Itinerary Building (and how it can work for everyone) + Croatia Itinerary

When it comes to vacation and trip planning, there seems to be a spectrum on which people fall on. On one end, there are the people who don’t plan anything much besides the flights and the hotels. They plan to figure everything out when they get there. On the other end are the folks who plan every minute of every day they are traveling. Both ends of the spectrum are unrealistic if you want to have the best time you can.

My Top 5 Resources and Top 5 Tips For Finding Cheap Flights

I love to travel and I also love to plan. It should be no surprise that travel planning is then a perfect storm of things I love to do. Before 2018 started, I had all my big vacations planned for the entire year. I plan almost all my family vacations. Given this skill and love, I have developed a reputation at my office as a resource to find cheap flights, as I have done extensive research on this myself. I was asked to give a presentation to my office on how to find cheap flights so I reapplied that to my blog post below.

A Typical Sam's Club Haul

For most single-person households, shopping at a club store may not seem to make sense for food, since you can only consume so much food before it goes bad. Here is the type of food that I buy at the local Sam's Club, none of which will go bad anytime soon.

Turkey Sausage and Goat Cheese Frittata

I've continued to love using my cast iron skillet, especially to cook breakfast recipes. That gave me inspiration to try my first frittata, the salad of the breakfast world. The best thing about salads is that you can throw whatever you have in there and it most often than not "works" and tastes good. The same can be said for frittatas (and omelettes and quiches).

Chipotle Sweet Potato and Lentil Chili and Brussels Sprout Salad with Toasted Sesame Vinaigrette

The first thing I ever cooked and posted as "The Healthy Yuppie" was a vegan meal, which is ironic given how much I love and appreciate the taste and health benefits of high-quality lean meat and fish. Following a plant-based diet, the less politicized term for "vegan", has continued to grow in popularity behind sensationalist documentaries such as "Food Inc." and "What the Health".