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Frugal Friday: Alabama’s Battle of Mobile Bay 150th Anniversary

by RollingMama
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“Damn the torpedoes!”  is the often quoted phrase shouted by Rear Admiral David Farragut shortly after dawn on Aug. 5, 1864.  The Admiral led 18 Union warships through the mouth of Mobile Bay and into the Civil War’s largest naval battle. This year  marks the 150th anniversary of Alabama’s Battle of Mobile Bay and the [...]

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Frugal Friday: Outdoors in California, North Carolina, and Florida

by RollingMama
Scripps Pier Photo: Bob Yarbrough

    It’s summertime.  Shut the TV off, ditch the computers, and mute the cell phones.  Take the kids outside and spend a day, or maybe a night, exploring the great outdoors. San Diego, California Walk the Pier The seaside neighborhood of La Jolla conducts a  free tour of  the Scripps Institute of Oceanography twice [...]

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Frugal Friday Finds: Free Summer Music Concerts

by RollingMama

Listen to the music for free.    Tap your toes at any of the following destinations offering a series of free music concerts this summer. Door County, Wisconsin Sister Bay’s Wednesday concerts run from mid-June to mid-August.  Music ranges from folk to jazz. http://www.cometosisterbay.com/festivals-and-events/concerts-in-the-park/ Nashville, Tennessee Spend Saturday nights at the Big Band Dancers inside the [...]

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Bring The World To Your Children With Little Passports!

by MarvelousMiniMama
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Summer vacation is finally here!  For us, that means fun trips to the beach and visiting with relatives.  But if your family is like ours, your travel plans don’t typically take up the entire summer.  You’ll have those days or weeks of down time that you fill up with barbeques, afternoons at the pool, and [...]

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Frugal Friday Finds: Boston, Amtrak, and a Travel Contest

by RollingMama
Greater Boston, Massachusetts

Everyone enjoys a bargain.  This week’s finds feature coupons in Boston, a contest to travel to almost anywhere, and discounts on Amtrak.  We’d love to hear about your frugal travel finds–just leave us a comment. Boston Bound Save a bunch in Boston with the Family-Friendly ValuePass (good through October, 2014).  Download the entire five pages–including [...]

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5 Reasons You Should Sail On The Norwegian Epic

by MarvelousMiniMama
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My husband and I just returned home from a 7-day Caribbean cruise out of Miami, sailing on the Norwegian Epic.  This was our first experience with Norwegian and we had a great time!  Here are 5 reasons we think you should choose the Epic for your next cruise vacation: 1.     Freestyle Dining- Norwegian Cruise Line [...]

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Saving on Summer Vacations

by RollingMama
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Wherever your family is traveling this summer be sure to investigate discounts that can save you money. One of the best places to find promotions is each city’s Convention and Visitor Bureau–check the website or call for information. Some offer special online deals, while others have a card-carrying program or printable coupons. To save money [...]

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Alamo Launches New Website {plus reader Giveaway}

by CajunMama
Alamo Prize Pack giveaway

Recently, Alamo re-launched their website with their brand new Alamo Deal Retriever system to make finding the best Alamo car rental deal more efficient and affordable for you and your family. The Alamo Deal Retriever searches all valid Alamo deals and coupons on the web to find the best rates to meet customers’ needs and [...]

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Tips for Enjoying the London Eye

by CajunMama

My daughter and I decided to meet a few friends in the UK during our Mardi Gras holiday. Since the best rate flights were into London Heathrow Airport, we spent a few days playing tourist in London before heading out into the countryside for a week of relaxed writing. Since we were being the American [...]

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Carnival Sunshine Virtual Tour and Vacation Awesome-Ation Event

by CajunMama
Carnival AwesomeAtion

Carnival Cruise Lines just released a virtual tour of the Carnival Sunshine, the latest transformation in the Carnival Fun Ship 2.0 Fleet. Carnival has taken the Destiny, put the ship into drydock for 49 days, and has turned her into the Carnival Sunshine, the biggest and most expensive ship renovation to date ($155MIL). The Carnival [...]

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