Do you ever get overwhelmed when planning a vacation or even just dreaming about upcoming trips? I certainly love having lots of options but narrowing it all down while the trip approaches is so important for me to focus my excitement and decide what is actually reasonable to fit in. Summer is coming, fast, which means you may have started thinking about summer vacation. It’s important to take advantage … Continue reading Free Downloadable Trip Planning Sheets
I have only recently been getting into the idea of earning airline miles towards travel, but now that I have a basic idea of how to make the system work, I’m feeling good about my point accrual and upcoming possible free (!) trips. Before, I just used sites like Kayak to buy the cheapest ticket regardless of carrier, but the more I learn about loyalty … Continue reading Explore the US with Southwest’s Destination Finder
I’m from San Diego. We have a trolley but almost everybody drives everywhere. I grew up in Colorado, another car-based society. I am definitely not a mass transit native. The first time I rode the D.C. Metro during a family vacation at the age of 16 I was flabbergasted at how easy it was, and I felt so cosmopolitan riding the rails. I know that for people who … Continue reading 7 Tips for Riding an Unfamiliar Metro (or Subway)
Camping continues to be the cheapest way to experience new parts of California. Sites are under $50 per night and that cost gets split up amongst the group. Over President’s Day weekend, we drove up to Malibu Creek State Park to meet our friends for an overnight camping trip. We have gotten more rain in the first 8 weeks of 2017 than we got all … Continue reading Rainy Camping at Malibu State Park
Hey Dudes! (And Ladies! I’m from California so I can call everybody ‘dude’) I am working on a series that I’m really excited about: I’m opening the floor to guest contributors. My husband Doug has already written a post for The Voyageer, and since he’s my favorite travel buddy there will probably be more posts from him in the future. I have another guest contribution … Continue reading The Voyageer Needs YOUR Stories!
You guys. London is such a big city and there is so much to do, that it is impossible (and expensive!) to try doing it all! While I already rounded up must-dos when visiting London for the first time, there is so much more to explore. I’ve broken down some interesting things to check out to spice up your trip and target your niche interests. Literature: … Continue reading Indulging Your Niche Interests in London
Ah! “Jolly Old London!” One of the largest cities in the world, and certainly one of the best known through books, music, and pop culture. In a place this large there really is something for everyone. There are, however, some “must-dos” because you know that everyone is going to ask you about them when you get home. First and foremost: Ride the tube.* London is very … Continue reading Your First Time Visiting London
I hope you were able to learn something from my last post of travel tips! This post will go over a couple more things I think are crucial to getting the most out of any trip you plan: Money and packing, which are tied closer together than you may think. There’s a famous phase that my friend reminded me about on facebook: “Bring half of … Continue reading Basic Tips for Traveling 2: Money and Packing