Mixed feelings of excitement and anxiety run through your mind because planning for a family road trip is never as simple as it seems. However, a prep list is the key to turning that chaos of planning into a stress-free cruise filled with comfort.
Living and driving in Spain for the past six years has turned us into road warriors and of course driving in Spain gurus. We have purchased 2 cars, sold one car and we are well above the count of 20 when it comes to car rentals cars in Spain. For almost a year, we rented cars regularly, when we didn’t own a car. We have also flown to other parts of Spain and then rented a car for our vacation. Not to mention the many visitors and blog readers we have helped with renting a car in Spain. So I guess we do have a bit of experience on the matter. Let’s cover the most frequently asked questions for your car rental Spain.
Over 17 years ago Alan and I fell in love with Amsterdam. We were living in London at the time and Alan needed to come over for business a few times. Of course, I would often come with him and roam the city, while he was working and then we would explore together in the evenings. Those were the days prior to kids, so we ventured to all parts of the city and tried to experience as much as possible. Now here we are returning years later with our kids, ages 9 and 12. The city is just as we remembered. So, we thought we would share some things to do in Amsterdam with kids. Continue reading
Yes, I did say Free Things To Do in Porto with kids! We had a wonderful time visiting Porto, Portugal (aka Oporto). It was so thrilling to find so many free activities for the kids, we thought we would dedicate an entire post just to that. I am sure there are more free things to do in Porto out there, but we didn’t have time to enjoy them all.
When it comes to tips on saving money while on vacation, we’ve done it all before. We try to avoid taxis when getting from A to B. The biggie is to avoid eating out near major touristic attractions, we prefer the quick on the go street food. We just don’t buy souvenirs, but if you must, avoid making the purchase at the airport. Ask the locals for help in finding off the beaten path areas and places to eat. The list goes on and on. Continue reading
So you’ve decided to take the family on a road trip and you are the road trip planner. How exciting, you are in for the time of your life! All you have to do is plot a route, find a few activities, a place to rest your head at night and you are done. No sweat, right?
So, you have a dream of living life abroad or of taking more vacations, but saving money is holding you back. Not to worry, we have many money-saving tips that will help that vacation/travel fund grow. You do have to do a bit of work and show some self-control, but all of these tips help so much. It is amazing how a little bit here and there can really add up to some $$$ Fat Stacks Yo!
Do you want to save money? Then believe me when I say you need to “Cut your food waste!”. Buy only what you need, when you need it. Simplify your life and plan ahead. Continue reading
London is an exciting city for all ages, with a long list of things to see and do for the entire family. Remember Alan and I lived there for nearly 3 years, when we were first married. We finally introduced the city to the kids in 2013 and we had so much fun touring around on the hop on hop off bus. We are big London fans and the kids keep asking to return.