Monthly Archives: January 2017

Money Saving Tips on Your Next Hawaiian Vacation

Jan 22, 2017 | Posted by in Life Hacks, Money Saving Tips, Travel | 0
sandy beaches in hawaii

One of my favorite destinations to vacation to is Hawaii. My husband and I have been going to the island of Maui every year since 1999. I love everything about it…the tropical weather, the ocean, the people, the pace, the “aloha” spirit. I’d say the only negative thing about it is the cost! Over the years I have learned some “savvy traveling tips” that have saved us a lot of money when traveling to Hawaii and I’d like to share them with you. Please keep in mind that I live in Southern California, so my experience and costs associated with airfare will be from that perspective. With that being said, here is what I have discovered. Although I love flying Hawaiian Air for the obvious reasons, they discontinued their “non-stop” flight from San Diego to Maui a few years ago. Once I make the decision to travel to Hawaii, I want to get there as fast as humanly possible. DirectRead more …

The Nitty Gritty of Owning a Timeshare

Jan 19, 2017 | Posted by in My Beautiful Mess, My Thoughts | Comments Off on The Nitty Gritty of Owning a Timeshare
Timeshare

My husband and I made the mistake of purchasing a timeshare. Twice. You’d think we would have learned from the first one, but unfortunately, we are slow learners. And it has been a very expensive learning curve!¬†You’ve received those offers in the mail, right? The ones that seem too good to be true? The ones that offer you a 5 night, 6 day stay at a resort that looks so amazing, you wish you could be there right then! “What? Only 299 per COUPLE (as in TWO people!?) for the ENTIRE stay?” Too good to be true? That depends. If you can go, sacrifice 90+ minutes of your life that you will never get back to listen to their presentation, and stay true to the word “no”, then I say, go and enjoy an awesome discounted vacation! The problem is, most of us go with the intention of saying “no”, but after the 4 glasses of free champagne, all theRead more …