Hollywood Hilton Garden Inn #BRAVECarsLandEvent

Hollywood Hilton Garden Inn Review I'm still winding down a bit from the whirlwind trip to LA at the end of last month for the premiere of Disney/Pixar's Brave.  Besides the excitement of the event itself, part of the awesomeness was being right in the heart of Hollywood for a few days. And I … [Read more...]

Visit Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree – Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park #BraveCarsLandEvent

I previously told you about the Radiator Springs Racers at Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park.  Another of their new attractions is Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree.  This is another attraction with a ton of detail put into the area where you wait in line.  It was so fun browsing through all the … [Read more...]

Cars Land-Disney #BraveCarsLandEvent

I have a bit of a guilty conscience.  My 4-year-old nephew is the biggest Cars fan there is.  But guess who got to visit Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park.....I DID! It was amazing to actually step into a "real life" Radiator Springs.  All of the Cars hang-outs were there - from Flo's … [Read more...]

Shop Around to Save on Your Summer Travel Plans

Memorial Day marks the start of the summer travel season and believe it or not THIS weekend is Memorial Day already! Both vacations, family events and special occasions can mean lots of summer travel for many people. If you have more than one trip planned for the season, it can also mean lots of … [Read more...]

Woo hoo! I’m Going to Disneyland AND to the Red Carpet Premiere of BRAVE #BraveCarsLandEvent

Woooooo!!!   I am so crazy, super excited!  I just found out I'll be going to California next month for the red carpet premiere for Disney/Pixar’s BRAVE, to visit Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure parks for a special tour of the brand new Cars Land....and lots more Disney/Pixar and … [Read more...]

My Trip to Chicago with the Verizon Midwest Savvy Savers #VZWSS

Last week, I mentioned that I am now part of Verizon Midwest Savvy Savers. Well, I just got back from a trip to Chicago to kick-off our partnership. It was a great two days filled with learning about Verizon, meeting fellow frugal bloggers from the Midwest and getting a brand new "device" to try … [Read more...]

How to Save Money on a Disney Vacation – Useful Tips, Tricks and Ideas

To be 100% truthful, a Disney vacation is NEVER going to be cheap.  You will spend money on your trip, even if you are within driving distance, but Zack and Katie from Look Before Spending can help you make your Disney vacation as thrifty as possible with these very helpful tips on how to save money … [Read more...]

$100 Travelocity® Hotel Gift Card only $50

Planning any trips in the next year?  You can save on your lodging buy paying only $50 for a $100 Travelocity® Hotel Gift Card. The card is valid through October of 2012 and may be used toward a minimum 2-night stay totalling $250 or more. You can purchase your gift card through Friday, October … [Read more...]

My Favorite Foods from New Jersey

I’m typing this while on the long ride back to Minnesota from my combined BlogHer Conference, family & friend-visit trip to New York and New Jersey. The farther away I get, the more I think about all the awesome foods I left behind and how much I always miss them. This will be my ode to the … [Read more...]

Cheap and Easy Way to Pack Jewelry for Traveling

Usually when I travel I pack just about last minute and maybe don't pack as carefully as I should. One thing I know that I am guilty of is grabbing all the jewelry - necklaces, bracelets, earrings, that I think I will be wearing on the trip and throwing it all in a bag or old snap jewelry case and … [Read more...]