Category: Travel

Travel: Portugal

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Capital One Venture X card

Capital One Venture X Promotion This promotion may have ended Member how we went to Japan non-stop direct First Class not for the usual $25,000, but for $250 each (see pics above)? Well, a credit card deal like this was a big part of that highlight of our lives which is why we both just Read more…

Travel: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Prioritizing travel over most everything else and a main reason we’re petless and kidless, we’ve traveled together since 2010. Taste-wise, I’m Four Seasons, he’s Motel 6; budget-wise, we’re somewhere in the middle. We hate to check bags and love to score free hotel nights, hotel perks, lounge access, flights, and flight upgrades — light, frugal, Read more…

Live Elsewhere Experiment

For Chattanooga recommendations, scroll to end, just above photos We’re back. (I hope you’re envisioning Michael Jordan circa 1995 and his famous two-word fax…) In an effort to inject positive change into a year filled with oodles of negative change, at the end of December 2020, Best Friend and I changed zip codes from 60622 Read more…

GUEST POST — Travel: One is the Magic Number

This is a Guest Post by Cheese-It DeLonda Dowling. Or is it DeRhonda? Delores? Jane? (People butcher our names all the time. I often get “Sara” like I’ve misspelled my own name by typing “Saya” and someone is politely correcting me. So now we joke-not joke about it…) DeLonda came into my life when she Read more…

Travel: Life of Yes℠ Japan

One of the most anticipated trips personally. Because Japan is the farthest I’ve ever traveled and the most “different” — language, alphabet, food, customs. Because we booked it a year in advance. Because we flew First Class, direct, in $24,000 seats. I have never been so close to being Oprah. Best Friend and I have Read more…

What it looks like when people who can’t camp camp

As part of the Mac & Cheese I Can’t series where adults state they’re unable to do something, they try it with a bunch of other adults who also “can’t,” and everyone proves themselves wrong and not only does the thing, but enjoys it and says, “That wasn’t so bad. In fact, kinda fun. Good Read more…

Travel: Life of Yes℠ Italy

And that’s a wrap for Best Friend & Best Friend Do Italy. 17 days 9 hotels 8 cities (20+ if you count day trips) 3 “we don’t check luggage!” bags 95 happy pounds gained 0 minutes spent in the customs and security lines that were over an hour for almost everyone else A dash of Read more…

Life of Yes℠ Travel: Utah in March

Best Friend & Best Friend Travel Background —   We’re flip-flops and jeans folks who hate shopping, would rather wander neighborhoods than museums, think riding public transit is a fun adventure, and usually choose street-cart food over Michelin restaurants [update as of Spring 2017 — Best Friend is now vegan so we often explore cities Read more…