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Top 10 Budget Eats in Charleston

Charleston is well known for its delicious Southern cuisine. Primarily comprised of seafood (think catfish, shrimp, oyster, and crab), as well as hearty grains straight from the earth (rice and grits), Lowcountry cuisine is sought-after around the world for its fresh and flavourful ingredients. If you find yourself in Charleston, be sure to take advantage […] Read More

7 Free Things to Do in Austin

March is just around the corner and here in Austin the temperature will soon reach those balmy 70s that we’re all so fond of. There really isn’t a better time to explore some of the great things Austin has to offer. The best part of all? Exploring Austin doesn’t need to cost a fortune. During […] Read More

Top 10 Beach Reads of 2015

It’s been a tough winter in many places across the country, with storm after storm taking its toll. Some lucky people will be heading to the beaches of Florida to escape winter, if only for a week or two. Beaches are made for relaxing, and for reading. If you’re one of the lucky ones heading […] Read More

Moving Tips – What to Keep and What to Toss

Moving is an excellent time to clean house (pun intended). As you start the packing process you’ll find yourself unearthing all kinds of things you forgot you had. Even if you’re not downsizing, there are likely to be some items that you should get rid of before moving. Saying goodbye to your possessions doesn’t mean […] Read More

Romantic San Antonio

The beautiful city of San Antonio is the perfect place to spend a romantic Valentine’s Day. Because V-Day falls on a Saturday this year, you can take advantage of the weekend time off, and spend the whole day together. Here’s what our perfect Valentine’s Day in San Antonio looks like: Early Morning After enjoying a […] Read More

3 Healthy Snack Alternatives

It seems that ever January, people are looking for healthier lifestyle options. We’ve already written about how to stay fit while on the road here, so after you’ve had your workout and are looking to settle down and watch some TV with a satisfying snack, here are three quick and healthy options to choose from. […] Read More

12 Events to Look Forward to, All Year Long

The New Year is here! What are you looking forward to most in 2015? We’re looking forward to a year filled with fun festivals and events in our favorite parts of the country. January Sundance Film Festival – Park City, Utah Even though the Academy Awards for last year’s films won’t take place for another […] Read More

Warm, Winter Activities in Pittsburgh

It can get pretty cold in Pittsburg in the winter, but that doesn’t mean the city isn’t worth a visit! There are plenty of indoor activities to keep you busy and warm during the colder months. Here are some of our favorite places where you can take off your scarf and coat and stay a […] Read More

15 Budget Travel Tips for 2015

1. Stay in One Location Longer Avoid hopping around multiple destinations. While you might feel the urge to see as much as possible, lingering in one area, for a week or more, mean that you’ll really get to know your destination, and it will save on travel costs like fuel and flights. 2. Travel With […] Read More

A Cozy Christmas Eve at Your Home Away From Home

“I’ll be home for Christmas, if only in my dreams” If you’re staying out of town this Christmas, we’ve got just the thing you need to have a cozy Christmas Eve, no matter where you are – hot chocolate! We’re not talking about that powdery mix where you just add hot water, but real, thick, […] Read More