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I’m not knocking luxury

by Karen on August 25, 2010

So. Hmm. That last post was a little misunderstood, I think. Let me clarify. I’m not saying I don’t indulge in life’s luxuries. My husband and I didn’t choose to live frugally so we could sit in an empty room counting all of the money we’ve saved. We chose to life frugally, count every penny, […]

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Lessons learned after 2 weeks overseas

by Karen on June 2, 2010

Before I share the fun stuff about our trip, I thought I’d share some of the financial lessons we learned on the trip. We planned ahead, and we did a lot of things right. But we also made some mistakes. If you have a smartphone, turn off data roaming. Luckily, I knew about this one […]

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One month to go

by Karen on April 5, 2010

After months of counting the days, we’re finally in the homestretch. We’re moving in about 32 days, and five days after that we’ll be boarding a plane to Europe! I wish I could say the months have flown by quickly, but honestly? There were times when I felt like we’d never get here. My hope […]

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Can I tell you how excited I am that our trip is now absolutely, completely booked? Because I am SO excited. Everything is booked, paid for, and all of our travel documents are compiled together in a neat little stack on the bookshelf. The last thing we booked? Tickets to see Les Miserables in London. […]

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Countdown to Europe & moving: 3 months to go

by Karen on February 8, 2010

These countdowns seem to be coming more frequently now, but it’s only because time is flying. I’m not complaining, though. Everything is coming together now. I’m pretty much done planning for Europe. Unfortunately, I can’t say the same for moving. I feel like planning for that has barely even begun. Last week, our passports arrived […]

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Tips for applying for your passport

by Karen on January 19, 2010

We’re setting sail for our cruise to the Bahamas in 44 days, which means we’ll need our passports much sooner than we originally anticipated for our trip to Europe in May. I already planned to take care of that this month, but booking our cruise really pushed me to do it sooner rather than later. […]

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The end of the holiday season was particularly bittersweet for me. We’re moving and taking a trans-Atlantic vacation in 120 days, and it’s finally time for me to start doing all the things I’ve been putting off until “after the holidays.” It’s so exciting, but overwhelming, too. I’ve been breaking everything down month-by-month to make […]

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Europe Update: 5 months to go

by Karen on December 3, 2009

Now that we’ve booked our trip, there’s not a lot for us to do this month. Our flight is booked, and we’ve chosen our hotels. Our travel dates are set, and we’ve paid for the trip. It’s been almost a month since we booked the trip, and I only have one regret so far: I […]

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Our trip to Europe is booked!

by Karen on November 17, 2009

The plan was to book our trip to Europe in January. But I started shopping around, and I found an amazing deal this month. I talked with a friend of mine (an expert in London travel who runs the Anglotopia blog). He said in his experience tickets aren’t likely to get much lower than this. […]

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