Flying the Family-Friendly Skies: British Airways with Kids

Flying the Family-Friendly Skies: British Airways with Kids

If you’re wondering which airline has the best champagne selection or the highest thread count on their linens, this is not the post you’re looking for. Our family travel style is very middle-of-the-road for international travelers. We fly in basic economy most of the time. Sure, we love a good airport lounge and we very …

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Adventuring in the Alps and Other December Spending

Adventuring in the Alps and Other December Spending

December included a wonderful few days of celebrating Christmas with loved ones in our hometown, followed by the excitement of jetting off to Interlaken, Switzerland to ring in the New Year with some good friends. (I included the whole trip in our “December spending” even though it overlapped January by 4 days.) A quick reminder: …

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What Does it Cost to Take a Family to Switzerland?

What Does it Cost to Take a Family to Switzerland?

Joining Maui, Las Vegas, and Camano Island on our “2018 vacations we travel-hacked” list is Switzerland! This was my sixth time to Switzerland but my first time bringing kids along. The Trip Once again, we traveled at a peak time to a destination famous for being expensive. We were in Switzerland for 7 nights over …

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Our 2019 Investing Experiment: Building a Vacation Rental

Our 2019 Investing Experiment: Building a Vacation Rental

It’s official: our list of funtivities for 2019 will include building an investment property from the ground up!! Well, okay… let’s say it’s as official as it can be without actually being done. I suppose there’s always a chance of things getting derailed anywhere in the process. We’ve never done anything like this before. Why …

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Second-Hand Holidays: Why Our Kids Aren’t Getting New Stuff for Christmas

Second-Hand Holidays: Why Our Kids Aren’t Getting New Stuff for Christmas

There’s something about the prospect of getting new stuff that causes kids to go a little nuts around the holiday season. I’ve heard “You know what I want for Christmas…?!” approximately a thousand times since Halloween. And the answer to that question is not a single, simple item. Heavens, no. Long gone are the days …

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Announcement: We’re NOT Selling Everything to Travel the World!

Announcement: We’re NOT Selling Everything to Travel the World!

Whaaaaaat??!! This might come as a huge shock to those who know us, what with the recent upsurge in nomadic impulses among Millennials – especially those who, like us, have always loved traveling and are drawn to minimalism. If you were unaware of this trend, just search “nomadic lifestyle” or “millennial nomads” or “digital nomads” …

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Baby’s First International Trip and Other November Spending

Baby’s First International Trip and Other November Spending

The most exciting (and most expensive) part of November was our week-long escape to the warm waters of the Bahamas and the beautiful Gulf Coast of Florida. The cost breakdown of that trip can be found here. A quick reminder: these monthly spending reports are an effort to keep myself accountable to the idea that …

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