Archive for the Vacation Category


Easy Ways to Save Money on Baggage Fees!

Remember the good old days when liquid items of any size were allowed in carry-on bags? It was great…I would get off the plane and exit the airport with barely a glance at the people waiting for their items to appear at the baggage claim. Though I’d love to be out of the airport that […]

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Five easy ways to save money on vacation

Hi y’all, I’m so glad to be back! Sorry I haven’t posted for a while, but with two out-of-town weddings and new work opportunities to pursue, it’s been pretty crazy around here. I don’t think I’ll be able to post every day, but I’ll do my best to write when I can! Anyway, back to […]

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The Happiest Place on Earth: How to save time and money at Disneyland

We’ve been back from Disneyland for a week, and we’re still talking about it. Disneyland is not far from San Diego, but we were waiting until our kids were a  bit older to make sure they would really enjoy (and remember) their first visit. Since their birthdays are a month apart, we asked if they wanted to […]

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Time is money travel dilemma: fly or drive?

Southern California is great place to live for people who like to travel. It’s a short drive to the mountains, desert or beach and just a quick flight to Napa Valley, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, Phoenix or Las Vegas. Right now, I’m planning our annual trip to Vegas to meet my brother and his wife for a weekend, and I’m considering driving. When […]

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Missing spring break? How to save money on vacation travel

I’m slowly coming to the terms with the fact that I’m never getting a “spring break” again. I finished college 14 years ago, so I’m not sure why it took me so long. My teacher friends’ Facebook posts have me itching for a vacation, but I can’t take one now, so I’m planning  this year’s trips instead. Since we […]

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Groggy

iGoogle is my home page and every day they present a “Word of the Day.” I’m pretty sure it’s targeted at middle schoolers, but that’s okay because it makes me feel smart (Yes! I know the word again!). After six days of vacation, today’s word “groggy” resonated with me, as I feel “stunned or confused and slow to react (as from blows or drunkenness […]

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Waiting patiently

My brother, Michael and his wife, Felice flew in last night after the kids were in bed. At 6:30 a.m. Clay and Avery were waiting in the loft outside their room, hoping for a glimpse of them. They’ve missed them so much, and we’re all looking forward to our stay-cation!

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Are you packed?

Some people hate packing. Me? I don’t mind it because it means I’m going on a trip! My mom worked for United Airlines, so we traveled often and I learned to pack light. And, if I haven’t mentioned it, I’m generally pretty organized. Maybe just a little compulsive. Chase loves it though, since he’s always anxious to get out of town. When he […]

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Lake swimming

We spent the weekend in Big Bear and our fearless girl was the first one to jump in the water with Chase. Our niece Kasey was next, and Clay, not to be outdone, overcame his fear and jumped in. Then no one wanted to get out. Where am I? Relaxing on the boat…it was a […]

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