10 Anti-Theft Tips for Travelers

You want a vacation full of once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Having your purse or identity stolen should not be one of them.

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Saving Money on Car Rentals

I work from home most of the time, so we only have one vehicle. That means I rent when I need to drive to a business meeting a couple of hours away. This saves money and miles on our car. It’s also translates into about the same amount of money for my employer since they’d […]

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An Expat Retirement – Perhaps Not For Us

By now I’ve established that – while I like to plan ahead, I clearly don’t have all the answers (about anything, if I’m honest with myself,) but retirement most of all. As a result, The Wife and I have spent the last few years pondering how we want to live our lives when we hit […]

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An American Retirement

The more I think about the idea of retiring… the less I understand. Is retirement about not working? Or is it about not working at the same job you’ve been doing for a Very Long Time. Am I leaving an employer, a lifestyle, a way of defining who I am in the world? What the […]

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Destination – The Paso Robles Wine Festival

I’ve given you a broad brush idea of all the different wine regions in California in Beyond Napa part I and part II, Way Beyond Napa. In this blog I want to bring your wine-loving attention to the Paso Robles annual Wine Festival. This four day long celebration of all things red, white and bubbly […]

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Cash and Cards – Tips for a Trip Abroad

Getting ready for a trip abroad can be exciting. Follow these cash and credit card tips in advance.

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What Makes a Good AirBnB

There are plenty of hazards in renting an AirBnB. Here are some things to watch out for, (or if you’re a host) not to do.

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Expense Reporting from the Road

Organizing your expense receipts is vital to submitting a clean expense report or filing deductions on your taxes.

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Christmas on the Road – Staying in Touch with Loved Ones

It’s not easy, staying in touch with loved ones when traveling during the holidays. Here are a few ideas for reaching out, maintaining that connection, and being true to yourself and your family.

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4 tips for saving money on airline tickets

I don’t know about you, but the price of a ticket to fly somewhere fun can often be the sticking point on my vacation plans. With this in mind, I’m going to share the four things you should consider if you want to fly somewhere exotic without complete sticker shock. Fly out of as large […]

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