Next Level Tumbling - March 2018


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Luck vs. Preparation

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What Every Parent Needs to Know About Family Dinners

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Cheerleader Highlight

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My ChildWants to Quit

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How Your Smartphone Makes Travel Cheaper

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How Your Smartphone Makes Travel Cheaper

The internet can do more for your vacation than help you book a hotel. New-age entrepreneurs have pioneered a host of apps to help you find cheaper alternatives to expensive aspects of traveling. A sharing economy is a new business approach where companies provide a platform for consumers to work with each other directly, making services and goods cheaper. The result is a better, less-expensive way to travel. Popular apps like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar allow locals to turn their cars into personal taxis that people (like you!) can request rides from using their smartphone. It’s cheaper than a rental car or traditional taxi, and more direct than public transportation. No reason to be nervous about safety, either, because using these services is as safe as using a traditional taxi, according to a study by the Cato Institute. Say goodbye to taxis and rental cars.

topic it is. JustPark is an app that allows owners of private parking spaces to rent theirs out at a cheaper rate than your average parking garage.

Couch surfing is the new travel sport.

Hotels are easily one of the most expensive parts of a vacation — even if you find a deal online. With apps like Airbnb and CouchSurfing, locals offer their couches, beds, and rooms for as low as $20 a night.

Is the concept kinda sketchy?

One might pause before staying with or getting a ride from a total stranger, but the built-in accountability keeps things safe. Both the host and guest are required to submit a review of their experience before they can use the app again, and in most cases, both users are required to scan their IDs in order to register.

What if you rent a car or bring your own?

Beyond saving you cash, these apps can also guide you to a more personal experience and the chance to make your vacation truly unique.

Finding parking in the hot destinations of the world is a nuisance we often forget during planning, but if you’ve ever attended a Broadway show in New York, you know how serious a


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