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It’s Kind of a Funny Story

by Julie on August 15, 2014 · 4 comments

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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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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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 on August 16, 2013 · 1 comment

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 on September 10, 2012 · 16 comments

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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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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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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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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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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Towels As Souvenirs

by Julie on May 29, 2012 · 26 comments

25+ years ago, one of my husband’s older siblings brought his parents a pair of coffee cups back from a vacation. The rest of the family thought that seemed like a great idea and started doing the same. The mugs my husband and I brought back from our Hawaii honeymoon were shaped like dolphins. The […]

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