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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 […]

What to do in Alesund Norway in One Day on a 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.  We were not sure what to do in Alesund Norway in one day on a tight budget. With a little leg work, we figured out what to do in Alesund […]

Visit Carcassonne France on a Budget: Tips to Avoid the Tourists and Get the Most Out of Your Time!

Carcassonne Castle at Night

Looking to visit Carcasonne France on a budget?  I have some great suggestions for which Carcassonne hotels are best for budget travelers as well as other helpful information for helping you to visit Carcassonne France and get the most out of your time there! Once you are finished here, here is some other engaging content […]

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

Bowl of noodles at the vending machine restaurant in 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. We have been managing, but nothing was coming […]

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 […]