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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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iPhone apps that make my life easier

by Karen on April 14, 2010

My friend Kacie is thinking about getting a smart phone. She’s been asking me lots of questions about my iPhone, and she requested that I share some of my favorite apps here. Okay! As someone who doesn’t talk on the phone a lot, I use it more for browsing the Internet and applications than I […]

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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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Tips for a happier, healthier cruise

by Karen on March 10, 2010

This past weekend we took a three-night cruise to the Bahamas. There were a lot of ups and downs, but I wouldn’t discourage you from trying it for yourself. It’s definitely an economical way to travel, and even though I don’t think I’ll do another cruise in the future, I definitely recommend it to those […]

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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 cure for a case of wanderlust

by Karen on January 12, 2010

Tony and I have spent a good deal of our young lives being responsible. We save our money instead of spending it. We take short weekend trips instead of traveling to exotic far-away lands. We spend our weekends at home watching movies instead of drinking at bars with other 25-year-olds. I’m not complaining. This is […]

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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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