Friday Finds: Helping Make Travel Easier and Less Expensive

Last Updated on July 13, 2012 by Jody Halsted

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Active Vacation? Shoes to Take You Anywhere

We recently completed a very active vacation filled with hiking, bicycling and white water rafting.  It was amazing.  Also amazing was that we found a brand of shoe perfect for outdoor vacations.

Keen makes the perfect shoe for active families.  The thick rubber sole is perfect for hiking; my daughter said it helped her “stick” to the mountain rocks.  Breathable sandal design and quick drying webbing make these terrific for rafting.  And the ability to tighten the shoe for a secure fit makes them great for biking.  The protected toes mean no painful stubbing.

We absolutely loved our Keens and highly recommend them for active summer fun!

Save 15% at Gaylord Hotels this Summer

We’re big fans of Gaylord Hotels- especially since Dreamworks® partnered with them to create kid-friendly fun!  Now thru September 3 (Labor Day) you can save 15% on select nights at all the Gaylord properties and receive a $50 breakfast credit.

Fiona and Shrek at ShrekFeast
Fiona and Shrek at ShrekFeast

Choose from the four Gaylord properties:

Gaylord Opryland in Nashville.  9-acres of indoor gardens and cascading waterfalls will set the perfect stage for your summer experience.

Gaylord Palms in Orlando. Enjoy an icy beverage poolside, playing with your family at the all-new Cypress Springs Family Fun Water Park.

Gaylord Texan in Grapevine (a Dallas suburb). What’s not to love: Paradise Springs Resort Pool, Kids Eat Free Thursdays, Family Fiesta Fridays, “Taste of the Texan” Chef Stations, Jr. Chef Camps, free Friday Night Fireworks & more!

Gaylord National in National Harbor (a Washington, DC suburb). Plunge into a sparkling blue pool, enjoy a relaxing massage, or unwind with a refreshing cocktail.

Other packages (including Skrek & Friends) are also available on the linked pages.

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