Travel Blog Posts by Katie Sagal

Tips for Visiting George Washington’s Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon facade

Among the most significant & most popular historic sites in the country, Mount Vernon brings eighteenth-century America to life.

Enjoy meticulous gardens & sprawling grounds, a gorgeously restored mansion, historic outbuildings, & fascinating museum exhibits as part of your trip into the past.

Free Things to Do in Washington, D.C.

"Untitled" by Alexander Calder. Image credit: National Gallery of Art Facebook page.

We all know that vacation planning is often contingent upon what fits in your budget, however large or small that budget may be.

Fortunately for you savvy travelers out there, Washington, D.C. is a city that’s perfect for saving money. There’s something for everyone in our nation’s capital.

Tips for Visiting SeaWorld Orlando

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From animal exhibits to exhilarating rides, there’s plenty to do at SeaWorld Orlando. It’s long been a family favorite and should be a must-see on your list.

Make the most of your visit to SeaWorld Orlando with these savings, tips, attraction highlights & more from our Insider’s Guide.

Tips for Visiting the Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial

If you’re planning a visit to Washington, D.C., then you’ve probably got a few landmarks and monuments in mind. For a number of reasons, the Lincoln Memorial should be at the top of your list!

This monument has long been a favorite among visitors and locals for its iconic façade, great location, and historic significance.

Top Shopping Spots in Washington, D.C.

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Although it isn’t known as being a shopping hotspot, there are actually an abundance of great shopping areas to wander in search of that perfect item.

Whether you’re looking for high-end boutique fashion or the best bargain to be had, you’re sure to find it in Washington, D.C.

5 Literary Attractions in Washington, D.C.

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Book lovers rejoice! Washington, D.C. has tons to offer the literary-minded traveler, from famous author landmarks to prestigious playhouses and more.

If you’re planning your next D.C. vacation and are looking for a few literary attractions to sprinkle into the mix, check out these suggestions. Visit one, or visit them all!

Things to Do in Balboa Park & Ways to Save

San Diego Pass

From some of the best museums in the country to small ballet theatres and botanical gardens, Balboa Park quite literally has a little bit of everything.

This guide highlights the must-see things to do and some of the more unique areas of Balboa Park.

Hukilau Marketplace at the Polynesian Cultural Center

Hukilau Marketplace 2

The Hukilau Marketplace, located adjacent to the popular Polynesian Cultural Center, is a brand new place to see in Oahu this season.

In fact, you couldn’t find a better place for great artisan souvenirs and authentic dining in all of Oahu!

Tips for Visiting the National Geographic Museum

125 Anniversary of National Geographic Exhibit

Inspired by the magazine that shares its name, the National Geographic Museum celebrates the natural and human world in all its glory.

Make the most of your visit with these tips, attraction highlights & more from our Insider’s Guide.

Top 10 Places to Take Pictures in San Diego


A San Diego vacation can be the experience of a lifetime, and that’s definitely a set of memories you don’t want to forget.

So do yourself a favor and take our expert advice on the best places to take pictures in San Diego.

Tips for Visiting LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

Entrance to LEGOLAND Florida and Water Park

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is a marvelous adventure parked filled with rides, slides, scale models, and everything LEGO.

Make the most of your visit with these savings, tips, attraction highlights & more from our Insider’s Guide.

5 Alternatives to the Washington DC Monuments


Everybody loves the Washington, D.C monuments. But sometimes, you just have enough of the historical stuff and want to do something more exciting.

Here are a few suggestions for alternatives to the Washington DC monuments.

Things to Do in Georgetown DC

M street, the shopping mecca.

Popular with locals & tourists alike, you can genuinely find tons of great things to do in Georgetown that will be fun for everyone.

From shopping to fine dining & more, Georgetown is a must-see destination for visitors.

13 Things to Do in Las Vegas for Families

Exhibit at the Discovery Children's Museum

You’d be surprised by all the attractions so-called “Sin City” offers for families with kids.

Contrary to popular belief, you can (and should!) enjoy a vacation in Las Vegas with your family. There are lots of ways to experience the city that don’t involve casinos and night clubs.

Things to Do in Washington DC for Teens

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Home to several colleges & countless children of Congressmen and Ambassadors, D.C. is a very teen-friendly city.

There are a lot of options for shopping, dining, & activities that specifically cater to teens, as well as fun family activities that won’t elicit the eye rolling.