Removing Mold from Boat SeatsIt is not uncommon for boat seats to develop mold. There are things you can do to not only remove the mold but prevent it too. This is a page about removing mold from boat seats.
Copenhagen, Denmark Frugal Travel GuideThis page contains Copenhagen, Denmark frugal travel guide. Travel can be expensive, but there are a number of thrifty ways to enjoy your stay in this european city.
Craft Ideas for CampingThis is a page about craft ideas for camping. A variety of craft activities can be brought along on a camping trip.
Visiting Opal Creek (Oregon)This is a page about visiting Opal Creek (Oregon). A natural wilderness area that is located east of Salem and contains thousands of acres of untouched old growth forest, with trees over 1,000 years old.
Vacation Ideas in the US for Under $4000
My husband and I are going to go on vacation around the end of August or beginning of September for 1 to 2 weeks. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas for a good vacation? We live in the Midwest, but we are willing to travel about anywhere in the US.
RV Travel Tips and Tricks This is a page about RV travel tips and tricks. Traveling in your RV can be very relaxing, especially if you plan well ahead of time.
Visiting Knott's Berry Farm Marketplace...This is a page about Knott's Berry Farm Marketplace (Buena Park, CA). You can have a fun outing without the expense of the theme park by limiting your visit to the Knott's Berry Farm Marketplace.
Traveling With a Camper or Trailer This is a page about traveling with a camper or a trailer. Traveling with a camper or trailer means comfort and convenience, but does also create other considerations.
Colorado Frugal Travel Information and PhotosThis is a page about Colorado frugal travel information and photos. In the heart of the Rocky mountains, this large state offers a year round variety of recreational opportunities and fabulous scenery.
Making Lists for TravelingAn important first step when preparing for a trip is to make an all inclusive list of things to take along with you. This list can save you time and money. This page contains ideas and tips for making lists for traveling.
Keeping Bugs and Flies Away From Your PicnicThis page is about keeping bugs and flies away from your picnic. Eating a meal outside is most enjoyable when insect pests can be deterred from your food.
Cleaning a Pontoon BoatThis is a page about cleaning a pontoon boat. Pontoon boats are great for enjoying a day out on the lake. As with any boat periodic cleaning will keep your boat looking nice for many years.
Miami, Florida Frugal Travel GuideThis page has tips, photos, and guides for traveling to Miami, Florida. Beaches, museums, aquariums, and proximity to the Everglades are a few of the things that draw tourists to this large southeastern city.
Keeping Snow Out of BootsThis is a page about keeping snow out of boots. Even when wearing snow boots, you can get snow down inside them making your feet cold and wet.
Keeping Raccoons Out of a CampsiteThis is a page about keeping raccoons out of a campsite. Getting away to the great outdoors for a camping trip does mean that the wildlife may visit your campsite, perhaps looking for a nice snack.
Homemade Waterproofing Spray for a TentI was wondering if anyone has/knows of a homemade recipe for a spray to waterproof our tent? I hope I explained that right. We bought a new tent and want to spray it with something to insure waterproofing it in case of rain.
Free Attractions When Driving from Texas to CaliforniaWe are about to drive from South Texas to San Diego CA with 3 young girls. We will be on I-10 and on I-25 most of the trip. Are there any free attractions we can stop at to let them move around a little? Are there any nice rest areas on this road?
Hiding Cash While TravelingThis is a page about hiding cash while traveling. Carrying a bit of backup cash while traveling is a good idea.
Use Freezer Baskets In CoolersI bought some freezer baskets at a garage sale to use in my upright freezer. I had a couple left over and thought of a great idea for them. I cut the corners off and then I folded the ends up and I use them in my coolers for camping.
Planning a Backyard CampoutCreate a summer night to remember in your own backyard camping with the kids. This page is about planning a backyard campout.
Majestic Tree (Withlacoochee State Forest, FL)This was taken in a state forest we frequent here in Florida. It is so peaceful being surrounded by such silence and beauty.
Beware of CocklebursWhile picking up litter, during my weekly walk on the roadside, I got into some cocklebur bushes and didn't know it. Later, as I was turning around and heading back home, I felt something sticking in me and discovered the back of my jacket was knotted up and filled with cockleburs. I was a sight to be seen.
Oklahoma Photos and InformationOklahoma is located almost exactly in the middle of the country. It is a great travel destination because of its history, western and Native American culture, an abundance of state parks, wildlife refuges, rugged mountains, and plains.
