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Spending Fall in the Finger Lakes

I can't imagine living without four seasons.  I know some people love waking up and knowing it'll be blue skies and 75 degrees every day, but I think I'd miss the changing weather.  I love winter's snowy landscapes and excuses to play outside before snuggling up by the fire.  I can't get enough of spring's thunderstorms and the first blooming flowers, and I enjoy long, sunny … [Read More]

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One Night in Frankfurt

It's no secret (and I make no apologies) that I prefer small towns, quaint villages, and the great outdoors to big cities.  The city lifestyle isn't for me and I tend to avoid it on vacations as well.  My husband, on the other hand, loves nightlife, … [Read More]


Shack Up Inn – Clarksdale, Mississippi

If you're used to redeeming hotel points, it can get easy to fall into a trap of expecting luxury in every stay.  But what happens when you no longer have the points or cash to fund that type of travel?  I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. For … [Read More]


Greater Flexibility with AA Reduced Mileage Awards

While typically domestic award flights begin at 25,000 miles for economy class or 50,000 miles for business/first, American Airlines offers a changing selection of cities that AA credit card holders can book for just 17,500 miles in economy or 42,500 miles in … [Read More]

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What’s On My Packing List?

I am normally the queen of packing light.  Even before checked bag fees came into play, I was a light packer for two main reasons: I hate using any more of my vacation time than I have to for logistics, so by carrying my luggage on, I can show up at the … [Read More]