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Travel

How to Plan a Large Group Trip

One of my biggest goals is to get one side of my family to go on a big trip together. Now, this is still an unrealized goal unfortunately because as we get older, well, schedules suck. Everyone is really busy, and it’s difficult to find a chunk of time that works for a group. We’re also at the point in our lives where if you try to plan 2  ...

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Travel

3 day trip ideas for visiting San Diego

I finally was able to go on a day trip to San Diego and play tourist! It’s been on the to-do list for a while, and I am happy to report my findings. I explored a couple places I’ve always wanted to see and was introduced a great hangout spot. When you work a desk job, it’s so important to maximize your weekends appropriately. I spend a lot of  ...

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Personal Finance

6 Helpful Savings Apps to Save for Travel

I see a lot of articles saying “take the leap and just travel”. I support people who feel comfortable with that sort of decision, and I wish that I could leap as well, but… travel means spending money. Whether it’s a little or a lot, I have to have a financial safety net; it’s just as simple as that. This is why I  ...

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Budget, Helpful Tips, Travel

Long Layover? No Problem!

Let’s talk layovers. Long layovers to be precise. I’m starting to see the beauty of having a long layover. You can get a taste of a city on your way to a new one. This is another case study: a friend is going to Berlin, and she has a 16-hour layover in Iceland. This is cool because “V” can stay overnight and try to do  ...

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Budget, Travel

Case Study: Traveling for a Wedding

Weddings and travel? That’s an awesome combination if you ask me. If you have the ability to stay a couple days around the wedding you’re attending, I highly recommend taking advantage of exploring surrounding areas. If you haven’t had to travel to a wedding yet, don’t worry, your time will come. As someone who has  ...

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Travel

My Top 3 Dream Locations

As @piningfortravel on Instagram, whole new worlds opened up to me when I traveled down the hashtag hole (you know, like a rabbit hole?). Not your typical #coolphoto but more like #mytinyatlas or #iamatraveller. I’ve been exploring places I haven’t quite seen before. I have found a huge and diverse community of travelers out there,  ...

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Helpful Tips, Travel

Why Tours Are Worth The Money

When in doubt, go on a tour! One of my favorite things about traveling are tours in a new city. Tourists have a certain stigma; the locals sometimes judge them for one thing, but they definitely help the economy of our cities! I have made it a point to go on as many tours as possible. Specifically, if we are visiting outside of the U.S.,  ...

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Helpful Tips, Travel

5 Weekend Trip Ideas Outside Los Angeles

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Time for a weekend trip or two! I’m itching for some travel here. How do I fix this? Well, I can’t take any big trips across the country or ocean sadly, so I need to make the best of what’s nearby. Since I’m putting it out there in the universe, now I have to commit to going on a weekend trip or two a month.  ...

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Helpful Tips

Balancing Work and Wanderlust

Not your normal 9-5 In previous posts, I’ve mentioned that I work in the film industry. As an assistant to a high-level executive at a studio, I typically work from 8:15 AM to 6:30/7:30 PM. It can be exhausting, let me tell you. I’ve been working this type of job for over 4 years, and it’s similar to its portrayal in TV and Film. When I say  ...

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Budget, Italy

How we budgeted for Italy

DECIDING TO GO Take two fresh graduates working for pennies and throw in an impromptu trip to Italy, sounds fun huh? Part of what I want this blog to be about is the planning that goes into a trip. I envy my friends who are efficient at packing, but what I lack in my ability to pack, I make up for in budgeting! I’m so type A that it’s hard for  ...

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