We haven’t talked about how to plan a vacation in years, so here’s a fun topic for today: how do you simplify travel planning — i.e., take the stress out of vacation planning? Do you repeat trips? Copy a friend’s (or blogger’s) itinerary? Use a travel agent? Do you have any “done and DONE” kind … Read More about How to Take the Stress Out of Vacation Planning (Open Thread)
After most of us just enjoyed a four-day weekend (or turned it into an even longer break — lucky you), it’s time to go back to work and … talk about winter vacation strategies! In the wintertime, do you prefer to escape the cold and snow by going somewhere warm with beautiful beaches, or are … Read More about The Best Winter Vacation Strategies
Here’s a fun question for today: what’s your vacation money strategy? What’s your overall strategy about vacations and budgets — how do you plan to budget while on vacation — and how do you pay for vacation? There are a lot of questions here, such as: Overall vacation money strategy: What do you consider getting … Read More about Tales from the Wallet: What’s Your Vacation Money Strategy?
2020 Update: We stand by this advice on specialty vacation packages for busy women, but you may want to check out our newer advice on travel companies that plan surprise vacations. Travel planning can be a lot of fun, but it’s also time-consuming — and stressing out about a vacation kind of defeats the purpose. Vacation packages take almost all … Read More about 4 Types of Vacation Packages for Busy Women
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This might be a fun fantasy open thread: what would YOU do if you won the lottery?
How much vacation time have YOU taken this year?
With holidays coming up, here’s a fun topic for today: let’s all share our vacation horror stories! What comically went wrong on your vacation? What was a rookie mistake and what was just one of those things? What would you do differently to plan your next vacation? My $.02: Last week, we went on a beach vacation with my … Read More about Vacation Horror Stories
I’ve mentioned my love for my Bluetooth keyboard a few times, but I don’t think I’ve ever done a whole post on it, so I thought we’d discuss. If you tend to do a lot of writing in your life (even just emails!), I highly recommend it. There are a ton of options out there; … Read More about Gift Idea: Bluetooth Keyboard
What are your best tips for traveling solo, ladies? We’ve talked about how to plan a vacation and how to take vacation time without making yourself crazy, but we haven’t really discussed traveling alone as a woman. Particularly considering some folks may be in the midst of planning bar trips right now, I thought we’d discuss. Today’s tips for traveling … Read More about Guest Post: Tips for Traveling Solo
I’ve seen a lot of friends Facebooking and posting about holiday stress, so I thought we’d have a discussion about it today. Here are the questions: Do you get stressed out around the holidays, and why? (Seeing family? Leaving on vacation? Year-end office stress? Gifts?) How do you deal with the stress? (Mantras? Better personal … Read More about Dealing with Holiday Stress
2019 Update: We still stand by this discussion on how to plan a vacation like a boss (don’t miss the commenters’ advice!) — but you may also want to check out some of our more recent discussion about vacations and work, including how to take the stress out of vacation planning. It seems counter intuitive, … Read More about How to Plan a Vacation