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The Best Family Vacation Deals RIGHT NOW! Budget Friendly Family Travel Packages and Family Resort Discounts

The best family vacation deals RIGHT NOW!

We are budget travelers at heart, so I am always on the lookout for good value vacation spots with kids.  This is a continually updated list of the best family vacation deals that I have found, as well as pieces our family’s personal bucket list (I only list places that we have stayed at or […]

Budget Travel Tips: Why you HAVE to rent an apartment or house for your next escape!

Our apartment in Nice, France

I am going to share with you one of our favorite budget travel tips that will absolutely change the way that you travel. I have always thought about renting an apartment during our travels, but we have generally ended up staying in hotels because of cost and convenience. This time was different.  Because of the […]

The Best Things to do in Alesund Norway in on a TINY Budget

Alesund Norway on a Budget

Normally the words “Norway” and “budget” don’t play very well together.  Norway is well known to be on the the most expensive countries in the world.  With a little leg work, we found some of the best things to do in Alesund Norway in one day on our cruise this summer without spending a dime! Alesund is […]

A Carcassonne Guide – How to Save Money, Avoid the Tourists and Where to Get the BEST Photos!

Carcassonne Tips

Are you planning a trip to Carcassonne France?  This walled city in the South Western part of France will charm you in a big way.  I put together this Carcassonne guide based on my own experiences to help you figure out which Carcassonne hotels are best for budget travelers, what to do in Carcassonne, where to eat […]

The Importance of Including Local Farmers Markets in Your Travel Plans

Cherry tomatoes at the Harrisonburg Farmers Market

Blackberries at the Harrisonburg Farmers Market This morning has taken me in an unexpected direction. I am currently in Harrisonburg, VA on a visit to some friends. My day’s plans came via text message. “Farmers market this morning till noon!!! Bike down Wolfe Street to Liberty Street, head left.” I love visiting local markets, especially […]

Eating at a Vending Machine Restaurant Tokyo

Vending Machine Restaurant Tokyo

We are reasonably seasoned travelers. We have had our share of navigating across foreign cities and figuring out all manner of travel problems.  We generally relish all manner of off the beaten path restaurant experiences. The vending machine restaurant Tokyo put our travel figuring-out skills to the test. If you enjoy this, here is some more travel […]

Budget Dining Restaurant in Dublin: Healthy, Inexpensive Cuisine at Dublin’s Mongolian Barbecue

Dublin Mongolian Barbecue

After a heaping helping of greasy wonderfulness in the form of the “best fish and chips in Ireland” yesterday, I found myself needing intake of a vegetable other than a potato. I found what I was looking for in the form of the Mongolian Barbecue, centrally located in the Temple Bar area of Dublin. For […]