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Christmas in Mexico

Christmas in Mexico – Familiar, but a Little Different

  After three of them in the states, it’s time for Christmas in Mexico again for me. I’m doing a few American things, like baking Christmas cookies with my daughter, and generally winding down the work for the holidays. So here’s
Lake Atitlan living

The One-sentence Guide to Getting Great Vacation Deals

Magazines and websites constantly run stories about finding great travel bargains and vacation deals. Usually they highlight some nifty new website, the latest app, or some Twitter stream that you have to catch at 3:30 pm each Thursday. Really though, it’s
the day you fly matters most

The Day You Fly Matters More Than What Day You Book

  If you put “best time to book a flight” into Google you’ll get more than 737 million results. Try the best day to book a flight and you’ll get more than 800 million results. Apparently people ask this a lot,
Donating what we don't need anymore for a move abroad

The Strange Joy of Shedding Possessions for a Move Abroad

  For the third and probably last time, I am shedding a big percentage of my possessions and am heading out of the country. I am moving abroad with just a few suitcases. The photo above was the scene outside my
cheaper to ski in Europe

It’s Cheaper to Ski in Europe Than in the USA

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s getting really expensive to ski in the USA. There are still bargain regional mountains out there, and we’ll get to those, but if you’re planning a big skiing vacation this season you may want to