Travel Tips

Be a smarter traveler! With these travel tips, you’ll be able to save money, navigate like a pro, and use your time wisely. I’ve got information on the best gear, packing lists, and more resources right here.

My Secret for Cheap Hotels in Europe

Did you know there’s not a single Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Starwood, IHG, or Club Carlson in Slovenia outside of Ljubljana?  For the most part, this country is home to non-chain hotels and other independently managed accommodations. Despite having a healthy balance of hotel rewards points in my budget, I frequently find myself in locations without chain hotels.  Since …

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Stacking Restaurant Discounts

I’m a little embarassed to admit that I’m turning into a food-snob.  I love to cook and know my way around a kitchen, so when I go out to eat, I won’t settle for mediocre food.  Even better is when you eat well and you earn rewards! While rewards in general are something that make …

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A Pre-Vacation Checklist

Am I the only one who spends hours and hours researching or planning a vacation and totally forgets about getting organized?  Woops!  This pre-vacation checklist is the only reason my life doesn’t fall apart.  With a little thought ahead of time, you can take care of all your loose ends and be prepared. What to Do …

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