Sedona on a Shoestring

I went down to Sedona in Arizona on a last minute flight, it was only $220 Canadian return from Vancouver, including taxes.  I didn’t even have to succumb to flying on Allegiant Air!  Not sure why it was so cheap, I wonder if it is perhaps because it close to...

What is Credit Card Churning?

For the first time in a while, I have only one credit card in my wallet, and admittedly it feels kind of weird.  I usually have more than one credit card (as evidenced by my credit card travel hacking spree), you know to get cheap airfare.  It will probably be only a...

Phoenix on the Cheap

I went down to Phoenix to see Antelope Canyon and also to check out the allure of the real estate in Phoenix.  Basically, to scope out Phoenix as a place for a rental home and see why everyone is interested in Phoenix. Getting There and Around There can be cheap...

Portland on a Budget

I haven’t been to Portland since I was a child but have always wanted to go since it’s basically like an American version of Vancouver (in a way, sort of).  Also, I loved the Portlandia videos.  Finally, no sales tax.  Retire by 40 lives there.  And lots...

Oregon Coast on the Cheap

With the recent plunge in oil prices, road trips have been much more affordable.  However, with the high US dollar, road trips are a bit less affordable.  I suppose it balances out in the end. Oregon coast (along Highway 101) is probably one of the most scenic drives...

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