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Welcome back to you, to me.... to the bots that roam my blog.  I know, I know... another long absence... what's up with that?  I won't get in to all the reasons I needed a break, but we had a break, and now here we are.

I've been browsing some travel websites which has motivated me to get writing again about how to travel on a budget.  Especially since this seems to be the time of year that people make promises to themselves about budgeting.



If you've read this blog before, you know that I am a travel enthusiast.... some would say I'm obsessed (not me... but some... *ahem* my husband *ahem*).  Travel provides opportunities for rest, relaxation, learning and time to bond as a family.  Unfortunately, it also tends to be one of the first things on the chopping block when people are looking to save money.  I think the benefits of travel are numerous, so I'm here to help you find ways to save money so you can travel more often.

I want this blog to be useful to you, so if there are particular things you would like to see in upcoming posts (savings/budgeting tips and tools, information on particular destinations, tips for particular types of vacations like all inclusive or road trips, etc) please leave a comment or reach out to me on social media!

Looking forward to getting started again.  Fresh new blog look (do you like it?) and fresh new content.

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