If you want to spend money, Los Angeles is the place to go. Full of celebrity homes and neighborhoods like Beverly Hills and Hollywood (ever heard of it?), L.A. doesn't exactly scream "cheap". However, if you're willing to not live like a Kardashian, there are some pretty cool things to do in and around the city that are the ultimate kind of frugal. Oh yeah, I'm talking free.
In a world of Coke vs. Pepsi and Yankees vs. Red Sox, there’s one thing we can all agree on: waiting in line stinks. This is never more true than at theme parks—regardless of how fun the ride is, no one likes shuffling through a crowded queue for an hour with nothing to do. Sure, you can risk your phone battery dying to play a couple of games, but even with an extra battery your cell isn’t going to last all day if you’re on it that often.
I have mixed feelings about flying. On the one hand, it’s always fun heading to a new destination and whatever adventure waits there. On the other, flights are long and boring and crowded (at least for those of us in Economy).
I don’t know if I’d label myself as a “frequent flyer,” but I have flown enough in the past few years to pick up plenty of tips and tricks to make the experience more enjoyable. Here are some of my favorite ways to prepare for and survive a long flight.
Okay, so maybe Harry Potter quotes are *directly* related to travel, but hear me out: Harry Potter is awesome. And maybe these quotes will inspire you to visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in CA or FL, which is most definitely travel related. Besides, everyone could use a little more wisdom from J.K. Rowling in their lives.
If you’re looking for a romantic honeymoon in California, I’ve got you covered! Between beaches, wine, and warm weather - you and your new spouse will both find something to love in the Golden State. Just don’t forget your sunblock, the California sun can be tricky. Even if the clouds are out, the UV rays can still burn your skin - trust me, I know!
While I have absolutely NOTHING against a few days (or weeks) spent in Disney World or Universal Studios, sometimes it’s nice to steer away from the theme park life and enjoy a simple vacation in the sun. Whether you're looking for some activities to supplement your theme park days or you want to see what else Orlando has to offer, here's a rundown of some cool places in central Florida you can check out.
Visiting a large national park with young children can be a daunting task, but the payoff is always worth it. Yosemite National Park is full of gorgeous mountain views, waterfall, and hikes--perfect for a relaxing vacation. To help you make the most of your breath of fresh air, I’ve compiled some important tips for taking your children to Yosemite National Park.
Word on the street is that even Mickey Mouse has an offsite pad to get away from the hustle of Disney World from time to time. For us travelers, there are wonderful options outside of the park area that allow you to relax after an exciting day at Walt Disney World.
There are almost as many reasons to visit sprawling Joshua Tree National Park as there are acres in the park (792,623 to be exact), but for your sake (and let's be honest, mine) I narrowed it down to the most compelling ones.
Ah, San Francisco. The city of winding streets, gorgeous architecture, and the best sourdough bread in the country (IMO). It's been a while since I've been able to explore San Fran, but I always try to stay up to date on the best food and restaurants around so I know where to go the next time I get the chance! If you're looking where to eat in San Francisco, here's to you: