Due to our lack of vacation days, My husband and I took our honeymoon during the Christmas holiday week. We spent Christmas in Paso Robles, CA and then spent New Years in Portland, OR. I've already written a trip report about the top things to do in Portland. This trip report is about the time we spent in Paso Robles. For those of you who read my blog for the early retirement content - sorry, … [Read more...] about Where to Stay and What to Do in Paso Robles – Trip Report
I just returned from a 10-day honeymoon road trip through California and Oregon with my new husband. This post details the 4 days we spent in Portland, which were AWESOME and definitely the highlight of our trip. For those of you who read my blog for the early retirement content - sorry, I'm a bit off topic here. I love reading trip reports when I'm planning my travels so I want to … [Read more...] about Portland Trip Report for Nerdy Tourists and Grimm Lovers
I try to use points and miles when I travel but sometimes I don't. Sometimes I want to book a very specific hotel or I don't want to waste my points if I can't find a good redemption. In these cases, I use the quadruple stacking method. This method was first introduced to me by Jeremy at Go Curry Cracker. My husband and I spent a weekend hanging out on a houseboat with him and his family, Gwen from Fiery … [Read more...] about Save Over 20% on Hotel Rooms by Quadruple Stacking Raise Gift Cards and Ebates
Moving out west has rekindled my relationship with the outdoors. I had forgotten how good it feels to hike through a forest or to take in your surroundings atop a mountain. Social activities in my early twenties seemed to revolve around eating and drinking and then making plans for the next time I would eat or drink. It has made me so much healthier and happier to live these last few years in a place that promotes … [Read more...] about National Parks Road Trip (with a dog)!
This article is a review of Chautauqua 2015, a gathering of personal finance/early retirement enthusiasts that occurred in Ecuador this past October. On the plane from Miami to Ecuador, it hit me. I was heading to South America to meet strangers that I had only read about online. Crazy thoughts started spinning in my brain. “What if we can’t find the group when we arrive?” “Even worse, what if this is a … [Read more...] about Review of Chautauqua 2015 in Ecuador
I will never pay full price for anything ever again. Actually, I can't remember the last time I paid full price for anything. I use coupon codes when I buy things online, I use a rewards card at the grocery store, I use gas points at the pump, and most importantly I use airline points and hotel miles for my vacations. I'll search hours for a good deal... and it looks like I'm not alone. According to one … [Read more...] about How to Travel the World For Free