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Entries from October 30th, 2008

Photo Fridays – Masks

October 30th, 2008 · Comments Off on Photo Fridays – Masks · Destinations, Photos






In the spirit of Halloween, here are some photos from a visit to a mask maker.  While walking through the villages around the isolated villa we chose for our visit to the Bali countryside, our hosts brought us to  workshops of local artisans.  This mask maker’s shop and studio is about a 20 minute walk […]






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Five Budget Travel Experiences from Your TV

October 29th, 2008 · Comments Off on Five Budget Travel Experiences from Your TV · Tips & Tricks






My horoscope for Oct 18 was: Travel is on your mind right now, especially trips to far off lands overseas. [duh – when is it not?]  But if you can’t exactly afford to take the time or spend that kind of cash right now, then you will just have to satisfy your wanderlust in a […]






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Photo Fridays – Stone Horse Farm

October 24th, 2008 · Comments Off on Photo Fridays – Stone Horse Farm · Photos






I have been talking about super-budget family travel, here and here.  These are pictures from our visit to Stone Horse Farm during Sonoma’s Weekend Along Farm Trails.  It was no more than 45 minutes from our home, but a world away.  And it only cost us gas, and what we spent on food. We arrived late […]






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Taking Travel Home: Cardamom Chocolate Chip Cookies

October 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off on Taking Travel Home: Cardamom Chocolate Chip Cookies · Taking Travel Home






Food is one of the most wonderful parts of travel.  Each culture, region, town or household has some food that differentiates and defines. When travel dollars are tight, a meal or dish can bring back old trips, or build excitement about future destinations. One year I was in Barcelona for my birthday.  As a passionate […]






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Five super low-budget, family destinations for Fall

October 20th, 2008 · Comments Off on Five super low-budget, family destinations for Fall · Tips & Tricks






As I mention often, we blew our 2008 travel budget on our Bali trip.  I learned my lesson– one trip a year is not enough.  I want to travel, now.  So, I have been turning our trips into travel.  Here’s where we’re going on limited funds: 5 super low budget destinations Seasonal celebrations.  Wherever you […]






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