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7 Surprising Vacation Spots That Will Save You a Fortune-US News

Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 in Your Leisure Time | 0 comments

7 Surprising Vacation Spots That Will Save You a Fortune-US News

If you’ve been delaying travel because it seems too expensive, maybe you need to review your choice of destinations. Several locations in the U.S. and throughout the globe are more affordable than most people realize. Booking in advance (or at the last minute) can typically save you even more on that travel package. Here are seven inexpensive destinations to explore. 1. Mexico Mexico City, Oaxaca, Monterey and Ensenada are some of the most affordable destinations for a vacation in Mexico, while Cancun is home to dozens of resorts and venues that are perfect for a budget retreat any time of year. Mexico City ranks as the 11th cheapest city overall in the 2013 Shoestring Budget Travel Guide by Tripomatic. Whether you’re going on a cruise or a road trip, or just hanging out on the beach, you will find affordable accommodations and plenty of free and low-cost activities to enjoy year round. Spend your days relaxing, exploring small towns or sampling local food from stalls and restaurants.  Read...

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U.S. News & World Report Ranks Best Cruises – Press Room

Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 in Your Leisure Time | 0 comments

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Best Cruises – Press Room

U.S. News developed the Best Cruises rankings to help travelers – who might be wary of taking a cruise following highly publicized accidents and malfunctions – select a cruise line that consistently delivers a high-quality experience. Travelers can also search for ships and itineraries that suit their specific needs, so that ultimately they can find the cruise that is best for them. The 2014 rankings evaluate 15 of the world’s most popular cruise lines in five categories: Best Luxury Cruise Lines, Best Cruise Lines for the Money, Best Cruise Lines for Romance, Best Cruise Lines for Families and Best Cruise Lines in the Caribbean. The top three cruise lines in each category were awarded a “Best” designation by U.S. News. “There are excellent cruise deals to take advantage of right now, but many would-be travelers don’t know where to start,” said Liz Weiss, travel editor for U.S. News. “Our goal is to solve that problem by identifying cruise lines and ships that consistently meet the highest expectations of passengers and critics. Read More>>>...

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15 Most Creative & Cheap Stay-at-Home Date Night Ideas

Posted by on Dec 1, 2013 in Your Leisure Time, Your Life Now | 0 comments

15 Most Creative & Cheap Stay-at-Home Date Night Ideas

By Fawn Weaver Happy Wifves Club     When I wrote the post on the top 20 stay-at-home date night ideas a couple months ago, I had no idea how popular it would become. To date, that post has been viewed close to 200,000 times – making it the most popular on our site. Whoa! This past weekend, I thought I’d challenge myself to find 15 more creative and cheap stay-at-home date night ideas. I knew it would be tough because the first time around, I spent quite a while looking for the best and most creative on the web. Was I able to find any awesome new ones?  Were there some still out there I missed?  Well, I’ll let you decide for yourself. This new list doesn’t replace our Top 20 on the Web so if you haven’t seen that one, definitely check it out. But if you’ve seen that one and are looking for even more options, here are 15 more creative and cheap stay-at-home date nights. Read...

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How to Find Discount Tickets to A-List Events

Posted by on Dec 1, 2013 in Featured, Your Leisure Time | 0 comments

How to Find Discount Tickets to A-List Events

Ever wonder what the guy sitting next to you paid for his tickets?  Did he pay face value, maybe more? These days, there’s a good chance that he paid less. In fact, maybe up to 60 percent less. It’s all thanks to a hot new ticket service called ScoreBig which provides clients with discount tickets. The team at ScoreBig is made up of live event fanatics with deep sports, music, and theater industry experience, so they’ve attended a lot of games, shows and concerts, and really understand how ticketing works.  Their company is the latest of a new breed of Internet businesses that are using the power of the Web and technology to solve problems for consumers. ScoreBig is making tickets more affordable for the casual sports, music, and theater fan through a solution that also addresses issues in the live event industry: helping to sell the large amount of tickets that go unsold every year.  The result of ScoreBig’s efforts is a revolutionary new way to buy tickets.   Read More...

