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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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EuroTrip Budget

EuroTrip Budget

Way, way back in the beginning of this year (gosh that feels like such a long time ago), I was formulating a plan to go on an international trip in the early fall.  I, much to my chagrin, am not one of those last minute jet setters that can take off at the drop of a hat.  A lot (read: most) of my travels take a bit of planning and forward thinking due to my work schedule and need for…

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Travel Credit Card Follow Up

Travel Credit Card Follow Up

A few months ago, I wrote about my adventures (perhaps misadventures…) in trying to find the perfect travel credit card to suit my needs and reward me for my travel purchases.  So, after much research and a lot of back and forth, I’m happy to announce that I have finally chosen one! The Capital One Venture Card caught my eye because of its signing bonus, which was an extra 40,000 miles when you spend $3,000 in 3 months (an offer…

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Trip Planning: Copenhagen

Trip Planning: Copenhagen

Thanks to IcelandAir, I am lucky enough to get a two-for-one European vacation in a few weeks.  The first leg of my trip will be spent in beautiful Reykjavik, Iceland (read more about that here), and my second stop will be in Copenhagen Denmark.  I will be staying in the land of the Danes for five days and four nights.  I haven’t been to Europe since I studied abroad in London six (I can’t event believe it’s been that long)…

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Trip Planning: Iceland

Trip Planning: Iceland

In 5-ish weeks, I’ll be boarding a night plane bound for Reykjavik, Iceland.  I’ll arrive in the early morning, as most direct flights do, and stay for six days before moving on to Copenhagen.  I am so beyond excited for this trip that every time I talk about it, my voice takes on a high-pitched squeaking quality.  I have never been to this enchanting island country, but, with everything I’ve read and seen of it, I think my only problem…

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