Tamra Brown

How to Get the Most out of Your Day at Disneyland

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Now that you’ve pawned your grandma’s wedding ring and mint condition Charlie’s Angels lunch box to fund a ticket to Disneyland, you might as well get your money’s worth. And efficiency is the key to getting the most bang for your buck. Approach Disneyland like an obsessive-compulsive gamer dungeon-crawling through World of Warcraft. In other […]

Myths and Facts About Discounted Tickets to Disneyland

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Written By:Author Tamra BrownTamra Brown

A lot of people think there is some top-secret way to find cheap tickets to Disneyland, and only your weird, kitsch-obsessed friends know about it. Unlike other cookie-cutter amusement parks where you bring in a sticky Coke can or text PUKERIDE to 99999 to get a massive discount, Disneyland doesn’t offer promotions. Yet, every year, […]

How To Make Starbucks Drinks At Home With Tamra Brown

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Written By:Author Tamra BrownTamra Brown

Whether you go to Starbucks every single morning or just every once in awhile when you need a convenient meeting spot with casual ambiance and pre-packaged artisan paninis, it can get expensive. Especially since they just raised prices on certain beverages. The nerve of them! Why, you might as well make your favorite Starbucks latte […]

How To Do Las Vegas Without Being A Sucker

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On your first, second, and even third trip to Vegas, you’re still just a wide-eyed “fish” with a pocket full of “greenys”. You land at McCarron Airport so eager for a YOLO weekend of Jager shots at a topless pool, you don’t even care that you’re basically what P.T. Barnum would call The Mark. You’re a sucker. A newbie. A “grinder”. But then, a few bachelor parties later, you start to learn your way around the city. Before you know it, you’re asking yourself, “Wait, why is the cab driver getting on the freeway?”

Don’t let the cab driver get on the freeway. It’s a classic cabbie fair hike technique. Every city’s taxi drivers do it. It’s a longer route, it’s more expensive. Stay off the freeway. But why are you taking a cab anyway? The airport shuttles like ASC, Bell Trans, Showtime, and SuperShuttle are fairly quick and convenient. They cost about $7 to a hotel on the strip and around $9 to downtown. But be prepared for the cultural enlightenment that comes with sharing a van with eight strangers from Maui, Wisconsin, and Tokyo.

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