USA

Craig and I have lived in 5 countries around the world and now find ourselves living our expat life in Raleigh, North Carolina. We lived here in 2004-2006 and then decided to return back here 18 months ago. When I Read more >
As soon as we checked into our surprisingly elegant yet cheap hotel in the French Quarter, Chateau Lamoyne, we hit the pavement to enjoy the remaining heat of the setting sun. We were a block back from Bourbon Street and Read more >
As professional travelers we find it really easy to make last minute travel decisions. There is so much freedom in knowing that we can decide to go somewhere on a whim and not have to worry about where we’re going Read more >
Sometimes I hate Los Angeles. From the delightful orange smog coating the city skyline to a general lack of public transport, truly hellacious traffic (I’m not particularly prone to road rage, but the closest I come is when forced to navigate an LA rush hour) and the “Fake Factor” of plastic people and botox, there […]
Nearing exhaustion and having already wandered about the Metropolitan Museum of Art for hours, I finally spotted a lone Degas painting on the wall – one of his classic ballerina studies. Like a dog onto the scent I darted a quick look around the room, scanning the paintings and then moving my eyes to the […]
I’m heading to New York City at the end of the month and I’m actually probably as thrilled to head to NYC as I am to the more exotic locales in Central America that I’ll visit in February. I’ve been to NYC a grand total of once – for the three days surrounding my 18th […]
I am a born and raised Floridian, and I’ve seen a whole lot of theme parks in my day. The only one in the state that I haven’t visited is surprisingly close to my hometown of Clearwater. Dinosaur World is located near Tampa, Florida, and some have called it a “slice of roadside Americana.” That is […]

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Using Pre-paid Travel Money Cards

My brother first told me about prepaid travel money cards a couple of years ago. He and his wife used a cash passport for their year long trip through South America and raved about how easy and convenient it was. Read more >