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Free Family Fun: The Space Needle’s Kid-Friendly Seattle Splash Pad

While tickets to go up in the recently renovated Space Needle continue to rise, this out-of-the-way splash-pad art installment remains a cool reprieve with iconic views.  Recently, a newly updated Space Needle was unveiled to visitors- visitors willing to pay $30 per person for access, at least. If you are planning a visit to Seattle, …

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Visiting Seattle on a Budget: Free & Cheap Tourist Guide

Seattle is an amazing place to visit, but with basic hotel rooms starting at $130 per night, budgeting for a low-cost trip to Seattle can be a huge challenge. As a graduate student, I and my friends have discovered some fun, free ways to get the full Seattle experience, so today’s blog post is all …

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15 Things to Do in Joplin, MO – 1 Day Itinerary for a Route 66 Adventure

Joplin isn’t a tourist hotspot, but plenty of people- both travelers and locals- look for fun ways to spend a day in the area. Popular tourist “destinations” in and around Joplin include a museum, Civil War sites in Carthage, or the casinos a few miles across the border in Oklahoma, but these aren’t my style …

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