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12 Best Affordable Destinations in Europe | U.S. News Travel

Posted by on Nov 30, 2013 in Your Leisure Time | 0 comments

12 Best Affordable Destinations in Europe | U.S. News Travel

When looking for the perfect vacation destination, European cities often seem daunting due to unfavorable exchange rates and generally high price tags. However, there are still several destinations where travelers can experience all that Europe has to offer without breaking the bank. From towering cathedrals to bubbling hot springs, homey cafes to lively bars, these cities are sure to keep both you and your wallet happy. Get the latest Lufthansa offers – just a click away Lisbon Why Go? Portugal’s capital offers everything you would expect from a European getaway at a fraction of the price of flashier cities like Paris or Rome. You can hang your hat at a top-notch hotel, enjoy mouth-watering meals and experience everything this city has to offer without cutting corners.  Read...

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10 Inexpensive Hobbies You Can Start This Year – Lifehack.org

Posted by on Nov 30, 2013 in Your Leisure Time | 0 comments

10 Inexpensive Hobbies You Can Start This Year – Lifehack.org

Everyone should have a hobby, but sometimes the costs really outweigh the benefits of discovering one that’s best for you. Not anymore! This post will show you that there are tons of great, inexpensive hobbies and activities you can pick up if you are looking for a change in your life. From hiking to scrapbooking, you can learn a totally new skill or enjoy the outdoors for less than than a few hundred dollars a year. Read on to find out more about them....

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The 10 Best Cities For Weekend Vacations – Forbes

Posted by on Nov 30, 2013 in Your Leisure Time | 0 comments

The 10 Best Cities For Weekend Vacations – Forbes

As far as tourist destinations go, few cities can rival the likes of New York, Washington, D.C., Las Vegas, Orlando and Los Angeles. But if you haven’t been before, each of these places can overwhelm and easily fill an entire week. The solution? Cities well designed to be visited in a weekend–or better yet, a long weekend. The best weekend cities offer at least one or two marquee attractions like world-class museums or monuments, a unique cultural atmosphere and enough great food to let visitors know they are somewhere special–all for less money and easier navigability. Read more...

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How the Internet Kills Your Day

Posted by on Nov 23, 2013 in Your Leisure Time | 0 comments

How the Internet Kills Your Day

Talk about a time-suck: Whether shopping, tweeting, reading, or researching, people who unwind online spend roughly 100 minutes of free time surfing the Web every single day. And that doesn’t include email or gaming, finds a new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research. One hundred minutes: That’s a lot of time spent scouring Amazon for the best price on a new pair of Nikes, or Facebook-stalking old girlfriends. (No surprise, Mark Zuckerberg’s baby represents the single largest occupier of our online leisure time, according to the research data.) Scott Wallsten, Ph.D., the working paper’s author and a senior fellow …read...

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Get a lot for your money with Fodor’s best budget hotels of 2013

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Your Leisure Time | 0 comments

Get a lot for your money with Fodor’s best budget hotels of 2013

You don’t have to spend a fortune for an incredible hotel stay, as the affordable picks in the Fodor’s 100 Hotel Awards clearly attest. These hotels are true gems, offering luxury amenities at manageable prices (under $285 per night, for a double room). From an island inn that serves homemade breakfasts to a boutique hotel that doubles as an art museum, travelers will get more for their money at these properties, along with an unforgettable hospitality experience. Here’s a selection of hotels on the list. Read More...

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Americans The Most Vacation Deprived People On The Planet?

Posted by on Nov 20, 2013 in Your Leisure Time | 0 comments

Americans The Most Vacation Deprived People On The Planet?

A new poll reveals that a striking number of vacation days went unused by Americans in the past year. According to Expedia’s 2013 Vacation Deprivation survey, an opt-in online “analysis of vacation habits among 8,535 employed adults across 24 countries and five continents,” Americans were afforded on average 14 days of vacation but only took 10. With approximately 144 million Americans currently employed, that means collectively more than 500 million available days of vacation were not taken.  Read...

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