Ready, Set, Drive! Preparing for a Budget-Friendly Road Trip

We love road trips! We started our journey of road trips in 1979. We were nineteen and had a four month old child. We owned a Gremlin and car seats were not mandatory. We set our little man up in the back seat in his plastic baby carrier. We propped him up on blankets in between our seats so he could see out the windows...as frightening as it is today, we thought nothing was unusual with this idea. Getting ready for this road trip was a huge...

Travel Tips – Budget Tips for Spring and Summer Travel

Spring and summer are fantastic times to travel. Traveling to and experiencing new locations in any season can create the best memories Unfortunately, traveling does cost money. Through our years of traveling we have discovered some useful tips to help us stay on budget and make our trips less stressful. Here are our top tips to help you have a non-stress experience, and keep some cash in your wallet. This post contains affiliate links. By...

5 Budget Friendly Getaways Between Chicago and Milwaukee

Read about the 5 budget friendly places to visit with-in and hour or two from either Chicago or Milwaukee. We love the hustle and bustle of the Chicago and Milwaukee area!  There is always something to do and see in both cities, but there are times we just need to unwind and slow down for a few days. We have found a few budget friendly getaways near both cities to have a great weekend get away.  Read about the 5 budget friendly places to go...

Off the Beaten Path – 8 Places to Visit Off-Season this Summer

We love to travel in the summer!  Well, we love to travel year around, but with one of us still  teaching, summer is the only time we can travel. It is hard to travel in the summer because it is high season for most of the destinations we want to visit.  High season means the costs skyrockets for airfare, gas, and hotels. It also means we miss so much of the area because we try to avoid the crowds. I am re-considering our vacation list for...