Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Duncan Hines Scenic Byway

My newest article is titled How to Tour the Duncan Hines Scenic Byway.

While we were in Bowling Green, we stopped by the Hardy and Son Funeral Home. A gentleman there by the name of Bill Hardy came out as we were taking pictures of the Duncan Hines Historical Marker. He ask us if we would like to come in and take a behind the scenes tour of the funeral home.

Mr. Hardy is the 3rd generation owner of the funeral home. It was originally purchased by his grandfather, just after Duncan Hines passed away. What is now the Hardy and Son Funeral Home, was once the home and office of Duncan Hines himself!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Bowling Green, KY

Recently, I was able to travel to the city of Bowling Green, Kentucky. While I was there, I stayed with some friends who lived in Glasgow. Glasgow is in between Bowling Green and Cave City. It is expected that there home sits atop part of the Mammoth Cave system, as do most houses in the area.

Our goal for the trip was to visit the Duncan Hines Scenic Byway. So, we started off our day by driving to the Hardy and Sons Funeral Home, formerly home/office of Duncan Hines.

There are a number of things to see and do in Bowling Green, including the location of the plant that makes every Chevrolet Corvette. Plus, a number of things to do and see for free.

How to Travel to Bowling Green, Ky on a Budget.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Mobile, Alabama

For those of you who have never been to Mobile, AL, you are missing out on the city where the first Mardi Gras, documented in America, ever took place!

This excellent city has an abundance of energy flowing as you enjoy the beauty and historic sites.

Here is an article for any one who would like to travel to Mobile, but needs to watch their dollars and cents. How to Travel to Mobile, AL on a Budget.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Mobile, Alabama

Most people are unaware of the fact that Mobile, Alabama is the home of the first Mardi Gras in the United States.

Mobile is located in Southern Alabama near the Gulf of Mexico. A number of people travel to the city for their golf and beaches each year. However, there are things to see and do for free and also for someone who is on a low cost budget. Here is an article titled How to Travel to Mobile Alabama on a Budget.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Gulf Shores, Alabama

Gulf Shores, Alabama is a great city for family fun or a romantic getaway. Based on the Gulf Coast between Mississippi and Florida, this area is full of wildlife refuge and a lot of history.

Take a walk on one of the many trails of this southern area during your visit to the area. Or play golf on one of the world famous championship golf courses located in the area.

This article tells more about what there is to do and see in Gulf Shores, Alabama for free.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Gulfport, Mississippi

For those who are thinking of traveling to Gulfport, Mississippi, there are number of things to see and do for free. The city has a few museums which offer free admission.

However, just enjoying the beach and the historic sites of the area can be a vacation in itself. And don't forget about the World's Largest Fishing Rodeo.

Here's a link to some things to do for free or at low cost.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Paris, France

A trip to Paris, France is every girl's dream, and a lot of boy's too! There are so many things to see and do in Paris, and a number of them are free. There are several museums that offer free admission. There are a number of old buildings and monuments that are an amazing site to see. The Eiffel Tower is beautiful from the ground and quite a site, even without paying the fee to ride to the top.

So, before you give up on your Paris vacation, do a little research. Here is the link to an article with many of things to do for free when you travel to Paris, France!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Free Admission

I just found a freebie, and wanted to pass it along to all of my friends here on my blog.

Bank of America has a special Museums On Us program, where you can get into Museums for free with your Bank of America card. Use the link above to search your city and find what museums they offer.

It's not just museums, because the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago is on the list.

May all of your travels be, lots of fun and mostly free!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland is not only home to the Baltimore Orioles, but also home to a lot of United States history.

This city has a lot to offer for anyone who is looking to visit big city that feels like a small home town neighborhood. You will want to visit historic Fells Point and see some of the old ships that remain on the bay here.

Visit this link to find many tips about traveling to Baltimore, MD on a budget!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Ogunquit, Maine

If you aren't from the NorthEast, and you want to visit Maine, you may have no idea where to go. The city of Ogunquit and the surrounding area have a lot to offer. You can stroll along the cliffs of the coastline, see places where fishermen still trap lobster and more.

There are several popular light houses. Beaches for everyone to enjoy. And a lot of things to do for free. For more information check out this article.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Chicago - On a Budget

For anyone who is considering traveling to Chicago, but thinks that they can't afford it....Chicago is my kind of town!

Chicago has more things to see and do for free than most large cities in the United States. First of all, the museums has free museum days on Tuesdays throughout most of the year. The Lincoln Park Zoo has free admission. The Planetarium also participates in special free dates.

If you would like to see what all there is to see and do for free, check out this site or go to How to Visit Chicago on a Budget.