Cuba Travel Photos and InformationHere's some information and beautiful photos about traveling in Cuba. Whether it is the frugal living, warm water and weather on the beach, or the music, Cuba is an interesting island to visit.
Visiting World Heritage SitesWhen traveling be sure to seek out world heritage sites. There are thousands of places throughout the world of historical or cultural importance, as well natural beauty.
Virginia Photos And InformationThe first people likely arrived in what is now Virginia some 18,000 years ago. In 1607 it became the first British colony in the new world and was the 10th state to be added to the union. More than half of the state is covered in forests. There are numerous species of wildlife to see, historic sites and breathtaking landscapes to visit and photograph as well. This page includes photos and information about Virginia.
Visiting the Carter Mansion (Elizabethton, TN)The Carter Mansion is a popular tourist attraction in Elizabethton, TN, part of Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park. This beautiful old home was built prior to 1780 and is the oldest frame house in Tennesee. Carter County and the town of Elizabethton are both named after these early settlers.
TSA Approved Thread Cutter for In-flight CraftingA good use of time on a airline flight can keep your hands busy. Scissors are not allowed, but nail clippers work well to cut thread. This is a page about TSA approved thread cutter for in-flight crafting.
Use Hair Dryer to Remove Wrinkles in ClothesIn an emergency clothing situation, spritz the piece of clothing with a spray bottle of water and blow with your hair dryer to remove wrinkles. No iron needed. This is a page about using a hair dryer to remove wrinkles in clothes.
Philippines Travel PhotosThis southeast Asian country is actually made up of thousands of islands. It is a popular travel destination, especially known for its colonial architecture in Manila, the capital, and its beautiful beaches. This page contains Philippines travel photos.
Thrifty Disney World VacationA trip to Disney World is fun and can also be very expensive. There are some easy ways to save money, such as taking your own water, food, and snacks. This page contains suggestions for planning a thrifty Disney World vacation.
Remove Home Address From LuggageIf you have your home address written on your luggage tag, it's best to remove it. It's become more common these days that criminals are stashing illegal items in people's luggage, then keeping the home addresses in order to retrieve those items later.
Orcas Island Photos and InformationOrcas Island is located in the Puget Sound (Washington State). It's a popular vacation destination, containing natural beauty, a vibrant artist's community, and Mt. Constitution, which is the highest point in the San Juan Islands. This page contains Orcas Island photos and information.
Renting a Cabin for Summer VacationRenting a home in a vacation area can be more relaxing than camping and much cheaper than staying at a hotel. This is a page about renting a cabin for summer vacation.
Traveling With MedicationIf you are going on a trip, you need to make sure you have your medication refilled prior to going. It is recommended to bring your original packaging with you to avoid any problems.
Visiting Voodoo Doughnuts (Portland, OR)Naughty and nice, the doughnuts offered at this funky bakery are worth the wait in line. Try their signature voodoo doll, complete with a pretzel stake and jelly blood. This is a page about visiting Voodoo Doughnuts (Portland, OR).
Emergency Light from a Sports DrinkAttach a regular light to a bright colored Gatorade or other energy drink to amplify it as an impromptu lantern. This is a page about making a emergency light from a sports drink.
Taking Plants from the US into MexicoAlright, this summer my family is going to Mexico, and we always go by car (in a truck). I'm going to be going by car from Texas to Mexico, and I want to take my Norfolk pine tree with me. But I don't know how to take it with me and make sure it's safe on the way, because the trip to Mexico from Texas is a day long.
Dealing With Dirty Clothes When TravelingThis is a page about dealing with dirty clothes when traveling. Your well packed suitcase becomes less so as clothing gets worn. Now you need to find a convenient way to store the dirty clothing until you get home. Packing it into a pillowcase or a mesh bag is one solution.
Disneyland Travel TipsThis is a page about Disneyland travel tips. Disneyland and Disney World are fun places to visit, but can be quite expensive. Finding hotels a bit away from the park can save money. You can also, buy food deals, or bring your own snacks and water. Purchase hats and sunscreen before you get there. Look for discounts on-line. Do your research and have a fun time.
Postcard Tips and TricksThis page contains postcard tips and tricks. If you like to send postcards while traveling consider preparing address labels before you go. It can make the process easier and you don't have to look up addresses or carry an address book on your journey.
Bow Hunting Tips and TricksMany hunters prefer to use a bow instead of a rifle and pride themselves on accuracy. This is a page about bow hunting tips and tricks.
