Happy Independence day to all of those who celebrating around the globe (either America’s Independence Day or your own.)
Things have been quiet on Go Curry Cracker these past few months as we’ve been in full on travel mode, so today I just wanted to share a quick update and start planning for a couple potential meetups.
Were we in the US, we would be throwing some slabs of beef on a grill and enjoying a few picobrews. Instead, we are exploring lavender fields, eating figs the size of a fist, and having a glass of wine (or two… or three… when in Provence…)
We are currently enjoying the final days on our Schengen Visa. It is hard to believe we have already been in Europe nearly 90 days. It’s been an epic tour of Paris, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands, Greece, Austria, Northern Italy, Switzerland, and now the South of France. We’ve holed up in a nice compound we found on Airbnb within easy driving distance of Aix-en-Provence, Saint Remy, Arles, Avignon, etc…
After a big day of exploring (or a big breakfast) the pool is definitely inviting. Jr loves it here.
We head to Croatia in a few short days, where we plan to explore some islands and waterfalls. We’ll fly from Dubrovnik to New York City in August (free hotels!), tour Philadelphia (which gets us more free hotels), visit family in Minnesota for a couple weeks, and then hop on a 10-day Alaska cruise with my Mom and Grandma. (My Grandma’s dream vacation.)
After the cruise we’ll spend time with friends and family in SF, and then fly to Japan for a month (free flights.)
All together we’ll have 3+ weeks of dedicated family time.
We’ve had the good fortune to meet a great number of GCC readers on our travels, not to mention the numerous bloggers at an event like FinCon. Unfortunately we won’t be able to attend FinCon this year, but we can meet up with new friends for drinks and good times.
Tentative dates for GCC Meetups:
– New York City – August 12th (Link to Facebook Event.)
– Philadelphia – still TBD
– Minneapolis – still TBD (likely August 19th)
– San Francisco – September 9th
If you are interested in getting together, please let us know in the comments and I’ll solidify plans as the dates get closer.
Back to a regular schedule
You may have noticed that this is the first Go Curry Cracker post in a couple months. Blogging takes a bit of a back seat while we are traveling, but we are posting regular updates on Twitter and Instagram. Check us out there!
Jeremy, Winnie, & Julian
Go Curry Cracker!
Enjoy the holiday!
If you are interested in how we get free flights and free hotels in some of the most expensive cities in the world, take a look at how we got over $10k in free travel in Europe.