Category: Travel

  • Peaceful Air Travel: How to Avoid Crying Kids

    We’ve all been there. Most of us have spent every single hour of our logged flight time there. We’ve all experienced the ups and downs of Economy Class airfare. We’ve flown Economy or Economy Plus (thanks for the legroom United!) for every flight but one that we’ve taken over the years. First class to Hawaii…

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  • SXSWi: When Austin Isn’t About The Music

    Although this post is now, in some respects, old news we’ve been a bit traveled-out lately. After an action packed month and a half on the road we took a little time off from traveling and from posting on this site. So although I’ll be writing about events that happened more than a month ago…

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  • On African Safari: Attacked In San Antonio

    [responsive_video] [/responsive_video] Round two of our crazy travel schedule came to a close last week. In the last month we’ve taken a Southern Caribbean cruise, we went to Austin for SXSWi and finally to San Antonio to visit with family. But before heading off to Orlando next week I thought I’d check in with a…

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  • Cruising With an Oceanview, Big Mistake

    Now that our second cruise is in the books I’m compelled to report that we made a rookie mistake. We didn’t heed the past warnings of other cruisers and instead spotted a deal and went with it. Now we must forever suffer the consequences of booking an Oceanview Room.

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  • Why We’re Traveling So Much

    We’re currently on our way to Austin, TX. Yes we were in Los Angeles in January. Yes we were just on a cruise of the Southern Caribbean last week. Yes we’re not only going to Austin, but also to San Antonio. And yes after returning home from Texas we’re heading right back out to Orlando,…

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  • Do Cruises Offer Enough Bang For Your Buck?

    Although you’re reading this a few days later, as I write this we’re flying on American Airlines from ORD to SJU (San Juan, Puerto Rico). Shortly after touch down we’ll be boarding the Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas for a cruise in the Southern Caribbean. While we’re extremely excited to be going on this…

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  • Airbnb: Saving Money and Making Friends

    I’ve been meaning to write this post since we returned from LA, and now that our next trip has been rapidly thrust upon us I feel the immediate need to actually get it done, otherwise if I don’t write it now it will just fade away into the past and never be shared. So it’s…

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  • Snowpocalypse 2011: Making the Most of It

    [responsive_video] [/responsive_video] Here in Chicago we got quite a bit of snow today, around 20 inches or so. And although I’ve been told by my favorite Canadian that what we got was only some snow, it’s still a lot to us. Those Canadians…they can keep their snow, I prefer the beach. 🙂

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  • Travel Hacking: 30 Minutes to Free Airfare?

    Today I’m excited to share with you something that I’ve been anticipating for quite some time. In the past I wrote briefly about how we were able to get United to foot the bill for our airfare to Los Angeles by earning frequent flyer miles while at home. The method I touched on was signing…

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  • Working From the Road: One Size Fits All?

    While spending the last week in Los Angeles I believe I’ve figured out the secret formula to working on the road. Well actually it’s not a secret, and not really a formula at all, but I’m gonna call it that just because it sounds cool. The Secret Formula! Anyway it dawned on me during this…

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