Receiving Compensation for an Overbooked FlightSometimes, an airplane flight is overbooked, requiring some flyers to be bumped to another plane. This is a page about receiving compensation for an overbooked flight.
Kansas Frugal Travel GuideThis plains state has many things to offer the traveler. Check out the famous barbecue in Kansas City. Other cities offer pioneer, history, or dinosaur museums. This page contains Kansas frugal travel guide ideas.
Protecting Against Bedbugs While TravelingThis is a page about protect yourself against bedbugs while traveling. Encountering bedbugs when you travel can make for an awful trip. Its important to know how to check for them and how to prevent bringing them home with you.
Frugal Travel TipsTravel can expensive very quickly but with a little planning it doesn't have to be. Here are some frugal travel tips to help you save money during your next family vacation.
Taxi Tips and TricksWhether it's for convenience or necessity, sometimes you are going to need a taxi cab ride. Here are some handy taxi tips and tricks.
Traveling With a DogIf you are traveling, especially if you are gone for several days, it a wonderful experience to bring your dog along. This is a page about traveling with a dog.
Oregon Factory ToursOregon has many manufacturing locations that offer tours of their facilities to the public. This is a page about Oregon factory tours.
How to Avoid Leaking Containers in LuggageShampoo and lotion bottles are examples of the kinds of products that can leak and make a mess in your luggage or damage clothing. Try some of the tips on this page to stop this from happening. This is a page about how to avoid leaking containers in luggage.
Harry and David Factory Tour (Medford, OR)Harry and David is a well known online store where you can buy delicious fruit and yummy snacks. This is a page about taking a Harry and David factory tour (Medford, OR).
Using a Bucket as a Camping ToiletIf you camping in a primitive space, a bucket can easily be used as a toilet. This is a page about using a bucket as a camping toilet.
Florida Frugal Travel GuideFlorida is known around the world for being a wonderful vacation destination. However, you don't have to break the bank to have a great time when you travel to Florida. This is a page about Florida frugal travel guide.
Visiting Breitenbush Hot Springs (Oregon)Breitenbush is a year-round intentional community of like minded individuals. According to their website, their mission is "to provide a safe and potent environment where people can renew and evolve in ways they never imagined". Whole families live and work on the property, leaving a light footprint with sustainable living choices. This is a page about visiting Breitenbush Hot Springs (oregon).
Campfire Chicken and Dumplings RecipeCamp outs are a perfect time to make this easy chicken and dumplings dinner for your hungry campers. This page contains campfire chicken and dumplings recipe.
Visiting Anna Ruby Falls (Helen, GA)Anna Ruby Falls is a beautiful location to visit next time you are in Georgia. This is a page about nature walk at anna ruby falls (GA).
Norway Travel PhotosNorway is a beautiful country located in Northern Europe on the Scandinavian Peninsula. This page features Norway Travel Photos.
Homemade Waterproof MatchesWaterproof matches can be a handy thing to have, especially if you are out campaign or hiking. This is a page about homemade waterproof matches.
Lighting Matches in the WindEven a light breeze can make lighting a match a battle with nature, unless you come up with ways to shelter the flame. This is a page about lighting matches in breezy areas.
Use Pill Minder for Camping SpicesWhile keeping the other 6 days closed, spoon in the spice of your choice. Once filled, making sure they are snapped closed, turn it over and mark your spice with a felt tip marker.
Making Two Ingredient S'moresWhen you use chocolate covered graham crackers or cookies, you won't need to buy the chocolate bars to still have delicious s'mores. This is a page about making two ingredient s'mores.
Keeping Bait on Your Fish HookThis is a page about keeping bait on fish hook. Keeping the bait on your hook while fishing can sometimes be a challenge.
Visiting National ParksThis is a page about visiting National Parks. On March 1, 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed the Yellowstone National Park Protection Act into law. This first national park was designated and protected for the enjoyment of US citizens and world visitors. Many more were established over the years.
Viewing a Solar EclipseThis is a page about viewing a solar eclipse. The solar eclipse has been a wondrous phenomenon to view for millennia. In the past it held great cultural significance and often induced fear. Today it is still an amazing event and can be viewed more carefully with some preparation.
Camping Food IdeasThis is a page about camping food ideas. There are several things to consider when choosing the best foods to take on a camping trip.
Camp Cooking With TealightsThis is a page about camp cooking with tealights. Depending on the type of camping you like to do, there may be several methods that work well for cooking your meals.
Packing Light When TravelingThis page is about packing light when traveling. Carrying only what you will need can be a challenge when taking a trip.
