4 Ways to Save on Skiing and Snowboarding

4 Ways to Save on Skiing and Snowboarding

I've lived in the Southwest for my entire life, so I'm not the biggest fan of winter. Yet somehow, skiing has become one of my favorite activities. The combination of beautiful views, a decent workout, and après-ski beers gets me to the top of the hill every time. Unfortunately, skiing can be pretty expensive. Here's how to save on a trip to the mountain.

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No Points? No Problem! 7 Ways to Find Deals on Flights WITHOUT Using a Credit Card

No Points? No Problem! 7 Ways to Find Deals on Flights WITHOUT Using a Credit Card

We publish a lot of stories about how to leverage certain credit cards in order to amass travel points and cash back to use towards cheap (or sometimes free!) airfare. If you've taken our advice and started playing the points game, great, but article isn't for you. This article is for anyone who wants to save on travel costs without having to sign up for a credit card.

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I Used Points to Save $5,000 on a Trip to the Mexican Riviera (and You Can Too!)

I Used Points to Save $5,000 on a Trip to the Mexican Riviera (and You Can Too!)

I spent a magical New Year's Eve in Mexico, and was able to save thousands on my trip thanks to points, miles, and some savvy traveling. Here's how I did it.

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Your Dream Vacation to Bali is Way Cheaper Than You Think

Your Dream Vacation to Bali is Way Cheaper Than You Think

Talk to any yogi about Bali, and her eyes will fill with dreamy awe. Bali, and specifically the city of Ubud, has become a spiritual mecca for many flexible, hand-standing Westerners. This is in part due to the myriad of yoga, meditation, and energy work retreats you’ll find in Bali, but mostly due the magic of the Balinese and their daily spiritual traditions. As our readers know, I have a deep love for yoga, so when the opportunity arose last year, I jumped at the chance of going on a spiritual journey of my own. 

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10 Things I Learned From a Month of Couch Surfing

10 Things I Learned From a Month of Couch Surfing

The month of December started off a little rough for me. After the condo I was supposed to move into got sold unexpectedly, I found myself a car-less 29-year-old woman with a month of temporary homelessness in between the end of one lease and the beginning of another. The only solution that made sense financially was for me to couch surf until I could move into my new place. 

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Stay at a Brand New Luxury Resort in Scottsdale for 20,000 Points

Stay at a Brand New Luxury Resort in Scottsdale for 20,000 Points

When I was invited to the Andaz Scottsdale's opening night event, I immediately sent back my RSVP. I'd been anxious to check it out since I first heard the boutique-inspired Hyatt property was coming to Scottsdale. As both a local and a Diamond member, I'm always looking for future spots to book stay-cations.

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Alaska Airlines and Delta Airlines End Their Partnership: What Does This Mean for You?

Alaska Airlines and Delta Airlines End Their Partnership: What Does This Mean for You?

Over the past few years, there's been a lot of consolidation and changes in the airline industry. The latest development? This month's merger of Alaska Airlines and Virgin America. As a condition of this merger, the Department of Transportation ordered Alaska Airlines to sever its partner ties with either American or Delta, and Alaska chose to cut off Delta. 

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How to Spend a Weekend in Vegas for Almost Nothing

How to Spend a Weekend in Vegas for Almost Nothing

Vegas, baby! Sin City is a year-round destination for gamblers, convention attendees, bachelor parties and families who want to spend a few days relaxing in one of the 62,000 hotel rooms that line the city's infamous Strip. Luckily for would-be vacationers, all this demand means that Vegas is home to lots of amazing deals. 

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6 Fun & Cheap Things to do in Havana

6 Fun & Cheap Things to do in Havana

I've already written about how to plan a trip to Cuba, and what it was like on the first flight from Miami to Havana since 1961. This is the final segment in my three-part series on Cuba, where I'm going to lay out some suggestions for fun and cheap things to do in Havana.

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11 Tips & Tricks for Saving Big on Car Rentals

11 Tips & Tricks for Saving Big on Car Rentals

The holidays are here, and if you don't live close to your family, there's a good chance you'll be renting a car at some point in the next few weeks. Whether you'll be flying in and grabbing a car at the airport, or renting in your 'hood and road-tripping to your destination, it pays to know what you're getting into before you hand over your credit card.

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