Tag Archive | travel planning

The Challenge and the Plan

The Challenge and the Plan

A few months back Amanda gave me this year’s vacation challenge and it took some doing but we’ve got a destination. If you remember we skipped our vacation in February, due to our move to Pittsburgh, so we are ready to go and find some sun this September. Amanda has asked for years, ever since […]


I recently came a cross a travel book in my neighborhood book shop Curious Iguana that said right on the cover “How to travel the world on $50 a day” and let me tell you my skepticism was was sent into high gear. I just had to pick it up and give it a good […]

A Short Stay in the Eternal City

When we hear someone speak of Rome the name alone evokes imagery of togas, Gladiators, pasta and more than 2,800 years of history. It’s called the Eternal City for a reason, and with all that history there are plenty of highlights to fill any trip. I have a short list based on a 2-day time […]

Bang for Your Travel Buck: Mexico

We woke up a couple of weekends ago and realized that we had yet to plan a vacation for my scheduled time off in September. So, being the would-be jet setters that we are, Amanda gave me a challenge: $1,000, pick a vacation and, well, go. I gladly accepted. The first thing I did was […]