travel to costa rica

Want to experience a tropical paradise? Join us (Steve and Ann) on a 10-day land-based EF Go Ahead Tour to Costa Rica in May of 2025! 

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Welcome, friends!

We’re Steve & Ann Teget, and Postcard Jar is our blog where we inspire you to take the next step on your journey. Whether you’re traveling to a new destination, developing a healthier lifestyle, or just surviving the day and getting dinner on the table, we are here for you. As a couple of empty-nest midwesterners, we are making the most of midlife and sharing our authentic stories here and on social media @postcardjar.

Is The Retreat worth it on Celebrity Cruises?

Is Celebrity Cruises' "The Retreat" worth it? We see this question asked often online and hear it when we're aboard...

Fourth of July in Pawhuska: Everything you need to know

The Fourth of July in Pawhuska provides a small-town Independence Day experience with a big dose of charm. Located in...

What I packed vs. what I wore on our Alaskan cruise

Fresh home from majestic Alaska, I'm sharing what I packed vs. what I wore on our back-to-back Alaskan cruise. We...

An Alaskan adventure: Our second Postcard Jar Friends Cruise

Our second Postcard Jar Friends Cruise to Alaska featured snow-capped mountains, serene glacier bays, and so many new...

Escape winter on the Postcard Jar Friends Cruise to the Western Caribbean

Dreaming of beautiful beaches, turquoise waters, and vibrant island cultures? Or do you simply want a break from the...

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What to pack for an Alaskan cruise

What to pack for an Alaskan cruise

Need a packing list for an Alaskan cruise? Lucky you! Alaska is definitely a beautiful bucket-list destination where you’ll make memories to last a lifetime. In order to enjoy your vacation to the fullest from embarkation day on, you’ll want to be prepared. It’s never...

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Celebrity Cruises embarkation day tips for smooth sailing

Celebrity Cruises embarkation day tips for smooth sailing

It's your Celebrity Cruises embarkation day, and you likely want tips for smooth sailing as you board the ship. After all, you've dreamed of this vacation for a long time and want to make the most of it. We've cruised with Celebrity 23 times and are happy to share...

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