Author: Renee King

There has been a phenomenal development in the online discount couponing business in the past year or so. Borrowing from the wholesale merchandising concept of big-box retailers like Sam’s or Costco membership clubs, online retailers have embraced the idea of selling items to the masses via a clearinghouse at a phenomenal discount. Ok, so how does this benefit me? Aggregators like Groupon,...

This is the second in a series of infrequent articles that feature spa deals for the budget traveler. While doing my research for my NYC trip, I decided that it would be cool to do something fun and different like getting my eyebrows threaded at City Brows.   Never too satisfied with only one quirky experience, I decided to check out what...

Since the tragedy of 9/11, there have been numerous safeguards put into place by the US government.  Some would argue, many of them are unnecessary and only serve to create longer lines than greater security.  Whatever your position on the matter, suffice it to say that these rules are here to stay and will only become more intrusive as time...

This is the second in a series of infrequent articles that feature technology reviews for the budget traveler From the time my daughter asked about getting a first generation IPOD for her birthday many eons ago, I have been a devoted fan of the idea of selecting portable music of my own choosing.  Sure, there were plenty of cassette players and...

It’s been longer than I care to admit since I’ve traveled period, much less, internationally. As avid travelers can relate, you will begin to get stir-crazy and feeling the walls caving in on you after awhile. So, what should you do when you have neither the time nor money to make that hop across the ocean or even across state...

I'm a romantic at heart and I've always thought a Lighthouse situated at the edge of a rocky cliff overlooking a sandy beach epitomized that sentiment.  Maybe the idea of reaching back to a time when one glowing light spun rhythmically through a fog-drenched night drawing sailors safely to its shores is what has me intrigued. That is primarily why I...

Our visit to Miami was purely by happenstance. We couldn't decide if we wanted to disembark from Ft. Lauderdale or Miami for our Caribbean cruise. After doing a fare search on Spirit Air, we decided it made (financial) sense to fly into FF and drive to Miami. We bid for and got a $15.00 per day economy car rental from...

Have you ever looked at a freight ship and wondered at what faraway port they would eventually dock?  Or thought about how they could possibly carry enough freight to fill such a large vessel?  Well, quite often than not, they have additional space on board for those who enjoy cruising at long intervals. Freight Cruising Freight cruising is a little-known way of...