8 Travel Tips for Homebodies

It’s that frozen time of year again, the time when I start to look at all-inclusive vacation deals in tropical climates. Alas! This year, we're being responsible and saving our pennies for house repairs rather than spending them on mojitos and sun block. I really can't complain though because I got back not so long ago from a lovely Turkish vacation with my mother. This was the kind of trip I rarely go on, one where nothing was pre-packaged and I organized all of the travel with lots of potential for things going wrong. … [Read more...]

10 Tips For Not Hating Xmas

At the risk of seeming Grinchy, I'm just going to come right out and say it: I DON'T LIKE CHRISTMAS. I don't like the insane shopping pressure, I don't like the non-stop social invitations, I don't like the expectation that I'm going to pay peak prices for the privilege of battling the elements and/or chaotic airports in order to go spend 48 rushed hours with my family, I hate tacky decorations, and most of all, I absolutely despise xmas music. … [Read more...]