Your Summer Vacation Guide Part 1:
Where Should You Go?

It’s mid-May and you’ve been contemplating for a while whether or not you want to take an exotic vacation out of the country this summer. You’ve ended up coming to the conclusion that it’s finally time for you to take that much-needed getaway to somewhere new, away from the commotions of daily life. That’s great! But question is, where are you going? What type of vacation destination are you looking for? There are just so many different countries out there, each of them with something special to offer, so how the heck are you going to decide where to start? As part of the Summer Vacation Guide blog series, we will be guiding you every step of the way, from figuring out where you need to go, to knowing where to stay when you get there. So let’s get started with some of the top vacation destinations in the world you can choose from, based on your interests!


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6 Special Mother’s Day Events Around the Country

With only a day left, are you still scrambling to find something to give your mom for Mother’s Day 2016? Since this is pretty last minute, you could always play it safe and just get your mom a bouquet of flowers and a Mother’s Day greeting card. But honestly, what fun would that be? Let’s make this year special, and a day your mom will remember! And if you’re anything like me and love going all out during special occasions, you’ve probably considered giving your mom one of the best spa days of her life, taking her somewhere special, or something else of that nature. The only thing is, how are you possibly going to be able to afford that on such short notice and where the heck are these so-called special Mother’s Day events even happening? Well, that’s why we’re here – to give you guys a heads up on some awesome, special events happening around the country, so you can ditch the basic gift ideas for mom and give her a day she’ll never forget!

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How to Throw the Ultimate Weekend-Long Kentucky Derby Party

By Chaitanya Bala

How-every-guy-can-look-dapper-at-his-kentucky-derby-partyWhether you’re someone who doesn’t know much about horse racing or you’re a huge fan, you’re all in luck! Why? Because this coming weekend on May 7th is the Kentucky Derby. The gist of the event is that you bet on a thoroughbred (race) horse that you think is going to win, and up until the actual race, you enjoy yourself with family and friends either at the stadium, or in the comfort of your own home. The actual race itself only lasts about two minutes later on in the evening, but the preceding and following festivities can last all weekend. And if you’re planning to celebrate the Derby at home with some company, there are definitely ways to entertain and spice up the event for everyone. So here it is a: a guide to throwing a dashing weekend-long Kentucky Derby party!

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12 Travel Lessons we Can Learn from National Lampoon’s Vacation Movies

By Chaitanya Bala 

Summer is right around the corner, which means exciting vacations and road trips with friends and family. As fun as summer vacation is, there are always things that can go wrong. 

And no one does vacation mishaps better than Clark from National Lampoon’s Vacation Movies.

We’ve all seen National Lampoon’s collection of vacation movies, and if you haven’t, get some background on them hereStories are pretty simple: A man named Clark wants to have a great time and take his family on various vacations. But somehow, he always manages to mess everything up and the vacations go haywire.  

Ohhh, Clark…. 







But we’ve learned from Clark’s mistakes. And here are 12 travel lessons we can learn from National Lampoon’s vacation movies.


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4 Budget Travel Stories Guaranteed to Bring out Your Inner Traveler

By Chaitanya Bala

By now, you all have the tools to travel on a budget, and spend wisely while on vacation. We’ve spent the last few weeks helping you understand the benefits of keeping a budget, and even let you in on some cool apps that make budgeting easier for you. All you need now is some inspiration - To know that there really are people out there that are able to have the best vacations of their lives simply by either following a budget, taking advantage of special deals and discounts, or coming up with an entirely new strategy on their own. So without further ado, it’s story time! Here are 4 budget travel stories that will motivate you to unleash your inner budget traveler!

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