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A is for Athens (Greece)

In Europe, Greece, travel by KatelynLeave a Comment

As I exited the airport I was immediately hit with a wave of intense heat and humidity. The arrival entrance of the Athens International Airport was pure chaos. People were milling around looking for their loved ones, sprinting to the departing bus or wheeling their metals carts with towers of teetering luggage bags. My eyes were searching for the hidden …

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My Financial Story and How Road to Financial Wellness Can Help You Today in Portland, Maine!

In debt, finance, money, personal finance by KatelynLeave a Comment

The following blog post is part of the The Road to Financial Wellness Blog Tour. Over a period of 30 days, the Phroogal team will go to 30 locations to raise awareness about financial empowerment. Today they will be in Portland, Maine! Our goal is to help people learn about money by starting the conversation. We understand that local conversations can help …

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Hostel Review: DC Lofty Hostel – Washington, DC

In Hostel Reviews, United States, Washington DC by KatelynLeave a Comment

I love Washington, DC. It’s my favorite American city, but one thing I hate about DC (other than the traffic) is that hotels are quite expensive for my frugal wallet. However, Washington, DC has many budget-friendly hostel options that will sure to leave your wallet smiling. During my recent weekend in our nation’s capital I decided to stay at the …

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Exciting News: I’m a Tinggly Ambassador!

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I have some exciting news! I’m a Tinggly Ambassador! What? You’re scratching your head and looking at me funny. Don’t worry, Tinggly isn’t some strange aliment or odd electronic device, it’s something really unique and awesome! Over the recent years I’ve begun to learn that material objects just aren’t important to me. Don’t get me wrong, I do like nice …

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Exploring the Ancient City of Pompeii

In Europe, Italy, travel by Katelyn2 Comments

I celebrated New Year’s Eve in Venice, saw some of the world’s best Renaissance art in Florence, pretended I was in Under the Tuscan Sun, and explored the ancient ruins of the Colosseum and Palatine, but my absolute favorite part of my trip to Italy was walking through Pompeii. Pompeii is located near the seaside city of Naples about 150 …

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The Highlights of Rome, Italy

In Europe, Italy, travel, Vatican by KatelynLeave a Comment

Rome in January is beautiful. Coming from cold Venice to “warmish” Florence and now to sunny and 60 degrees was a welcomed relief. AND we rode the train down from Florence to Rome in first class! Our professors didn’t reserve us seats on the train ride from Venice to Florence so I kept getting kicked out of my seat during …