September 2017 archive

Sep 30

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument Travel Guide & Itinerary (A Weekend Road Trip)

One of my favorite getaways for a weekend of natural beauty and solitude is the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument in central Oregon.  Close enough to make a weekend trip from Seattle, Spokane, Tri-cities, or Portland but far enough to keep out the crowds.  It’s also a great add in for any trip to …

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Sep 15

Chase Sapphire Reserve Review (How I flew to Bali for FREE!)

2017 is a big travel year for me.  It was the inception of this travel blog.  I traveled to Michigan, Nashville, Huntsville, Indonesia, Timor Leste and will soon be traveling to Ethiopia and Djibouti this fall.  I often get asked for travel advice, including money matters, and a little over a year ago I applied …

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Sep 01

How to Save Money on a Cruise (Why the cruise lines HATE me)

How to Save Money on a Cruise

I LOVE boats and cruises.  From small expedition trips like the one I took in the Philippines, to ferry rides, to wildlife spotting expeditions to see whales and bears.  But most people who think of cruises immediately think of the mega-ships.  Well, I like those too and here are some tips from a very frugal, …

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