So you got the Facebook message from your home-town pal that we all dread - 'I'm coming to LA! Can't wait to hang out with you! HOLLYWOOD BABY!', and you immediately begin to rig up an elaborate lie about how you are 'so happy they're coming out but you will probably be super busy that weekend' because you don't have the heart to show them your glamorous lifestyle involves attaching a pink mustache to your car to make money before you go home to your sad studio apartment in Glendale above an Armenian bakery. Fear not, we're here to give you some insider tips into tricking your friends into thinking you are way cooler than you actually are while they're here on their trip.
1. Lay Out Poolside As You Overlook The City
The Standard downtown is one of LA's hottest hotels and night spots, and is also home to a rooftop pool which, for some inexplicable reason, is open to the public. That's right, for no money at all you too can feel self conscious about your Midwest body type while some of the cities most attractive and unemployed people lay out and drink cocktails nearby. Get there early to snag a bodega, which will not only shield you from the sun's harsh rays, but give you a chance to lay on a waterbed just like weekends at your old Uncle Jack's place. Bring along your own picnic and make a day of it, or splurge on the delicious brats in their Biergarden.
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 more than a day or two. If you want all the perks of what this famously expensive city has to offer, for a fraction of the price and
My husband and I have a big, big trip coming up. It's going to take a lot of planning and coordinating and travel documents and money … essentially it would take a lot of time to plan.
Instead of using up what precious free time we have to ourselves to plan this trip (and potentially miss some important necessary travel documents that would of course keep us out of the Galapagos Islands, the place that's been on my bucket list for the past 12 years) – we opted to use a travel agent instead.
You might be asking yourself, "A travel agent? Do those still even exist? And who uses them in the age of Expedia and Orbitz and Travelocity and … you get the gist?"
Whether you're an Atlanta local, or planning on visiting in the near future, there are lots of fun and cheap things to do around town. Family fun in Atlanta, Ga doesn't have to mean expensive, or boring. It can mean lots of fun that you get to have while keeping more of your hard-earned dollars in your pocket.
As an Atlanta local myself, I'm always looking for cheap things to do with the family. I could spend my entire Christmas budget trying to do fun things with the kids locally if I'm not careful, so here are a few things I've learned to do locally that are fun and cheap to do (some are free)!
When planning a trip, travel agents may be able to coordinate your
trip a whole lot quicker than you can but many times they tack on a
fee for their services. Also, often these agents are connected to
certain hotel chains and airlines which do not afford you the same
deals some others may. The agents often will get a kick-back each
time they book with a specific chain. Try booking your
reservations--whether at hotel, car service, vehicle rental or
airline--on your own where you are afforded the opportunity of
choosing from any number of service providers. By booking your stay
yourself, you can avoid the agents fees and be afforded more
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Today the web-savvy traveler has a host of sites which offer travel
help to those willing to search online.
With the headlines screaming about the President having spent overg $4 million dollars on a recent Hawaiian vacation, admittedly his exorbitant expenditures can serve to prove a lesson to us all on reducing costs and still enjoying the luxuries of an island vacation. You too can stay in an amenity-filled home without all the extemporaneous presidential-like fees tacked on. Planning a budget-friendly getaway to the Aloha islands is not hard. Save yourself a bundle and wear your lei with a sense of serenity vs. a foreboding fear of the credit card statement lurking in the mailbox upon your return home from your Hawaiian vacation.
By JANISSAVESGuest Blogger
Money Saving Tips