Category: travel

budget, frugal living, travel

HOW TO TAKE A BEACH VACATION ON A BUDGET

We recently returned from a trip to Destin, Florida, inspired but otherwise uninterrupted by Hurricane Irma. We decided we ought to practice what we preach, and got a group of friends from church together to donate supplies to Hurricane Irma victims. We planned out our trip the week before Irma was supposed to hit, not …

budget, travel

HOW TO TAKE A VACATION ON A BUDGET

Ah, it is starting to smell like the sweet smells of summer around here. Freshly cut grass, chlorine, warm rain, you know, all those good smells. Summer always has me thinking about vacation. Vacations are trickier these days now that we are whittling away at paying off our $600k of student loan debt.  Despite that …

finances, travel

The Cost of Long Distance Moving

Woo wee. Pardon our absence while we have been moving across the country and trying to get settled into our new (to us) place. The past week has been a whirlwind. We were really sad to leave our friends and family in Utah. It was harder than I imagined. Moreover, it is considerably more hot …

budget, frugal living, travel

The Cost of Camping

  We love traveling. We love hiking. We love camping. We basically love everything outdoors. Who doesn’t? Anyway, camping is our go-to cheap activity these days. We justify it, claiming to ourselves that its cheap, its fun, it gets us out of the house and unplugged. With that, we thought it was high time given our own personal …