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“Travel is certainly more than seeing the sights; it is a change that goes on deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”   –  Miriam Beard

I attended a graduation this evening which led me to realize school is almost finished for this part of the year and that means summer vacations.

And given the economy, you might be wondering what you can possibly afford to do and still enjoy the season.  Well, there are actually a lot more things than you might imagine.  Budget travel has come a long way since the roadside motel and “staycations” have become a popular way to take time off in your very own neck of the woods.

Whether you’re looking for a fun family overnight trip or something interesting to do closer to home, the following link to an article titled “Budget Vacations” will give you some pretty great low-cost/no cost vacation ideas that will be sure to make your summer sizzle.

Have a great summer and don’t forget the sunscreen!



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Many people think of their home as a safe place for themselves and their loved ones.  Unfortunately, injuries occurring on residential property result in nearly 21 million medical visits and 20,000 deaths each year[1].  It is important that you and your family be aware of potential hazards that may exist in your home and the ways to keep your environment free from danger.

Today’s article titled “Home Safe Home” outlines the most common causes of unintentional home injuries and deaths.  It also provides ideas you can implement to make your dwelling safer, such as ensuring that you have an emergency evacuation plan and checking for recalls on potentially hazardous items commonly found in residences.

As usual, to view this article, just click on the red words above to read or to save to your computer or print.

I hope that you find this information helpful.  Please let me know if I can be of any assistance.


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