4 Things to Look for When Buying Groupon and Travelzoo Vouchers When Travelling

My husband and I just came back from a quick jaunt to Fort Lauderdale and Miami Beach, Florida. After reserving our hotels using RBC Avion points and our car rental using AirMiles, the next way I looked at saving money eating great meals and partaking in really fun activities was by going to the Groupon or Travelzoo website for the city that we were travelling to. We bought three restaurant vouchers:  Dinner at Bistro 1902 in Hollywood, Florida (this included unlimited wine or champagne); Read more [...]

The $6 Bulletin Board and More – Walmart even ships gum for free

Disney Infinity Figures, a cork board/bulletin board, Hamilton Beach single serve blender with travel lid are just some of the items I have recently bought for presents.  The items have have been delivered right to my front door.  You can return the items to any Wal-Mart if you need to. Picture of Hamilton Beach Single Serve Blender with travel lid - just for fun:  Rick and I both received one for Christmas. I prefer shopping on line for a couple of reasons: 1.  I don't have to drive Read more [...]

Would you drive 3.5 hours for a super cheap direct flight to Fort Lauderdale of $40 return?

I am on a bit of a travel kick right now but my next article will be about something other than travel. Most people do love to travel though! :-)  I have friends that drive to Florida every year.  It takes about 24 hours from our neck of the woods give or take to get there.  How about driving to Detroit and then taking a $40 direct flight to Fort Lauderdale?  Oh yeah baby I said $40!  Yesterday a friend asked me about taxes on cheap flights - they aren't that much actually!  Jet Blue has this Read more [...]

Would you travel to an airport 4 hours away for a super cheap flight?

Cleveland, Ohio to Denver, Colorado for $49 one way?!?  If you love to ski or enjoy a wintery atmosphere, Denver, Colorado could be a great winter destination!  (If not they have $69 one way tickets to Orlando into May!) Back to Denver though - Frontier Airlines currently has a 3 day sale with quite a bit of availability at this price for Tuesday and Wednesday departures.  Is it worth it to drive 4 hours to the Cleveland Airport for this deal?  Yes, it is in my honest opinion - even if you take Read more [...]

Staying in a Frank Lloyd Wright Home

If you are a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture and vision, there are several homes that you can rent by the night.  If you have no idea who Frank Lloyd Wright is click here :-).  Most homes rent for a two night minimum.  There are even more buildings that you can tour.  One in Wisconsin is just open to open for public tours this spring:  the SC Johnson Building.  Some say it's one of the USA's most important examples of cantilevered architecture. The first floor looks like a tree trunk, Read more [...]

How Can You Travel So Much?

The reason I post so much travel pics is because... it's a passion, folks!  Some people post their photographs or cross fit competitions or fave quotes or items that they've made and it's usually pretty interesting!  I love travel so I write a lot about it! Makes sense, I hope! Travel doesn't have to be a far off destination or for one or two weeks - it can be right in your own town.  One of my friends told me last month that her best friend who is very well traveled and lives in Toronto had never Read more [...]

Let’s Go To Hawaii!

Just came back from a 7 day trip to Hawaii!  We explored the island by car but didn't do absolutely everything I wanted to in Oahu but we did what we could! ;-) I booked the flights through booking.com.  It took me hours, maybe even days, and searches on several websites.  I finally found return flights from Toronto to Honolulu for $701 via Los Angeles on the way there and Denver on the way back.  I found a website with a calendar and picked the two days in March that were the cheapest flying Read more [...]

The Importance of Amenities When Booking a Hotel or Resort

We have taken two little weekend vacations to resorts "up north" in the last month.  The first one was at Blue Water Acres Resort in Huntsville. We booked a cottage for five with a kitchen. We were provided free tubes to go tubing on a hill right on the property.  The hill also had lights so you could go at night if you wanted to.  Next to that was a skating rink with nets for playing hockey and a lit fire pit beside it.  We all brought our skates and had the rink to ourselves.  Indoor amenities Read more [...]

5 Ways to Not Annoy People when Price Matching at the Grocery Store

A few weeks ago I saved $20 for around two minutes of checking out a flyer at home and another two minutes at the store.  I bought four bottles of Taster's Choice coffee at $3 off,  This is the only kind of instant coffee my husband likes, well, and Starbucks instant.  (He's pretty specific on brands, while I'm not, except for cereal!)  I also bought eight Michelina frozen dinners for $1 off.  This is the easiest money ever made/saved.  Here's what I do when price matching: 1) I only bring Read more [...]

Our 4 Day Trip to St. Thomas, USVI

My husband and I just came back from a trip to St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands that we took from January 12-15.  Yes, you are reading that right... a 3 night, 4 day trip.  I found a website, CheapCaribbean, that has so many flexible travel options for taking trips to various destinations for a wide variety of time frames.  With the Christmas bills coming in, we decided on a budget of about $1500-$1600 plus incidentals like travel insurance, taxis, spending money, etc.  I clicked through various Read more [...]