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Month: May 2015

10 Tips to Save Money for Travel

10 Tips to Save Money for Travel

I love to travel, and I will gladly devote every free penny I have to do so.  However, in order to pay for my travel expenses, there are some sacrifices and lifestyle changes that need to be made.  Here are my best tips and tricks for saving to fund your wanderlust: Start a separate savings account: Set up an additional savings account with your bank to hold your travel funds. It’s very simple to do, and only costs the minimum…

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Day Trip: Milwaukee River Adventure

Day Trip: Milwaukee River Adventure

The day started early, with a cloudy sky overhead.  My boyfriend, Mike, and I had come to my home town in Northwestern Illinois the night before.  My mom was already in the kitchen making sandwiches for our lunch on the river, with coffee brewing behind her.  She immediately put us to work on getting everything ready to go.  We were going to drive up to the Milwaukee River in Kewaskum, WI (just north of Milwaukee) to kayak.  My mom and dad invited…

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I Love You, New York

I Love You, New York

I love New York in more than a souvenir t-shirt kind of way. Every time I’m lucky enough to take a long weekend in the Big Apple, I want to extend it for…forever.  I recently returned from one such trip to a vacation hangover so rough that I still can’t stomach it.  We arrived on a Friday at 3:30pm and took a cab straight to the hotel, in Midtown.  Of course we stayed at the Peninsula, because… I am not…

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