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The Best Coneys in Detroit: American Coney Island and Lafayette Coney Island

Detroit Coney Dogs: American vs. Lafayette

Detroit may not be the first city that comes to mind when you brainstorm culinary getaways, but for anyone looking to trade in Michelin stars for casual good eats, it's the perfect choice.  I'll gladly support deep dish pizza, craft brews, Greek specialties, Mexican plates, and some amazing Polish dinners (trust me, I'm an expert on that one.)  Out of all of Detroit's options, … [Read More]

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One-of-a-Kind Restaurants

Yesterday I posted about a few unusual hotels, but for those of you who aren't willing to stray from your preferred hotel chain, you can still join in on some of the fun simply by going out to eat.  I've always enjoyed novelty restaurants - anything from the … [Read More]


53 Ways to Earn Frequent Flyer Miles and Points

I've burned a lot of miles lately, which is great because it means I've been able to travel a lot for free.  However, my mileage balances are starting to look a little on the low side.  Luckily, there are a ton of ways to build those balances back up. Here … [Read More]

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Five Romantic Getaways for Valentine’s Day

I'm going to let you in on a little secret: traditional Valentine's Day gifts are wonderful gestures, but what I really want is to spend time with someone special.  Sharing experiences is one way for me to truly feel loved and appreciated, not to mention, it … [Read More]

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Cheap Fun at the Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach

I'm usually the type of person who checks into my hotel after dinner and checks out before breakfast after a single night, meaning I don't need a whole lot of on-site amenities.  However, when a Holiday Inn Resort sale rolled around, I was able to book a night … [Read More]


Iceland’s Best Known Attraction: The Blue Lagoon

No matter how much research you do ahead of time or how many recommendations you've received, there's no way to guarantee what your experience will be like.  I've been disappointed at bed and breakfasts that had amazing reviews and I've been pleasantly … [Read More]


Seat Assignments: What’s the Big Deal?

The amount of optional upgrades (and their attached fees) with airlines has gotten to an extreme.  On my last airfare purchase, I had to click "No Thanks" on options including preferred seats, early boarding, checked bags, and travel insurance.  With some … [Read More]