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Tips, Trips, and Stories From My Travels
Your Insurance Needs During Travel

Your Insurance Needs During Travel

So you are in the planning stage of your next trip.  You even completed your travel check list.  Before you click 'Pay Now', think about your insurance needs during travel.  Insurance is not an exciting topic to think about when it comes to travel, but is something...

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Travel with Friends

Travel with Friends

You and your friends have been talking about a group trip.  Should you do it?  Travel with friends is totally different from hanging out on the weekend.  What should you consider when thinking about traveling with friends?  Just because ’we are good friends’ does not...

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What to Wear on Travel Day

What to Wear on Travel Day

It’s vacation time!  You’re leaving for your flight, bus or train route on tomorrow.  You completed your travel check list and decided what to wear once at your destination.  Whether a short or long haul, you want to be as comfortable as possible.  Here are some...

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What to Wear When Traveling Abroad

What to Wear When Traveling Abroad

You’ve added alerts, searched for deals and bam!  You have finally book your vacation.  Now, what in the world are you going to wear?  Much more thought should go into your travel necessities and what to wear when traveling abroad other than looking and feeling great,...

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Being a Tourist in My Home Town

Being a Tourist in My Home Town

What do you do when you visit your home town?  You may feel like it’s just ‘going home, so what’s the big deal.  It can be interesting to do things or visit places that you never have, or haven’t visited in a long time.  You’ll feel like it’s not the same old routine....

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The Ultimate Travel Checklist

The Ultimate Travel Checklist

  When traveling abroad, you always want to be sure you have the essentials, without carrying the whole house with you.  We usually only think about our clothing and shoes, but there are other things to consider outside of...

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Choosing a Travel Destination

Choosing a Travel Destination

How do you choose your travel destination: price, location, distance, friends’ recommendations, a bucket list?  Some people have a strict method, some wing it, and others are somewhere in the middle.  I talked about creating a multi-stop trip in a previous post....

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Travel to Cuba: Stepping Back in Time

Travel to Cuba: Stepping Back in Time

I can’t say that travel to Havana, Cuba was ever on my radar or travel bucket list.  I think part of its newfound allure was that the U.S. finally changed its policy and made it possible for its citizens to visit.  Now the forbidden fruit was accessible. Needless to...

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Serenity in Bali

Serenity in Bali

I know people say ‘life changing’ about a lot of things, but Bali, Indonesia was definitely it for me.  A friend was having a milestone birthday and decided to invite others to celebrate with her in Bali.  Say what now?  We gladly jumped on board. As hubby and I like...

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How to Get Around: The Hop On Hop Off Bus

How to Get Around: The Hop On Hop Off Bus

Guess what?  I’m one of those people that like to get on that huge double decker bus and hit the tourists spots.  I know it seems cheesy, but I’ve loved it since taking my first over ten years ago in Miami.  Of course, this does not apply to all the spots you want to...

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5 Tips For NOT Becoming a Thrifting Hoarder

5 Tips For NOT Becoming a Thrifting Hoarder

I know, I know.  I'm not trying to be a Debbie Downer.  Thrifting is fun, but you don't want to find yourself on a future episode of Hoarders, Buried Alive.  All the people on that show didn't get to their problem overnight.  It happened little by little, until they...

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How to Build a Multi-Stop Trip

How to Build a Multi-Stop Trip

Building a multi-stop trip seems like a huge task, but it doesn’t have to be.  There are many options, depending on how much time you have before you travel and how you want to travel.  You can be totally hands-off, get some assistance, or be a total...

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Thrill of the Hunt: Thrifting in France

Thrill of the Hunt: Thrifting in France

One of the joys of traveling is treasure hunting in thrift/vintage stores and consignment shops.  The thrill of the hunt is always exciting, but it’s even higher in a new city, state or country.  I knew that I wanted to do it on at least 1 stop on this previous trip,...

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Relaxing on the Amalfi Coast

Relaxing on the Amalfi Coast

The hour and a half ride from Naples Airport to the Amalfi Coast was beautiful and scenic, but a little nerve wracking.  The roads are single lane, winding up and down the sides of the mountain a lot of the way.  Sometimes, the driver would have to pull over, making...

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Tastes of Marrakesh

Tastes of Marrakesh

One of things I look forward to when traveling is experiencing a new culture, through food. Marrakesh did not disappoint at all! The riad provided a daily breakfast on the rooftop, consisting of the following: Moroccan pancakes or crepes, fresh fruit, yogurt, bread,...

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Welcome to Morocco

Welcome to Morocco

After months of anticipation, we finally made it Marrakesh, Morocco. I’d watched so many YouTube videos, searched travel sites, and received feedback from a good friend who went last year. In spite of all that, I tried not to set any expectations.  I forgot to arrange...

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Taking in the Views: Milan

Taking in the Views: Milan

Heys guys!  I'm Melanie.  I love to travel, thrift, and catch a great deal on both.  I've incorporated my love of these into this blog.  I hope it inspires you to travel, thrift, and stretch your dollars doing it.  So let's go!  Milan, Italy obviously has the fashion...

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