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Trip Planning: Toronto, Ontario

Trip Planning: Toronto, Ontario

We’re going to Toronto, Ontario next week!  I have never been to Canada and I am so very excited for this trip.  It seems like it has been such a long time in the making that it’s almost hard to believe that we are finally going.  A couple of years ago, Mike and I were supposed to be heading there in the Spring, but life happened and we weren’t able to make it work.  Now, I can confidently say that…

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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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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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2017 Travel Plans

2017 Travel Plans

I love the new year.  It brings all new possibilities for travel, not to mention a tax return to fund said travels.  As I mentioned in my 2016 review post, my 2017 travel plans will be on a pretty tight budget.  That doesn’t mean that I won’t be traveling this year, just that my trips will be on a smaller scale than last year’s vacations.  While not much is firmly set in place, I do have some big plans (as…

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Life Happens

Life Happens

You may have noticed how a Trip Planning: Traverse City blog keeps appearing and disappearing on here.  I think I have some explaining to do. For a few months now, I was trying to plan a small trip for Mike and I (and our pup) for my birthday this weekend.  I looked into a lot of different destinations, but no matter what I tried to plan, things kept falling through.  Austin sounded great, but soon became too much for our…

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A Quick Euro Trip Recap

A Quick Euro Trip Recap

Hi all! I’m back in the states after ten days of being in Iceland and Denmark and doing my best to keep the jet lag monster at bay with copious amounts of coffee.  This trip was amazing, life-changing even, and I’m happy and proud to have been able to do it on my own.  It’s always a great feeling to come home from a trip that met and exceeded all of your expectations. Though there were some bumps in the…

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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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