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Fantasyland: Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, CA

Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo (SLO) and the Madonna Inn, especially, are wonderful destinations for a three day weekend if you’re in California. Located in the Central Coast region, about halfway between LA and San Fransisco, it’s an easy drive. We left work on Friday at noon (sneaking out of the city before rush hour makes all the difference) and made

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What to Do, See, and Eat in Oklahoma City

This post originally appeared on XOXO, Lib. I’ve included it here with permission. We didn’t give each other gifts this Christmas, promising that we’ll take a road trip soon instead. Well, “soon” turned into a few months later but we finally made good on our promise to one another. When I would tell people that we

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Groovy Hotel: The Pearl in San Diego

Flashback to 10 years ago. I started college in Point Loma, San Diego and commuted down Rosecrans Street every day. A unique-looking vintage hotel out the right window caught my eye each and every time as I headed to class. I always imagined what it was like inside and dreamed of staying there. I now know that

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Free Downloadable Trip Planning Sheets

FREE DOWNLOADABLE: Organize your next vacation and stay on budget with these worksheets from The Voyageer!

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

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Dipping My Toe Into the Frequent Flyer World

So earlier this week I wrote about a cool tool on Southwest’s website for checking how many points or “miles” it takes to get somewhere. I am by no means a points master; you can find plenty of other writers explaining “the game” and how to work the system. This isn’t one of those posts.

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Explore the US with Southwest’s Destination Finder

Sorry everyone, but it appears that this tool has been removed from the Southwest website! I’ve searched high and low, and can’t find it. If you are looking to maximize your Southwest Rapid Rewards points, here’s a different handy tool to play with! I’ve recently been getting into the idea of earning airline miles towards

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Not Enough Time in Gorgeous Sedona, Arizona

Sedona, Arizona is a beautiful town set in some of the most wonderful scenery I’ve ever visited. Sedona is the town, but also a catchall to refer to the whole region, including Red Rocks State Park (not to be confused with Red Rocks Park near Denver). One of the days during our Prescott getaway included driving

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Prescott, Arizona: Explore the Wild West

Prescott is a smallish city located in Arizona about two hours north of Phoenix. We drove there from San Diego—a really unique experience crossing I don’t know how many different climates in six and a half hours. We climbed from sea level to the Tecate divide, an elevation of 3,890, then were actually below sea level in the

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#FBF: Dublin, Ireland (2010)

Happy St Paddy’s Day! What kind of travel site would this be if I didn’t mention Ireland on this particular occasion? Since I’ve never been there, but I’m married to someone who has, I decided to put together a little Q&A “Flashback Friday” post. It would be cool to make this a regularly occurring feature, don’t

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