June 2018

Traveling Within Your Budget

Everyone wants a yearly vacation to look forward to. Whether it’s a family reunion, a cross-country road trip, or a short journey across state lines, we all like a break from work, school, and the regular routine. Unfortunately, since traveling is expensive, not everyone can do it. The combination of airfare, hotels, dining out, and going on touring experiences adds up. If you’re in a position where you are traveling on a tight budget, there are plenty of options to save those dollars. Here are a few cost savings suggestions…

Flying Spirit Airlines

Everything You Need to Know about Flying the Super Budget Airline When it comes to super budget airlines, Spirit Airlines is the biggest name around. Famously known for their fleet of bright yellow planes with black lettering, Spirit has often gotten a bad name in the travel business. At the time of booking travel, travelers love Spirit’s cheap, no-frills prices. However, once they get to the airport or hop on-board the plane, uneducated fliers get a big wake up call. Passengers get upset and complain about all of the extra fees, not knowing that almost everything…

Coping with Life After a Losing a Parent

Last March, my dad, who had been fighting stage IV pancreatic cancer, passed away. I was with him the last twelve hours of his life and saw him pass peacefully in the middle of the night. (Read my earlier post about pancreatic cancer here.) Even though his death was expected (as his chemo wasn’t working and his body was slowly deteriorating), but I realized that people are never really prepared to see someone they love die and the see life leave the body. So even though I am grieving the loss of my dad, I’m also…

Get the Benefits of a Vacation While Even at Home

There’s nothing like the feeling of returning home from a vacation after time away. Let’s face it – vacations have a transformative impact on our lives. And, no matter what we do, real life has a habit of stripping away its benefits.  Say you come home from an epic trip to Asia, thinking that the things you saw in India would change your life. However, after a few days at home, you start slipping back into your unhealthy habits, old ways, and negative thoughts. We fall back into our old routine, wishing to be back on that…