When used responsibly, credit cards can make life easier. They can help you finance large purchases, earn rewards and build credit history. But that’s not all. Many cards offer additional benefits that could save you thousands of dollars. But because these benefits are rarely well-publicized, you may not even know they exist. Here are four common perks you might not know about:
There are times in all of our lives – usually when procrastinating through an afternoon in the office – when we wish we could just leave our worries behind and hit the road – not stopping until we see the gleam of the Pacific Ocean or perhaps New York’s skyline, depending on which direction you are heading.
Many things stop us actually realizing this dream: fear is perhaps one of them, time another, and money a third. However, the last point is something we can help with! So overcome your doubts and clear some space in your schedule. Here are three ways to ensure you don’t break the bank when hitting the highway.
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There’s nothing like that feeling of grabbing your passport and jetting off on a romantic getaway with your partner. Snuggling up together on the flight and then touching down in new lands is what makes all that hard work worthwhile, so here’s a selection of the dreamiest destinations you can enjoy together. International travel may not be as cheap as domestic trips, but we know you’re savvy enough to stay on budget. And we’ve sprinkled our budget travel tips below.
6 amazing getaway destinations for your bucket list
Most of the hotels in Cologne are located on the grid, or near the city center. This is good news because you won’t spend lots of money on transportation. The city’s hotels were built around the restaurants, galleries, and museums. This shows the foresight and diligence of the founders of this unique and beautiful city. Cologne is also among the major cities included in the Rhine River cruises, an even more appealing fact. Here is a compilation of the best hotel deals in the town of Cologne. (more…)
Considered a smaller, more intimate version of Las Vegas, Reno, Nevada, has all the glitz and glamour you could want. It’s a great place for a family vacation and has better access to outdoor adventure than Las Vegas. If you’re on a tight vacation budget, you can save money by finding cheap hotels in Reno such as the Silver Legacy Resort Casino where you get top-quality gaming and reasonably priced rooms.
Here are five ways to save money in Reno and still have a great vacation.
Any relationship takes work from both sides to keep it going. Long distance relationships have that extra barrier of periods of time without being able to see each other face to face. Of course, you could visit each other frequently, but that is cost prohibitive.
Less expensive ideas to keep the romance going even when you are apart
While San Antonio, Texas, is an excellent tourist destination known for the historic Battle of the Alamo and its picturesque River Walk, the city is also an established center for business. The Alamo City often plays host to meetings and conferences for such diversified industries as healthcare, car manufacturing, financial services, and oil and gas. The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, conveniently located in the heart of the city’s Downtown San Antonio allows business travelers easy access to many of the city’s must-see attractions.
Here’s a quick guide for the business traveler (or just the busy traveler!) with just six hours to spare in one of Texas’ gems.
Chicago is a popular tourist destination, and Chicago hotels are not cheap during the high season, but you can get some good deals in April and May as well as September and October when the weather is fine, and there are lots of things to see and do. Hotels such as the Fairmont Chicago at Millenium Park are conveniently located near the Chicago River and Lake Michigan as well as many of the most important attractions.
Six ways to reduce your spending when you visit Chicago on a vacation
Traveling anywhere can be a drain on your bank account, especially when going to a popular tourist destination like Barcelona. Before you get too down on going over-budget next time you’re in Spain,, follow these five money-saving tips to help you get more bang for your Euro, and don’t forget about saving when looking for hotels in Barcelona. (more…)
In the largest, richest, and most populous city in China, there has never been a better time to eat.
“Shanghai is having a renaissance of late, especially in the culinary field,” says Jamie Barys, the CEO of Shanghai’s popular food tour company UnTour Shanghai. “With the pollution and the food scandals getting harder to ignore, people are a lot more concerned about their health these days, and the food standard is increasingly higher.” (more…)
As the second-largest city in the United States, Los Angeles offers a wealth of activities that could occupy the lifetime of any visitor. If you want to pare down your options to a more manageable vacation period, check out these tips. (more…)
With the kids out of school for the sumer, there’s more opportunity to go out to dinner as a family, something we all enjoy. But what if you’re on a budget? No problem! There are plenty of ways to score free – or nearly free – meals for kids. In fact, there are websites dedicated to finding free or reduced price meal deals for kids. We’ve checked them out and rated them for you.
Here is our guide to the various Kids Eat Free websites.
Travel is regarded as one of the most enlightening activities; people who make a hobby out of traveling frequently are often considered uncommonly worldly and spiritual. Eventually, youthful backpacking and stays in hostels give way to a desire for relaxing vacations. The adventuresome wanderings of young people tend to transition into an enjoyment of more slow-paced trips. People start to view vacations as relaxing times with no obligations as opposed to occasions for activities.
But plane tickets, hotel rooms, restaurant meals and car rentals can quickly add up.
Seven ways to afford a luxury vacation
The glittering ‘Sin City’ is right there at the top of the tree when it comes to glitz and glamour. If you imagined that Las Vegas, with its opulent resorts and luxury attractions, could only be enjoyed by the very rich then reset your imagination and check out these money-saving tips of the trade.