Traveling

Post image for How to budget a Miami vacation & not feel like a loser

My daughter and I recently discovered Miami and can’t wait to go back. This crazy, seaside metropolis delivered excellent surf, shopping and dining on a budget. The trip left us rich in memories from our first mother-daughter vacation in three years. That’s right. Three. Whole. Years. Between her doing her thing and me doing mine, […]

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Post image for Photos: How to visit California on a budget

Now I know why my friends who move to California never come back. The sights, the scenes, the food! Of course, the Golden State is also quite expensive. But good buddies who live there made the trip both affordable and memorable. In September, my bf and I spent five days in the San Francisco Bay […]

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Post image for 3 ways to get richer in the Year of the Horse 2014

This is the year that I makeover my finances by transitioning away from credit cards. So bye-bye, plastic. Hello, cash. This new strategy has also been kinda painful. To my surprise, it’s creating a completely different lifestyle. But in the long run, I’m sure I will be better off. The Year of the Wood Horse […]

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Post image for My favorite chair & the art of sitting still

It’s been eight months since my shrink explained to me that vacations are so powerful that even the act of planning one can already lift the spirit. This has proven so true for me that I’ve found a way to get a bit of that buzz every day while still working full-time and living on […]

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Post image for My video of the Eiffel Tower twinkling at night

I’m so excited to share this video from my 2012 vacation in Paris. This post is about sharing memories  — and my thrill in learning how to make videos of them on Final Cut Pro X! This time last year, my daughter Gabi and I were getting ready for a 10-day trip to Paris. We […]

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Post image for Giving thanks: you helped my kid’s video to win!

Back in September, I asked for your help in “liking” and watching a video that my daughter Gabi made about her summer camp trip to Tanzania. Guess what — she won! The photo here is of us at JFK International Airport on that July afternoon when she set out for that adventure. The journey changed […]

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