New York City was the last place we travel before everything was closed in 2020. As things started to feel a bit more “normal” or at least we thought, we decided to safely take a trip to New York. For some reason, my daughter wanted to go back. I had my doubts, NYC is quite tiring and very active. My daughter is the opposite of that therefore I couldn’t understand why she wanted to go, but we booked our flight and traveled to NYC in July.
As a single mom, NYC can easily add up a lot of expenses if you don’t do your research or budget correctly. I am sure I’ve mentioned before that my way to travel is to budget and find as many pocket-friendly activities for us. The biggest splurge for us when we travel will most likely always be FOOD!
Here’s my guide on how we were able to enjoy NYC on a budget.
We finally made it to Chicago, Illinois. This state has been on our travel list for quite some time, but we just have not had a chance to go until last October. You all know our love for travel, and being a single mom shouldn’t stop you. Although I know, it can be challenging, but if you make it a priority, you can make it happen. We spent two full days in the Windy City, and we loved it. Since it was our first time visiting Chicago, I wanted to do as much as we could in 2 days, so I had a small “must-do” list.
We love to explore new cities, so continue reading to see where we went, what we did in 2 full days, and how you can enjoy Chicago as a single mom.
Back in August, I traveled to New York City for the very first time in my life.
The Big Apple was on my to-do list for sure, but I never felt that “OMG” feeling in my stomach to visit. Am I making any sense?
Well, I hope I do.
I arrived late in New York after my flight got delayed for 3 hrs.
I was scared, and I’m not going to lie. You know me, I’m always acting strong.
On the ride to my hotel, I couldn’t concentrate on what my Lyft driver was telling me, (I had a very, very talkative driver) I was so focused on seeing everything around me. Read more
Weekend getaways are my absolute favorite! I suffer from wanderlust, so there are times where I will just have this urge to get up and leave somewhere. Now my brokenness doesn’t allow me to do it as much as I would like, but I do try to do it as often as I can.
Every so often, we all need to get away without a plan. Vacations are fantastic, but honestly, they are stressful to plan, it can take months to plan and save.
Our financial situation doesn’t allow us just to get up and leave and getaway all the time. Yet even going to a small town near your area gives you renewed energy. I am a true believer that it’s good for our minds to be in a different environment. Read more