Travel

How We’re Cutting Expenses in 2015

by Julie March 25, 2015
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Have you ever looked at a year’s worth of your spending in one place? It’s an eye-opening thing. If you have a system for tracking your money (I use Quicken), you can use the report feature to see what I mean. Or sometimes credit cards will send you an annual statement by category, so if […]

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It’s Kind of a Funny Story

by Julie August 15, 2014
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So, funny story. A year ago this week, Lindsey and I were in New York to be on the TODAY show. (Did you miss our 4 ½ minutes of fame? You can see it here.) The next day was rainy – very rainy – and we were killing time in a bookstore in the basement […]

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Our Kansas City Staycation in Pictures and by the Numbers

by Julie August 4, 2014
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Last weekend Tom and I traveled exactly 17 miles to celebrate our anniversary. We went from our house in the suburbs to The Hotel President in downtown Kansas City. We wanted a weekend get away to mark the occasion, but we didn’t want the hassle or expense or time involved with traveling, so we planned a […]

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4 Ways to Save Money on Your Summer Vacation

by Julie June 9, 2014

I have a confession to make: I don’t really like to travel. I know that’s not popular to say, but there it is. The reasons are at least twofold: I have some anxiety about flying and travel in general. I’m a homebody. I just really enjoy being home. Having said all that, I’ve traveled quite a […]

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Weekend Reading: New York Edition

by Julie August 16, 2013
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After our Today Show segment this week, Lindsey and I spent a couple of days exploring New York. We did most of the major touristy stuff back in 2006, so we decided to take in some different sites this time around. Our first stop was the New York Public Library, which would have been on my […]

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Packing Simplified: Carry-On Luggage

by Julie September 10, 2012
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This past Thursday through Sunday I attended the Financial Blogger Conference in Denver and it allowed me to accomplish something I’ve never done before. I didn’t do any public speaking or win any awards and I didn’t climb to the top of Pike’s Peak. No, my big win was that I packed light enough to […]

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Weekend Eye Candy: House Stalking on Vacation

by Julie August 17, 2012
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I like to house stalk on vacation. As much as I enjoy the tourist attractions of wherever we visit, it’s the homes that attract me most. And since I usually have my camera in hand I’ve gotten pretty good at sneaking quick shots of some of the beautiful houses we see. Here are some of […]

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San Francisco Travel Tips and Ideas: Eating, Getting Around, and the Best Kept Tour Secret

by Julie July 23, 2012
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This is Part 3 – the final installment – of San Francisco travel tips and ideas, based on my family’s recent visit. The first two posts covered visiting Alcatraz and the best places to find views in San Francisco.   Every visitor to San Francisco needs to know two things: where to eating and how […]

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San Francisco Travel Tips and Ideas: Views of San Francisco

by Julie July 20, 2012
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On our last trip to San Francisco I was chatting up a photographer who was selling his photos on the street. He told me that it was great being a photographer in San Francisco, because the hills made for fabulous views. He’s so right. On our trips to other cities, we’ve often sought out a […]

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San Francisco Travel Tips and Ideas: Alcatraz

by Julie July 18, 2012
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My family just returned from a six day trip to San Francisco. While my husband and I had been twice before, this was the kids’ first trip, so we did all of the touristy stuff. Over the next few posts I’ll share with you some of our experiences in San Francisco, in case you’re planning […]

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