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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 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 baby, […]

Alesund Norway on a Budget: How We Spent an Entire Day in Alesund Without Spending a Penny!

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 how our budget would fare during our one day visit to Alesund Norway. With a little leg work, we spent an entire day in Alesund […]

Carcassonne Hotels and Restaurants: Spending the Night in Carcassonne France on a Budget

Carcassonne Castle at Night

I learned a secret about Carcassonne France;  something that the majority of the  approximately 4 million people who visit each year don’t know.  In order to fully appreciate and take in all of the wonderfulness that is Carcassonne France, you have  to spend the night there.  These tips will help you to find Carcassonne hotels […]

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 […]

Our First Tokyo Dining Experience: Vending Machine Restaurant in Tokyo

Bowl of noodles at the vending machine restaurant in Tokyo

Tokyo has been slightly intimidating. No, change that. Tokyo has been very intimidating. We have been managing, but nothing seems to be easy. It has been testing all of our foreign travel skills much moreso than our previous travels to Europe or even to Thailand have (Thailand was very westernized in many ways, and EVERYTHING […]

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 […]