Travel Deals

Shop and Drop at a Hotel

by RollingMama
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  ‘Tis the season to shop.  Hotels across the country are offering  travelers some delightful packages by partnering with mega malls and boutique shops.  From San Francisco to New York City, hotels are enticing shopaholics with everything from discounted stays and gift cards to free parking and complimentary meals. Pack your bags and bring an [...]

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Frugal Travel Find: COOLinary New Orleans

by RollingMama
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More than fifty restaurants are participating in COOLinary New Orleans.  The entire month of August features special menus and pricing at restaurants throughout the city.  Patrons can enjoy a two course lunch for $20 or less and a three course dinner for $35 or less in America’s most delicious city. Peruse the menu and make [...]

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Frugal Friday: Houston Restaurant Weeks (HRW)

by RollingMama
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  Let’s do lunch and maybe even dinner!  Houston Restaurant Weeks (HRW) begins today and continues through September 1, 2014. Restaurants roll out their best dishes for a fixed price.  The multi-course meals cost $20 for a 2-3 course lunch, $25 for a 3 course brunch, and either $35 or $45 for a 3-4 course [...]

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Frugal Friday: Free Theater in New York City

by RollingMama
Delacorte Theater in Central Park.  Photo credit: Joseph Moran

  One of the greatest theater towns in the world is New York City.  Visit during the summer and you can see free productions in the parks.  From the world renowned Shakespeare in the Park plays at Delacorte Theater in Central Park to Little Red’s Hood in Queen’s Highland Park, theater lovers can enjoy classic [...]

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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
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    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
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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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