Our 10-day Ireland road trip budget

I’m finally ready to break down what we spent on our trip to Ireland!  I know that everyone is curious about the cost of traveling in Ireland and especially how they could travel to Ireland on a budget.  I’m here to tell you that it can be done. Here’s how much we spent in each category.  All prices are in US Dollars after conversion. Flights: $0  One of the reasons we were able to take this trip is that we …

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The Icefields Parkway drive within an hour of Lake Louise

In researching our trip to the Canadian Rockies, I knew that the Icefields Parkway was something we had to cross off of our list.  However, we were short on time, so we knew we couldn’t travel too far from our base in Lake Louise- so these sites on the Icefields Parkway drive are all within an hour of Lake Louise. The Icefields Parkway is an iconic drive, maybe lesser-known to Americans than California’s Highway 1 or the Blue Ridge Parkway, but …

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A walking tour of Pittsburgh – with kids

{Bus and Subway is optional} Andrew Carnegie said, “Pittsburgh entered the core of my heart when I was a boy and cannot be torn out.” It only took a foot tour of Pittsburgh with kids in tow to fall in love with the architecture, the cityscape, and the river views.  A city that has survived the rise and fall of steel is one that charmed our young family on our weekend stay. My hope is that I can give you a …

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Belterra Hotel and Casino (sans kids)

Belterra Hotel and Casino Trip Report – a miniature Vegas on the Ohio River Confession:  I have been to Las Vegas three times and probably gambled a total of $40. However, when my sweetheart of a hubby told me I could tag along to his business trip to Belterra Hotel and Casino, I jumped at the chance! A night away without the kids was the perfect chance to see what the Belterra had to offer! First impressions Driving from Ohio, …

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Life is either a daring adventure…

A Mother’s Day Well-Lived I’d been in a funk with a capital F the past few weeks and the mundane of life was getting to me.  So when I woke up yesterday and Mr YT asked what I wanted to do that day I said, “Maybe take a road trip.  Or go for a walk.”  “You don’t want to just rest or get out alone?”  He asked a little bewildered.  “I don’t know…let me think about it.” The sun was …

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Yes, you can visit the Biltmore with kids

We spent this past weekend in Asheville, North Carolina.  It was a quick trip for our young family.  The main highlight of our trip was to be the Biltmore Estate.  I was a little nervous about taking our kids there (ages 5, 3, and 1) but it was actually much easier — and more family-friendly than I could have imagined!  Yes, you can visit the Biltmore with kids!  Find out my tips below: Some tips for visiting the Biltmore Estate …

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