Enjoy your vacation, even if it's just a weekend getaway. And remember...May all of your travels be, lots of fun and mostly free!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Santa Barbara, CA

I was amazed when I found out how many things that there are to do and see for free in Santa Barbara, California. This city has such great weather, there is a festival just about every weekend, and that's year round.

Check out this article How to Visit Santa Barabara, CA on a Budget.

Biloxi, Mississippi

I have always wanted to go to Biloxi, Mississippi, at least ever since I heard about the place just before Katrina hit. Now that things are back in order, I think it will be a fantastic place to plan a getaway. Whether you are going to gamble, or just to enjoy the Gulf Coast, I think that Biloxi is a beautiful city to see and there is something there for just about everyone!

Here is an article titled How To Travel To Biloxi, Mississippi on a Budget, for anyone who may be interested in seeing everything that Biloxi has to offer.

While you are there, please make note of the Katrina Sculptures. They are located in the medians throughout the city, and were sculpted from the remains of the dead trees that Hurricane Katrina left behind.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Daydreaming about Vegas

Although I have been to Las Vegas three different times in my life, it seems that I am still daydreaming about going there constantly.

Even the smallest of airports usually have a direct flight to Vegas. And typically the flight can be very reasonable. It is one of the least expensive flights available on most every airline, even from other countries.

There are a number of things to see and do for free. And for anyone who is able to resist temptation, just walking around the specialty shops in the city can be exciting.

Don't forget to get buy a ticket on the Deuce to save on transportation. Check out this article for more ways to save in Las Vegas.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

St. Louis, Missouri

It has been a while since my trip to St. Louis, MO, but I really enjoyed my vacation there. There is so much to see and do. Plus, the city has a lot of free attractions.

There is a free train museum in the mall. The Lewis and Clark site is an excellent site to see for free. The St. Louis Zoo has free admission, but they do charge you for parking, which isn't that big of a deal if you have a van full of people.

There are a number of historic sites in St. Louis. The Ulysses S. Grant Historic Site, the Jefferson Barracks and more. And the great thing, is they are all free to see.

If you are planning on a visit to St. Louis, you could have a very inexpensive vacation there. All you would have to pay for is your hotel and your food and drinks.

I have written an article on How to Travel to St. Louis on a Budget. I hope you will take the opportunity to view it.

May all of your travels be...Lots of fun and mostly free!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Lexington, Ky

Being raised in Eastern Kentucky, Lexington was the nearest large city. We seldom went there, as a matter of fact, I don't really remember ever going there as a kid with our family.

As I got older, I would drive through Lexington on a regular basis to go back "down home". As the years went by, I did get to visit Lexington a couple of times, but only to go to a couple of games and a concert.

This is why I was so surprised when I read about all Lexington has to offer.

I hope if you are ever passing through, that you will take the time to see some of the great sites of Lexington, Ky. And if you are fortunate enough to take a vacation there, I am sure you are going to enjoy this special city!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Lexington, Kentucky

I was simply amazed at all of the free things there are to see and do in Lexington, Ky. I have been through that city so many times, and visited there a few. But haven't done anything on this list.

To add a few things, if you go in April or October, you can see the horses training early in the morning at Keeneland. And they have a few great festivals that you could plan your trip around.

If you get a chance be sure to check it out! How To Travel To Lexington, Ky On A Budget!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Gettysburg, PA

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania...the place where more men died in the Civil War than any other. The largest and bloodiest battle of North America, ever. The place where Abraham Lincoln gave his famous Gettysburg Address. And also the site where the only civilian was killed as a victim of the Civil War.

This is a city that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime. And for those who don't live too far away, or who might have relatives nearby, it can be one of the least expensive vacations that you will ever take.

So, now, visit How To Travel To Gettysburg, PA on a Budget!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

York, Pennsylvania

I just did an article on York, Pennsylvania. I think I would like to visit York County. It is the "Factory Tour Capital of the World". Gettysburg is also in that county. I will do an article on that town next, and post the link here.

If you would like to read about the different free things to do in York, PA, here's the link. How To Travel To York PA on a Budget!

For anyone who lives nearby, and is trying to plan a trip. This would be a great driving tour!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Visit Pittsburgh

I had no idea that Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania had so much to offer. I recently read that it has been voted one of the most livable cities twice. The only U.S. city to earn this recognition, and most recently in 2007.

Not only a great place to live, but Pittsburgh seems to be a very inexpensive place to travel.

If you get a chance check it out! I'm definitely putting it on my list of places to see and visit!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fright Fest at Six Flags Discount Tickets

Get Discounts on Six Flags Great America Fright Fest Tickets. Plus, buy your 2010 season pass and get in free the rest of this year!

