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Cheap Items You Should Never Travel Without

Hitchhiking person

Written By: Nick von Keller1.15.15 I’ve done my fair share of international travel, which is a snottier sounding phrase than I intended, but here are a few inexpensive items I always find room for in my suitcase: Plug Adapter While hair dryers and curling irons require bulky voltage converters to work overseas, your lifeline gadgets […]

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Your Cheap and Awesome Guide to Route 66: Oklahoma Edition

route-66

Written By: Matt Blitz1.14.15 Matt Blitz has traveled Route 66 to discover, explore, visit, and enjoy all the awesome, unique, odd, and cheap attractions that dot the road. His articles so far have covered Route 66 in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Today, he makes his way to Ooook-lahoma, where the wind comes sweepin’ […]

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The Most Bizarre Winter Vacations in the World

Neuschwanstein

Written By: Matt Blitz12.30.14 Not everyone hates winter. For example, polar bears. Okay, we are not all polar bears, but there is something to be said about snuggling up by the fire with a cup of hot cocoa as snow gracefully falls to Earth. Winter can also mean traveling to ice cities, staying a night […]

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Why Texas Is the Perfect Winter Vacation Spot

Christmas, Texas style!

Written By: Matt Blitz12.16.14 The east coast is now enveloped by cold and snow. California is being soaked by torrential downpours. Florida is, well, Flordia. Seemingly, there is no place we can go to escape winter’s cold, hard, wet grip. Yet, I am here to tell there is one place, a magical locale where the […]

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How to Sleep on an Airplane

Sky babies need sleep, too.

Written By: Matt Blitz12.12.14 Sleeping on an airplane in coach sucks. There is absolutely no way to mince those words. Unfortunately, there are times when you just have to get a little shut-eye. It could be because you are taking a coast to coast red eye flight (which also tend to be cheaper), where night […]

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First Class Sucks

So very crowded

Written By: Nick von Keller12.03.14 I don’t think many people consider me a man of class. I use a sniff test to determine my shirts’ cleanliness. I’ve been known to buy $10 supermarket cakes and lick off the icing. Once I even went to Tampa. So it came as quite a surprise when, on a […]

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Your Cheap and Awesome Guide to Route 66 – New Mexico

route-66

Written By: Matt Blitz12.02.14 Over the last few weeks, Matt Blitz has been traveling Route 66 to discover, explore, visit, and enjoy all the awesome, unique, odd, and cheap attractions that dot the road. His first two articles covered Route 66 in California and Arizona. This entry covers New Mexico, with its nuclear history, delightful […]

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Your Cheap & Awesome Guide to Route 66 – Arizona

OATMAN, AZ - MAY 15, 2013: Historic Hotel on Route 66 in Oatman, Arizona

Written By: Matt Blitz10.22.14 Over the last few weeks, Matt Blitz has been traveling Route 66 to discover, explore, visit, and enjoy all the awesome, unique, odd, and cheap attractions that dot the road. His first article covered Route 66 in California and this next entry is on Arizona. Stay tuned to upcoming articles about […]

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Your Cheap & Awesome Guide to Route 66 – California

Route 66

Written By: Matt Blitz10.15.14 “The Mother Road,” “Main Street of America,” “Will Rogers Highway” – whatever you call it, Route 66 is American as it gets it. Spanning over 2400 miles from Los Angeles to Chicago, Route 66 represents many things to many people – a new life, adventure, family, hardship, vacation. For over forty […]

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Big Island on a Budget

Kona Hawaii

Written By: Josh Androsky10.10.14 Hawaii is the idyllic vacation destination since the Eisenhower administration. Did I mean for that to rhyme? No way, but the rhythms of the island have infected me with their chill vibes, so I’m rolling with it. By cashing in some Hilton points, my girlfriend and I were able to get ourselves […]

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Richmond Will Scare the Pants Off of You

Richmond Hollywood Cemetary

Written By: Matt Blitz10.08.14 The weather is getting chilly, the nights are getting darker, and the haunts are getting spookier. It can mean only one thing… Halloween is here! In honor of our favorite holiday (okay, second favorite behind Arbor Day), we paid a visit to quite possibly the most haunted city in America – […]

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Go on a Free Tour of Los Angeles Central Library on Your Next Trip

Los Angeles

Written By: Whitney Teubner10.06.14 If there was anyone who could take the title of “person who experiences the most joy out of getting things for free,” it would definitely have to be me, and maybe those “spirited” ladies from TLC’s Extreme Couponing. It’s fun to feel like you’re beating the system, so whenever I travel […]

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It’s Always Snowy in Syracuse

Syracuse at Christmas

Written By: Matt Blitz10.01.14 Syracuse, New York may not be a tropical paradise. In fact, it is the exact opposite of a tropical paradise. The city has won every Golden Snowball Award (the award given to the New York city with the most snowfall over the course of the year) since 2002, a run of […]

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The Real Deal with Orange County

Orange County Scratch

Written By: Matt Blitz9.24.14 There have been tons of movies, television shows, and songs that have used Orange County as its backdrop. From the reality show Real Housewives of Orange County to the tv show OC to the movie Orange County to Gwen Stefani’s song Orange County Girl, all these forms of entertainment share the same […]

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Louisville Isn’t Just For Horses Anymore

Louisville Slugger Scratch

Written By: Matt Blitz9.17.14 Every May, over two hundred thousand people gallop into Louisville for the pomp and circumstance of the Kentucky Derby. Beyond those couple of weeks in late spring, few think of Louisville, Kentucky as a prime place to go on vacation. Yet, we are here to tell you that couldn’t be further […]

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