Pumpkin Patch -2018-

Hey Loves! F & J here!

We are enjoying the beautiful fall days here and taking advantage of all the close farms that offer lots of pumpkin and fall themed events.  Last year we went to Cravern Farm  (you can see our post on it here) and this last weekend we decided to try Swan Trail Farms. It is the first pumpkin patch we’ve been to this year and possibly not the last. We got to get lost in their Washington State Corn Maze, took a ride on a hay wagon, and wandered among the fields and saw the animals. The donkeys and pigs were super cute, but not very photogenic! If you live in the greater Seattle area it is worth checking out, there were a ton of children activities that we didn’t choose to partake in but we saw children enjoying.

There were plenty of things to enjoy for children of ALL ages 😉 They offered lots of food options including some of our favorite fall treats like fresh apple cider and cider donuts plus some new treats like churro nuggets.

We highly encourage you to go out and find your own pumpkin patches and enjoying the fall season. If you happen to know of any in the greater Seattle area let us know we would definitely like to hear about more and try them out either later  this year or next year!

Love,

F & J

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How We Afford to Travel as Young Adults

Hey Loves! F & J Here!

dazzle.pngWe have always had a bad case of wanderlust and we all know it can be expensive to travel! The cost of a trip seems to climb sky high once you add in transportation, lodging, activities and you know you need to plan for more money to pay for food and shopping. (If you are anything like us you need tons of money set aside for souvenirs for friends and family back home!)

Plan Ahead and Do Your Research

This is one of the most important things you can do! When you are looking at flights always find out what a reasonable good deal looks like so you can watch the ticket prices and snag a good deal. You don’t want to buy tickets and find out later you could’ve saved money if you just waited a little to buy them. We’ve found that sometimes booking trips on a weekday at a more undesirable hour is cheaper, but you have to be willing to make that sacrifice.

Ask Yourself if You Have Any Connections

Always think about whether or not you know anyone who lives in the area you are going to travel to. Perhaps you can stay with them and save on hotel. (This is a huge one, we have friends in Hamburg, and we will stay with them which will save us a TON of money in hotel. Plus we get free tour guides! ) Or maybe you know someone who works for a chain hotel and can get you a great deal on a room. Lots of big companies also offer some discounts at other major companies. Also check websites like Groupon for deals on hotels, then call the hotel you are staying at and see if they can honor the price at a lower rate.

Remember No Matter How Little You Save: It All Adds Up!

Which leads us to the biggest tip we have:

Make Yourself A Coin Jar

In our early college days, we were broke, but we were determined to take a road trip from Seattle to San Diego, we knew we needed to find every way possible to grow some savings. We would always go to the local grocery store and buy some groceries for our dorm and we could pay for all our groceries with our coins. We decided if we saved all of our coins up we would be able to put a good amount of money towards our trip. Every penny added up and we were able to pay for a lot of the trip that way. Since it was such a success we have since used it for our Florida trip which included  Disney World and Universal Studios plus our flights. This time we have enough money to cover Disney Paris Hotel and Park, Flights, Hotels, and some of our more pricey activities while we are over in Europe. This DRAMATICALLY reduces the amount of money we have to take from our bank accounts and savings. It makes our trips seem like so much less of a financial burden and we find ourselves way less stressed about money.

We should also note that when we do random odds and errands for people and are given small amounts of money in return we also add it to our coin jar. We also try and carry cash on us so that we can get coins back. The coins are rarely missed and our coin jar is definitely appreciated!

We hope you find this helpful. We would love to hear any tips you might have in the comments below. Also feel free to reach out to us, we would be happy to talk to you more about how you can make travel affordable for you. We should be able to afford this beautiful world as much as possible!

Love,

F & J

We Got our Passports!

Hey Loves! F & J here!

You may have seen our 2018 bucket list post, if you haven’t you can click here for a refresher. One of the things on the list was to get our passports for our Europe trip coming up in December. F already had a passport but it expired, and this is Js first passport.  We are so excited for our trip and feel a sense of relief getting this checked off our list.

Happy Exploring!

Love,

F & J

Disney Haul

Hey Loves! F & J here!

3eb86882-6d88-4d7c-97cc-fcfe0cd042cfAs some of you may know we are big Disney fans. And if you don’t know well I guess you now do. Our goal one day is do visit every Disney Park across the world. We both have only been to Disneyland in California, and Disney World in Florida. But we are getting to check off another on our list later this year. We are getting to go to Disneyland Paris! To prepare for the occasion we took advantage of the sale going on at the Disney store online. As you can see we had quite the haul. We may have spent more than we wanted, but we figured it was cheaper than buying it at the parks on our trip.

The first picture is J’s haul. She scored a cool pair of Swap Your Bow Ears and went for the extra Dumbo, and Ariel bows, a classic pair of rose gold sequin ears, and a perfect for fall, spooky Hocus Pocus themed mug.

The second picture is F’s haul. She got a warm cozy black crew sweatshirt covered in Mickeys, a cute ringer tee, a snow white head band, classic rose gold ears, and a more unique and fun pair of old school Minnie ears.

Have you guys checked out the sale yet? Do you have a favorite Disney park? Or even tips and tricks for the park? We would love to hear from you, comment below!

Love,

F & J

Paris

Hey Loves! F & J here!

The final stop on our journey, PARIS! Being the total Disney lovers that we are we have already planned Disneyland Paris into our trip. We also plan to get time to see the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe and the usual touristy things.

And no matter how stereotypical it may sound we are also hoping to get to spend time wandering the streets, and having coffee and pastries in cafes.

Have you been to Pairs? Please let us know what you recommend us doing both in Paris and in Disneyland Paris in the comment section below. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Love,

F & J

Hamburg

Hey Loves,

Hamburg, the second stop on our big adventure! We are very fortunate to be staying with friends while we are there and will get lots of time to explore the city both with and without our friends to show us around. We will spend most of our time in Hamburg and get to spend both Christmas and New Years there. This will be the first time that we will not be spending Christmas with our families and though we are sad we won’t get to join in on all of our usual traditions we are excited to spend it with our friend and her family and get to experience something completely different and hopefully equally magical.

While we will have lots of time with our own personal tour guides we will also surely have plenty of time to explore the city on our own. So just like we did in our London post we wanted to check in with you and see if you have anything we should do while we are there. We’d love to see all your favorite things in Hamburg, or any city near by.

Can’t wait to hear from you!

Love,

F & J

London

Hey Loves! F & J here!

Our next big trip is scheduled for this winter over the holiday season. Europe here we come! Our first stop is London. We have both always wanted to go and are extremely excited! Of course we want to do some of the touristy things i.e. see the Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and the Harry Potter Studio tour but we both really want to spend some of our time there experiencing the real London. Having never been we have been talking to everyone we know who has been and Pinterest.

We only have 5 days and are staying in central London before we leave for Hamburg, the second stop on our European Adventure. We wanted to check in with you and see if there is anything that is on your “must do” list for London. We would absolutely love to get suggestions from you so we can make our first trip to London amazing and one we definitely won’t forget.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

Love,

F & J