The Champagne Life on a DIY Budget Since 2007

Posts from the ‘Staycations’ category

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Road Trips: Eco-Affordable in Orange County

Although I’m not from Orange County (aka “The OC”, the area of Southern California running from Los Angeles to San Diego), I’m proud to call it home. It’s the perfect combo of diverse, Mediterranean-like culture, landscape, and climate. The people, the scenery, the homes, the sunsets. It’s all prettier in Orange County. Trust me.

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Eat & Drink: Staycation Soiree Party Planner

Shoestring loves a good party — especially a good theme party. Call it a staycation soiree if you must, but a good theme party, incorporating the food and feeling of a faraway time or place, is a great way to leave the worries of the world behind without leaving the comforts of home (or the confines of your budget).