Would it be possible to do Grand Teton National Park in one day? My husband and I asked ourselves this before our road trip through Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado this past month. Well, we can confirm YES it's possible! We managed to have a blast in the Tetons in one day. What to do in Grand Teton National Park in One Day The first thing I'll mention is that the Tetons are so … [Read more...] about Grand Teton National Park in One Day (Plus Signal Mountain Lodge Review)
We're selling our house in Colorado this summer and honestly I'm sad about it. We LOVED living there. Today I went through all of our pictures to reminisce about our life there (which was amazing!) Here are my top Colorado summer bucket list items in case any of you make it out there! Visit The Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs Make sure you take the tour of the Olympic Training Center where … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Colorado Summer Vacation Bucket List
This past week I went to Edinburgh on a work trip and it was awesome! I feel so fortunate to have the job that I do. I'm on an international project and the office culture is positive. I'm valued and I have great coworkers. It's the best situation one could hope for in the lead up to financial independence. This post is my trip report of Edinburgh. I've been binging Outlander (set in Scotland over two hundred … [Read more...] about Edinburgh Trip Report – Harry Potter and Haggis
The other day I tweeted out "Has anyone written about the benefits of dual citizenship for financial independence?" and I didn't get too many responses. I'm considering applying for dual citizenship to open career opportunities in the EU and to hedge some of my future health care fears. Plus, I think it would be amazing to spend time abroad without worrying about visa restrictions. Tawcan responded that he … [Read more...] about Living Abroad Post FIRE – Visa Logistics and the Benefits of Dual Citizenship
I'm obsessed with Airbnb. I'm at the point that I will look for an Airbnb first before searching for a hotel. Airbnb can often provide a cheaper, healthier and more local-feel to travel. My favorite benefits of staying in an Airbnb are as follows: I can choose to book a place with a kitchen to eat healthier and save money. I can choose to book an entire place so the experience feels private, … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Airbnb Bucket List (in the United States)
In second grade I remember being jealous of the girls who would come back from vacations with braided hair wraps. You know, the colorful string hair wraps that were made of friendship-bracelet type string twisted for a few inches around a strand of hair. You could get them on vacations to tropical places. It was extra cool if they had charms, such as little silver dolphins, wound into them. Any millennial … [Read more...] about Is The Secret to Affording Travel Being Rich?