Category Archives: Travel

How to Save Money on a Hawaiian Vacation

Statehood Day, called “Admissions Day” by locals, takes place on the third Friday in August. Most Hawaiians don’t celebrate the holiday, which has become a point of much controversy. Rather than dwell on the negatives, it seems more appropriate to … Continue reading

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Ways to Save Money on Air Travel in Celebration of National Aviation Day

National Aviation Day is Wednesday, August 19th, 2015. It’s coming up fast! But even if you’re not flying in celebration of the day, let’s just celebrate saving money on flights any old day. Here are ways to save in honor … Continue reading

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10 Money Mistakes to Avoid When You Travel

Traveling should be fun and/or relaxing. Financial headaches can destroy a trip in a hurry. Before heading out, make sure not to make any of these financial mistakes: 1. Not Telling Your Bank about Your Trip You should always notify … Continue reading

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The 7 Most Forgotten Items at Hotels

Remember how you always tell yourself to do a sweeping check of the room? How often does that happen? Most of us are in such a hurry to leave, we end up leaving half of possessions behind. Better than paying … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Save Money in Las Vegas!

Ah, Vegas! For many people, few other destinations offer so many opportunities for some good, old-fashioned adult fun. First-class accommodations, five-star restaurants, some of the world’s finest entertainment and the possibility of striking it rich… what more could you want? … Continue reading

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10 Ways Traveling Can Help Your Finances

While traveling can be fun, it also tends to be expensive. Whether you’re traveling for work, school, personal reasons, or vacation, you’re usually going to spend some money on your trip. However, you can learn some valuable financial lessons from … Continue reading

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10 Simple Ways to Save Money on a Road Trip

Road trips can be a wonderful way to spend some time out on the open road, taking in the scenery as you enjoy a vacation or day trip. Taking a road trip as a vacation is a common pastime for … Continue reading

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$40 Billion of National Park Assets at Risk Due to Climate Change

An anniversary is usually a cause for celebration. Gifts are exchanged. Happiness is spread. Memories are shared. The U.S. Department of the Interior has a different idea about how it will mark the two-year anniversary of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan. … Continue reading

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Free National Park Pass for All 4th Grade Students and Their Families

There are opportunities to visit national parks for free a few days each year, but if there is a child in your family going into the fourth grade after summer vacation, you have the opportunity to get into national parks … Continue reading

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Florida Officials Warn Swimmers of Vibrio Vulnificus: A Rare Flesh-Eating Bacteria

For those planning a summer trip down to Florida, there’s more in the water than sharks to be worried about. There were 32 cases of people infected with Vibrio Vulnificus. This year in Florida, there have been 7 people infected, … Continue reading

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Friday Last Day to Take Advantage of Southwest Airlines $49 Ticket Sale

Update Due to the problems on their website during the promotion, Southwest has announced the sale has been extended until Friday. For those looking to save money on airline tickets in the fall, you’re in luck, but you’ll have to … Continue reading

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Mars Missions May Damage the Brains of Astronauts

­­For years, physicians have known that radiation treatment can cause cognitive and memory problems in cancer patients, a condition commonly known as having “chemo brain.” More specifically, as described by the American Cancer Association, symptoms of “chemo brain” can include … Continue reading

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Tourists Throwing Coins Changing the Colors of Yellowstone’s Hot Spring Pools

Have you ever wondered what type of impact tourism can have on the natural environment? Researchers at Montana State University, in a joint effort with researchers from the University of Applied Sciences in Germany, have done just that. Using a … Continue reading

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National Parks Free Entrance Days 2015

For those who love to visit US national parks, there are always a few days a year where you can gain access to them at no charge. Each year these free entrance days change a bit, and the list of … Continue reading

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Airline Baggage Fees Gave Carriers Nearly $1 Billion in Extra Income Last Quarter

You may hate them, but airlines love them. There’s now only one US carrier not charging baggage fees. This took place earlier this month when Jet Blue announced it would begin charging baggage fees to consumers using their airline, leaving … Continue reading

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More States Seeing Gas Prices Under $2 a Gallon

As many people traveled this past weekend, they may have noticed how much cheaper it is to fill up their car’s tank. With thirteen states reporting gas at below two dollars per gallon at some gas stations, it should not … Continue reading

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Fish Disappearing from Tropics Due to Rising Sea Temperatures

Researchers Miranda Jones and William Cheung, both from the University of British Columbia, recently put their study out in the ICES Journal of Marine Science, and the study predicts changes that could have profound effects on humankind and the environment, … Continue reading

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Airports Take Extreme Precautions To Screen for Ebola Wasting Millions of Dollars

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. died this Wednesday. After two weeks of intensive care treatment using experimental medicine at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, the Liberian man passed away at … Continue reading

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NASA Invites You to Send Your Name to Mars on the Orion Spacecraft

If you’ve always dreamed of becoming an astronaut, NASA is now offering a way, of a sort, for that to happen. NASA won’t send you into space, but they will let you add your name to a growing list of … Continue reading

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Marriott Fined $600,000 for Blocking Competing Personal Wi-Fi Hotspots

It’s a surefire way to make a lot of money. If a hotel wants those using their facility to use their in-house Internet service, simply block out competing Wi-Fi hotspots so the customers really don’t have a choice. With the … Continue reading

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