Category: travel


Taking The Train From Los Angeles To Chicago For Christmas.

Well well well….after much discussion, my wife and I decided to bite the bullet and buy train tickets to Chicago for Christmas. After looking for weeks and weeks for reasonably priced airfare for the dates we wanted, we started talking about taking the train and turning our trip into an adventure. With some debates about […]


How Packaging A Vacation Can Save You A Ton Of Money.

I recently wrote about how we booked our trip to Mexico through Expedia, and they offered me the option to pay in two installments; one when I booked and 1 in a month. That was certainly a selling point, but also by booking our entire package through them instead of buying everything separate, we saved […]


Book A Trip Through Expedia, Only Pay Half?

Last night we booked our trip to Ixtapa, Mexico for our friends’ wedding. Since we were flying all the way there, we decided to go a few days early and take a vacation at the same time. Two birds, one stone! Anyway, after comparing the airfare and hotel packages at every travel site on the […]


Many Thanks To Guest Posters – Back In Action Today.

We are back and have survived our trip to the east coast for a few days. Many thanks to Paid Twice and Brip Blap, both of which provided excellent guest posts while I was away. Thanks to the readers for sticking around…as soon as I get settled things should return to normal!


Seems Rewards Cards Do Have Their Benefits After All.

Well, the time finally came for me to start using some of the mileage rewards on American Airlines that I have acquired over the years. They had been building up for years and I was saving them for when airline prices were out of control and/or I needed a last minute ticket, and in just […]

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