Note: A version of this blog was also posted as a guest post on Femme Frugality. Japan is a truly incredible place to visit. In 2016, my husband, Travis, and I visited friends who lived there, and we were struck by the proud history and majesty of this beautiful culture. One of the things that … Continue reading Lost No Longer: A Trip to Tokyo
It has been a crazy last few months with many big things happening in my little family, including new job for my husband, refocusing my goals when it comes to my career, and lots of things shifting. They are all ultimately good things, but sometimes change can be difficult. In the midst of everything going … Continue reading Exploring Edinburgh
Ah, the Holidays—it’s the most wonderful time of the year! Also the most expensive—especially when you don’t love near your loved ones. When I lived in England, I was privileged to fly home for the holidays. The best part was I didn't/forgot to tell my parents and it was the best surprise of the year! … Continue reading 5 Tips on Holiday Travel
When I started Wanderlust For Less at the beginning of the year, it was somewhat of an experiment. I was traveling around the country and the world teaching US military members about financial education and how they, too, can invest in experiences and not just things. Wanderlust For Less was, and is, a perfect extension … Continue reading Checking In With an Announcement!
These last two months have been full of traveling and seeing the world, but there is nothing like coming home to my Hobbit Hole, my routine, and my blog! Travis and I recently traveled to Oslo, Norway. It is an incredible place to explore and wander, and we had our fair share of learning experiences. We … Continue reading Discovering Norway
Ah, airplanes. The glorious whales of the air that magically transport us from one destination to the next. It is crazy to wrap your head around the fact you are darting through the sky 500mph, 30,000 feet above the earth below, unaffected by the elements directly outside your window. Now think of being in the belly of … Continue reading 8 Awesome Things to Have on Long Flights
Growing up as an Air Force brat, I remember my fighter-pilot dad having a big, green bag packed at all times. It sat in the corner of my parents’ room ready at a seconds notice. I remember it being packed after 9-11 should he be called into action in the F-117 Stealth Fighter. This big … Continue reading Your “GoBag” and Other Carry On Ideas
I remember booking my very first flight to England. I had never gone anywhere outside North America, and the feeling was enthralling. Granted, I was also packing up my entire life in Chicago into two 50-pound suitcases and moving my life to another continent—so that might have also added to the slightly euphoric feeling. … Continue reading Five Strategies to Booking an Inexpensive Flight
If you know me or have read my first blog, you may have noticed I am a low-key nerd. I think I might even call myself a highly functioning nerd. I have an R2D2 Suitcase that travels the world with me, and I was drinking from an R2D2 french press I actually requested for Christmas. … Continue reading Are you a Hobbit or a Dwarf?
It is that time of year again—time for the RE-solutions, RE-starts, and RE-dos. It is also that time to RE-evaluate the things that are important to you, time to RE-visit your priorities, and perhaps a time to reWARD yourself for all that hard work (see what I did there?). Many resolutions have to do with … Continue reading Let’s Get Started