Hola amigos! We’re still traveling on our euro-trip and we’re currently in Amsterdam. It’s beautiful weather here and we haven’t had a lot of down-time to write blog posts. Here are some pics from Madrid instead: We’ll catch back up with Belgium soon!
First of all, we’d like to send a shout-out to Aunt Joan who was kind enough to let us use her east-village apartment for our month in NYC. The location of the apartment was perfect and it would have been a very hard destination to manage without her place. Elisa lived in the apartment for a short time after college so we already had a jumpstart to getting the lay of the land. First impressions (more…)
First – a little update…. We have fallen a little behind in posting, mainly because we have been so busy! We are both working from the road which is fun but takes time, and we have spent the past two weeks straight hanging out with friends and family in Atlanta, Nashville and then Knoxville. It has been a blast and we are so thankful to be able to live this lifestyle which allows us (more…)
After San Diego we redeemed some British Airways points to fly on American Airlines from LAX to KOA (Kona, on the big island of Hawaii). This is one of the cheapest ways to get a free flight to Hawaii, at only 12.5k miles + $5 ticketing fee one-way per person from the west coast. You can transfer Chase Ultimate points to British miles or just use British miles, if you got them. Accumulating enough miles (more…)
Our home city of Nashville is white-hot at the moment, and has recently been topping the charts of best cities to live, visit, move to, etc in the nation. While all that is great (and certainly helps our property value), it has honestly started to become a little too touristy and crowded in places. Therefore, I put together this carefully crafted list of our local favorites where you won’t end up in long lines, have (more…)
We just got back from a wonderfully long Labor Day weekend with Elisa’s family in upstate New York. The trip started out well with free flights (thanks to our Southwest Companion Pass!) into Rochester, NY. It was an hour’s drive from there to Syracuse but it saved us approximately $700 and Cindy was nice enough to shuttle us back and forth (thanks Cindy!). Our first activity was a Cheaptrick/Journey concert at the New York state Fair, (more…)
We utilized our 4th of July vacation days this year to hit the pacific northwest, specifically Portland, Seattle, and the area in between. Based on google weather and all the people we talked to who lived in this area, July is absolutely the best month – weather wise – to visit. It did not disappoint. Our first stop was Seattle, where we stayed downtown in a Marriott Renaissance property. We used a free night certificate (more…)