Travel

Review of the Hotel Tonight App

August 21, 2013

Hey Frugs! I did a “hotel hop” using the free Hotel Tonight app to celebrate my mother’s birthday in New York, and I wanted to let you all know what I thought about the app. The Hotel Tonight app is basically like a daily sample sale for the chicest hotels in cool cities in North […]

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Man potentially faced $40k in fines for renting out home to traveler!!!

December 3, 2012

OMG! I have young professional friends who routinely use Airbnb to get affordable housing when traveling. It’s a neat service that allows people to rent a room from a personal home or allows a host to rent out his or her home to travelers. It seems like a great way to save money when traveling […]

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Affordable Airline Travel Tips

October 8, 2012

In addition to lodging costs, one of the more expensive parts of vacation travel is the cost of flights. With all the fees and charges, finding an affordable flight has become a science of its own. I have very few relatives in Florida, where I live, so I have to hop a flight to visit […]

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Want to sit next to a friend on a flight? Pay up!

June 20, 2012

If you want to sit with your family on a flight, some airlines may charge you extra for that convenience. How atrocious. Called “premium seating,” you may be asked to chip in an extra $30 to $90 to have your loved one sit next to you on the airplane. There is no joy! I have […]

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“Affordable” Spirit Airlines Plans Fee Hike!

May 4, 2012

So, Spirit Airlines will start charging customers up to $100 for checking a carry on bag registered at the gate. Seriously, Spirit? So much for being a low-cost carrier or having affordable flights! It starts on Nov. 6. Right now, the fee is $45. I remember a time when it was free to have carry […]

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The Frugalista’s Tourism Video: Miami’s Wynwood Arts District

April 24, 2012

Hey Frugs! Here is another tourism video I did on frugal and fabulous travel in Miami! In this trip, I give you all the skinny on how to have a great time at the ArtsWalk in the creative and edgy and

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The Frugalista Files, Florida Tourism Style!

February 27, 2012

I have fantastic news! I did a video for Visit Florida, the Sunshine State’s tourism website! The Sunshine State is ready to share its frugal and fabulous offerings with the WORLD! Of course, you know I’m all on it!! Please watch the video, like it on the website and on your Facebook pages. Tweet it […]

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Why I Don’t Have a Travel Credit Card

October 24, 2011

So, I had a great weekend. I went to my college’s homecoming celebration and partied with some of my best friends. I think I’m still in recovery. So, I’ve recently enrolled in “Airline X’s” frequent flyer program. I’ve taken this airline no fewer than five times this year, including a trip to Amsterdam. I am […]

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Guest post: How I saved it!

August 10, 2010

Hi Frugs! This guest post is from a writer describing how he saved money on his car insurance! It’s part of my new series, “How I Saved It” at thefrugalista.com Enjoy! xo Natalie How I Saved It by Chris Stevens. As I’ve designated August “Get It Together” month, one major part of my budget I […]

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The Frugal Traveler: Dealing with a work wardrobe while traveling

July 12, 2010

Yay! I got interviewed by Myscha Theriault, co-author of 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget. for an article on what to pack when traveling. Please check out the article. It may show up in your local newspaper. The article hit the newswire today! Three cheers for newspapers! What are your tips for […]

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