Taking in the Last of Summer

Where has summer gone?  As summer starts to come to a close you have to ask yourself, Did you do it all? Did you get it all in? If not, it's not too late to get in a last minute trip or at least do some day trips.  Let's look at some … [Continue reading]

10 Ways to Save Money on a Cruise

Cruises are deceiving.  You pay a big price, but it's anything but all inclusive. We love them and we have done quite a few, but you need to be ready to know what you are getting in to or they will nickel and dime you right out of your budget. 1.  … [Continue reading]

Hilton Garden Six Flags Tips and Review

We loved this place and would go back in a heart beat, but you need to be prepared to make it work for you since it is a busy hotel. First off I went directly to the site and looked for a room with breakfast included for the 4 of us.  With taxes … [Continue reading]

Do You Really Need a Flashpass at Magic Mountain?

We spent a total of 3 days at the park.  Well, our half day the day we arrived, full day on Tuesday, then a half day on Wednesday before we had to catch our flight.  Since we went for 3 days we purchased the season passes.  This also allowed us … [Continue reading]

It Really Does Pay to Discover, Best Six Flag Tip of the Year

We have "discovered" some great tips while visiting Six Flags Magic Mountain, sorry it has taken me so long to get all the details out to you.  We have saved some money and time and found ways, that had we know, we could have saved even more money … [Continue reading]

The Outdoorsy Side of Hood River

I have easily passed through Hood River 100 times.  I kid you not, I have driven back and forth to Eastern Oregon and Portland for nearly 18 years now.  We did discover the quaint downtown and for a while our stop included the Taco del Mar.  We … [Continue reading]

The Romantic Side of Hood River

Hood River is the Windsurfing Capital of the World, but it's also very romantic.  If you want to get away there a few things that must not be missed.  To start you MUST stay at the Villas of Columbia Hotel Gorge.  HERE is how we got great pricing and … [Continue reading]

How to Get the Most Out Of Your Theme Park

Want to learn how to really enjoy and get the most out of your theme park trip?  I have some proven tips to share with you. If you have already booked your trip there are still some tips to help you out.  Even if you can't use them all there are … [Continue reading]

How to Figure Out What Hotwire Hotel You Are Booking

Yep there is a trick to figuring out which hotel you are booking.  In my case it led us to a better deal. Here's a few steps to help you figure out what hotel you just might be booking. 1.  Do some investigative work. If you look through all the … [Continue reading]

Getting Away, Yet Close to Home

Day 1 -Today I am working on our 20 year anniversary trip that we will be taking.  Most people at this point do really big trips or re new their vows.  I actually wanted to do both, but because of my surgery and the cost of it, we will try and do an … [Continue reading]