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Join My Launch Team!

Hello, I am putting together my launch team for my new book Thrifty Traveler Kid’s Getaways. This is an activity book for kids to use when they travel. This will be great for memories as well as giving them something to do on trips and lots of learning. For everyone who joins my launch team, they will receive a free copy of this ebook as well as input on the book and your name mentioned in the print. If you are interested in joining my launch group, please let me know by leaving a comment, send me a DM, or email me.

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Fun at Long Beach

Long Beach Washington is beautiful anytime of the year. With it sandy beaches and wonderfully charming town there is always something fun to do. The community is always putting on different events from art shows to book fairs and many more.

In October they put on a book fair where authors from all over come to attend with their books in hand. This year event was great with around 30 authors including myself attended. This lasted for half of the day and was quite eventful. This is definitely an event you will want to attend next year.

If you decide to head to Long Beach I suggest you stay for the weekend and really take in the town and the beach. There is this great little Inn that I stayed in called Coastal Inn and Suites. The price was decent and the rooms were comfortable and clean. I think the part I enjoyed the most was the customer service I received from this place. They went out of their way to make sure I had everything I needed. The breakfast that was included was also delicious. This place is going on my must return list.

All and all this is one of the greatest places to visit in Washington State.

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Thrifty Traveler’s Romantic Getaways… Trailer…

Hi there, I have been working like crazy to get my book out to you before the end of September. My new book “Thrifty Traveler’s Romantic Getaways” will be featured at the book fair in Long Beach Washington on October 5th. I will be there selling books and T-shirts and much more. 
A little preview for you is the trailer for my up and coming book. 
Check it out… 

Also, don’t forget that it is now the time of year to make sure you have an umbrella or maybe two. I like to have an oversize one for when my hunky love and I are together. I also like the mini to carry in my purse whenever it is needed. Check out my faves below.

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The most expensive cities in the United States.

The Most Expensive Cities in the United States.

Thrifty Traveling is extremely important when vacationing or doing any kind of travel. Spending money is unavoidable but how much you spend is up to you. No matter where you go there are always budget savvy ways to save money. However, avoiding these cities will help your budget tremendously.

San Fransisco, California

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This is a beautiful city to visit but it can be one of the most expensive.  With their taxes and surcharges that are added to every meal, you can guarantee that your bill will be about 10% larger then you expected. Parking is outrageous in price as well as the $8 toll to go over the Golden Gate Bridge. Relocating to this amazing city is also costly as the typical 3 bedroom house is around $950,000 and up. Don’t think that renting is any better because in this fabulous city to rent a 2 bedroom apartment is around $4500.00 a month. 

Napa Valley, California

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This city is beautiful and if you are a wine lover you will enjoy all of the tastings that Napa Valley has to offer. However, you will not be tasting these wines for free as they can vary from $5 to $50 person for tasting. This is a great place for site seeing and enjoying the relaxing atmosphere. You can save some money for lodging if you don’t stay close to the vineyards but remember you will need to drive farther out to see them. This is another city in California that is costly to live in. If you are thinking of relocating here you are looking at spending a pretty penny as houses run around $899.00 and up. 

Manhattan, New York

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Manhattan is probably the most expensive place you will find. If you are just visiting or planning to relocate then you need to plan to spend a pretty penny here. This is one of the greatest places in the United States to visit with all of the glamour and entertainment. However, this all comes with a hefty price. The average hotel room will cost around $700 a night and you will spend close to $500 on meals. If you are thinking about moving to the Big Apple you will be spending quite a bit as rent goes for around $4000 to $7000 a month for a 2 bedroom. If you are looking to buy then the average 3 bedroom house cost 4 million on up. This is a very expensive place to be. 

Boston, Massachusetts

Boston is a great place to visit with their Red Sox games and great scenery. However, vacationing here might be the only thing you want to do. The housing cost in Boston is extremely high. Rating this city as one of the top 10 most expensive places to live. Ranging from around $500,00 and up for a 3 bedroom house and that is if you live on the outskirts of the city. Prices go up into the mullions the closer y9ou get to downtown life. 

Miami, Florida

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Miami is another place that is beautiful to visit, with the sandy beaches and warm weather. This is also a city where you can experience every culture and all while staying inside the United States. Vacationing here you can find some great deals on lodging and the food isn’t too overpriced if you do your research. However living in this city is expensive, as most house range between 700,000 to 1 million. Maybe just take a trip to this beautiful city. 

Honolulu, Hawaii

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Honolulu is heaven on earth and one of the most beautiful places to be. With the amazing climate and natural surroundings, you will never want to leave. However, with the cost of living in Honolulu, you will want to make this a vacation spot only. Not only is the housing cost high but adding in utilities, food, and cost of transportation and you won’t have any money left to have fun. 

Having the money to travel and vacation is all part of the journey but spending all of your money will leave you feeling down and out. These are some of the most expensive cities to live in and vacation to in the United States, but if they are on your list of places you must see then do your research to find the best prices available and don’t be afraid to use deals and coupons to help cut down the cost. 

Lots of Love 

Try some noise-canceling earbuds for your next trip and sit back and relax without the worries of crying babies or annoying airplane passengers. 

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Camping fun

Camping is one of the most relaxing and inexpensive trips you can take. Recently my husband and I joined some amazing friends for a group camping trip up by Naches, Washington. We had a huge group site right by the water. It was beautiful and with all of us it only cost $20 per family to stay for four days and three nights.

If you are looking to get away for a few days and don’t want to spend a bunch of money then I recommend camping for sure. If you are anything like me and you are more of a glamper than a camper well that’s ok too.

A huge shout out to Fire Cloud Entertainment for the taking these awesome photos.

Happy travels