What to Buy Every Month of the Year in 2020

January With a fresh page on the calendar comes a fresh start for sales. These items are discounted in January: Bedding and linens. Department stores hold bedding and linen “white sales” in January with deep discounts on sheets and towels. Fitness equipment. Retailers know you want to get in shape. Expect fitness equipment and apparel […]

10 Hotel Tips No One Taught You

The remote is gross What is touched by everyone but rarely cleaned? A quick swipe with some baby wipes or a damp (not wet) hand towel should help a bit. Skip the dry cleaning bill InstaSteam provides a unique, simple and cost-effective way to remove wrinkles in clothing while traveling. With InstaSteam’s patent pending and […]

All-Inclusive Do’s and Don’ts: Your Guide To a Great Vacation

Financials Do set a vacation budget. — Before planning your trip, make sure you have a solid budget in place. The last thing you want is to get your relax on, then come home to a stressful pile full of bills you can’t cover. Search for hotels and flights within your budget, then think about any […]

Hotel Hacks From Professional Travelers

AAA Membership Chris Guillebeau travels the world (all of it — having recently completed his mission to visit every country), and is a New York Times bestselling author, founder of the Travel Hacking Cartel, and writes for a small army of remarkable people at ChrisGuillebeau.com. When he’s not staying at a hotel for free with frequent flyer […]

7 Ways to Improve Your First Cruise

Get There the Night Before — and Extend the Fun. Sounds simple, but hundreds of cruisers literally miss the boat each year because of delayed flights, traffic, bad weather and other unforeseen troubles. Others board by the skin of their teeth, panting and screaming at one another. Who needs that sort of stress? Fly or drive into […]

10 Hacks You Need For Your Next Trip

Download Google Maps for use offline by typing in “OK Map” One of my favorite new travel hacks — this is SUCH a lifesaver. If you have sufficient space on your phone, you can easily download Google Maps to browse offline on mobile, even when you don’t have an Internet connection. All you need to do is […]

The Top Best Things to Buy in December (Including After Christmas Sales!)

What to Buy Before Christmas DVDs and Blu-Rays Whether you’re looking for stocking stuffers or just stocking up your own home video collection, you can expect December to have more than twice as many deals on DVDs and Blu-ray discs as January. Early December deals are plentiful, and they focus on sets — from James Bond to […]

Top 10 Survival Tips for Holiday Travel

Do your research. Plan alternative trips if traffic makes your way home too overwhelming. Is there a scenic drive that might be longer but have less traffic? Break up a long drive by finding a few places to stop that will get the kids more excited than a truck rest stop. When flying, make sure […]

Best In Travel 2020: Best In Value

The Best Destinations, Journey’s, & Sustainable Travel Experiences For The Year Ahead. East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia This often-overlooked region of Indonesia rewards those who hit Bali and keep going — and going. These islands are home to pristine beaches that are quieter than those further west, and one of Indonesia’s best diving scenes can be found on […]

10 Expert Tips For Saving Money This Christmas

Develop a Gift-Giving Philosophy Normally, our first suggestion in every instance of life is to budget. And we’ll get there. But before you budget, you really need to create your Christmas gift-giving philosophy. What does giving mean to you? Is it about finding the perfect present for each special person in your life? Do you […]