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The Real Deal with Orange County

Orange County Scratch

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 vision of Orange County […]

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Louisville Isn’t Just For Horses Anymore

Louisville Slugger Scratch

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 from the truth – […]

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You Really Think Rochester NY is Boring? Think Again!

George Eastman House Scratch

Sure, New York City is the city that never sleeps. And Los Angeles should be named the “City of Sunshine.” Of course, Paris has that famous half-smiling painted woman on display in the crowded museum. But a real traveler, a true explorer, wants to go to places, cities, towns that others would never think of […]

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I Didn’t Leave My Money in San Francisco

Nob Hill, San Francisco

It doesn’t take much to find the eccentric, odd, bizarre, and obscure in San Francisco. The Bay Area has always been good at being “different,” which has led to it being at the forefront of some pretty remarkable movements, new ideas, technology, and revolutions . San Francisco can also be a very expensive city and […]

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Travel Through Boston UnCommon

Paul Revere Statue

It’s no secret that Boston is full of history. From Beacon Hill to Paul Revere to the Tea Party, the city of Boston is teeming with 18th and 19th century landmarks, and the tourists that come to visit. But there is plenty of other bizarre, weird, odd historical locales that the common visitor knows little […]

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10 Tips For Cheap International Travel

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In my last post, I explained how to score international flights for a fraction of their normal cost, but how do you keep your budget down once you’ve arrived? By selling a kidney and/or pick-pocketing other tourists, obviously. But if you’re already down to your last kidney and have clumsy sausage fingers, here are some […]

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Our Nation’s Capital of the Hidden & the Odd

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The  land of the free, the home of the brave, and the city of the bizarre. Seems like a perfect way to describe our nation’s capital. Sure, you can visit the Washington Monument, the Air & Space Museum, and the White House, but if you ever went on a family vacation to DC, you’ve done […]

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Credit Card Tactics to Earn You Free Airfare

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Credit cards have many uses: getting you out of debt, getting you into debt, helping you break into your dorm room after locking yourself out. But many people don’t realize that, with planning and patience, credit cards can also earn you free domestic and international airfare. It’s called credit card churning, which frankly sounds so […]

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Attend Comic Con On A Budget

Comic Con attendees arrive at the building

Being a nerd is easy. Affording to be a nerd can be hard. With so many conventions held every year that cater to tastes from comic books to television shows to movies to little ponies, chances are better than average that everyone on the internet has at least one convention they’ll attend this year, or […]

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Have a New York City Experience In Lancaster,PA

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Planning a trip to the Big Apple can be exciting: Broadway shows, gourmet dining experiences, strolls through Central Park! There’s so much history, diversity, and life coursing through New York City’s veins, it’s no wonder the city never sleeps. It’s also probably up all night, tossing and turning, wondering how anyone can afford to stay there for […]

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Hidden Spots to Visit in Vegas

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Some come for their chance at fortune. Others for the world-class entertainment. More than a few to eat like a king. Las Vegas has something for everyone. Even for the people who have no interest in any of that stuff. This desert city has a history and culture that so unique, so odd, so downright […]

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The Joys and Horrors of Couchsurfing

Young man having a nap on couch in living room

I love Couchsurfing. I want to say that upfront, since over the course of this post I doubt I’ll come across as its best spokesperson. For those not in the know, Couchsurfing.org (and other, similar sites) provides a network of hundreds of thousands of people all over the world willing to offer up their futons, pull-outs, […]

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Keep Austin Weird…and Cheap

Austin Texas Scratch

Austin likes weird. I mean, it says it right there in their city’s slogan. The Texas capital is known for its barbeque, music, art and the bizarre. It doesn’t take much to find the weird in Austin, but if you want to find the weird that the true weirdos love, you got to take a […]

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The Crowded Apple: The Most Unique (& Cheapest) NYC Vacation Ever

Crowded Apple Scratch

As the most populous city in America, New York City is home to over eight million people.  And that doesn’t include the tourists that flock to the city in the summer months. Packed with rushing commuters, taxis, out-of-towners, buildings, and people yelling “I’m walking here!,” the city can give off a rather intimidating vibe. But […]

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Save Hundreds on Your Next Vacation

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When planning out my summer I realized that I had two trips that I really wanted to take, but a bank account balance that would only allow for one. With airline tickets to most common destinations starting at around $400-$450, I knew that I’d have to find another way to get to where I wanted to […]

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