August 18, 2019

Fun Picnic Lunch Ideas for Travelers

picnic lunch ideas

We all know that developing a list of fun picnic lunch ideas is the key to using this travel food strategy to save money on the road. The problem is it can be difficult to come up with a list of picnic or tailgating menus that will be suitable for any given situation. Varying grocery [...]

7 Savvy Ways to Reduce Your Accommodation Costs While Traveling

Accommodation Overhead

Let’s face it. One of the most expensive line items in any vacation budget – after air fare – is nightly accommodation. Finding easy and trusted ways to reduce costs in this area is literally the ticket to being able to afford long term travel. Here are seven of my personal favorites. Home Exchanges Got [...]

Restaurant Review: The Columbia in Ybor City


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); More than 100 years old and located in the cigar capital of the world, the Columbia restaurant’s historic Ybor City location is the original restaurant from which the other Florida locations were born. The restaurant has also been awarded the national prize for best Cubano sandwich for a number of [...]

Ramen Recipes for the Budget Traveler

ramen for travel

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); If you’re trying to stay on the road for a long time, learning how to make nutritious cheap food is going to be critical to your extended travel budget. This means you’re going to have to develop a list of ramen recipes you trust.

Hotel Review: France-Amazonia in Misahualli

France Amazonia

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); On our journey to El Oriente in Ecuador, we stayed in small, developing town known as Misahualli. While the selection of places to rest your head was somewhat slim, we did manage to secure lodging at a small eco lodge called France-Amazonia.

Termas de Papallacta Spa & Resort: An Amazing Escape in the Mountains of Ecuador


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Termas de Papallacta Spa & Resort in the mountains of Ecuador is an amazing escape from the typical tourist rush.

Union Station: Harrisonburg, Va’s Hot Spot for Happy Hour, Po’ Boys and More

Union Station Decor

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); My first thought upon walking into Union Station?

Two Affordable Alternatives to Hotels Near Disney World Orlando

Bahama Bay and Caribe Cove

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Hotels near Disney World Orlando can run the gamut when it comes to affordability and quality. So when I discovered a three-bedroom, two-bath villa available for roughly $80 per night during a recent travel blogging media event, I sat up and paid attention.

Lessons Learned on a Snowy Day in Boston


My sister Regina and I always spend a day together for our birthdays. Since mine is in July, the options are better for play. Hers is in January, and the best options — those involving sun and warmth — also involve substantial planning and cost. So, this year, she decided she wanted just to go [...]

Restaurant Review: G’Vanni’s Ristorante of Boston


A trip to Boston, for me, necessarily includes a trip to the North End. It’s a flashback both to my childhood and my college years in Cleveland, Ohio. Listening to the residents interacting, walking through the close streets, smelling the amazing aromas that abound in the North End all bring me back to very  happy [...]

Deals in South Lake Tahoe


Tahoe’s early snowfall has blanketed South Lake Tahoe with nearly 4 feet of snow at lake level, and 5-6 feet on the mountains. The winter season is looking good. Snow enthusiasts anxious to visit Tahoe and book their winter trips should take a look at Zephyr Cove Resort. Unlike the hectic and almost urban ski [...]

$20.10 Rates for the Rest of 2010 on the Olympic Peninsula


Olympic National Park and surroundings set the  stage for a relaxing winter getaway. This year, that getaway is more affordable  than ever.  For November or December travel with the End 2010 with $20.10 Deal, visitors to the area can stay one night at Lake Quinault Lodge (pictured above) or Kalaloch Lodge for $99 and get [...]

Restaurant Review – Charleston’s


I had never heard of this restaurant ’til a recent visit to Phoenix.  I had been hearing from a friend about an amazing salmon dish included on their menu.  He couldn’t use enough positive words to describe it. So, when I was in Phoenix, we included dinner at Charleston’s, and being a big fan of [...]

Restaurant Review – Manuel’s Phoenix


It’s been awhile since I’ve been to Phoenix. When it comes to food, first thoughts lean toward Tex-Mex or Mexican. Decisions are not easy.  However, having a local help with the picking makes all the difference. My first meal in Phoenix was at Manuel’s on Cave Creek. Manuel’s is a mid-priced restaurant, has 7 locations [...]