – at home & in the car…

Choose a style of music that you want to listen to

and Pandora will randomly choose the tunes…

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White Noise Ambience

If you have kids and you want a good night’s sleep when you’re away from home,

you need this app!

You can choose from many different sounds to play:

Ocean waves, Thunderstorm & my favorite – Floor Fan…

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Car Stereo Cable for iPhone/iPod

Use this cable to connect your iPhone or iPod to your car stereo – genius!

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Car Power Inverter

These are so great!

You can charge anything you can plug in…

Some types also have USB slots…

I used ours to power my laptop whose battery lasts less than an hour!

Also very helpful if you lose your car chargers for your phone or iPods!

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I hope that my traveling tips have been helpful to you all!

Stay tuned as I will be posting some of our road trip photos as well….

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I’m linking to:

*Blue Cricket Design Show & Tell Wednesday

Home Stories A2Z

Pinterest Friday ~ April 6th, 2012

Hello and welcome back to Pinterest Friday!

Since Easter is just a few days away,

I’ve included a couple of decorating & fun ideas…

If you missed last week’s post, you can find it here

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1.  Car Wash as Stove Top Polish - I so need to try this!

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2.  Letter Garland for Family Pictures

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3.  Beyond the Bunny by Happy Home Fairy

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4.  Cute Spring Outfit by BSZJacks on

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5. Spring Table Decor by Pottery Barn

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6. Seven Easy Ways to Update Your Kitchen (on a budget) by Home Stories A to Z

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7.  21 iPhone, iPad & Android Apps for Decorating, etc. by Stylelist Home

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8.  Easy to Make Chip Clip at Adreinne’s House - works great!

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9.  Create a Free Home Reference Binder at Simplify 101

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10.  Blue Bayou Monte Cristo Sandwich by

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Hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s Top 10!

Hope to see you back here next Friday :’)