Inflating an AerobedAn inflatable airbed is convenient to use for camping, sleepovers, or out of town guests. This is a page about inflating ann Aerobed.
Taking a Cruise With ChildrenThis is a page about taking a cruise with children. There are special things to consider when planning a cruise accompanied by your children or grandchildren.
Planning a CruiseThis is a page about planning a cruise. Planning your cruise is very important to its ultimate enjoyment.
Colorado Factory ToursThis is a page about Colorado factory tours. On your next vacation to Colorado consider adding a factory tour or two to your itinerary.
Visiting Irvine Regional Park (Orange, CA)This is a page about visiting Irvine Regional Park (Orange, CA). This little hidden gem was a great find and perfect for a casual inexpensive outing for families. The small zoo focuses on plants and animals native to the southwestern United States.
Inflating Pool ToysThis is a page about inflating pool toys. With the arrival of summer comes the lung capacity test associated with blowing up all of your pool toys. Don't turn blue, there are much easier ways to do this seasonal task.
Attire for a Wickie Wackie Golf TournamentI've been invited to a golf tournament. The dress is: wacky chic. There is a prize for the wackiest ensemble.
Weighing Luggage at HomeThis is a page about weighing luggage at home. Weighing your luggage before arriving at the airport can save money and prevent frustration.
Leavenworth, WA Frugal Travel GuideThis page contains Leavenworth, WA travel information and photos. A Bavarian themed town beautifully nestled on the east side of the Cascade mountains. A popular year round destination for summer and winter fun.
Visiting San Juan Capistrano (CA)This is a page about visiting the San Juan Capistrano (CA). Located in Orange county, this quaint community was built around a Spanish mission built in the late 18th century.
Swimming PhotosThis is a page about swimming photos. Swimming is a fun activity for young and old alike. Photos allow us to capture those moments and enjoy them even years later.
Visiting the La Brea Tar Pits (Page Museum)This is a page about visiting the La Brea Tar Pits (Page Museum). Travel back in time with an exciting visit to this Los Angeles science attraction.
Visiting a Pumpkin PatchThis is a page about visiting a pumpkin patch. You can have a fun adventure and pick the perfect pumpkin for your jack-o-lantern, by visiting the farm where it is grown.
Portugal Frugal Travel GuideThis is a page about Portugal frugal travel guide. Portugal, situated on the Iberian peninsula with Spain is a great travel destination. The friendly people, good food, and diverse landscape offer something for most visitors.
Camp Cooking with TealightsToday I cooked scrambled egg on toast and coffee, using two "burners", and had it all piping hot and delicious at the same time. I used the top of my kettle to keep the buttered toast hot whilst I was cooking the scrambled egg.
Hot Springs National Park Photos and...This page contains Hot Springs National Park photos and information. Soothing thermal waters, beautiful gardens, and a colorful history can be found at this national park.
Texas Frugal Travel Information and PhotosThis page contains Texas frugal travel information and photos. The "Lone Star" state has seven distinct geographical areas, vital diverse cities, the Alamo, and other historic monuments.
Games and Craft Ideas for CampThis is a page about games and craft ideas for camp. There are many fun games and craft projects that are suitable for a camp experience.
Maximizing Your Vacation DollarsThis is a page about maximizing your vacation dollars. It doesn't have to cost a lot to have a wonderful family vacation.
Hiking TipsThis is a page about hiking tips. Hiking is an easy outdoor activity that most of us can inexpensively enjoy.
Airport Tips When It Is Difficult To WalkThis is a page about airport tips when it is difficult to walk. It can be a very long distance to get from security to your flight's gate, and you may need some assistance.
Making Ice Last LongerThis is a page about making ice last longer. The ice in the cooler you use for camping or picnics often seems to melt too quickly.
Minnesota Travel Photos and InformationThis page contains Minnesota travel photos and information. Known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes, Minnesota's urban culture is centered in the "Twin Cities" of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Oregon Frugal Travel Guide and PhotosThis is a page about Oregon frugal travel guide and photos. A beautiful diverse western state with progressive cities, mountain wilderness, the Columbia river, beautiful beaches, and so much more. A wonderful destination for the whole family.
Galveston, Texas Frugal Travel GuideThis is a page about Galveston, Texas frugal travel guide. Galveston is located on Galveston Island off the Texas Gulf coast, southeast of Houston. The city is a popular tourist destination offering a semi-tropical climate, a historic district, Moody Gardens, and a number of museums.
