We spend a lot of time focusing on how to reduce the costs of travel by using frequent flier miles and hotel points here, but if you are flexible on where you would like to travel and are okay with flying in economy class, there are many cases where miles my not be the best Read full post »
The IHG Priceless Surprises promotion just might be one of the best promotions of the year so far. It is possible to get, at a minimum, 47,000 IHG points for $46.06 in postage, plus a few more dollars in supplies, and a few hours of work. Here’s what you need to do by Feb 15, Read full post »
So far I am sort of underwhelmed by the low number of attractive Cyber Monday offers. When it comes to travel-related offers, the options are even worse. However, earlier today I took advantage of Amazon’s Cyber Monday gift cards offers and saved $40 in five minutes. I personally purchased one $50 gift card for P.F. Read full post »
In this hobby, we frequently hear travel being described as “free,” followed by protests over the use of that word. Award travel isn’t completely free unless annual fees are waived and you use flexible rewards points to off-set award redemption fees. However, there is a way to travel free and it doesn’t involve points and Read full post »
As I wrote about recently, the travel industry is full of myths. If you choose to believe some of these myths, you might end up losing out on some amazing opportunities. You might also be greatly disappointed when things do not go as planned, which brings us to this Fox News article about the five Read full post »
Thanks to the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), individuals have more options when it comes to buying individual health insurance and paying for it themselves. I’ll leave it up to you to decide whether the law was good or bad, but I do know one thing: Paying for individual insurance Read full post »
Your trip is ending and you find yourself with a pocket full of foreign currency. It may be just a minimal sum, or you could have far overestimated the amount of local currency you needed and have a substantial amount of foreign currency left over. There can be significant fees and/or a poorer exchange rate Read full post »
Thanksgiving is full of many cherished traditions, celebrated by families from all walks of life across this great country. From turkey to football, there’s bound to be something everyone loves about the waning weeks of November. My favorite tradition happens to be a little unorthodox but contributes directly to this frugal life that I live. Read full post »
Travel has taught me a lot of things including how to be more patient, how to function on little sleep and how to make the best of bad situations. More than anything, however, it has helped me become a better person and to appreciate what I have. Today I’m stepping away from my more satirical Read full post »
With the onset of the holiday season coming in just one week, there are a certain number of truths that come to mind. Around many of our tables, there will be plenty of food prepared by loving hands. Between now and the end of the year, there will be numerous presents exchanged between friends and Read full post »
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