After three years on the road, we finally headed back home to celebrate the holidays with our family members. Our goal was to showcase a fun, festive day exploring Chicago to inspire our friends and followers from around the globe to visit our hometown city. We spent a lovely day together during the height of the Christmas season. Come check out some of Chicago’s best stops on our tour of downtown. Continue reading 24 Hours in Chicago: Enjoying Winter in the Windy City
As we begin to wrap up 2017, we can’t help but look back on the past year and reflect on all of the fantastic memories we’ve created in 15 countries and three continents. It was an unexpectedly, phenomenal travel year for The Budget Savvy Travelers. Continue reading Our 2017 Year in Review & 2018 Travel Plans
As part of quest to find the best holiday-inspired events in Chicagoland, we signed up for The Chopping Block‘s “Eat, Drink, & Be Merry” cooking class. We ended up having such a great date night that we were inspired to share more about our culinary adventure in Chicago’s charming Lincoln Square neighborhood. Continue reading Spice Up Date Night at The Chopping Block
Many may not think of heading out on Lake Michigan during the winter months, but we had a fabulous time aboard The Odyssey on a Saturday night in December. At this time of the year, everyone seems to be organizing holiday gatherings, social get-togethers, and special events. With our recent arrival back to Chicago, a group of us were looking for a fun night out on the town. We contacted the folks at Entertainment Cruises for a night to remember. Continue reading A Night to Remember | Cruise Aboard The Odyssey
Although a controversial leader in this region’s history, most can agree that President Marshal Tito had a keen eye for real estate. In 1945 after World War II, the Brijuni Islands became part of the former Yugoslavia. Soon later, Tito specifically selected them for his personal state summer residence. Tito was known for his outlandish hobbies and unique interests, but his passions turned Brijuni into an exploratory haven for today’s visitors. Continue reading Exploring Tito’s Private Playground: Brijuni Travel Guide
Visiting North Korea was always this far fetched travel idea that Harry and I used to entertain ourselves with. However, when we decided to visit South Korea, we agreed that this was an amazing travel opportunity that we didn’t want to pass up. When traveling to Korea, so much of the history, current events, museums, politics, etc., are related to the sights and locations that are visited on a DMZ tour, that it almost seems nonsensical not to explore them.