Author Archives: Alana

It’s Time to Learn a Second Language

It’s Time to Learn a Second Language

Back in 2014, I was traveling to Canada for work often and had several customers in Quebec, a Province where French is widely spoken. Though all of my customers spoke English, I still often found myself frustrated by not being able to read simple things like street signs or menus at restaurants. I decided that it was time for my ... Read More »

5 Spots You Should Put on Your Alpine Ski Holiday Itinerary

5 Spots You Should Put on Your Alpine Ski Holiday Itinerary

A Ski holiday in the Alps is a classic, but do you know all the resorts? There are many different options from La Plagne to Morzine, from Les Gets to St Anton. It can be hard to make the right decision to ensure you experience the best possible ski holiday. But if you’re well-informed about the variety of options, it ... Read More »

Our New Zealand Must Do List

Our New Zealand Must Do List

New Zealand has been high on our list of places to visit for a very long time. The country’s lush green landscapes, temperate climate, and down-to-earth-people make it a popular bucket list trip for people from all over the world. We’ve thought about the different ways to explore the country; from renting a camper van to renting Airbnb apartments in ... Read More »

5 Tips for Finding the Best Vacation Villa in Mexico

5 Tips for Finding the Best Vacation Villa in Mexico

Lots of planning goes into a successful vacation. With knowledge of where you want to go, a budget at hand and what you want to do, finding the best vacation villa in Mexico should be easy. However, if you’re a first-time traveler, you might not know where to start your search. Moreover, with many villas in Mexico and all proclaiming ... Read More »

Exciting Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

Exciting Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

Tax day is coming up and hopefully that means you’ll be receiving a little chunk of change back from the government, at least we hope to. πŸ˜‰ When budgeting, we tend to treat any tax return as extra money unaccounted for, so that we won’t depend on something that may not appear. However, we usually end up getting a decent ... Read More »

City Getaways for Spring 2018

City Getaways for Spring 2018

Spring break is right around the corner for many people, which includes us! We are starting to get the itch after being cooped up inside with our cold winter weather, so planning a spring break trip is definitely happening over here. Many people look at a full week getaway, but we decided to look at a long weekend somewhere in ... Read More »

Apps You Need for Travel in 2018

Apps You Need for Travel in 2018

Are you planning a getaway in 2018? We definitely are! We’re currently deciding between Vietnam/Laos and Scotland/Wales (anyone have any recommendations?). We’d love to hear where you’re going in 2018. Alana has been to Scotland (she studied abroad there actually) previously, but neither of us have visited Vietnam. Both offer great sight seeing opportunities, plus Alana could revisit some places ... Read More »

The Best Gifts for Travel Lovers

The Best Gifts for Travel Lovers

Travel lovers – so hard to shop for because all they actually want is another trip! While giving the gift of travel is an awesome idea, it doesn’t always match up with your budget. So, what do you get for the travel lovers in your life? We recommend gear for their next big trip! We’re partnering with DOSH to bring ... Read More »

Save on Your Winter Get-Away With DOSH

Save on Your Winter Get-Away With DOSH

Winter is coming… Game of Thrones and Wisconsin have a little something in common when it comes to winter. YOU MUST BE PREPARED. Although it’s not officially winter, it sure is starting to feel like it here in Wisconsin, which means the preparations have begun. From getting the winter coats and sweaters out of storage, to pulling the snow shovels ... Read More »

5 Fall Day Family Trip Ideas | 199ride Car Road Trips

5 Fall Day Family Trip Ideas | 199ride Car Road Trips

199ride’s Top 5 Fall Day Trip Ideas for Families Your 199ride Guide to Northeast Wisconsin’s Autumn Attractions Pack your kids in the car and find your way to these fun fall attractions in Northeast Wisconsin. We’ve compiled our top five family-friendly day trip ideas to help you and your family celebrate the fall season in true Wisconsinite fashion. From apple ... Read More »