Frugal Travel: Where Would You Go for Five Days?

The view from the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto...

The view from the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto…

Do you ever think about where in the world you would travel if you had an unlimited amount of money and time?  I’ll tell you were I would go.

First of all, I’ve always wanted to go to the Maldives and I know the clock is ticking since it is basically sinking into the ocean.  And second, I would probably go to see the Great Pyramid of Giza because I think it’s crazy.  Other regions of the world I want to visit include nearly all of Europe that I haven’t seen, the Norwegian Fjords, basically all of Iceland, and several regions in South America.  Of course, parts of Asia would make the list as well.  I would love to go to Thailand, for example, and I have always wanted to see the Terracotta Warriors in China. <Fun Fact: I am slightly obsessed with the Terracotta warriors> [Read more…]

How We’re Going to Jamaica For FREE Next Year

Here we are with our Canadian friends in Jamaica....

Here we are with our Canadian friends in Jamaica….

Hey party people!  I’m currently in the midst of planning my family’s 2015 vacations and I thought I would share a little of my mad planning skillz with you.  Are you excited?  Yes?  Good. 

Now sit back and relax while I tell you how I plan to take my husband and kids to Montego Bay for Spring Break 2015 without paying anything at all.  (Okay, maybe I’ll pay a little bit).  Anyway, here’s how we’re going to Jamaica for free….and how you can do the same. [Read more…]

Las Vegas On a Budget

My Small Collection of Miniature Booze Bottles

My Small Collection of Miniature Booze Bottles

Last month, D.C. at Young Adult Money introduced me to a Facebook app called MyVEGAS Slots.  And ever since then, I’ve been hooked.  On its surface, it’s just a regular ol’ Facebook slot game.  The only difference is, the points you earn can be redeemed for real rewards like free rooms, free or discounted meals, and show tickets.  What you can redeem your points for changes daily, but it includes rewards like:

  • Free Appetizer at Wolfgang Puck Bar and Grill: 7,500 points
  • 2 for 1 Breakfast Buffet at MGM Grand: 5,000 points
  • 2 for 1 Buffet at the Luxor: 7,000 points
  • One Jabbawockeez Ticket: 49,500 points
  • 2 for 1 Dinner Buffet at MGM Grand: 10,000 points [Read more…]

Disaster Averted: 4 Reasons I Love

One of my favorite pictures from vacation!

One of my favorite pictures from vacation!

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that we were heading to Florida at the end of this month.  And, I had it all planned out down to the last minute detail.  Since we’re going with my parents, I literally spent weeks searching for a condo that would satisfy everyone in our party.  And when I narrowed it down to the top three or four, I emailed them to my parents and let them decide. [Read more…]

We’re in Mexico!!!

Thanks to everyone for stopping by while we’re vacationing in Mexico!  We’re having an awesome time!  In case you’re wondering, we’re in the Playa del Carmen area at an all-inclusive resort, the Viva Wyndham Maya.  Here is the view from our rooms: [Read more…]

My $508 Garage Sale: An In-Depth Analysis

Earlier this week, I wrote about how I made $883 in cash money this weekend.  As I mentioned in that post, $275 was scored solely from signing up for some bangin’ Chase banking deals.  Basically, they gave me some free money just for signing up.  On top of that, I let everyone know that I made an amazing $508 at my garage sale.  In the comments, a lot of you asked how I managed to pull in that much cash.  And to be honest, I’m not really sure.  I really didn’t think that I had that much stuff!  However, the numbers sure don’t lie and I actually did make $508 over the course of my 1 1/2 day sale.  In case you’re interested, here is a basic rundown of the stuff that I sold: [Read more…]