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Trip Planning: Playa Del Carmen

Trip Planning: Playa Del Carmen

Next weekend I’ll be heading to Mexico for a quick four day trip and I can not wait to relax the whole time.  I’m traveling solo and will be staying at an all-inclusive resort in Playa Del Carmen, which is a new type of accommodation for me.  I booked every portion (airfare, hotel shuttle, resort, side trip to Chichen Itza) of this trip through Expedia, which is another new thing for me, but it was too good of a deal…

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2017 Recap & 2018 Travel Goals

2017 Recap & 2018 Travel Goals

I won’t lie to you, 2017 was not my year.  Though, I have no illusions that I’m alone in saying that.  On a very surface level, I didn’t travel as much as I would have liked to this past year.  Which, in the grand scheme of things, isn’t an awful problem to have.  However, this is a travel blog that I write and not traveling means a lack of content.  So, before we get right into it,  I’d like to…

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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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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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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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