Will Travel for Sports

Our family loves sports.  In fact, we love sports so much, we have built vacations around sporting events, are often on the look out for one when vacationing and try to go to major sporting events when they are in our city. 1.  Building a trip around a sporting event Our family of five wanted to take a trip for Spring Break.  We decided a road trip would be most cost effective.  I started googling the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey schedule and found they were playing the Washington Capitals Read more [...]

Super cheap trip to glamourous Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Florida

Around this time last year (actually it was mid to late January).  My husband and I took off from the small airport in Niagara Falls, NY headed to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  The fares were about $23 each way.  We checked out the airline (Spirit Airlines).  Everything appeared safe and legit and off we went.  People still don't believe I got this price but these fares are still being offered if you go to the Spirit Airlines website here you will see for yourself.  *I just checked and the price Read more [...]

Camping in a Yurt

We have been trying to get our kids into camping for the last few years. We rented big cottages every summer since they were young, sharing the space and costs with other families so that is what they are used to!  Two summers ago, I sat at my computer exactly 5 months in advance at 7 a.m. to book a weekend at Long Point Provincial Park, camp site 433 practically right on the beach.  I had read reviews that this provincial park's beach was like one in the Caribbean.  The kids were excited and Read more [...]

Mackinac Island

We started our trip to Michigan at the end of June as soon as school was let out.  We love doing this as our kids have something to do right away!  Driving to Mackinac Island area is about 7 hours from our house so we took a break 4 hours into the trip at the lovely Bavarian town of Frankenmuth, Michigan.  Of course we had to stop at the largest Christmas store in the world, Bronner's Christmas Wonderland.  Each of our daughters got to pick out an ornament.  We also bought our first Christmas Read more [...]

myVEGAS Slots for free real rewards in Las Vegas

I love roulette and maybe some slots.  I love hanging out by the pools.  I love seeing the sites and maybe taking in a show.  There are some adventure rides and exhibits, attractions and dolphins to view.  So much going on in Vegas. I've been once before and I thought it was so expensive.  My husband and I agree that we've had some of our best dinners there but for a pretty big price tag.  But now... I've learned a secret to saving a bundle.  I'm playing myVegas slots on facebook.  I've Read more [...]

Free Wedding Vow Renewal at Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort

The main reason I booked a stay at the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort in Hawaii was for the free wedding vow renewal.  I booked our stay to coincide with the days they offered wedding vow renewals which is twice a week - Mondays and Thursdays.  I had a unique long white summer dress with a blue tie dye design to wear to the ceremony but unfortunately, we did not not get to participate in the ceremony as my husband became seriously ill and had to go to a walk in clinic.  We always buy travel insurance Read more [...]

Buying Groupon and TravelZoo vouchers for a Vacation

I recently went with my husband to Miami in January.  We bought a few groupon and travelzoo vouchers before we left.  We had a travelzoo voucher for Tongue and Cheek Restaurant in South Beach Miami www.tandcmiami.com.  Best Travelzoo voucher we bought which was brunch for two for $35 plus an alcoholic drink each and a shared pasty. Rick had braised brisket and I had huevos rancheros.  We shared!  We think it's the best brunch we've ever had and we got it for about half price.  I made a Read more [...]

Review of Sands Harbor Marina in Pompano Beach, Florida

I chose this hotel by logging onto RBC Travel Rewards and using our Avion points.  When I chose this hotel, it was being offered for 14,837 points on the last Saturday of January.  I just checked RBC Rewards and to book this hotel on the last Saturday of February it is 30,225 points. I found a cheap flight flying into Fort Lauderdale so I knew we would be staying in that general area for the first part of our trip.  I perused the whole list of hotels being offered on points up to 25,000 and Read more [...]

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 [...]