How we got a Penthouse Suite at the Bellagio with the $20 trick. Viva Las Vegas!


On a dare from my friend, I agreed to try the “$20 trick.” It worked.

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Vegas + Solo + Female = No?

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It’s a very bad feeling when a stranger physically invades your space. It’s like a clutch in your chest. A badly skipped heartbeat. A sinking feeling.

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My Vegas travel mistakes – there were TONS.


I just had one of my worst travel days in a long time. Bad choices plus bad luck equals…

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Traveling in the rain: a silver lining.


Traveling in the rain can create some fantastic photo opps.

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Is hotel booking site TravelPony losing its giddyup?

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A few months ago, TravelPony burst onto the scene with an exciting flurry of deals. Now they seem to be losing their edge.

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Secret souvenirs.


I loved learning about this. It’s one of those things that I wish I had known about sooner, because it’s so different and interesting.

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5 tips for choosing a great vacation home rental.

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We stayed in 2 vacation rentals this summer. if we had it to do over again, I would’ve done it differently. Here are my top five tips for next time.

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Great odds for a free stay at the Cosmopolitan hotel in Vegas.

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Signing up for the loyalty program at the Cosmopolitan hotel in Vegas seems to be a very lucrative play. In fact, joining might get a couple of free nights.

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September 11. This day always hits me pretty hard.

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Amazon Payments – dead after October 13.

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For years, Amazon Payments has been a way to conveniently pay other people online. The best thing about Amazon Payments is that you could use a credit card to fund up to $1,000 in payments per month. This was an easy way to earn points and miles as you paid […]

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