Scheduling Travel Around the School Calendar

Scheduling Travel Around the School Calendar

Travel
109/365 I've seen a few posts around the Interwebs recently about the controversy surrounding taking kids out of school for travel. I am solidly in the "take them out" camp, even as a former teacher. I think the benefits of travel—no matter if it is to theme parks or Grandma's house in another state—are superior to anything a child will…
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Harkins Gift Card Sale Is Over

Harkins Gift Card Sale Is Over

Saving Money
70/365 This sale is over. I've been putting off writing about Harkins, because it's a movie chain that's limited to the Southwest, being based in Arizona. I can't help myself because I am fiercely loyal to Harkins. I won't even consider seeing a movie at another brand of theater. Cultivating Loyalty They have worked very hard to gain that loyalty. As…
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Every Kid in a Park

Every Kid in a Park

Feature Articles, Travel
8/365 Every 4th grader in the US can apply here to get a free National Parks pass for the school year. In 2015, we got the American the Beautiful Annual Pass when we went on a big trip to Yellowstone, hitting National Parks in Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, and Utah. That year we got a lot of use out of…
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