The best (and most unexpected) part of blogging is all of the great friends that we’ve made from interesting parts of the world. Some are fellow bloggers while others are just nice people I’ve run into at meetups or chatted with over email.
I recently mentioned that we’re going on a big trip to Maine, Vermont, NYC and Scotland. However, I didn’t mention that this trip mostly revolves around people. Instead of running around to see stuff, our priority this time will be hanging out with friends.
On our last trip, we spent time with the Physician on FIRE family and found that we enjoyed visiting with friends more than the site-seeing. And who am I kidding, I don’t like blowing money, so free room and board doesn’t hurt!
Frugal Travel with Frugal Friends
On this trip, we’ll be going to a bunch of places we’ve never been before including Maine, Vermont, New York City and Scotland.
In Maine, we’re visiting my friend who goes by A. Noonan Moose and blogs over at Frugal Fringe. Moose is a local friend from Colorado who spends his summers in the Northeast. Jim Collins, New Hampshire’s most famous resident, may also join us:
Bonus fact: Not many know that Jim was a Vegas lounge singer before his career as a professional blogger took off. He recently came out of retirement for a brief tour of the Northeastern seaboard that coincides with our travels. We plan to catch every performance during our time there:
Next up is Vermont where we’ll be spending time in the woods with the Frugalwoods. My children know that the Ben and Jerry’s factory is nearby and coincidentally, they have been asking this question every 3 seconds:
Dad, can we have some ice cream?
My reply is this:
If you can beat Frugal Hound in a foot/paw race, you may have ice cream every night for dinner for the rest of the year. Frugal Hound, you better not blow this one.
NYC will be a little different. It will be just the family, NY pizza, Shake Shack and the Charging Bull:
And don’t make me pick one! If we’re on the Staten Island Ferry and the family, a pizza and a shake all fall into the water and I can only rescue one…
DON”T MAKE ME CHOOSE!!!
I hope to meet some of you readers on Wednesday evening (8/2). We’ll be staying close to Columbus Circle in the Upper West Side and our hotel has a rooftop deck:
Finally, Mrs. 1500 and I go to Scotland where we’ll have Mad times with the Mad FIentist! That is, if Mrs. 1500 doesn’t fall into the ocean along with my shake. Then, it may just be me…
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