Did you see the recent NYC to South Africa glitch fare I posted on my Facebook page? If not, it was one of the many flight deals I have posted. Since seeing the ultimate glitch fare aka the NYC to Abu Dhabi for $187 Christmas Day 2014 and NOT taking it, I’ve tried my best to find and purchase when I see them....more

How I traveled to Bahamas on Au Pair's Budget

Let me tell you why my long dream to go to Bahamas was imposible while being au pair:Because my weekly income was 195.75$ and I could dream as much as I wanted, and travel wherever I wanted – as long as it was not further than 100 miles away, because that’s all I could afford. Still, I had right to take a vacation and with some budgeting I made comitment to a friend, so there was no coming back.  ...more

Celebrity-style vacations within your budget

Vacationing is a great way to get away from the everyday stresses of life.  While most of us cannot afford the big price tag of luxurious Celebrity-style vacations we surely wouldn't mind one. I recently had an interview with TODAY Show style editor, Bobbie Thomas who told me about a fabulous hotspot getaway as well as some tips when packing for a trip like this....more

Know Before You Book

Here are some quick tips on how to potentially save yourself some time, money, and frustration, before you leave on your next vacation....more

Budget for Your Vacation--Pt. 4 (Lodging-Convents & Monasteries)

Back to my series on how to budget for your vacation, we've discussed several different forms of lodging. We started out with hostels, made our way to bed & breakfasts, talked about local vs....more

Love and Protest in Central London

When I arrived in London that November morning, the 2003 Bush & Blair protest was well underway. I quickly managed to get to my London Bridge hostel and drop off my backpack to join the march, already at Waterloo Bridge. There were tens of thousands of people and they were all chanting and carrying banners and signs. There were several amusing effigies and there was a palpable buzz in the atmosphere. Because I was on my own, I wanted to be sure to find others to march with for safety. I managed to find the Democrats Abroad banner and joined in with them....more

Following your dream...

No matter where it takes you is always the best way to go!  We grow every day now with confidence and satisfaction that we are finally exactly where we are suppose to be in our lives. Kimberly Peterson Freelance Writer, Photographer, Entrepreneur & Jack of All Trades Kimberly@hittheroadjackenterprises.com Visit our website at www.hittheroadjackenterprises.com or our blog at http://hittheroadjackonawingandaprayer.blogspot.com/ Liv...more

Airline Bag Fees: Expect to Pay More

American Airlines is hiking its first checked bag fee to $25, starting Feb. 1. Surprisingly, there's no savings if you pay advance (when you buy your ticket online) as other airlines offer. United, Delta/Northwest, Continental, and US Airways have all hiked their fees for checked baggage. They all offer a couple of dollars off the fee if you pay it at the time you buy your ticket online.--This Just In ...more

I used to belong to the class who traveled light, who only checked baggage if I made a large, ...more

Blogging Virgin Often Qualifies for Senior Discounts

 I decided to learn about and begin blogging for a couple of reasons. I need to keep my brain challenged by learning new things.  I want to understand the challenges my daughter is facing as a parent in this constantly changing world where technology has created an entirely different environment for her to be parenting in than what I was faced with raising her and her sister. ...more

Money Saving Tips for the Road

 AirfareIf you and your family are checking bags, consider flying Southwest if possible. Not only are their airfares very competitive, but they check your bags for free!Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays are generally the least expensive days to fly....more