I was so bummed to learn that my brother was graduating basic training the same weekend I was photographing a wedding. Even though I wanted to be there for him I knew I couldn’t. I decided to book a flight from Sunday to Monday and I asked my oldest daughter to come along with me. I wasn’t exactly sure what we would do in San Antonio, Texas with so little time but I wanted to be there for my brother. When our trip ended and we were headed home I was shocked at how many things we had actually managed to do with so little time and on such a small budget! So if you are looking for a quick trip, here is exactly what you can do with 24 hours and only $200 in San Antonio, Texas!
For my husband’s 4oth birthday, we were lucky enough to spend a weekend in Minneapolis’s most luxurious and most booked hotel right in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, The Loews Hotel. We found ourselves surrounded by dozens of Minneapolis’s best attractions all within walking distance of the hotel. Although we are both Minnesota natives, we had yet to experience so many of the amazing attractions that draw people to Minneapolis every year. To get a glimpse into what we did, saw, and experienced on our trip check out my list of the 20 downtown Minneapolis attractions within walking distance of the Loews Hotel!
When we began our big downsize and my minimalist journey officially began, a big goal of mine was to allow more time, freedom and finances in order to travel. Instead of tending to a big house (or even a small house) I wanted to start branching out and seeing more of the world. I didn’t realize at the time just how much a minimalist lifestyle would allow this dream of mine to become a possibility. If you have dreams of traveling more let me fill you in on how adopting a minimalist lifestyle can give you the freedom to travel.
Most people spend time at their jobs just working for vacation. They dream up the places they want to visit and save money just in order to spend time away. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a job that actually allowed you to travel while you worked? Thankfully, now more than ever, there are tons of job opportunities available that allow exactly this. If you spend most of your days dreaming of seeing the world while earning a living, I have compiled a great list of 21 jobs that let you travel the world. See if there is one that sounds perfect for you.
Ten years ago I got married and tried to have an inexpensive wedding. Somehow we spent well over $10,000 on everything. Thank goodness that was in the years before Pinterest, or I can’t even imagine how much my DIY budget would have spiraled out of control. Entering life together we weren’t working to save money, we were deep in debt. As our ten year anniversary snuck up on us, I kept having this strong feeling that told me I needed to do a vow renewal. My dad had passed away years before we got married and his ashes were scattered near a lighthouse up north. Every time I imagined renewing my vows there I would start crying. Because we are still aggressively working to save money and pay off our debt, I wanted to make sure our vow renewal was on a budget. We managed to keep it all under $1k and we paid in cash. So, naturally, I want to share with you exactly how we did it.
It’s getting to be that time of year when everyone is itching to go on vacation. Maybe it’s because you live in a frozen tundra where people are excited when it’s “only freezing.” Yes, I am most definitely referring to Minnesota. Whatever your reason for vacation might be, there are so many ways to be smart about planning and saving for it! Yes, there are definitely ways to cut back on your expenses in order to have a little extra cash. However, I personally have found the best way to get extra cash is to go out and work for it. Don’t stress, you can earn money by driving with Uber and I am going to tell you how.