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The Dreaded Under 25 Fee (& How to Avoid It)

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So, you’ve planned out a fantastic little road trip from here to there, you know where you’re stopping along the way and where you are flying in and out of. But there’s one vital component you may have overlooked: your age. Renting a car can be a slippery slope if you’re under the age of 25. But don’t worry, I’ve got some tricks to help you out!

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May Planning: a Florida Summer Wedding

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Pop open the champagne! My uncle’s getting married! While these are daunting and uncertain times, celebrating happy life moments is what matters most. His wedding is inked for August, so it’s time to plan, even if plans have to get pushed. Here’s how I’m planning away for an uncertain wedding date.

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4 Reasons You Should Plan Your Trip in Quarantine

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Being locked up inside during a mandatory quarantine doesn’t necessarily mean you have to stop planning for the future…even if that future looks unpredictable. In the past month, you may have run down your list of things to do when you’re bored, so now you’re looking for something to take up the remaining time. One of the oddly satisfying activities you can do is plan future trips…even if they’re way out of your budget. Let’s go to Thailand! Who says you have to actually go on those trips? Here are 4 reasons you should plan your trip in quarantine!

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April Planning: a California Road Trip

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Welcome back to another episode of COVID Boredom. We here in my Philadelphia rowhouse are taking the necessary precautions during this frightening time, but we’re also planning away for when all of this hopefully ends. In between the games of Fortnite and the daily Skype meetings, I’ve been utilizing a cool new tool to plan out my hopeful summer road trip. Where are we going?

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What’s the Deal with These Deals?

I’m starting off this post with a meme because the world honestly needs laughter in such a terrifying time. I don’t need to spell out the news stories here, so all I am going to say is: what is the deal with these airline deals? You’ve probably noticed it too: in the past month or so, airline prices have plummeted. When I first searched tickets to Hawaii, I was honestly expecting skyrocketing prices (as if Hawaii wasn’t expensive enough). But $400 roundtrip?!? Too good to be true, right?

Well, here’s the simple truth.

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6 Recommended Bang-For-Your-Buck Destinations

I’ve been traveling since before I took my first steps. My family is what you would call “glampers;” we love to camp in massive RVs and fifth wheels. Not exactly roughing it in a tent, but still camping nonetheless. I’ve been everywhere from Freeport, Maine, to Charleston, South Carolina, and all the way to Key West, Florida. However, I never truly understood the financial side of traveling. Those were more like free trips to Disney compared to the struggle of budgeting and planning while in college. Yet, I’ve managed to travel to so many different places in this great big world of ours. Here are 6 recommended bang-for-your-buck destinations you too can explore.

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The Secret of Saving for Your Dream Trip

Ten glorious days were spent sweating on the umpteenth hike that my boyfriend convinced me into, climbing up the ancient steps of Quebec City, exploring the depths of Montreal, and yet, the worry of money was nowhere to be found. Important keyword: yet. Two full paychecks later, I was back home and staring reality directly into its beady little eyes. After restricting myself to a ramen budget for the next few months, I had most definitely learned my lesson and whisked up a secret to budgeting. Here is the secret you too can utilize while budgeting for your dream trip.

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