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.
Want to get free stuff? Naysayers will tell you there's no such thing as getting something for free. But we've found lots of unique ways to get nice things for free. Here are some clever ways that we've scored free items -- and you can too!
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.
We’ve discovered many surprises in Asheville, and you’re sure to as well. Spring, summer, winter, or fall… no matter when you’re reading this, NOW is a great time to plan a trip there! Asheville is a fun place to be all year round — and I’ve got a list of things to do in Asheville, NC each season to prove it.
Online tracking is easier than ever these days. Yep, there’s an app for that! Not only can you track your package ship dates, but you can also track your baby’s routine, when your favorite items go on sale, your pizza delivery, your flights, your diet, and even your kids with these FREE online tracking systems!
What better way to celebrate the New Year than with a Happy New Year ringtone? We know a lot about ringtones, safe sites to download from, great resources for popular New Years ringtones, plus our best tips when it comes to personalizing ringtones.
It’s so easy to watch TV without cable these days! I’ll show you how to get rid of cable boxes (and those high monthly fees!) so you can watch all the TV and movies online that you want… for FREE! I have personally checked all of these out and I know for a fact that they do work, and they are free.
I bet you didn’t realize how cool it is to make your own ringtone using your name (and the names of any of your contacts). There are some awesome apps that allow you to make a new ringtone and even personalize your vibration pattern — in case you’re like me and set your phone to vibrate most of the time. I’ll show you the best sites to get creative with your ringtones and vibrations.
It’s been around for ages but maybe you haven’t HEARD it (see what I did there?). The mosquito ringtone teenagers can hear but most adults cannot. The mosquito sound is a high frequency tone that might just be enabling your teen to use their phone even when they aren’t supposed to and you don’t even know it.
I’ve visited the Rocky Steps and the Rocky Statue in Philadelphia several times. I’ve got a few handy tips that are good to know before you go! Plus, a few tips for visiting the Philadelphia Museum of Art, too.
It’s never too early to read to your baby. I started reading everything out loud when I was pregnant. I continued reading to my newborn while I was breastfeeding. By 3 months, my baby was fully engaged whenever I was reading a book to him. Here’s how I built my baby’s reading library
You can use a custom QR code to store an unlimited amount of data, photos, and videos in one place and share it with a unique audience. See my favorite ways to use QR codes for your pet’s ID tag, as well as your own luggage tags, custom business cards, your resume & cover letter, and house-for-sale flyers.
Jim and I have used our Good Sam Club membership card at lots of different RV campgrounds to save on camping costs AND at lots of different Camping World stores (and online) to save on RV parts and accessories. Those discounts alone have more than paid for our membership. Here’s why we think membership in the Good Sam Club is a good thing — especially for new RVers who are planning their first RV trips.
South of the Border, Dillon SC is one of the state’s most famous landmarks with plenty of free attractions. Conveniently located off I-95, see why I think it’s one of the best free things to do in South Carolina!
Live near a state park? Consider yourself lucky! If you’re thinking that state parks are smaller (or less significant) than the 59 national parks in the U.S., think again. I love visiting state parks — and with over 10,000 of them across the U.S., there’s sure to be several near you. Find a state park (or national park) nearby, see why state parks are so amazing, and explore lists of the best state parks in America.
Thinking about visiting Hoover Dam or some other water dam soon? Here are some fun facts about Hoover Dam and a few things I’ve learned from personal experience about visiting dams. Good to know before you go!
I love to save money. I also really love apps that make you money. Here are my picks for the best money making apps, some tips for using them, and ways to download them. Grab your smartphone and start using these money making apps.
How many reusable shopping bags do you have? Get in the habit of carrying your reusable bags to some of your favorite stores to receive discounts. Check out the latest information on how important reusable grocery bags really are. You’ll also find out where to find reusable bags and how to recycle your disposable plastic bags.
You have to plan ahead how you’ll be watering plants on vacation even though you’re not there. Here are 2 really simple ways to water plants while away + 3 clever DIY solutions that you might want to try. My best ideas for watering house plants on vacation.
A huge list of free baby stuff that new parents can receive (at no charge) just for asking! I do my best to keep this list of free stuff for moms updated.
Want to donate or recycle your old cell phone? Cell phone recycling is a win-win for everyone — including our planet! Here’s how to recycle cell phones to help the environment and raise money for charitable organizations by donating old phones. Plus, info about the data eraser apps so you can delete all of the personal information from your phone before you donate it.
Looking for things to do in Central Florida? Want a list of really fun, cheap Florida attractions? I’m a Florida native and I do a lot of traveling. I’ve discovered tons of cheap attractions in Florida that are exciting and unique! Here’s my list of 18 affordable Central Florida attractions.
Even in a text-savvy and tech-savvy world, the need for a phone conference is still very important for many businesses. Choosing the best free conference call platform is important too. Here are my top 5 picks.
Chances are, you’ll want to send — or receive — a fax or two this year. Right? But you probably don’t do enough faxing to justify buying a fax machine and hooking up a separate fax line. Here’s how you can SEND and RECEIVE faxes online for FREE. Yep, you can send a free fax now!
Looking for extra money? It really IS possible to get paid for market research by participating in focus groups. I’ve done my research and there are lots of ways to get involved in market research studies. You can participate online OR in person. I have some tips to help you decide if participating in focus groups — for money — makes sense when you’re looking for extra cash. Plus how to find focus groups, and which ones are the best.
If the idea of having lots of free baby stuff when your newborn arrives gets you as excited as it does me, then you’re in the right place! Check out this list of websites where you can get completely free baby stuff.