| Jun 19, 2014
| 8:32 AM
Last Wednesday was National Splurge Day. And while I've spent most of my life doing anything but splurging, sometimes even a die-hard budgetista gets the urge to indulge in a bit of frivolous spending now and then — especially when it comes to...
| May 2, 2014
| 1:03 PM
The affordable vacation is becoming more and more rare. Rising fuel costs have made air and automotive travel considerably more expensive, hamstringing many would-be travelers' budgets before they even begin their search for a hotel or private rental....
| Dec 10, 2013
Ask travelers what the federal government did for them this year, and you'll probably get a shrug, at best -- or a rant about sequestration, national park closings and the Transportation Security Administration, at worst.
But there's actually a...
| Jan 25, 2011
| 11:26 AM
Some couples fantasize about getting married under a waterfall in Costa Rica, on the pink sands of Bermuda, or in a castle in Spain. They picture the gorgeous backdrops that such a locale provides and don’t want to pose in front of a painted...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 4:32 PM
With gas prices at the highest average ever for this time of year and airlines enacting new booking and travel fees, getting away from home and taking an affordable vacation is even more challenging than ever. Here are some tips, courtesy of the folks...
| Sep 12, 2011
| 8:43 AM
In the aftermath of hurricanes and tropical storms, hotels, resorts and inns are eager to extend their signature hospitality. Here are five places to consider:
1. Cape Codder Resort & Spa, Hyannis, Mass. This Cape Cod resort is offering a post-Irene...
| Jul 2, 2011
As flags wave and the red, white and blue is celebrated, it's a good time to highlight the bargain perks that are included as a part of military service. Local businesses, national chains and leisure attractions in our multi-branch town know the value...
| Jun 14, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Universal Orlando is now selling advance tickets to the 2010 version of Halloween Horror Nights event, which will be its 20th edition of the fright fest.Â The announced HHN dates are Sept 24-25, Sept. 30, Oct. 1-3, 7-10, 14-17, 20-24 and 27-31 — a...
| Jul 9, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Here's your superfreak-Friday roundup of consumers news from around the Web: -- Which group of homeowners is defaulting most on mortgages? Turns out it's the rich. A review of market data by the New York Times finds that one in......
| Jun 14, 2010
| 11:31 AM
Universal Orlando is now selling advance tickets to the 2010 version of Halloween Horror Nights event, which will be its 20th edition of the fright fest. The announced HHN dates are Sept 24-25, Sept. 30, Oct. 1-3, 7-10, 14-17, 20-24 and 27-31 -- a total...