While I’ve only been once, I hear about Kauai several times a year from Rick when he visits FrugalTravelGuy headquarters in the west coast. I live in Savannah, GA, and Rick resides in Hilton Head, SC, so Kauai is about as far east to west as you can get in the U.S. My visit was Read full post »
I like to combine cash tickets with miles to stretch my miles even further. Granted, I only do this when those cash fares that I mentioned ended up falling into the very cheap or insanely cheap categories. I planned two trips in 2014 around a $150 mistake fare that flew one-way from New York – Milan Read full post »
Regardless of where you’re traveling, choosing a hotel to stay at can be daunting. Hotel points open up so many opportunities, that choosing one property out of dozens (or hundreds, if you go the flexible rewards route) can be overwhelming. Don’t wear yourself out – here are the five main factors to consider when booking Read full post »
People who put off traveling usually have endless reasons for doing so. They may want to wait until they can do it “right,” or believe that they can’t afford it and don’t have the time. There are pets to take care of, fears of potential danger in the world, and children who need to be Read full post »
The US dollar is strong right now which makes it a great time to travel just about anywhere, but there are a handful of places where the dollar is doing extra well that you might want to consider for your travels in 2016. 1. Russia Have you been dreaming of seeing the Kremlin in Moscow Read full post »
There are places I would not rush to visit right now — destinations such as Baghdad, Iraq, Karachi, Pakistan or anywhere in Syria are not on my bucket list. War-torn countries and known violence hot pockets are easily identified and it should take nothing more than common sense to stay away. Other destinations, particularly those Read full post »
The Southwest Companion Pass is one of the best deals in travel because of it’s many benefits — such as two for the price of one (plus taxes) air tickets to anywhere they fly for the during the year that the pass is earned and the entire following year. If you travel heavily domestically and Read full post »
My friends and family aren’t afraid to travel, nor is there a lack of desire. The biggest hurdle they have is thir ability to plan out their trip. I can plan a trip 12 months in advance, yet seemingly everyone I know can’t figure out what they want to do this summer. Do they not care? Read full post »
Spending your vacation enjoying the view of a picturesque body of water could be delightful, but spending your holiday on the water could be simply paradise. Vacationing near all that beautiful water can be expensive, however, with a list of ideas and a few resources you can find just the right fit for your budget Read full post »
Every so often, I splurge on a travel upgrade when the situation warrants it. On the grand scale, these aren’t extravagant purchases and include minor things like opting to purchase in-flight Wi-Fi, or upgrading to a black car instead of a taxi at my destination. In my latest trip to San Francisco for the holiday Read full post »
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