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Travel On a Budget- 2 Weeks Vacation for the Price of 1

Travel On a Budget: 2 Weeks Vacation for the Price of 1

We just had the most amazing vacation/honeymoon ever! We were able to take 2 weeks away to explore Florida and it was the best time! People were surprised that we were able to go since it had only been a month since we went to Las Vegas to get married. How can we afford that? Did you win the megabucks? The answer is we have tricks up our sleeves. We paid in two weeks what most would pay in just one so we were able to see and do a lot more. Here’s how we travel on a budget. Keep Reading

Pennsylvania Trifecta: Chocolate, War, and Love

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11297802_10204749534324125_1912526263_nA trifecta by definition is a run of three wins or grand events. Our trip to Pennsylvania was certainly classified as this. We traveled to 3 very different areas of Pennsylvania over Memorial Day weekend and were surprised at our feelings toward each. Where we expected excitement was sleepy and what we thought would be quiet was bustling. But each place: Hershey, Gettysburg, and Lancaster County brought us to the same conclusion – we wouldn’t want to be with anyone else during Memorial Day weekend! Looking back on other Memorial Day trips, this conclusion is always the one thing that remains consistent. And why each adventure seems better than the last. We are blessed. Keep Reading

I have sampled this life – Hartford, CT

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I have sampled this life“I have sampled this life.” This is how we feel. For the past two years we have lived and loved and done more than any other time in our lives. And this quote by Mark Twain struck one of many chords this weekend as we explored Connecticut with our family. 3 generations walked the streets of Hartford, CT and sampled this cities art, food and history while basking in each other’s love. These moments are the ones… Keep Reading

New York City On A Budget

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Empire State Building Night ViewNew York City was a great place to spend our 2 year anniversary. We have both been there but neither of us has ever explored it “Wayward Wanderer” style… It’s so romantic and when you have an awesome partner to travel with and experience with, it’s the best! Destinations planned but no set schedule… ah, just wandering, wandering, wandering… Some of our best finds are ones we wander on to. Neither of us can imagine a different way to explore! And traveling on a budget to New York City, well that just made it that more fun and interesting!

New York City is one amazing place that everyone should see at least once! There is so much history, so much adversity, and so much excitement lurking at every turn! But, like most cities, it’s expensive. The Wayward Wanderers went though on a budget and it wasn’t bad at all. We saved money with discounted tickets, smart decisions, and knowledge about what to expect before we went. We talked to friends about what they had done, researched online and comparison shopped. We want to pass all that information along to you, our faithful readers. And hope to see you in the Big Apple on one of our return trips! There will be many more to come as we are in love with NYC! And 2 1/2 days just isn’t long enough to see it.

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Wayward Wanderers go to… JAIL?

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View from The Liberty Hotel of the Charles RiverThat’s right! You read it right –  “Wayward Wanderers go to jail!” It’s okay though because we chose to go. In fact, welcomed the idea of it! We even gave it to ourselves as a CHRISTMAS PRESENT! Gotta love a good hotels.com deal… even if it lands you in jail. LOL. Have you ever heard of The Liberty Hotel on Charles Street in Boston? It used to be a jail. Phew, you can relax now… you aren’t reading tales about criminals. The Liberty Hotel is the location of the former Charles Street Jail.

The jail was built in 1851 and had many famous inmates like Malcolm X, Sacco and Vanzetti and protesters from when President Woodrow Wilson visited Boston in 1919! There were also prisoners of war from German submarines that were housed there. In 1990, due to overcrowding the prisoners were moved to Nashua Street Jail (No, not in Nashua, NH!). And in 2007, after renovations, The Liberty Hotel was opened.

The Liberty Hotel is a 4 star luxury hotel, but it’s also fun. It’s the only place I know of where you can get a glass of wine at check in and then go eat or sleep in a jail cell! Needless to say we loved this place and hope to go back! When we stayed, we got a great deal from Hotels.com for $200. It’s normally $400 or more a night! Keep Reading

Copley Square: Boston’s Originals

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BostonWe have really come to love Boston as our wanderings take us around to different parts of the city. This visit landed us in the middle of Copley Square, the Back Bay area of Boston. Surrounded by so much history and beauty, we found ourselves thinking we could be citizens of Boston. The more time we spend in the city, we start to put our internal maps together…

The walk on the Charles River Esplanade seemed like a private part of the city, miles away from anything but the river, but this journey helped us put it all in to perspective. As we viewed Boston from a bird’s eye view from the Skywalk Observatory, we recognized many attractions we have visited in the past. I think this dawning was special to both of us.

This trip to Boston was as different as the last. There’s always a new destination in mind. This time, we started out searching for Copley Place, a shopping center in Boston. I am so happy our bellies sent us in search of food before reaching the shopping center! Instead of shopping we found ourselves smack dab in Copley Square! And at Boloco… one word…

D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S!!!

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