Category Archives: Travel

August
16 - 2018

Cheap Last-minute Holiday Ideas

If you have been holding back from planning a holiday because you wanted to see what the UK weather was going to be like, or maybe you just really fancy a holiday now, there are still plenty of options available. The summer weather has been better than usual, which has seen people looking at UK holiday options more than usual and you can save plenty of money from flights and other expenses of going abroad. Here are some holiday ideas that you might want to consider over the summer holidays:

June
21 - 2018

Saving Money on Your Hotel Stay

Going away can be an expensive affair, combining travel costs, food budgets and most importantly, accommodation expenses. Not to mention, trying to find good quality accommodation within your set budget. There are ways to compromise on hotel costs; staying in a hostel, finding a reasonable Airbnb stay or camping, but sometimes a hotel is your best option. Before starting to look for your hotel stay, consider what is a necessity – for instance, you don’t need to be paying for spa and golf access if you are only using the hotel to sleep. Consider your ideal location and how much you are willing to compromise on distance/cost. Also take into consideration what the hotel price includes – you may be paying for meals or breakfast that you don’t intend to take.

March
19 - 2012
August
15 - 2011
August
8 - 2011
June
29 - 2011
November
9 - 2010
June
21 - 2010
June
17 - 2010
June
15 - 2010
May
28 - 2010
October
21 - 2009
October
21 - 2009

5th and 6th graders ski free or cheap in Colorado

This year, Colorado Ski Country USA has re-launched its Colorado Passport program for 5th and 6th graders. With the Passport, 5th graders can ski free all season, and 6th graders can ski all year for $99. It’s all a great bargain to suck kids into the pricey hobby of skiing, but if you’re up for it, it’s an excellent deal.

June
6 - 2009
June
5 - 2009
May
12 - 2009

Happy Bike-to-Work Week

This week, I’ve been out walking my dog a few times in the morning and have seen several people commuting to work by bike. It looks so pleasant — especially in the early, pre-rush-hour hours, that it almost makes me wish I had a workplace away from home to bike to. If you’ve been considering the transition to a bicycle commute, Lighter Footstep has published a great list of Twelve Reasons to Start Using a Bicycle for Transportation.

August
8 - 2008
April
29 - 2008

8 ways to cut costs & impact on vacation

This year, I’m taking a vacation. Well, to be honest, I’m taking a few. I know flying isn’t low impact, by any means, and until last week, I hadn’t been in a plane since May 2004. However, I hadn’t seen my dad in a year and a half, and he lives a 14-hour drive away. Little Cheap and I squeezed in a long-weekend visit in April, and rather than spend all our time off in the car, we flew.

April
24 - 2008
April
11 - 2008

Friday Wrap-Up: Scrubbing, vacay and splurges

Easy, eco-friendly scrub-stuff! Using toothpaste and baking soda! However, word to the wise: I would think this would be very, very abrasive, so use it gently and consider a backup plan to refinish the surface afterward. And not that white boards are eco-friendly, but their tip to clean off permanent marker is a keeper, if it works. This week, I came across two posts on eco-friendly travel (which often saves you money, too!) — one from Divine Caroline and one from Penny Nickel at Money and Values.