If I Had $10,000: How To Plan & Budget For Your Dream Trip

How to plan and budget for your dream trip [petiteadventures.org]

🎶If I had ten thousand dollars, if I had ten thousand dollars… well, I’d buy a plane ticket.🎶

I mean, wouldn’t you?

While planning a trip can be a whole lot of fun, it can also be a whole lot of stress. Trying to travel to your dream location and tick off all the activities on your bucket list can cost quite a pretty penny, and that’s all before you factor in accommodations, food and the often high prices of entrance fees. Next thing you know, you’ve blown your budget and it’s not even the end of week one.

So today, I’m going to share with you some of the tricks and tools I would use to plan my dream trip, and how I would allocate my $10,000 budget. Continue reading “If I Had $10,000: How To Plan & Budget For Your Dream Trip”

Petite Adventures Month in Review: August 2017

Petite Adventures Month in Review August 2017 [petiteadventures.org]

And, once again, I’ve gone an entire month without really posting anything.

Let’s all say it together: Worst. Blogger. Ever. Again.

Oh well. C’est la vie. Moving on.

Overall, August was a pretty good month and saw us taking a delightful city break to the south of the Netherlands to visit friends. We spent three glorious days riding bikes along the canals, exploring smaller cities like Nijmegen and Molenhoek, eating Bitteballen, and drinking beer.

It was fantastic! The air was so clean and clear, and it was such a treat to be out in nature, riding bikes alongside fields of sheep and cows. Honestly, it was just the break that we both needed after a hectic July. Continue reading “Petite Adventures Month in Review: August 2017”

My Travel Bucket List: Eindhoven

My Travel Bucket List: Eindhoven, Netherlands [petiteadventures.org]

This weekend, I’m off to Eindhoven, Netherlands for what is most likely the last city break of the summer. I can’t really believe that this is our last planned holiday for the season, but so is the life of two adults with jobs and deadlines, and without trust funds. Sigh.

But, let’s be honest, a little travel is better than no travel, and I must admit, I am very excited for this upcoming mini-break!

Eindhoven is a city in the province of North Brabant, located in the south of the Netherlands. While it is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, it is best known as a high-tech and cutting-edge design industry hub.

Now, it probably isn’t the first destination you’d think of visiting in the Netherlands, and to be honest, it wasn’t mine either, but it is home to friends of ours and when we were invited to come and visit, we jumped at the chance. I mean, who doesn’t love visiting and exploring another part of a beautiful and beloved country!

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Petite Adventures Month in Review: June 2017

Petite Adventures Month in Review: June 2017 [petiteadventures.org]

As luck would have it, the day that I wrote and published my summer bucket list was the last nice day we had all week. Since then, the weather here in Leeds has taken a turn for the worse. A sharp, severe turn all the way back to October.

I tell ya reader friends, it has been unpleasantly cold. Like wearing sweatpants to bed cold.

I am not impressed. But, I shall not dwell.

Although our month didn’t include an exotic or exciting adventure, June was a pretty great month on the personal front.

After returning from our Croatia trip, we spent a bit of time resettling and relaxing after our vacation before jumping back into life whole hog.

As usual, work was hectic and all consuming, but let’s not dwell on that because well, everyone works and it’s not really the most fun thing to talk about. Instead, let’s focus on what I got up to on those off hours. Those few precious hours during the week where I wasn’t working, eating or sleeping.

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