I love to chat about money and travel... but penguins usually aren't included in the conversation!
Have you ever traveled to see penguins? And, if so, did they teach you any financial lessons? It's a strange question! You see, a recent conversation about these cute birds unexpectedly shed some light on money and my travel decision making process. Let me explain....
I was chatting with friends about how there are some things I'll happily pay a lot of money for when I travel, yet I get really annoyed at some minor travel expenses. Why was it so easy to assign value to one activity yet be so aggravated with another? That's when a friend piped up and said that in her circle of friends, they summarize this quandary with one quirky phrase: "penguins or no penguins".
She told me about some acquaintances - known for being rather frugal - who had saved up for the trip of a lifetime. They cruised to Antarctica, truly an incredible voyage, and a trip that easily cost thousands of dollars. And while they were there, they had the chance to pay an extra $20 each to leave the cruise ship and board a Zodiac boat that would take them closer to the penguins. But they refused! They must have spent over $10,000 on their trip - but they drew the line at an extra $40 in travel expenses. And thus, the phrase "penguins or no penguins" was born.
Mumbai has incredible food and flavors. Here's what every first time visitor to India has to try.
Mumbai city has a different meaning for different people. Whether you belong to this city or not, it will undoubtedly form a special place in your heart. For some individuals, this place gives a kick-start to their dreams while for some it's a place that teaches them valuable lessons about life. But for people who love to explore different cuisines, Mumbai is one such place that has all types of cuisines under its roof. So, if you are foodie by heart, set out on a food exploration journey.
Here's why you need to visit Canberra in 2018
Situated in the Australian Capital Territory, Canberra is not only the capital city of Australia, but is also known as the ‘bush capital’. This ever-growing town is home to important landmarks such as Parliament House, the Australian War Memorial and the High Court of Australia. It is also home to hundreds of award-winning restaurants, bars and cafes, with world class wineries nearby, as well as some stunning natural landscapes. Add to this an excellent range of hotel and accommodation options and you have yourself the ingredients for the perfect holiday destination. There are lots of reasons to make Canberra your next long-weekend destination!
Think you know London? Get ready to see it through new eyes thanks to these two new incredible guidebooks - and you can win them too!
In honor of International Women's Day, we're proud to partner with Fox Chapel Publishing to offer one lucky a reader an amazing prize pack of two incredible books. If you're dreaming of a trip to London - and who isn't? - you'll adore these two bespoke guidebooks that are the perfect companions for any history lover (or food lover, or fan of unique sightseeing.... need I go on?) And just in case you AREN'T planning a trip to London, I still think you'll love them and find them packed with inspiration and travel wanderlust. Read on!
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