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Best Of The Rest – The Weekly Roundup

by Tony · 5 comments

Amsterdam by bike

We are just about finished with our two weeks of WWOOFing in Tuscany and have had QUITE the experience.

Example: Did you know chickens can fly and tend to sleep in trees when not housed in a coop? Neither did I until a few days ago!

While we city-slickers are getting the country lifestyle experience, our travel friends have been out chronicling their worldly adventures. Check out my favorites from the past week!

  • If you follow us on Twitter, you should know by now that Meg’s #1 bucket list item is to spend a few nights on the over-water bungalows in Bora Bora. She swears this has been a  life-long dream… but I have a sneaky suspicion that watching too many episodes of The Bachelorette inspired her. Meg’s big question though: Should we spend over 400,000 hotel points to just stay 5 nights in an over-water villa?
  • I’m so jealous about Jeanelle showing Nicole around Amsterdam by bike! I’ve tried so hard to figure out a way to finally take Meg to Amsterdam while we are in Europe, but due to money and time… it doesn’t look like it’s going to happen. What is your biggest “missed city” when traveling?
  • We’re heading to Berlin in a little over a week to stay with some close friends and could not be MORE excited! Sherry shows us one of the lesser toured locations in Berlin and proves that there is so much hidden history to see there.
  • I love the home brew movement for beer and rank my Bro-In-Law’s brew as the best Porter I have ever had. That is why I get so excited at any travel articles that highlight good micro-breweries. Cool fact: “Every time Budweiser sheds A PERCENT of distribution, there’s 25 more breweries that can open up and operate successfully…” Crazy!
  • Most excuses people make for not trying to travel long-term are just fabricated obstacles. Almost anything can be overcome! But Mike lists 5 great reasons why you might want to wait… but it doesn’t mean you have to stop planning!
  • We loved our 5 weeks on the Croatian coast immensely… but Kate makes me regret not seeing more of the unexpectedly wondorous Croatia. Guess we’ll just have to go back!

About Tony
Quit his job to try actually following his dreams for once... and is currently loving it. He is working hard to to make this life-style permanent by writing about his adventures and brainstorming money making opportunities with his partner-in-crime, Meg.

Lana June 22, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Ohhh!! My hubby and I just got home from a 10-day trip in Croatia! Absolutely loved it. . .

Tony June 27, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Incredible place!

Where did you two go? We stayed on the coast and barely strayed away from our town of Drasnice. Would love to hear where you went and what you saw!

Lana June 27, 2012 at 2:41 pm

We were on the island of Krk (stayed at the Atrium on Baska beach) then we went to Hvar town for a week and stopped at the Plitvica Lakes on our way home to Serbia. We are expats living in Serbia now, and I wrote all about our Croatia trip in like my last week of blog posts. :) Check us out.

Ali June 22, 2012 at 5:17 pm

Thanks for linking to me! Bora Bora is gorgeous. If you’re going to go, my suggestion is to try to find an all-inclusive deal (and I never go for those things) because it is soooooo expensive. It pained me to have to buy meals because it was so expensive. If you have an all-inclusive you won’t have to worry about looking at the prices every time you eat. My friend and I looked into using points but we didn’t have enough. It might be a nice way to go though. Good luck with whatever you decide!

Tony June 27, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Meg has a ridiculous amount of points… but it costs a ridiculous amount to stay there! And like you said, the food isn’t free with points and neither is the flight… It would still cost us a ton even with accommodation free.

It looks so incredible though… we just might do it! Great tip with the all-inclusive angle. That definitely is the way to go from the sound of it.

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