September 17, 2019

Have a Fabulously-Frugal Vacation with These Hotel Freebies

Hotel Freebies

When trying to get the best bang for your vacation buck, it may pay to bear in mind that the biggest value may not come with the lowest bargain-basement price. If the lowest room rate available will still require you to dish out an additional $350 per day to cover meals, cocktails, activity fees and [...]

How to Get the Best Value for Your Spa Getaway

Spa at Sandestin

Hectic schedules and stressful careers make spa vacations a sought-after commodity for many travelers. Hot stone massages, seaweed wraps and sugar scrubs are among the more popular choices for vacationers, but facials and foot rubs receive high marks as well. With rates reaching as high as $500 or more for certain treatments however, it pays [...]

Savvy Tips for Scoring Cheaper Airline Tickets

Airline Tickets

Airline tickets comprise a large portion of the cost for any vacation getaway or business trip. If you want to be able to pay the cost in full when that credit card bill rolls around, you’ll need some strategies for getting the best price possible. Use these savvy shopping tips to score airline tickets at [...]

Surprising Sources for Scoring Affordable Travel Supplies

travel gear

I obtain travel supplies for as little as 20 cents per item for the basics, and at significant discounts for more substantial items. Here are some of my favorite sources for scoring affordable travel supplies. Special Ops Catalogs I covered this somewhat in my travel bag solutions post for Wise Bread a while back. People [...]

Save 35% Today Only on Monogrammed Hanging Toiletry Bag for Travelers

hanging toiletry bag

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); For today only, I’ve received a special discount code for the hanging toiletry bags at A Gift Personalized. You’ll save 35% off the regular price, and the monogramming service is free. Read on.

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 [...]

Shelburne Museum – Americana by the Acre


Located near Lake Champlain, the Shelburne Museum houses a pretty spectular collection of Americana.  Included is the steamship Ticonderoga, pictured above, which, in an amazing feat of engineering, was moved overland the two miles from Lake Champlain.  There is also a lighthouse from Lake Champlain that was disassembled and moved to the museum and a [...]

Boston Travels: Enjoying Quincy Market


There is enough budget wise stuff to do in and around here to fill a day.  Boutique window shopping, street performers, amazing food (or pack a lunch), and room for kids to leap and hop are just some of the attractions.  Planning a trip to include Quincy Market (Faneuil Hall Marketplace)?  Make it on a [...]

Concord Coach Lines – Affordable and comfortable


When it comes to traveling to Boston from Maine or New Hampshire, one option stands head and shoulders above the others, in my humble opinion.  That option is the highway coaches run by Concord Coach Lines. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Concord’s routes all end at either South Station or Logan Airport.  The price is [...]

Need cheap travel gear? Consider these contractor’s bags!


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Always on the lookout for affordable travel tips, I was thrilled to find these sturdy, zippered bags normally used by plumbers and other contractors to keep their gear organized.

The Magic Lantern – Bridgton, Maine


The old-fashioned charm of a roomy, plush home town movie theatre with hundreds of seats is the stuff of nostalgia for a lot of people.  Those theatres  often have been restored and used for different purposes or have been replaced with sterile, non-descript multiplexes that are synonymous with cinema to at least one or two [...]

Dirt Cheap Travel Shopping at Dollar Tree


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Picking up all the incidentals you need for a trip can result in a rather hefty shopping tab. Fortunately, there are several items you can pick up for cheap at your local Dollar Tree.