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Side Hustle Ideas to Fund Your Wanderlust

Ahhhh the side hustle. Baby Boomers don't understand it. Millennials thrive on it. I'm a hustler and always have been. People ask me how to make extra cash all the time. After explaining the science behind the "side hustle" to like the millionth person, I thought, "Hmmm. Maybe I should just write this shit down." And that, my friends, was the beginning of the formation of Christine's List of Side Hustle Ideas. Note: This is not every side hustle that has ever existed. This is a list of the side hustle ideas that I have perso[...]

Prioritizing Travel in Your Budget

  Recently, I wrote an article on how to maximize your time off to travel with a full time job. For some people, time is an issue. For other people, money is the issue. (If you're like me, it's both. Got a champagne taste on a beer budget if you know what I mean.) Prioritizing travel in your budget takes dedication, but it is easy to do! read more

How I Visited 8 Countries and 12 States in 2017 with a 9-5 Job

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“Do you ever work?” A somewhat snarky question that I get often is how I can travel with a 9 to 5 job. For those of you who don’t know me, I’m an attorney. And not the “fun” kind that gets to travel for depositions or go on any adventures whatsoever. Being an attorney requires a lot of quality time with my desk, in the fluorescent jungle of filing cabinets, copy machines, and slightly dead orchids. Many travel bloggers sell you on this idea of wanderlust. “Quit your job and travel the world!” they exclaim.[...]

The Minnesota State Fair: A Foodie’s Dream

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I came, I saw, I ate. Now I’m covered in powdered sugar, but that’s OK. The theme of this trip was… well food. Sure the entertainment, ferris wheels, and yes, even ice fishing houses draw in thousands of people to the Minnesota State Fair, but the real draw is the food. Each year, the vendors try to outdo themselves and each other by creating new and exciting foods.read more

The Cuba Diaries: The Tropicana

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We decided to check out the Tropicana to get a glimpse into the Cuban culture. I thoroughly enjoyed the show, but I don’t think it would be for everyone. First, it is fairly expensive. Second, it is quite “touristy”. Overall, I would recommend it for a nice, easy activity to plan in Cuba if you’re into shows, music and dancing. So you have some reference, it reminded me of a luau in Hawaii but it is reminiscent of Las Vegas. read more[...]

What They Don’t Tell You But You Need To Know Before Attending Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio

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“Twin A or B?” … Too late. My hesitation gave it away. We were labeled Twins Days Festival “newbies.” The truth is, when people ask us the quintessential twin question, “Who was born first?”, my twin proudly answers, “I was!” But there is a caveat. “I was supposed to be born first!” I exclaim. If we were born naturally, I was in line to be born first. I have many of the “older twin” characteristics. Unfortunately, my sister needed to come out and I didn’t want to budge. An emergency C-sect[...]

10 Reasons Why I Love the French Riviera

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Last week, I traveled to the South of France for the very first time with my husband. Sure, I’ve been to Paris a couple of times, but nothing… not even four years of high school French class…could prepare me for the beauty of the Cote d’Azur. On our trip, we visited dear friends of ours in Port Grimaud (Thanks for the good time Robert and Jo!) and spent some time in the surrounding towns such as Saint Tropez. We ventured to Monaco for a night to live the life of the rich and famous and we sunbathed and walked our way[...]