Author: Renee King

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...

Foodtography Sometimes, if a friend is planning to visit a city that I've already been to, they will ask me to recommend places where they can eat. I don’t necessarily see myself as a “Foodie” expert, but I do believe that sampling whatever that particular region is best known for is an integral part of the traveler’s experience. My palate isn’t...

Military Surplus Supplies Insulated hiking boots?  Check! Down-filled hooded parka?  Check! Multi-compartment backpack?  Check! Whether you love camping overnight in your local state park or backpacking around the world, purchasing the gear that you will need for either can become an expensive proposition. So, how does one get around this reality of increasing prices for recreational gear and stagnant incomes?  The good news is that...