This is a guest blog post from Sandra Parsons. Sandra Parsons is a freelance writer for Club Thrifty, a website dedicated to helping people dream big, spend less, and travel more. When it comes to splurges, travel with family tops my list. There’s nothing better than breaking out of your day-to-day routine and experiencing something … Continue reading Tripping Tips: 6 Tips to Make Your Next Family Vacation More Affordable
Whew, I cannot believe we're halfway through September and on the back end of it already. We had quite the busy end to our summer, then we jumped right into the back-to-school chaos the fall brings. We're finally settling into our routines again, which feels awesome. I thought I'd have more time to write a … Continue reading A Quick Recap.
What a fun time! I bought Chris and I tickets as a Christmas gift to go see the Barenaked Ladies in concert opening for Hootie & the Blowfish this summer. Chris has only ever been to see one concert, and it's when I took him years ago to go see... wait for it... Barenaked Ladies. … Continue reading Group Therapy Tour: Barenaked Ladies + Hootie & the Blowfish
Each summer I've gone to the county fair with my family. The tradition continued as I met Chris. My mom used to handle all of the money coming into the fair in a boarded-up building. She'd work 12 hour days for five days in a row during this time. My dad would take us to … Continue reading Summer at the County Fair
Everything's a bit out of order, but I tried to put these posts in some sort of combination that made sense for the topic and the photos. With our new scooters, I've been riding pretty much anywhere I can and it is so nice not to watch my gas tank sink to empty so often … Continue reading Scootering Around Town
This summer we visited Chris' aunt for a day up in NY state on Lake Oscawana. It's a fun little trip that takes a few hours to get to on winding roads, but once we're there we enjoy the view and the waterway. This was before we lost power, little did we know what the … Continue reading Lake Oscawana, NY
I mentioned in my recap of our cruise that we had a lot of fun on scooters around Bermuda. While I have ridden scooters in Bermuda before, it was Chris' first time and he absolutely loved it! For years now, I've said to Chris I wanted to save up to get a Vespa or something … Continue reading So, Scooters happened.
Well, that was a mouthful of a title. I previously posted about our 7-day cruise to the Bahamas on Royal Caribbean on the Adventure of the Seas that has gotten a fair amount of attention, so I thought I'd share our experience on a much smaller ship from a different port. We decided to try … Continue reading Our 5-Day Royal Caribbean Cruise to Bermuda on Grandeur of the Seas from Baltimore, Maryland
Monkey and I took a short trip to visit my friend, Liz, down in Lynchburg, Virginia over our spring break. It was our very first long-distance train ride! We took Amtrak, which has pretty good ratings on their northeast routes. I can't speak to other areas, but we weren't disappointed. The train was clean and … Continue reading Our Trip to Lynchburg, VA
I took Chris last weekend to see Book of Mormon on Broadway for his birthday! It's a show we've wanted to go see for awhile now and didn't know much what it would be about, but that it was supposed to be funny. It was a great show! We laughed quite a lot and we … Continue reading Book of Mormon on Broadway in NYC