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Creating a Travel Capsule Wardrobe

Creating a Travel Capsule Wardrobe

Every week or so, I decide that I’m going to go through all my clothes, donate everything I never wear and be left with a perfect capsule wardrobe.  Due to my inability to part with clothes I rarely way, it never happens, but the idea behind this obsession has inspired me to pack capsule wardrobes for each of my last few trips.  The point of a travel capsule wardrobe is to streamline your packing and allow you to mix and…

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6 Unique Tips to Save Money While Trip Planning

6 Unique Tips to Save Money While Trip Planning

I’ve touched on this a little bit here and there, but this year did not start out very well.  Slowly, each month it’s gotten better and better, due to a change in career, a change in neighborhood and an all-around change in attitude.  I think one of the big things that has helped is for the first time all year, I’m planning a trip outside the Midwest.  Oh man, it feels so good to be making travel plans again! Mike…

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Making Plans for the Eclipse

Making Plans for the Eclipse

In exactly three weeks, a rare eclipse will happen occur over the United States.  This eclipse can be seen in totality in a diagonal line across the country, but can also be partially seen from most areas in the U.S. as well.  When I was in St. Louis last month, there was a lot of excited talk about this eclipse, as the city was directly in the path of totality.  This path stretches from Oregon across the U.S. to the…

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Weekend Getaway Essentials

Weekend Getaway Essentials

This summer has consisted of multiple weekend excursions that I’ve had to pack quickly and rush off to.  From a quick trip up to our lake house in Wisconsin to a last minute trip to St. Louis, I’ve had to throw things together and go a couple of times.  Now, I’m not complaining, I think better when there’s a time limit and pack minimally when I can only bring a small duffle bag.  The preparation for the trips I’ve had…

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Dealing with Airport Anxiety

Dealing with Airport Anxiety

I have this problem with anxiety. It makes me overthink and do certain things I wouldn’t normally do, just to calm my brain. One of the main problems I have when traveling is the anxiety that comes with trying to make a plane, train or other mode of transportation on time. This issue wreaks havoc on my brain in the weeks before I travel. I don’t have enough fingers and toes to count how many times I’ve woken up in…

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A Note on Solo Trips

A Note on Solo Trips

I love taking solo trips.  I think they are great for the spirit and can lead to adventures that maybe would not have been possible when traveling in a group.  That being said, I have personally experienced a slight downside to solo travel.  There’s a certain guilt that can arise when you travel alone that starts when something doesn’t go exactly how you planned and continues on through each misstep or change in itinerary. When I took my solo trip…

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Budget-Friendly Ways to Indulge Your Wanderlust

Budget-Friendly Ways to Indulge Your Wanderlust

I have this problem where whenever I read about or see a photo of any destination in general, I want to go there immediately.  It’s a problem because I usually can’t afford there, especially not right away.  This results in a very long bucket list and endless pennies pinched.  When I take larger trips, meaning further and for longer, I save up for them for months.  I would like to think that a lot of people are in the same…

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Trip Planning: Milwaukee, WI

Trip Planning: Milwaukee, WI

A couple of weeks after I return from my trip to Europe (which I am currently enjoying – Hello from Copenhagen!), Mike is taking me on a little weekend getaway to Milwaukee, WI.  While I have been to this city a few times, mostly for concerts, this will be my first time staying overnight there.  Funnily enough, the original reason we were going to Milwaukee in the first place is because we have tickets to a Thrice (one of Mike’s…

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5 Notes on Road Tripping with a Baby

5 Notes on Road Tripping with a Baby

This post is brought to you by my wonderful sister, Molly Reis, the talented mama of my beautiful nieces and author of Blogging the In-Between.   We took two trips this summer with the family – one to Tennessee (a 10-hour drive each way) and one to northern Wisconsin (a 4-and-a-half-hour drive each way).  This is how we planned, what we learned and what worked for us in our travels.  Most of it was trial and error.  This is by no means a…

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Europe Packing List

Europe Packing List

Today is the day I finally stop talking about this trip and actually leave for Iceland, en route to Copenhagen.  And it has finally hit me that this is actually happening.  I am nervous and excited and ready for a new adventure.  Before I go, I need to pack, which is a project in and of itself.  While it’s been a bit stressful with everything else I have going on lately, I really don’t mind packing.  With the search for…

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