Spontaneous Summer: Europe Trip

Spontaneous Summer in Europe By now I have tried to give multiple tools via my posts relating to the technical aspect of spontaneous travel, so today I decided I would write more of a narrative…my exact thought process during one of my longest and most spontaneous summer vacations.  Whether you read “Spontaneous Summer: Europe Trip” as…

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Win A Free Cruise On AmaWaterways #CruiseSmile

OCTOBER IS OFFICIALLY PLAN A “WIN A FREE” CRUISE MONTH So by now you know that I have partnered with the Cruise Lines International Association to give away 4 free cruises for Plan A Cruise Month this October.  But maybe you didn’t know that not only do you have the opportunity to win a free…

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Plan A Cruise Month: Win A Cruise #CruiseSmile

Win One of Four Free Cruises During Plan A Cruise Month!! Five cruises and a whole lot of memories…Looking back at all the pictures from 2004 when I took my first family cruise to Alaska is making me quite nostalgic.  The thing about cruises is that they bring people together whether it be family or friends, large…

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Shopping: Best Retail Stores in Spain

Shop Till You Drop in Spain The shopping in Spain and throughout Europe is phenomenal; personally, I feel like all of the trendy items come out in stores in Europe first and then slowly trickle to the United States and other parts of the world.  That isn’t factually based, so don’t quote me on it,…

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The Ins and Outs of Booking Cheap Flights

Cheap Websites and Budget Airlines to Book Flights I can’t tell you how many times I have heard people ask “Is this site reliable for booking flights?” or “Is this a good airline?”  The thing is…you are going to find a bunch of people who had great experiences and a bunch of people who had…

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Last Minute Packing Guide for Spontaneous Travelers

Last Minute Packing Guide When You Haven’t Solidified Where Exactly You Are Going Yet So you are planning a trip, but don’t quite have everything booked for all of your destinations?  Cool!  Get ready for an awesome adventure.  Just because you are traveling spontaneously, doesn’t mean you can’t be fully prepared for your travels.  So…

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Transportation in Europe: Best Methods for 15 Countries

Buses, Trains, Planes: Method of Transportation I Recommend Using in 15 Different European Countries Below is a list of 15 countries in Europe and the best modes of transportation in each country.  Whether planes, trains, or automobiles are your best option, all that information is right here.     Belgium: The best way to travel…

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Accommodations: Hostels, Hotels, or Airbnb’s?

How to Choose and Book Hostel, Hotel, and Airbnb Accommodations How do you decide between hostels, hotels, or Airbnb accommodations when traveling? There really isn’t a right answer, more of a personal preference; so, I will give you mine. If I am traveling solo, I undoubtedly choose a hostel which affords me the opportunity to…

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Shopping for Souvenirs in Barcelona

Shopping for Souvenirs in Barcelona: Tips for Anxious Gift Givers One of the biggest anxieties I have in life is buying gifts for people and shockingly, even receiving gifts myself.  That might sound ridiculous…sad to say, it is the truth.  I can usually get away without buying souvenirs for my family; however, this past trip…

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