Monday, September 21, 2009

How I Visited the Philippines on $200

I had never dreamed of visiting the Philippines, and as far as that goes, if you would have asked me to name different places in the world that I wanted to visit, it probably would have never been on the list.

So how is it, you wonder, that I ended up spending 18 days in this "Third World Country"? It was through a business associate and friend who needed help with his business.

He offered to pay for my flight plus free room and board if I would come to the Philippines and give the job a whirl.

The city was Angeles City, the township Balibago. The business, The Donald Paul Apartelle.

During my trial run, we opened a nice ladies boutique, a cantina, set up some outdoor lights and put flags on the building exterior from 45 different countries.

All in all, it was definitely an interesting experience, but I think Angeles City is more of a town for single men.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Wow, Savannah, GA

I just did a bit of reading about Savannah Georgia. This town has so much to offer. There are a number of monuments, statues and squares of memorials throughout the town, more than 50! That's a lot for one city. Plus Savannah has the largest historic area of in city in the whole United States. Amazing. Savannah, GA, a place I must visit.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Discounts on Amusement Parks

Just wanted to let you know that I have recently written another article on travel. This time it is How to Save on Amusement Park Tickets.

Be sure to check it out if you are planning a trip to an amusement park anytime this year.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Darien Lake Theme Park Resort - 4 people $290

I just received the following email, and thought I would pass it along to you.

Affordable Theme Park Getaways from $290.06 for 4 people!

The Lodge on the Lake Hotel, in the Greater Niagara Region of New York, is conveniently located steps from the theme park. After a full day of thrills, roller coasters, live shows and splashing in the water park or wave pool, your family is sure to enjoy taking a stroll around the Lake back to your spacious room. Rooms feature two queen-sized beds, a convertible queen sofa, well appointed bathroom and television. Enjoy the outdoor heated pool and comfortable common areas of the lodge's lobby, where internet is also available. Stop by the lobby café for breakfast items or complimentary coffee. Full service on-site restaurants are also available in the park.


2 nights hotel stay for up to 6 guests at the Lodge on the Lake Hotel
Theme Park admissions for each guest for 3 days
Meal Deal Lunch vouchers for each guest for 2 days in the park
Includes parking

Here's the link for anyone who is interested. Click Here.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Six Flags - Great America Coupon

Hello everyone! I've been unexpectedly out of town for a while. Sorry I haven't posted.

I do have a great surprise for you today, though. I have found a coupon for Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, IL just outside of Chicago.

Here's the COUPON . They change it from time to time. Before the Forth of July, it was a buy one get one free adult admission. Now it appears to be a $15.00 off coupon. Either way, that's still some great savings.

I hope some of you get a chance to use it. Have fun this summer.

And remember No matter where your travels might be, I hope there lots of fun...and mostly free!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

A Taste of Chicago

If you are going to Chicago this week for the Taste of Chicago Festival, don't forget that there is a free trolley available. No need to pay for extra parking, or to drink and drive for that matter.

For more information about other free things that Chicago has to offer.

And for a link to the FREE trolley in Chicago, CLICK HERE.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Ways to Save in Las Vegas

Today our budget traveling post is on ways to save in Las Vegas.

A number of people want to see the city of Las Vegas, even though they are not gamblers. Others, like to gamble, but who can afford to spend a whole vacation sitting at a slot machine or at a card table.

So what else is there to do to extend that vacation in Las Vegas.

If you're new to the gambling seen, most all of the casinos have classes in the mornings. Some days they will teach you the tricks of Black Jack, other days they will give you tips on the roulette wheel or dice games. Take time to learn.

In addition to the high priced shows, there are a number of free shows in Las Vegas. So, before you spend big money on a show every night, keep in mind there are shows that are free to see.

I have listed here some more tips on traveling to Las Vegas.

So remember...May all of your travels be, Lots of fun and Mostly Free!!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


I have been working on some new travel tips. I'll try to share them here with you on a regular basis now.

Today's topic Boston, and more particularly, The Freedom Trail.

When you go to Boston, you can pay to have someone guide you on a long walk through The Freedom Trail or you can guide yourself.

The advantages of guiding yourself: The first one is obvious, you will save the tour guide fee. Second, you will be able to stop whenever you like. This is great not only for those who can't walk a long distance at a time, but also for those who like to stop and shop. If you see a place you want to go into, you can just stop and go in. As we all know, if we're with a tour guide we might look and say, yes we're going to come back to that. But the fact of the matter is, you most likely won't make it back.

So take the time, enjoy The Freedom Trail on your own terms.