Travel Archive

Four Budgeting Hacks For a Stress-Free Vacation

The words “stress” and “vacation” should never appear in the same sentence, right? When you’re thinking about going on vacation overseas, you’re most likely envisioning a stress-free time, full of adventure and new experiences. But unless you plan carefully, your relaxing vacation can easily be spoiled by financial worries. However if you want to keep …

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St. Louis Trip::Day 5

Today I’m sharing about our last full day in St. Louis. At this point in the trip, Rob was done with his conference. We had a few hours in St. Louis before we ubered to the rental car place so that we could go explore some other areas. That morning we had tickets to ride …

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St. Louis Trip::Clydesdale VIP Tour [Day 4]

Today I’m sharing another adventure while we were in St. Louis. We took an uber over to the Budweiser Brewery for the Clydesdale VIP Tour. When you get there you check in at the counter and then you can hang out in the display area and look and read about the history of the company …

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St. Louis Trip::Day 3

I am continuing to share about our St. Louis trip today. I ubered over to the Missouri Botanical Gardens. I was honestly just scared to take public transportation. I’m sure I would have been fine since it was daytime, but I still decided to Uber. I am really into gardening and flowers and I knew …

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St. Louis Trip::Day 2

Today we’re continuing with our travel posts from St. Louis. In case you missed St. Louis post #1>>>St. Louis Trip Day 1 The 2nd day, Rob headed out to his conference. I lingered in the hotel room trying to figure out what exactly I was going to do that day. I decided to explore the …

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St. Louis Trip::Day 1

Rob had a conference he was presenting at, as well as attending in St. Louis back in April. I’ve never been, so I decided to tag along to take full advantage of the paid for hotel room. He had to be there Sunday evening for a meet and greet and since Alex had prom the …

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4th of July Trip 2022

Today I’m sharing with you our trip to the mountains for the 4th of July this year. We stayed about 3 miles north of the GA/NC border. Here’s a link to the cabin we stayed at >>> Evolve Vacation Rentals. Here are the highlights of our trip. Here the boys are on the ground level …

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Omaha, Nebraska Trip::Part 5

This is the last Omaha post! In this post, we woke up in Mount Vernon, IL and made our way home. About 25 miles south of Mount Vernon on I-57 in Benton, IL we passed this George Harrison Commemorative Mural, which I had read about on Atlas Obscura. I just snapped this from the highway, …

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Omaha, Nebraska Trip::Part 4

Continuing on with another Omaha post. Wednesday After the loss Tuesday night, we had to determine how long we were going to take to get home, what route we were going to take, what cities we wanted to be sure to go through, etc! Our plan for that day was to drive to Des Moine, …

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Omaha, Nebraska Trip::Part 3

Monday Auburn had a 1 o’clock game, so we got up and headed downtown and walked to the team hotel for Tiger Walk. In downtown Omaha they have an area called Pioneer Courage Park full of beautiful sculptures. Here we are in our seats before the game started. Auburn beat Stanford, which was so exciting. …

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Omaha, Nebraska Trip::Part 2

Sunday Here we are for another travel post. This one shares Day 2 of our trip to Omaha, NE mainly to watch Auburn play in the Men’s College World Series. In case you miss my Part 1 post>>>Part 1 We checked out of our hotel that morning, because we had an VRBO booked for the …

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Omaha, Nebraska Trip::Part 1

A few weeks ago on a Monday night when Auburn played Oregon State in the 3rd and final game of the series to determine who was going to the Men’s College World Series we didn’t have any plans to go to Omaha. However, Rob looked at me during that game and said, you know if …

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Carnival Horizon 2022 – Little Havana and more

Today is the last Carnival Horizon post! This post is covering the day we got off the ship and what we did afterwards. Disembarkation day is never fun, but it really seemed to go better this time. The day before we picked up luggage tags. If memory serves there is an early group and later …

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Carnival Horizon 2022 – Amber Cove

Hey yall! Back for another cruise post. Today I’m sharing our time in Amber Cover the Carnival port near Puerta Plata, Dominican Republic. When we arrived in Amber Cove, Dominican Republic, Rob and I headed to find our tour guide. We had booked The Best of Puerta Plata excursion. This is a tour that drives …

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Carnival Horizon 2022 – La Romana

Here’s probably my favorite day off the Carnival Horizon. The day we were in La Romana, Dominican Republic we got there around a 11, so we had time in the morning to go to ‘sit down’ breakfast. It was nice to not have to get up super early and just be able to go a …

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Carnival Horizon 2022 – Day in Bonaire

I really hope you’re enjoying all these cruise posts. Travel posts do take quite a long time to put together, but I love having them to look back on and remember our time. Today I’m sharing about our day in Bonaire. Views from our ship as we wait to get the all clear 12°8’53.34″ N …

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Carnival Horizon 2022 – Afternoon in Aruba

Today I’m sharing my final post about Aruba for this cruise and there is still a lot to cover so its gonna be long. 🙂 After leaving Arikok National Park, it was time to plug my phone into the radio so we could follow along with the app I had purchased and listen to descriptions …

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Carnival Horizon 2022 – Arikok National Park

Who knew I’d be writing so many posts about Aruba, but I really just think breaking our day down into smaller chunks make for better posts. I hope you agree! So today I’m sharing about the time we spent in Arikok National Park, Aruba. We came through the SouthEast entrance Vader Piet. 12°27’58.122″ N 69°53’33.612″ …

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Carnival Horizon 2022 – Pet Cemetery on Aruba Beach

I’m continuing on with details of our day in Aruba. After leaving our lunch spot, we passed Baby Beach. 12°24’55.848″ N 69°52’57.264″ W Not too far from there as we continued along the coast we happened across a huge Pet Cemetery. Around 1924, Lago Oil & Transport Co. was building Lago Colony now known as …

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Carnival Horizon 2022 – Lunch in Aruba

We ended up stopping for lunch at the Rum Reef Bar & Grill. (On Google Maps) This is a modern, clean building located on Baby Beach with beautiful views as well as an infinity pool. View from our table. Rob’s step dad, David, ordered the Monkey Juice (Dark Rum, White Rum, Crème de Banana, ½ …

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