Hawaii House Rentals

During the 10 years we lived in Boca Raton, Florida, Sam went to Hawaii numerous times on business. Each time, he invited me along. We would pay for the airfare with frequent flier miles and I could fill the other half of his hotel room for free. The only real expense...

Easy Lunchboxes Save Money On Trips

In two hours my daughter, Alana, will be leaving to catch a 5:00 am bus to Idaho with her ballroom dance team for a competition. Performing tours are not cheap and food is another expense. Since they'll be riding the bus for a number of hours, I packed up some food...

Sun Vacations

As massive winter storms cover everything from Texas to New England under mounds of snow, I'm thinking about pools and beaches. A vacation in the sun would be wonderful about now. Completely disconnected from reality, in a good way. How could I write about amazing...

Fun in the Car: Surviving the Family Road Trip

Additional contributors: Tara Tarbet, Molly Christensen, Kristen Chevrier, Cheri Schulzke, Julie Ransom Here are some great ideas for staying sane on a family road trip. Check out these books, activities, games, songs, and snacks. And don't forget a good batch of...