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You Don’t Have to Go Far to Travel

When I first moved to Richmond, I was diligent about spending my weekends exploring the area.  I went to local museums, asked around for suggestions on what to do, and took roadtrips around the state.  Some of my visits were genuine hits while others were just okay. Not only did I explore my own state, but I went to neighboring states.  I fell in love with West Virginia, … [Read More]

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Hertz Young Renter Fee Waiver Extended

A few months ago, I shared how to waive the underage driver fee when renting with Hertz.  This is a big deal since surcharges can top $25/day - sometimes more than the rental cost itself!  I'm happy to announce that the offer which was previously set to expire … [Read More]


Why I Spend Time Planning My Vacations

I included a quote in one of my Twitter posts yesterday as I was simultaneously planning three of my upcoming trips: “A schedule defends from chaos and whim.” - Annie Dillard I love that quote because it reminds me that scheduling is necessary to keep me … [Read More]


Hotel Price Drops: TripBAM vs. Tingo

Two things that consistently make me happy are travel and saving money.  Put the two together, and I'm a happy camper, so I was thrilled when Points and Pixie Dust shared an overview of TripBAM, a brand new website that tracks hotel prices to notify you when … [Read More]

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Review: SteriPEN Traveler

Do you know what stinks?  Getting sick on vacation.  It's even worse when you get sick from something entirely preventable, like an upset tummy from drinking the local water. In the past, I've depended on bottled water to stay healthy and it (obviously) … [Read More]