Parke County, Indiana Frugal Travel GuideThis is a page about visiting Parke county, Indiana. Turkey Run State Park, one of Indiana's first state parks, is located in Parke county. The county also boasts 31 covered bridges, and is known as the "Covered Bridge Capital of the World", a distinction celebrated annually with a festival in October.
Frugal Travel Tips for New York CityWe are on a budget. Does anyone have suggestions on where to eat, sleep, and enjoy entertainment on the cheap in NYC? We want to see Ground Zero and as many sites of the city as possible. Does anybody know how to enjoy the city on the cheap?
Camping Cooler Tips and TricksWhen roughing it, maintaining your food and beverage's temperature for safety and refreshment can be a challenge. This is a page about camping cooler tips and tricks.
New Jersey Frugal Travel GuideThis page contains information and photos about frugal travel in New Jersey. With a long distinguished history, this Eastern state offers art, culture and family fun.
Washington State Frugal Travel GuideThis is a page about Washington state frugal travel guide. A wide variety of city life, mountain wildernesses, deserts, Puget Sound, and ocean beaches await travelers to this incredible western state.
Fishing for Sustainable SeafoodThis is a page about fishing for sustainable seafood. You want to make sure the seafood you eat is both safe and remains productive.
Ludington, Michigan Frugal Travel GuideThis is a page about Ludington, Michigan frugal travel guide. On the shore of Lake Michigan and far removed from large cities, the scenic beaches and recreational opportunities, make this area great for a vacation.
Indiana Frugal Travel Guide and PhotosThis is a page about Indiana frugal travel guide and photos. The majority of this state is farmland with the motto of "The Crossroads of America" for the many early train tracks and now the many major highways that cross the state.
West Virginia Travel PhotosThis page contains West Virginia travel photos. There are many scenic and historical views in this eastern state's parks and mountains.
Shenandoah National Park Photos and...This page contains Shenandoah national park photos and information. Shenandoah is a beautiful park that covers the crest of Virginia's Blue Ridge mountains and has over 500 hiking trails and lots of camping.
Cades Cove TennesseeFor our 59th wedding anniversary, we went to Townsend, Tennessee and stayed at Townsend Gateway Inn. This motel is vintage style with 2 rocking chairs sitting in front of each room. You pull up and park right there at your room. The room was very clean and quiet. Beside the TV was a little basket of snacks for us to enjoy.
Breitenbush Hot Springs (Oregon)My husband and I recently had the opportunity to visit Breitenbush Hot Springs. The resort and conference center is high in the Oregon mountains, next to the Breitenbush River in. It is near Detroit Lake (Hwy 22) and about 90 minutes east of Salem, OR. We visited in late March but there was still snow on the ground and dusting the trees high on the hills. The road is unimproved and bumpy for the last 20 minutes of the drive and chains are required for much of the year.
Helpful Picnic TipsUse two small coolers -- one for fruit and beverages, which will be opened frequently, and one for such perishables as meats, poultry, salads, sandwiches, and cheese.
Request Check for Airline OverbookingIf you are ever in a situation where you are involuntarily bumped from a flight, be aware that it is U.S. federal law that the airline compensate you with a check instead of a voucher, if that is your wish.
Free Admission for National ParksThe U.S. National Park Service will celebrate its 100th birthday on August 25th and admission for visiting over 400 parks will be waived. The Washington State park system is also waiving fees this weekend so be sure to check with the parks in your area.
Viewing the 2017 Solar EclipseOn August, 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will be visible in the US, crossing the entire length of the country from coast to coast. Much of the country will have to travel to see totality and many are already making plans.
Tips for Travel in IcelandWe are going to Iceland for 4 days, as a stopover. Any tips to pass along for tours etc. and food as well.
Using a LP Refrigerator While DrivingCan you run you fridge on LP gas while traveling down the road?
Storing Food in a Travel TrailerWe just bought a 5th wheel trailer. My question is after we camp do you leave canned foods in the trailer or do you take everything out each trip?
Storing Linens in a CamperCan I leave linens in my camper while storing it in Florida?
Gas Stops With a Long Travel TrailerI have a 34' camper that we're looking to take from Michigan to South Carolina. We've planned an overnight stay at a campsite in Nashville the first night and plan to be at a state park in SC the following day.
Frugal Tips for Trip to Niagara FallsOur family of 4, including 2 children 9 & 13, is traveling to Niagara Falls from Nova Scotia in one month (at the end of August 2017). I am looking for tips and tricks to reduce costs. We will want to do the Maid of Mist tour and Marineland.