Eurotrip Day 14: Paris Day – Musee d’Orsay, Eiffel Tower, and Wine Tasting

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This post is part of our Eurotrip Series.  You can find the rest of the series here.

Eurotrip Day 14 brought us absolutely perfect weather for sightseeing!  Paris has an extensive train system, but we opted to walk everywhere so we could see as much as possible.  That meant another 7 miles added to our overall trip!  We saw all of the major outdoor Paris attractions throughout the day, took a wine tasting class, and ended the evening with a very interesting dinner.  Read on to explore Paris with us…

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Amazon Prime Day

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Amazon is putting a lot of marketing behind the second edition of their big sale day – “Prime Day,” which kicks off at midnight!  Amazon Prime members will be able to buy items at deep discounts all day on July 12, 2016.  Amazon claims that this day will be bigger and better than Black Friday or Cyber Monday sales.  They state that over 100,000 items will be on sale, exclusively for Prime members.  Continue reading

Hotel Spotlight: The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto Japan

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By: Frank – @dugup46 – When Danielle and I set out to choose our first long-haul international vacation, it didn’t take us long to decide on Japan.  And then after deciding that Kyoto was where we wanted to spend the majority of our time, it didn’t take us long to pick our hotel:  The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto.  The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto, built in 2014, has become a staple of luxury in a city known for it’s array of temples, shrines, and architecture.  Read on to find why The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto has become my favorite hotel in the entire world.

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Eurotrip Day 13: London to Paris

Screen Shot 2016-07-08 at 3.06.11 PMThis post is part of our Eurotrip Series.  You can find the rest of the series here.

On Eurotrip Day 13 we definitely took it easy.  We slept in, then walked through Picadilly Circus to the National Portrait Gallery and The National [Art] Gallery.  We made our way to the train station in the afternoon, where we took the Eurostar high-speed train from London to Paris.  Paris was a bit of a culture shock compared to Ireland and the United Kingdom… mostly because this was the only country during this trip where English was not the primary language.  Upon arriving at our hotel, we immediately downloaded Google Translate!

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Save $5 with the Amazon App

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We covered this tip a little while back, but many of you may be new to our website since that time.  In case you missed it, this is a quick and easy way to save some cash.  Amazon is promoting their mobile app by offering a $5 discount. If you have not used the Amazon app to make a purchase in the past 12 months, you are eligible for this discount. Follow these simple instructions to take advantage of this offer. Continue reading

Southwest Released Flight Availability Through March 7, 2017

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Southwest released another couple months of flight availability today.  The new schedules went live shortly after 6am EST.  I know this, because Brooke and I set alarms to wake up and book flights to Mexico and Costa Rica in mid-January.  The schedule had previously only been released through January 4th.  If you have a trip planned within the newly-released time block (January 5 – March 7), I recommend booking it now!  Continue reading

Quick Tip – Free Sam’s Club Membership with Amex Offers

54179aee8f96d.imageA new Amex Offer rolled out recently, offering $45 back on $45 spent for a Sam’s Club Membership.  The offer terms state that this will only be applicable to new memberships opened in-store (not online or over the phone).  You must also open your new membership before 9/30/16 to be eligible.  Continue reading