Ireland Visa Application for Philippine Passports

Applying for Irish Visa

Another day, another drama, another chapter in my love/hate relationship with my Philippine passport. What started out as a great deal from the US to Ireland is giving me more of a headache than I could have ever imagined, and made me wish in part that I wasn’t going to … Continue reading

A Guide to Amelia and Cumberland Island

Guide to Amelia and Cumberland Island

The Sea Islands are a group of barrier islands that dot the South Carolina, Georgia and North Florida Coasts. These barrier islands have their own unique charm and history.  If you want to go on a longer trip, these islands can be paired with other big cities on the mainland, … Continue reading

Our First Ever Cruise (Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas Review)

Arrival at Nassau

A review of our first ever cruise! The Majesty of the Seas took us from Port Canaveral to Nassau and Coco Cay in the Bahamas. Not bad for a first time cruise – read on for more details.

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Costs, A Guide, and Travel Hacking Memphis Tennessee

Elvis Presley's Grave, Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee

Another impromptu trip which started with cheap airfare and led to a quick weekend adventure. As part of our travel hacking, weekend wanderer series, we explore Memphis, Tennessee. We detail how much we spent on our weekend, where we went, our recommendations and how we saved.

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A Look Back on 2016

2016 in Frugal Travel

We take a look back on 2016 – our achievements, where we’ve been, and how we feel happened good throughout the year, and what could have gone better.

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Give the Gift of Travel this Holiday Season

Give the Gift of Travel

For my birthday last September (2016), I asked Peter not to buy me anything; rather, I asked him to give me something travel related as a present. Modern norms tell us that anything that marks an occasion in our lives be it a birthday, an anniversary, or holidays, a present … Continue reading

Journey To Chicago: What to Do in the Windy City

Journey To Chicago What to See and do

Chicago

What do you picture when you hear that word? I hear Polish truck drivers in a Mamet play delivering groceries, spectacular wind chills blowing off Lake Michigan, Cubs and White Sox, Bauhaus and Contemporary structures sitting side by side, Al Capone and speakeasies, Second City, Windy City, White City, Home … Continue reading

The Difference between Vacation and Travel

Vacation versus Travel

I recently read an excellent online article from The Atlantic about the dire financial straits that over 50% of all Americans find themselves in and something in the article struck me. The writer mentioned that because of the various financial choices he had made regarding his and his family’s … Continue reading

How we fund and afford our travels

How We Can Afford Travels

 

People always ask us how we can afford to travel this much, and we try to make it as transparent as possible by posting our travel expenses on this blog. However, what they really don’t know is HOW we can afford to spend all that money on travel.  Living … Continue reading

A European Castle Proposal

European Castle Proposal

I proposed to Ruby on April 20, 2015, in a historic European castle. In a small town. In a small country. In true fairytale fashion, she said yes, and fireworks blasted into the sky! Ok, so there were no fireworks, but she did say yes, and yet that proposal was … Continue reading