Money Saving Secrets For Planning Vacations on a Budget

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Nothing says “vacation” like a trip to the beach. Mountains, lakes, and big cities all have their charms, but nothing beats dipping your toes in the sand while sunshine and ocean breezes wash your cares away. You can have the time of your life for less than you might think by using the money saving secrets in this post. Continue reading “Money Saving Secrets For Planning Vacations on a Budget”

Cruising – Some of The Best Cruising Options for the 55+ Club

Cruising 2With Spring officially beginning on Sunday, people may be making plans for a spring or summer cruise.  Gene and I have only been on one 3-day 2-night cruise once, so we are definitely not seasoned cruisers. However, now that we are both officially in the 55+ club, it may be time to do some cruising. I did some research and there are wide selections of cruises available.  Even after doing some research, picking the right one can seem overwhelming and a bit taxing.  There are many things to consider when picking a cruise that doesn’t just include the destination. You also have to think about the duration of the cruise, activities aboard the ship, as well as activities on land. Continue reading “Cruising – Some of The Best Cruising Options for the 55+ Club”

Traveling Problems – 7 Practical Ways to Avoid Them

Traveling Problems 1This traveling problems post is a guest post written by Amit Chauhan. Bio Below. In the meantime, enjoy her post.

In this technological era, flying and traveling across different countries is very common. People love to travel to make their daily routine interesting and get a stressful life.

Are you also fond of visiting different places but scared of traveling problems and stress? Don’t Worry! Here are some practical solutions which will help you to get rid of significant hassles which you might face while moving from one place to another. Continue reading “Traveling Problems – 7 Practical Ways to Avoid Them”

Travel Quote – “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.”

Travel Quote - MapI have seen this travel quote many times and have always agreed with it. However, since I have been blogging, and reading more blogs, it has even more meaning. Since my husband and I started traveling years ago, our eyes have been opened to so many new experiences and different cultures that I would not have had if we hadn’t made travel a priority in our lives. I even quit my 9-5 office corporate job to write this travel blog, and I am working on trying to live a freedom lifestyle.

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Traveling With Pets: Your Guide to Driving With Your Furry Friends

Traveling With Pets - Dog PrintsWe recently had a great time doing some read trips with our puppies here in Colorado and planning to drive to CA for Thanksgiving. With the holidays upon us, I am sure there will be a lot of people traveling with pets to Grandma’s house, etc. We have taken MANY road trips with our furry friends (over 20 states I believe) and it has sometimes been apparent that there are many dog-friendly towns. There were so many dogs walking around with their owners, enjoying the warm weather. It was so nice sitting out on a patio with other dog owners and having a beer and some pizza.

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Staten Island Ferry – Free Manhattan to Staten Island Ferry

Staten Island Ferry 1The free 24-hour Staten Island Ferry is considered by many New Yorkers as a lifeline for making their way from NYC’s southernmost borough, but it also has some of the finest views in the world. From the ferry, you can see the Governors Island to the east and Ellis Island and Lady Liberty to the west, as the Manhattan skyline recedes in the vessel’s wake. Sounds like something that is definitely worth the price of admission, lol

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Airline Tickets – When is the Best Time to Book a Flight?

Airline TicketsIf you have read any of my Money Saving Tips for your Big Trip posts you may know that we love to travel and have several trips planned for the rest of the year. While I am very excited about these awesome trips, the thought of pricing for our airline tickets really scared me.  I have heard a lot of “experts” say to purchase your tickets on Tuesday evening or Sunday. With all of this information running around, I decided to do a little searching myself and see what I found. The amount of information was shocking. Continue reading “Airline Tickets – When is the Best Time to Book a Flight?”

Don’t Panic at the Airport. Here are Ways to Save Time.

Panic - AirportWe travel a lot and I enjoy it mostly, however flying has become less enjoyable every year. There are a few reasons for this, but the main one of course is TSA. I will not go into what a pathetic use of taxpayers’ money this organization is (what’s the point) or how I don’t feel much safer flying.  However, this is not what this post is about. It’s about saving time so you don’t have to panic while trying to get through the annoying process.

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M&M’s World Times Square – Manhattan, New York

M&M’s World - CandiesI love sharing stories and pictures from our travels. It helps remind me the feelings I felt while there, and I get to share our experience with other travelers or those wanting to travel. One such place I enjoyed Christmas in 2018 was visiting the M&M’s World Store in Times Square.  We had been in the area on a previous trip but never made it into the store.  We were too busy visiting the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty, lol.  So glad we did on our last trip. It was fantastic and so exciting to share our visit on my blog.

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Best Senior Winter Destinations in the U.S.

United-States-Road-MapAs we slowly creep into the 55 Plus club (yikes), we look forward to being able to take some time to travel and see more of this beautiful country. While we aren’t ready to retire yet, I am always looking for fun things to do and places to visit once we do officially “retire”. Since it is fall (yay!), I started thinking about some of the best senior winter destinations in the U.S. We have actually been to a few of these, but there are a couple pf them we haven’t checked out yet. They are on our list, lol.  In case you haven’t been, here are some ideas for those looking for places to visit this winter and stay warm.  Continue reading “Best Senior Winter Destinations in the U.S.”