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Beach Day: Summer Fun Without the Splurge

July 10, 2014 |

A day at the beach is the quintessential summer activity. It's a taste of paradise without the splurge of traveling hundreds of miles away. Here are some of my tips for planning a fun and inexpensive family day out in the sun, sand and surf. Read More

Viva Las Vegas: Top 4 Shopping Experiences

July 4, 2014 |

Las Vegas is a city that rewards those who want to save and also those who want to splurge. You can play the penny slots all night long or you can sit at a secret high rollers table worth more than your life. You can find a steak and eggs all-you-can-eat buffet for a few dollars or you can drop hundreds on bottle service just to get into a nightclub. You can stay in a hotel way off the strip to save or you could book a luxury suite with a top of the world view. The same range exists when you look at Vegas’ shopping options. With so much to choose from, don’t miss these four shopping experiences. Read More

3 Ways to Make Your Staycation Feel like a Vacation

June 24, 2014 |

Sometimes, a vacation is just not in the cards. Whether the issue is money, time, or scheduling, vacations do not always come as easy as we wish they did. Despite that, you can make a staycation as memorable as any other vacation. You will be looking at your city with an entirely new perspective after your time vacationing at home. The best part is that you save on those big airfare expenses too! Find out how to make your staycation more than you could have ever imagined. Read More

3 Ways to Avoid Sky-High Prices at the Airport

June 20, 2014 |

Summer travel season is here! You picked your destination, got a great deal on your airfare and are off to the airport! If you don’t watch out, you can easily spend a ton of money at the airport – before you even reach your destination. Avoiding these common pitfalls can mean that you’ll keep more cash in your pocket for excursions and great restaurants at your destination! Read More

Surviving the Family Road Trip on a Budget

April 23, 2014 |

When planning a family road trip with kids, it is always wise to be prepared. Hours spent in the car mean that your kids are going to need entertainment. There are tons of great solutions out there to help you keep your sanity, but a lot of them involve expensive equipment. Here is a list of a few things that will still give you gas money to leave town. Read More

Vacation Expenses: 5 Extras Taking the “All” Out of “All-Inclusive”

April 9, 2014 |

All-inclusive: It’s the promise of a vacation in which the majority (ahem, or dare I say all) of your expenses are paid upfront, so that when you arrive at your destination all you have to do is relax, enjoy yourself and leave your wallet locked safely away in your room safe. Read More

One of the Easiest Ways to Earn Free Travel Rewards

March 7, 2014 |

Since I travel a lot, I will take any opportunity to earn miles and points. Miles and points is how I manage to travel a lot in the first place. But there is one opportunity that seems to be the most lucrative available right now for anyone who wants to earn free travel rewards.

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Day-by-Day Deals: Your Daily Shopping Guide

March 5, 2014 |

Did you know that the price you pay for certain commodities can differ from one day to the next? And we’re not talking a few cents here or there. By choosing the right day of the week to buy airline tickets, clothing, gas and other items, you can save 40% or more. Use this guide to plan your shopping for the week. Read More

Scoring Spring Travel Deals at an Upscale Hotel

March 3, 2014 |

Spring is probably one of the best time of the year to look for travel bargains. It’s not a high season yet, and travel providers have incentives and desire to slash prices in order to fill their hotel rooms. While it’s convenient to search for your room at one of the aggregate travel websites, such as Orbitz or Travelocity, you can often do better if you are willing to research prices at a specific hotel’s website. Read More

5 Surprising Places to Use Your Negotiation Skills

February 24, 2014 |

Call it haggling; call it bartering or call it twisting someone’s arm, the price on the sticker doesn’t always have to be the price that you pay. While we’re all game to give price negotiation our biggest stare down at a car dealership, a neighborhood garage sale or at a market on a tropical vacation, you may be surprised to learn that you can bring your negotiation skills out to work their magic in all kinds of everyday places. Read More

Summer Travel Sales Round Up

August 6, 2013 |

Summer may be winding down, but hopefully you still have time to squeeze in a trip! Whether you're planning an overseas excursion or are just taking a quick overnighter, here are a few deals to save you some cash.

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