Monthly Archives: April 2011

Here we go on a great journey

Do you remember the first big trip you ever took?  Mine was an across-the-country trip with my family when I was 8 years old.  Imagine my parents and ten kids in a van driving from Buffalo to Los Angeles.  I honestly don’t know how my parents survived, but it was a great trip.  We got to see the Great Plains, the Grand Canyon, Disneyland, the Rockies, Yellowstone, and Mount Rushmore (among many other sites).  I think it’s a trip that no one in my family will ever forget.  Now we were not wealthy people – I mean really, I’m one of eleven kids and my dad was a teacher and my mom was a full-time mom.  But my parents really did know how to stretch a dollar.  So I guess that’s where my love of finding deals and travel comes from.

I’ve learned a lot of tricks over the years – some when I worked for a large consulting company and traveled every week and others through blogs, friends and research.  I hope to share these with you through this blog so you can benefit from what I’ve learned.  And I hope I can learn some tricks from you.

The tricks I’ve learned allowed me to book flights and 6 nights at a 4-star hotel for my family of four in Maui for $115.  All trips won’t be as inexpensive as that but I’m sure you will learn some new ways to save money!