Posted in June 2014

Adventures in Bavaria!

Adventures in Bavaria!

Dachau and the Munchen Zoo The next morning came really early. I think we all could have slept another two hours, but alas, we had more exploring to do! So after a hearty breakfast, my sister and I were off to Dachau. The guys were planning to take the kids to the Deutsches museum, but … Continue reading

Guten Tag from Munchen!

Guten Tag from Munchen!

Let our summer European adventure begin! We arrived in Munich from Boston yesterday and are having a blast thus far. Jet lag has been considerable (I’m writing this post at midnight, local time), but we resisted the urge for a nap after arriving at our hotel and set off to see the sites! Navigating Munich … Continue reading

Venice, Anyone?

Venice, Anyone?

The last leg of our trip has been the most difficult for us to plan.  In a city with waterways as the thoroughfares, planning a tour of Venice with kids in tow is proving to be a challenge!  We have read LOTS of information and trip reports prior to creating this plan – the one we may … Continue reading

Next Up, Austria!

Next Up, Austria!

As I explained earlier, we’ll be visiting three countries (plus London) during our European Adventure this summer and Austria is country #2! We’ll get up and get packed up on our last morning in Munich and make our way to the Berchtesgaden after picking up our rental car blocks from the hotel.  We hope to arrive into … Continue reading

New Website for Hotel Deals

New Website for Hotel Deals

We all know that airfare and the cost of a hotel room are the two most expensive parts of a vacation. And many of you know that I’m a big fan of The Flight Deal as a place to find good sales or even mistake fares from a given airport. While we haven’t paid for … Continue reading

A German Adventure!

A German Adventure!

Germany will be our first stop on this summer’s European adventure!  Over the last several years, my sister has developed an interest in Germany and World War II.  It’s hard to believe how many millions of lives were changed forever because of the beliefs of one crazy man.  Bavaria and beer are also top on our list, … Continue reading

We’re Off to Europe!

We’re Off to Europe!

We have begun full-fledged preparations for our trip to Europe this summer so I thought I would lay out our expenses and logistic details so that we again can see how much this newest adventure will cost us in terms of miles, points, and cash.  This first post will discuss the details of the logistics … Continue reading

Chase Freedom Credit Card

Chase Freedom Credit Card

I have written at length about the benefits of the Chase Sapphire Preferred and Chase Ink Bold/Plus credit cards. However, there is another great Chase card within the Ultimate Rewards family that I’ve held for over ten years now. The Chase Freedom credit card is a card that you keep for the long term. There … Continue reading