My son is a Canadian citizen by descent — because I was born in Canada. Applying for his U.S. passport was relatively easy. But when it came to his Canadian passport, my first attempt at his application was denied. See why. Plus, how to apply for a Canadian passport for a child while living in the U.S.
Money-Saving Travel Tips
Here, frequent travelers are sharing their tried & true best ideas to save money when traveling by plane, train, car, boat, or motorcycle. See firsthand tips for getting discounts on everything from rental cars to luggage to hotels & lodging. Plus clever ways to save money when going to theme parks, taking long road trips, planning vacations, and more!
I recently flew solo with my 14-month-old son on his first airplane ride. Most airlines let you gate-check strollers & car seats for FREE. Since I knew that I would need a car seat once I arrived at my destination (and I wouldn’t be comfortable renting one), I made a portable car seat dolly using a cheap luggage cart! After attaching the car seat to the luggage cart, I could use it like a stroller to get him from the car to the plane AND keep him confined while exploring the airports during layovers.
Thinking about attending a timeshare seminar to get a free cruise, hotel stay, or some other free gift? Before you commit to a timeshare presentation, read about my experience with a well-known vacation club! It was the most frustrating 4 hours I’ve ever spent, but we did get a free cruise for 2, as promised.
The process of applying for a U.S. Child Passport was super easy for us! Here’s everything you need to get your baby’s first passport — all of the documents you will need to apply for before you can get a U.S. Child Passport, and how to do it. Plus baby passport photo tips, and last-minute reminders before you head to the local office to get an infant passport.
Planning a long motorcycle road trip soon? We take at least 2 cross-country motorcycle trips each year. I try to pack light and still have all the items we could possibly need for motorcycle travel. Take it from me… here are 20 things that people typically wouldn’t think of packing for a motorcycle road trip — but you should!
We love taking long-distance motorcycle rides. Here are all the best motorcycle maps and motorcycle apps that we use. See how to create custom maps for your own motorcycle trips using Google Maps. Plus, my thoughts on motorcycle map holders and tips for reading maps while you’re on the bike.
There are many pros & cons to owning a scooter (or a moped) based on where you live, how far you commute, and what you’re buying your first scooter for. Here are my best tips when it comes to choosing the best scooter for your needs.
Do you enjoy the comforts of home when you’re traveling? I sure do! I’ve found that Airbnb vacation rentals have been the way to go when I travel for pleasure. You might wonder… How does Airbnb work? It’s very easy to use which makes it very popular among travelers. Choose the best rental for you, read the Airbnb reviews, and save some money. Here’s how…
Here’s what you need to know about rental car mileage fees, rental car insurance, 1-way rentals, rental car discounts & driving over state lines – so you won’t be as shocked as I was!
I loathe car upholstery stains, so I reviewed 3 car seat cleaners to see which one works best. Here are my findings. Plus my best tips for cleaning car fabric.
Info about toll road discounts. Plus a list of each state’s prepaid toll program. See how & where you can use EZ Pass, SunPass, and other toll passes.
We travel for months at a time on our Harley. See what we pack & how we pack it. Our best motorcycle packing tips for multi-day motorcycle touring vacations.
My tried & true tips for taking cheap road trips! Lots of money saving travel tips and cheap road trip ideas here…
There are so many fun things to do when planning your Pennsylvania vacation. From Philadelphia to the Poconos and the beaches in between, these attractions and fun things to do will make your weekend getaways in PA something you’ll want to do over and over.
Unique tips for pulling off cheap vacations. I’ve enjoyed many cheap (and FUN) trips by using these clever ideas…
Most people are in such a hurry to get to there, they overlook these 12 simple ways to save time & money at theme parks! Be different. Save money. Have fun.
Travel insurance is a must when traveling for business or vacation. But sometimes people want to skip it to save money. Top reasons to buy travel insurance!
If you’re traveling to a major city, check here first to see if they have a CityPASS discount. You could save as much as half price at popular attractions!
When you’re trying to find the best cruise deals that will ultimately give you the best value for your money, chances are you’ll be asking yourself ‘Is It too good to be true?’ at some point. Here are 4 tips to help you find the best cruise deals rather than being caught off-guard by the fine print that lies in the details.
Florida state parks are the natural (and cheaper) alternative to theme parks, and afford a plethora of opportunities for sun and fun.
If you are thinking about buying a front of the line pass the next time you head to a theme park, you’ll want to find out if it’s really worth buying one of these express passes to skip the lines.
Looking for amusement park discounts? Check out 5 ways to get discount-priced and even free (yes, free) admission to amusement parks.
Are you concerned about taking a vacation with no credit card? In spite of the fact that many people have a bad history with credit cards and have accumulated a bunch of debt, most insist that they can’t part with them ‘because they are needed for travel.’ Believe it or not, you do NOT need a credit card to travel! Here are some traveling tips and how I took a 10-day trip, booked an airline tickets, hotel rooms, and rental cars with no credit card.
Did you know?… January is a great month to find great travel deals — especially the first few weeks of January. The best time to book a January trip is right now — mid to late December.
This video shows how to save big money when you travel.