Reviews

This is the third in a series of infrequent articles that feature spa deals for the budget traveler. I consider myself to be a fairly practical person.  I'm not (usually) wasteful and I pride myself on making cogent financial decisions.  So, I was a little bit surprised when I found myself clicking the buy button on one of my favorite discount...

I first heard about the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (1505 2nd Avenue West , Vancouver, BC V6H 3Y4) while watching Rachael Ray's $40.00 a day show on The Food Network's channel back in 2006.  Rachael was tasked to buy Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner for under $40.00.  This particular show had her searching the city of  Vancouver for those elusive...

While attending the Travel Bloggers’ Exchange convention in New York this past June, I was invited to a presentation for a revolutionary, but relatively new flight search aggregator called Momondo.  I was vaguely familiar with the company because innovations in the travel world are usually spread like wildfire through the social media realm.  We (my daughter and I) were running...

This is the third in a series of infrequent articles that feature technology reviews for the budget traveler There are never enough hours in a day, is it?  Between working a full-time job, running three Blogs, traveling whenever I can; there is rarely time to think, much less indulge in things that I desire, but can’t due to time constraints.  Being...

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...

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...

The Netbook This is the first in a series of infrequent articles that feature technology reviews for the budget traveler Most people, whether they are traveling for business or pleasure, want easy access to the internet.It’s a rare soul who wants to escape totally from the modern world.Whether you want to send pics home to family or friends, catch up on what’s...

GPS Alternative When I travel, I like to walk as much as I can when I’m sightseeing. Not only is walking great exercise, but it certainly beats trying to capture a snapshot from the top of a double-decker bus. I think if you’ve made the effort to come to another town/city/country, you should want to see said area up close...