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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

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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 New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, […]

Your Cheap & Awesome Guide to Route 66 – California

Route 66

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Author Matt BlitzMatt Blitz

“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 years, the road was […]

Richmond Will Scare the Pants Off of You

Richmond Hollywood Cemetary

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Author Matt BlitzMatt Blitz

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 – Richmond, Virginia. The capital […]

It’s Always Snowy in Syracuse

Syracuse at Christmas

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Author Matt BlitzMatt Blitz

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 eleven of the past […]

The Real Deal with Orange County

Orange County Scratch

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Author Matt BlitzMatt Blitz

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 […]

Louisville Isn’t Just For Horses Anymore

Louisville Slugger Scratch

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Author Matt BlitzMatt Blitz

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 – […]

You Really Think Rochester NY is Boring? Think Again!

George Eastman House Scratch

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Author Matt BlitzMatt Blitz

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 […]

I Didn’t Leave My Money in San Francisco

Nob Hill, San Francisco

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Author Matt BlitzMatt Blitz

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 […]

Travel Through Boston UnCommon

Paul Revere Statue

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Author Matt BlitzMatt Blitz

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 […]

Our Nation’s Capital of the Hidden & the Odd

Congressional Cemetary The Scratch

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Author Matt BlitzMatt Blitz

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 […]

Hidden Spots to Visit in Vegas

Neon Sign Scratch

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Author Matt BlitzMatt Blitz

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 […]

Keep Austin Weird…and Cheap

Austin Texas Scratch

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Author Matt BlitzMatt Blitz

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 […]

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

Crowded Apple Scratch

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Author Matt BlitzMatt Blitz

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 […]

The Weirdest & Cheapest Vacation Ever

Venice Scratch

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Author Matt BlitzMatt Blitz

The Eiffel Tower is boring. The Hollywood Sign, been there, seen that. The White House, more like the Yawn House. Sure, when you head out on your summer vacation this year, you could be a typical tourist. You could get packed tightly into an overcrowded museum, pay your way onto an expensive tour bus, or […]

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