Tag: wanderlust

Delightful Venice

Delightful Venice

Venice! This waterlocked Italian city is every bit as pretty as it promises to be. When we stepped off Santa Lucia train station, we were immediately greeted by the sight of colorful old buildings, bridges, boats, birds, and the fabled Grand Canal. And tourists, of 

Travel Fund 102: The Golden Rule

Travel Fund 102: The Golden Rule

In Travel Fund 101, we talked about distinguishing between needs, wants, and want-mores as the key to making your fledgling travel fund grow. I hear you: it’s not easy giving up life’s little pleasures. The first time you give up coffee for your “Barcelona Fund” 

How Much Does A European Trip Cost?

How Much Does A European Trip Cost?

* _ This is the question I get asked most often when I talk or write about traveling. Of course, the answer depends on a lot of variables — how many cities you plan to visit, what sort of hotels you prefer, whether you are able 

Travel Fund 101

Travel Fund 101

If my nagging in “The Secret To Creating A Healthy Travel Fund” worked the way it was supposed to, you are, by now, in possession of your very own travel fund. Yay! Be it ever so humble — I know a lot of you just set 

The Secret to Creating A Healthy Travel Fund

The Secret to Creating A Healthy Travel Fund

…is to create a travel fund. No, really. I’m not trying to be cute. A trip to Paris or Peru or Patagonia starts with a decision to do it. So do it. I mean it. Right now. Get an extra wallet or an envelope and 

Travel Is My Soul Food

Travel Is My Soul Food

♥  ♥ I still remember the exact way I felt: climbing up the stairs of Champ de Mars station with bated breath, catching my first glimpse of the soaring Eiffel Tower, walking my first few steps along the River Seine, and thinking to myself —