Category: Vacations

Money Smart Week 2016: Museums in Chicago

Money Smart Week 2016: Museums in Chicago

Back in October, we talked about our first Money Smart Week 2016 meeting.  Last week, I attended the first in-person planning meeting at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. It was terrific talking with colleagues and looking forward to the exciting activities for next year.  In addition, it was one of those perfect days to […]

November 10, 2015 | By More
Holiday Travel: Ways to Save Money on Holiday Travel

Holiday Travel: Ways to Save Money on Holiday Travel

If you think it’s too soon to be talking about holiday travel in October, think again!  According to the U.S. Travel Association, the top reason for domestic leisure travel is to visit relatives.  And, for many of us, holiday travel will be directly related to flying or driving to a destination to celebrate the holidays […]

October 15, 2015 | By More
Weekend Activities for Free

Weekend Activities for Free

For those of us living in the northern hemisphere, the summer season is winding down. Kids have returned to school, and the weekends continue to be a precious time to spend with the family.  Before the warm weather disappears, it’s a good time to get outside on the weekend and enjoy activities.  Of course, the […]

August 21, 2015 | By More
Ideas for 4th of July Weekend Fun

Ideas for 4th of July Weekend Fun

Here we are already, and it’s the Fourth of July weekend!  Have you set up your plans for today through the weekend?  If not, we wanted to provide some article shares for some hometown fun ideas to enjoy over the next few days.  It’s all about having fun, enjoying family, friends, and the outdoors as […]

July 3, 2015 | By More
Vacation Road Trip Tips for Summer

Vacation Road Trip Tips for Summer

There is nothing like taking a road trip for your summer vacation!  Our family often took to the road and headed north into Michigan or Wisconsin during summer break.  Even today we visit friends and family who have summer getaway properties.  Whether relaxing at a final destination or taking in the sites along the way, […]

June 8, 2015 | By More
How to Save Money While Shopping on Vacation

How to Save Money While Shopping on Vacation

There are so many enjoyable activities to pursue while on vacation. For some of you, shopping is on the top of the list.  But, while shopping can be a great pastime while taking in the sites, it’s a good idea to consider a strategy to identify ways to save money.  After all, depending on the […]

June 4, 2015 | By More
Ideas to Enjoy Summer by Staying Home

Ideas to Enjoy Summer by Staying Home

It’s June and many of you are making plans to take time off for a well-deserved vacation.  In light of that, we wanted to address the topic of vacations.  To begin, let’s reflect back on a series of Posts related to the idea of a staycation vacation.  In those conversations, we shared cost-saving ideas to […]

June 3, 2015 | By More
What Does a Vacation Home Cost?

What Does a Vacation Home Cost?

Memorial Day weekend is coming later this month.  Some of you will be planning to take some vacation time this summer.  Others may be considering a staycation.  How about those of you who have dreamed of owning a vacation home?  It can be great fun for the family.  But with the good times come responsibility […]

May 1, 2015 | By More
Vacation Rental Homes: Tips to Avoid Getting Scammed

Vacation Rental Homes: Tips to Avoid Getting Scammed

It’s that time of year where families are looking ahead to plan a vacation.  Some of you may decide the household budget will do better with a staycation to enjoy activities around your own backyard.   Others may be considering trying out a vacation rental home for a more relaxed, “feels like home” experience.  If this […]

April 3, 2015 | By More
Staycations: 6 Best Tips for Attending a Cavalcade of Homes

Staycations: 6 Best Tips for Attending a Cavalcade of Homes

On Tuesday, July 29, 2014, I had the opportunity to enjoy the Cavalcade of Homes experience.  If you ever have one of these events in your area and enjoy home browsing, this is a staycation vacation activity for you! What is the Cavalcade of Homes?  Essentially it’s a variety of newly constructed luxury homes by […]

July 31, 2014 | By More